Name: Jordy van Treijen
This journalist is no longer part of the Lords of Metal team.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was surfing around on Lords of Metal and, what the fuck, what do I see there? Thereï¿½s a job available as ï¿½nu-metal redactorï¿½. Fucking hell!!! Thatï¿½s something for me! A few days later, after a test review and a test interview, Horst send me an e-mail: ï¿½Congratulations, from now on youï¿½re a part of the crewï¿½. ï¿½Goddamn, this kicks assï¿½, I thought by myself. Not only I could spent more time listening to music than I already did. But it was also a good way to test my journalistic abilities, because I wanted to go to the School of Journalistic (Now Iï¿½m really studying there!) and I want te become a music journalist in the future!
That was February and now we are half a year further, Iï¿½m 18 years old now (ï¿½Little kidï¿½, I can see and hear you guys thinking that :D) and writing for Lords of Metal is even cooler than I thought it would be. Iï¿½ve reviewed a lot of stuff, varying from little bands from Hungary and our small country to big international bands. Beside that Iï¿½ve also seen some great concerts, of which Chimaira and Spineshank in 013 was the greatest, and Iï¿½ve met great bands like Ill Nino, Chimaira, Mad Capsule Markets and Spineshank. What could you want more as a small metalhead? Nothing, beside one thingï¿½. A bit of respect!
Because if thereï¿½s one thing Iï¿½ve noticed, itï¿½s that the so-called nu-metal is the most disrespected metal styles of all. I can understand that the ï¿½elderï¿½ people are a bit overwhelmed by the new and sometimes a bit too commercial violence, but try to listen to it and try to appreciate it! We ï¿½kidsï¿½ also learned to like the elder bands, like Iron Maiden. Itï¿½s something totally different than the modern metal we listen to, but a lot of youngsters, including me, like this band too! Why would it be impossible for you to accept our music of we are able to accept yours? Alright, you donï¿½t have to lower yourself to Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park, because thatï¿½s crap, but thereï¿½s more than that!
Donï¿½t see this as an attack on the older ones, but more as a question to appreciate the newer shit, or at least to try to appreciate it. Take as an example Chimaira and Lowdown, bands that sound a lot like Slayer and Pantera. Thatï¿½s absolutely great music for lovers of the last two bands and it will amaze you that some young guys can make such great and balanced music!
Butï¿½ we canï¿½t all like the same music, although it makes me tired to hear each time that ï¿½nu metalï¿½ is crap, commercial and without any inspiration. Itï¿½s so much more than that! Take that from me!
But, Iï¿½ll stop bitching about that, I just want to say that I like it with Lords of Metal. The crew is very collegial, despite the fact that the biggest part of it shits on my ï¿½specialityï¿½. Anyway, I hope Iï¿½ll keep on writing for Lords of Metal for a long time, even if itï¿½s just to expand the horizon of the naive ones :P.
I greet you allï¿½
ï¿½Dickheadï¿½ Jordy (I was a member of the crew for two weeks and somebody called me that! How fast can your reputation grow?!)