Metal is music for musicians. There’s a lot of complexity to the music, Jay tells me, as though he’s been waiting a long time to have this conversation with an attentive but uninitiated audience such as myself.
It sounds busy because there’s a lot going on, and only a sharp ear can hear the intricacies. This stuff doesn’t just happen by accident. You’ve got to be pretty gnarly on the guitar to make this music, there’s no denying it. Metal hasn’t made its way into the pop sphere because, frankly, it’s over most people’s heads.
Yeah man, tell me more.