"Assimilate" by Skinny Puppy—
A friend and I had a brief conversation about the state of rock music today, which considered a simple question: what happened to all the revolt? I don’t listen to the radio much these days, and the internet destroyed “maintstream”. But from what I do catch every now-and-then, it’s all saturated, self-indulgent poppy music. Which, could be because of my narrow-minded taste, (I don’t much like hip-hop, rap, or any other derivatives). But is there such thing as controversial music pertaining to the modern times? Critiques of modern society, outright disgust with the system, or was that just a fad that has now dissipated?
Anybody that follows me intently, notice I favor the industrial genre of music. Which hasn’t ever been known as kindly or easy-listening. But it’s always, in weird way, brought comfort to me. The caustic, dismal and emotional turmoil that a lot of it portrays seems more honest to me than a lot of other genres, (I do favor 70’s era rock too though). Are people not upset about things anymore, or is it that they just don’t express it?