This is a spin off to the “how to become a rock fan” that we posted last week. Done in the way of a short narrative, it is markedly different to the way we helped you out with becoming a rocker. As you scale the heights of mount Olympus to bask in the glory of the gods of Heavy Metal, let Lawrence Muchemi’s Odyssey be a guide to your heart. You will find helpful aids in what heavy metal sub-genres to start with, the role of the Mosh-pit and growing pains.
“I was once a rock head lol, then “metal to midnight” happened…at first I wasn’t for it completely because of all the misguided stereotypes. However as time went by my playlist was completely “metamorphosed”. The genre that most metal heads start off with is metal-core since it has rock elements e.g. clean vocals and lyrics (love stuff) bands like Kill Switch Engage, Bullet for my Valentine, As I lay Dying etc.”Ouuh and str8up, red hot rock Wednesdays plus the rumble used to play some slipknot, Amon Amarth, Elluveitie tracks…am pretty sure they played a role in shaping my ear.
The mosh-pit is amazing and shouldn’t only be confined to metal only in my opinion…many times when we club with my fellow compadres (metal-heads too) we mosh to everything and funny enough there’s always two or three characters trying to keep up with the awesomeness.”
“My first mosh-pit was a Murfy’s flaw performance at our school bar…I had never felt so alive \,,/ ha ha…rock band? I know…they were exceptional. Worst mosh-pit injury has to be a headbutt on my lower spine…the punches and the kicks wear off but the back ache was there for a while. It was awesome \,,/ it was March from the Undergrounds Rise (2014) LYT were on stage at that time…the crowd was fucking wild.”
“Dude of course…mainstream music is BS. But since I also started out there I try to refrain my negative attitude towards it… and yes metal had changed my perspective towards life. 80% of my close friends are metal heads….and as they say show me your friends and I’ll know who you are. Friends help one build character…so in a sense metal built this character.”