Shinedown – Threat to Survival

shinedown-200x200When I was growing up to be a metal head / hard rocker, the word “radio rock” meant pop-metal. You know, bands like Bon Jovi, Europe, Def Leppard and also stuff like Journey, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon and Toto. Not only were they radio rock, they were also commercial – the most ugly, dirty and shameful word in the history of rock. If you were commercial, you were a sell-out, not true and a big fake. At least that was what the TRUE metal heads said. Well, that damn word has stuck with that kind of music for ages now. Even in the 90’s and 2000’s, a band like Toto and Europe were looked upon as commercial even though they couldn’t even sell records to their friends around then. So let’s just get rid of that word as a description for a certain kind of music. Music is commercial when it sells a lot, no matter what it sounds like.

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