Why didn’t I see them at riot fest last year ugh.
tim “the trap man” taylor - UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
To explain what I think Foundation is trying to say about the cover of Bane:
They feel offended because a band that has NOTHING to do with hardcore is making what seems to be a mockery of one of the best songs written by one of the best hardcore bands to ever exist. Is it a little selfish? Sure. Is it justified? Fuck yes. I See Stars doesn’t support hardcore. They don’t support piling into a garage to sweat it out for 20 minutes with a bunch of people. They don’t support scraping together $5 to see some garage band’s 2nd show. They support paying $35 for some shitty shirt covered in dinosaurs and making ridiculous sounding music.
That cover is so awful that it comes off as a joke, which is taken as disrespect and makes I See Stars look like assholes. Whether their intentions were good or not, this whole move was a bad idea. There’s no way they couldn’t have expected this kind of reaction.
Someone finally makes sense^
I agree. When I first heard of the cover, the first thing I thought of was that Ronnie Radke asshole kicking them off their tour, in their hometown no less, and I thought maybe they were trying to “unify the scene” or something to that effect. And then I heard the cover, the most generic, mediocre metalcore song I’ve ever fucking heard (and I’ve heard a lot of generic bullshit in my day) and it just made me sad. Bane was one of the first hardcore bands I ever listened to and that song still means a lot to me, and now it’s been repackaged, glamorized and passed off as something entirely different. I don’t hate them for it, I believe they had gods intentions, but it just sucks really :/