Dead Cold Inside literally bills its music as "numetal-core industrial experimental metal rapcore," just so we're clear that I didn't make that up. Here's a list of my questions for the group after hearing "Not Really Living," which can only be describe as straight up brain cell genocide:
- Why is it billed as "experimental." Is there something I'm missing?
- Why are there two "core" suffixes in the genre?
- Is "nu metalcore" a thing now or is "numetalcore" a thing and the band just can't spell?
- "Metal" is in there twice too. Maybe they thought by the time the reader got to the end of the novelization of the genre, they'd forget if it was metal or not?
- Did the guitarist recover after he had all those seizures on camera?
- Why is he strumming something completely different than what's being played in the song?
- Why does the singer all of a sudden try to be 1990's Les Claypool when he raps?
- Does this band own a metronome?
- Did they hear this when it was done?
- Actually, did they hear it while they were recording it? Nothing seems to be in sync with each other… maybe that's the "experimental" part?
- Ditto for the video sync.
- Why is there random shaky footage and a solid ten seconds of the cameraperson filming a tree?
- Is the end of this video supposed to be creepy or tough? I can't decide.
On the plus side, no matter what I hear throughout the rest of the day, I know it'll be a step up from that.