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*sighs* Those leech rants... 
3rd-Oct-2008 03:08 pm
mao distorted
... are annoying the shit out of me.

Seriously, people, can't you get it straight?

Didn't we have the same shit after the release of Stacked Rubbish? So many people started ranting about how Gazette were going down, how terrible the album was, their new style, bla bla, only a tiny percentage of people were openly praising how they developed their style, the rest kept their thoughts under cover or swimming with the current - and how many of those that had been ranting eventually found out that the album was pretty good? And how many of those went totally crazy over either seeing them live, or NOT being able to see them live because they didn't tour there with those terrible new songs and how many of those suddenly thought what about the RCE performance?

Yeah, so Stacked Rubbish was something to get used to at first, but already after the first time listening with a slightly startled expression on my face, I already knew that I would be falling for that album as well, just as it always had been with any of my favourite bands. The first time they'd release something that was different from everything else, it needed time to get used to that new style, but in the end, it was that development and being different that made it be so great.

Now, about Leech...

Honestly, I haven't been listening to the song apart from the first 13 seconds or so, deciding that I would wait for its release, just as I tend to deal with new songs. So I can't comment about whether Leech is trashy or not [as I read several times in this post]. I read on my FL shortly after the unofficial release of the song how great it was supposed to be.

Extremely varying opinions about things tend to be an indicator about their artistic greatness. It's always been like that, no. If there's no critique, no opinion about a work of art, that is most probably because it's boring, because there's nothing to say (and I'm not talking about works of art that render you speechless. Reviewers always will have something to say.) When there are people practically tearing something apart by their differing opinions, it's quite clear that that work has a lot of potential. The more, the more obnoxious and repulsive they seem.

And now that the covers have been posted, people start ranting about how terrible the covers are.

Seriously, did you sit down and look at those tiny previews closely?

I have the feeling, many just saw the style, which is very different from all the other styles of their previous covers, that's true, and judging from a superficial appearance, they say that they don't like it.

I took a closer look however. Already at first glance I thought that they fit to the title, to Leech.

I don't find the covers terrible at all. They are very different from all the others, that's true, and at first sight they seemed to be quite 'weird', but all in all, they fit. I mean, Leech? The man with the money? Weapons? Yes, leech. Totally. And the person behind a closed door, excluded from a couple of dancing people, women maybe, celebrating and having fun? It's standing there all alone, lost, close to a precipice. And then the burning somethings in the background? Havoc?

Say again that the covers are terrible and don't say anything at all? Those two tiny previews make it definitely hard to see the details. Even I can see that there's more to the cover than what meets the eye. And the covers definitely do speak. They even speak loudly.

So yeah. That was said. Sheesh, people stop ranting.
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3rd-Oct-2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
I don't imagine covers, songs, pvs, before they're not actually there to see, listen to, watch, etc.

Looking forward to them as well. Somehow. ^_^
3rd-Oct-2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Fans tend to do this alot with any band lately; its sad. I havent heard this yet.
3rd-Oct-2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
I don't know about any other bands/fans of other bands. But yeah.

And your icon totally pawns hahahahahaha... Rainbabies FTW
3rd-Oct-2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
I remember this happening with one of the Despairsray singles, it was bad....People also ragged alot on Rainbows before it came out and then LOVED it--its retarded.
3rd-Oct-2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, right... Don't know what to blame that on. Are people expecting things to be great from the very first look/listen? Guess they just don't want to go into depth with things.
... Your icons so pawn.
3rd-Oct-2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
People can't seem to stand changes.

And if it's like that, I think GazettE is not the right band to listen anyway. They switch their style frequently and THAT's what makes me love them, actually. And I think it's the same for a lot of rational people.

3rd-Oct-2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. Well for one, changes are something that people are afraid of, no matter in what circumstances.
But talking about music, talking about Gazette... they did develop a lot lately, and are still developing. I can understand when people would love them to stay the way they were around Reila time, but Gazette definitely aren't a band who'd want to stand still, unmoving, in one track. And growing just has that consequence of change. Only through change they can truly grow, ne. I don't get how people can call themselves fans and then not tolerate the very core of them.

I love them for what and who they are. This changing is included.

3rd-Oct-2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
I dont even bother to read people's comments anymore. Unless I see something worth reading. I think it's horrible how people just throw out and say "Yo that's trash man" ~ thats horrible. I think hey if you dont like it there is no need to flame it that way.

Personally since the picture is so small i can hardly make it out. I'm sure the boys didn't just throw a random cover art cause they thought it was cool. It looks really artistic to me, although I wasn't really expecting this style. They sure know how to cause the unexpected.

