3300+ Climbing Blog
Written/Photo Approval By: Manuel Pachamoro
Politics and Musical Revolution
Today, the notion that politics and socioeconomic environments have a direct influence in some, if not most (if not all even), of the music created in a determined period is more than common knowledge. Bands like Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine, System Of A Down, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, (the list goes on), have and are continuously developing metal to be a musical genre that’s not only characterized by its dark themes, tones and blast beats that head-bangers mosh to, but that also serves as a channel to voice relevant facts and perspectives on global issues.
Just as punk and metal was born in a blue-collar world existing around the whole world and has grown and shifted to narrate and denounce such world problematic like genocide, war, corruption, tyranny and more throughout our history and our very present. There seem to be spikes and drops on the relevance and strength of these messages as we as an audience, tend to quickly dispose and renew the information we consider important due to the constant data overload we’re exposed to all the time, and everywhere we go. As of right now, it also seems that a spike on the sonic riot is long overdue given everything that has struck the world as astoundingly grim news.
Perhaps we are now desensitized to tragedy and use entertainment as a means to ignore the impending doom that humanity is getting closer to each day, but, at the same time most look the other way, there are plenty who choose to become the voice of those without one. This voice comes in the form of big Marshall rigs, large drum sets and a brutal blast of what a dying generation is used to call “just noise.”
After such a hefty introduction, it is relevant to introduce part of the new generation carrying the metal torch. Poor Advice is a new band based on Orlando, FL that is quickly rising to become one of the most powerful critics of today’s political context and its consequences. With they’re single titled Frank Underwood, properly baptized after Kevin Spacey’s role on the Netflix hit drama, House Of Cards, they give a direct hit to the modern political paradigms and strike the establishments as they warn the listener about the ultimate demise that’s coming for all who choose to sand down in the face of tyranny.
There’s not much else that can be said to describe the band’s sound other than it is made to make you move, from you’re the core of your being to the outside of expression that pays perfect homage to ground shifting and relevant, artistic rebellion. If you need more actions than words to be proven a point and you happen to be in Orlando, FL, Poor Advice is playing a show on The Haven Lounge on April 14, 2017.
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