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In contrast, Skrillex's music has minimal lyrics, and they seem pretty much beside the point; even the most potentially nu-metal-in-spirit songs ("I want to kill everybody in the world/L-O-V-E, L-O-V-E , L-O-V-E/I want to eat your heart," repeated by a pitched-up voice, comprise the lyrics to "Kill EVERYBODY") are leavened by all the other stuff going on around them. The beats lurch and bounce, the gears sound like they're opening up portals into parallel dimensions, and when the drops hit, it's like an endorphin rush to the brain. Which is why in a live setting, the crowd goes absolutely nuts from note one, with even those people who might not have been convinced going in succumbing to the drop and bouncing along.
"But the sort of electronic music that Skrillex is making seems like a logical next step for people into hyperaggressive, ball-busting rock"...
Memo to Maura: fans of hard rock and metal like guitars, not computer generated dinosaur farts. Please listen to at least one Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica, Overkill or Pantera record before you comment again on "ball busting rock".
P.S. Nu-metal sucked balls, ergo anything that sounds like it (ie., Skrillex by your own admission) must also suck balls.
Look, he does make the music. And you're slating a guy who's actually really interesting as a person, but because he can't exactly do anything live, you people all fucking judge him. He's not exactly gonna MAKE tracks live. -___-
Feel free to give me a sock in the arm if you see me at the Anthrax/Testament show tonight. (Cough.)