Sigh I know what you mean. So many people out there who love to rant about things like this. ~ Anyways I'm excited to see a bigger image ^^
3rd-Oct-2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Ah there are times when I'm into not reading comments like those anymore, but then I slip into that again, and notice the huge bakary which then makes me stop altogether again.
So many just take a superficial look.. it's repulsive. Why are they into Gazette? Cause of their hot looks? Cause they're "IN"? Do they even have an idea about any lyrics? Seriously... it's just that way they throw out comments like these.

And yeah, it's hard to make out. I strained to see... The colours and composition startled me as well, but I tried to take a closer look. Actually I wouldn't have bothered, instead waited for a bigger scan, hadn't it been for those comments.

4th-Oct-2008 04:09 am (UTC)
I wasn't into most of Stacked Rubbish (though I ido need to give it a second try), but I would never call a band down for changing up their style. An absolute deal-breaker for me is when a band stays the same all the time, so I understand where you're comming from ^^

When bands develop and grow, there are naturally going to be people that love it and people that hate it. They'll lose some fans, and gain some fans. I think the reason that most Gazette fans rejected Stacked Rubbish was that it was a bit too different for them; it's by no means bad music, it was just a completely different genre, and clashed with thier former works.

Though Gazette have been slowly changing over time, I think they over-stepped a bit with this one; Stacked Rubbish was too big a change, so I think it would have been best if they had taken baby steps toward this new sound another album or two before arriving at this sound; at least then I think more people would have accepted it ^^
4th-Oct-2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
Gazette, as any band I know, would make their music in the way they like, and not start thinking which way would be best for the sensitive listeners out there that might get a heart attack from listening to their new sound. It's the bands' music first of all, and theirs to change, modify and develop, not the socalled fans'.

And it's not like SR is a 180° change imo, apart from the bit of rappy bits in Agony, e.g. But we all knew Regret and Chizuru before the album, and those weren't exactly a 'change' from anything, neither are instrumentals nor the stormy head-banger songs. So they put a bit of blues, a bit of rap, into some of their songs... people that can't deal with it and start bitching about changes can't be called 'fans'. But what the heck, I'm just specific with words like 'fan', 'love', and so on, and am not a person to use words like those frivolously. People that are, make me boil inside.

I don't care about people 'accepting' or not accepting something, I just totally despise superficiality. And judging quickly to me, is.
4th-Oct-2008 09:36 am (UTC)
Some people think they are the "navel of the world" and they allow themselves to put ANY new thing down. Not only in music, this happens with literature, pictures - any kind of art. There is someone who says "only THIS kind of art is good - anything that differs must be shit" and lots of other people bark the same way to state they have their own opinion, too.

But in reality they don't have an opinion of their own - they just want to swim with the crowd. How poor is that?

It's anybody's own personal choice to say if he/she likes a new style of a band or not. But nobody has the right to JUDGE if the new style is good or not!

Beauty lies in the eye of the watcher, eh?

It's this very small nuance that counts. Yes, you can state your opinion. Just say "I don't like this or that". It's the "I" that counts!!!! But never say "That's shit". How can single persons dare to speak for others in stating something like that?

*shakes head and lifts eyebrow*
4th-Oct-2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
One of the problems is that those so-called fans tend to be rather young... and plus they toy so frivolously much with words like 'fan' and 'love' without thinking about the sanctity of the words - especially the word 'love'.

And yeah, it is crucial to put "In my opinion, that isn't good', instead of stating that 'it isn't good', unfortunately, so many people seem to never have learnt that. And people throwing around with futile scornful comments. It is poor indeed. Very poor. And unfortunately, at times, unsetlling.

It's "Beauty lies within the eye of the beholder" ^ ^

Nnn ^___^
5th-Oct-2008 04:03 am (UTC)
aha... actually after you posted this entry i like the cover more huhu... and.. another thing is... its art and not many people appreciate it...

huhu... thanks for posting this up btw...

ah.. and a lot of peeps dint like stacked rubbish ?_? <-- me who knew them since stacked rubbish...

5th-Oct-2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
[O___O Uwah... Don't tell me that's Uruha...]

... Hmmm sometimes it just takes a second glance... or a third, and some more thinking. Nye.

So, you're welcome. ^ ^

Yeah, there were a lot of people that didn't like it in the beginning... But ah well.

5th-Oct-2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
yeah its uru hehe XD hes just... brilliant huhu! i hope i can get this rock and read of uru^^Y
5th-Oct-2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
GARGHL OMHG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*tries to breathe* Uh... my hands got sweaty... ^ ^" Woah... Amazing *3* ... I'm speechless, lol. //end comment
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