Ok Soo this is one of my OCs (original characters) from a story that goes with Maeva my gargoyle!
Anyways Soo this is Celine and she is friends with Maeva helping her with monster rights, protesting, and doing marches. Celine is a ghost and she is punk, outgoing, and is very loud!! Each of my main characters in this story have a sign, which they are MOST passionate about protecting about. Celine's is "Ghost are monsters too"
If you do not know the story basically it is about a world that there are only monsters. And their leader / president wants it to only be his species of monsters in the world. And he says how the other species of monsters do not matter and these characters are trying to protest and do marches and stuff like that to say that that you do matter. They want everyone to come to together and fight against the one who wants to tear them apart! 🚫🚫PLEASE DO NOT REPOST THIS AND ANY OTHER ART THAT I HAVE🚫🚫 What do you think of her?
Do you like the story and would you like to see more of them?
Long reflective evening in the Bobbin talking about how the decline of nu metal led to the loss of an important pipeline, and the current death/dying of metal as a whole. There have been next to no bands debuting after 2010 that have had any kind of success beyond very inward facing, extremely online, myopic scenes. Only couple of examples were Power Trip, Code Orange, Deafheaven and Ghost. Compare that to the decade before of 1999-2009 where there was nu metal, metalcore, deathcore, emo/scene and in general a bubbling and active ecosystem of many components, all jostling and sharing with each other. All there seems to be now other than a few go nowhere revivalist bands is djent adjacent genres where everyone is a musician and home producer, and are just making technical abstract masterpieces for other musicians and home producers, with very little new blood coming in as it's all just so alien and unrelatable to someone not already in that scene. There needs to be metal bands out there making music that is enjoyable to non musicians and even people who have never even listened to metal before, or you get what we have now, which is the slow death of all subgenres, as without these vital gateway bands, the influx of new people dries up, people stop learning instruments, and we slowly go the way of Jazz and Blues.
When I chat with generation Z they don't really know anyone who listens to alternative rock or metal, there's no longer "those weird mosher kids" or emos to grow up and carry the torch. The equivalent now are the kids listening to lil peep as Zoomer rap takes over as the choice for angsty teenagers. To survive metal needs to step back and make rougher, more accessible music with immature edgy angst, decipherable lyrics and moshy energy that sounds like a sweaty gig, and not someone's Slate Digital engineered bedroom. All that tech extreme stuff will still be there, but none of them will survive without a pipeline of accessible mosh bands to seduce in the next generation of fans and musicians.
This is just my opinion tho, let me know if you have any counter narratives.