Friday, May 13, 2011

F.K.Ü. Will Show You the Guiding Light

...that is if you're a total poser. Okay, so maybe they won't show you the light, but they'll mosh you to death until you listen to something worthy. No, that can't be it. This song is a parody, right? That's how I see it. It's like a parody of the the thrashers in the eighties who viewed "hair / glam" metal as a total bastardization of what heavy metal was about, as the majority were watered-down hard rock or pop (Please don't make me rant about the terms "glam / hair" metal again. I've put them in quotations for a reason. They're inaccurate labels, not a music genres!).

F.K.Ü. are part of what many coin the new wave of thrash bands. Thrash kinda went underground after the early nineties, but it's always been around. It never died. I don't care what you say. Recent thrash metal bands (two-thousands and beyond) are often deemed as unoriginal and as copycats because more than a few pay close homage to their idols. I won't disagree with those negative nancies, but I do think it's a little too harsh on bands that want to bring thrash back in full force.

 Let's be honest; thrash has been underground for some time. Bands like Kreator, Megadeth, and Sadus put out their last hurrahs (arguably their best albums...) before they either fell apart or conformed. Of course, there were always a few bands that stayed true to their roots, but still... My point? Thrash needs to make a comeback.

Be happy. F.K.Ü. are here to provide you with some thrashin'. "The Pit and the Poser" is guaranteed to get you moving, your head banging with its groovin'. It's catchy, rifftastic, and, most importantly, fun. Contrary to the popular belief, not all metal is about killing, satanism, and all that other good stuff. In reality, that's only a small chunk of it. F.K.Ü. prove that.

Listen and think about what I've said. Is this song parodying thrashers' views in the eighties, or is it aimed at making fun of scene kids today? Your call.

-TMA



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