But much like nations rise and fall, some forms of music enjoy dominance before finding their way into a less bright corner of the Earth. Metal (and guitar based music in general) is seeing a similar change that came to its oldest ancestor in the past: 古典音乐. And while this change means that 金属 as we understand it today is in its twilight, 古典音乐 shows us that it will ultimately survive under different circumstances. This is because 古典音乐 never died, as proven in virtually ever major movie soundtrack. 什么 died was the 名人 of the 古典音乐ian… and the 金属 名人 will not be far behind.
这位名人几代人都戴着很多面孔–既有流行文化又有反文化–以及音乐的内部和外部。的“rock star” is one of these faces as it can be defined as either a 名人 that plays music or an edgy counter culture 名人 outside of music. (e.g. Edgar Allen Poe). With this in mind, we can understand that the celebrities of the 1700s and 1800s were 古典音乐ians: Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven were composers who became legends enshrined in film and literature. For a period of time, there were dozens and dozens of composers with different levels of 名人. But after a couple hundred years, classical had reached its creative limitations, and although it would be fused into other 体裁 of music (trance, black 金属, etc.) a composer playing pure 古典音乐 was no longer able to reach the social super stardom of later 20th century 摇滚明星 celebrities like Elvis or Bob Dylan. This bodes true for musicians of other, less popular 体裁 as well, a blues guitarist of today can’不能达到B.B. King的身高，而纯爵士乐歌手却赢了’达到了迈尔斯·戴维斯（Miles Davis）的名气。即使这些艺术家的名人明星实力远不及上述摇钱树，但一旦这些类型达到了流行文化的最高水平，它就会灭绝。
Metal始终遵循与摇滚音乐发展密切相关的道路– when there was money in 岩石, there was money in 金属 – and therefore 金属’流行与摇滚音乐一起上升和下降。因此，任何同时预定摇滚和电子艺术家的音乐节都将通过 每个人群聚集的规模, 摇滚音乐 is fading from the spotlight as electronic and hip hop are forcing it further and further to the brink. Therefore, just as pure 摇滚音乐 celebrities emerging within the last ten years have been virtually null in comparison to the 80s or 90s, so has been the case for pure 金属 celebrities both mainstream and underground.
Furthermore, much like how 独立游戏rock is a collective of alternative 岩石’s final fringes, 独立游戏“metal” is a collective of the 金属 versions of both 独立游戏rock and the final fringes of 金属。最终，独立摇滚不再有进展，一个填埋场由无数条带组成，它们遵循相同的通用模板，在几个俗气的头之外没有任何识别或独特的因素。独立游戏“metal”也已成为自己的垃圾填埋场-“djent” is math 岩石 with some 金属 aesthetics and “post 金属” is either stoner 岩石 or post 岩石 with some 金属 ones. The existence of these landfills is the product of technological advances in both music and socialization which is why we have not seen them in the past with other 体裁. Nevertheless, the desert wasteland of 独立游戏rock and 独立游戏“metal” has been so vast that the possibility of a 金属 artist reaching the “celebrity” levels of 金属 musicians (both mainstream and underground) of the 80s and 90s would be virtually impossible without crossing over from some other platform, e.g. a 真实ity TV or 您tube star starting a 金属 band.
Just as贝多芬和柴可夫斯基今天很重要, so too will the 金属 celebrities of the 70s, 80s, and 90s remain celebrated. But unfortunately for today’这位音乐家赢得了这一规则’t apply; for just as no 独立游戏rock musician will ever reach the 名人 of 约翰列侬 or Joey Ramone, no modern heavy 金属 guitarist will be able to reach the 名人 of 汤姆·G·战士, no death 金属 vocalist will achieve the 名人 of 克里斯·巴恩斯, and no black 金属 drummer will reach the 名人 of 芬里兹.
Metal musicians take note: 金属 will live for as long as Western society (and possibly longer) just as 古典音乐 will as well. 您r artistic works are welcome and may even benefit the greater 金属 collective. But if you’re in it to be a 名人, get attention, be recognized, or be remembered, be cool, and score with groupies, then you should quit 金属 and consider making commercial jingle hip hop or electronic dance music instead. For the 金属 名人 is dead…… rejoice!