General Zod wrote:Memnoch wrote:And as strange as it sounds, there are a lot of thrash fans who can't stand death metal and vice versa.
I definitely fall into the "vice versa" group. Despite growing up during the golden age of thrash, with the exception of the genre's standard-bearers I have little use for thrash. That said, I have become a big fan of death metal over the last decade.
I'm one of the few metalheads around the age of 40 who has never owned a Slayer album, not even a copied cassette. Thrash just doesn't do anything for me. I do like Vader though, but then again they are mostly death metal. And Megadeth has made a couple of good albums in the past (Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia), but I guess they're not really thrash either.
So if I got a dream lineup there'd be zero thrash, but I do get others want it. And I'm not saying there should be a lot of death metal. Maybe one or two old school bands from the U.S. (Immolation, Disma...), same from Sweden (Cut Up, Insision...) and from the Netherlands (Asphyx, Antropomorphia...). Shouldn't be too much to ask.
Ok, I'll get my wish at the Netherlands Deathfest and at Stonehenge Festival in July.