Recently, AP.net user anamericangod posted a rant about how the scene is dead. Even though i can see his point, and completely respect his opinion, i feel compelled to declare that the scene is not indeed dead. It is, however, very much alive. The passion is there, the heart is there, the only thing different is that we make the music with a heavy emphaisis on a new instrument: the computer program. All this negative reaction and declarations of the "scene is dead" is because old "purists" are not as willing to embrace a new style of music for a new generation. And that is completely understandable. I am 100% sure that the earlier fans of TBS, JEW, and THursday had to endure the same proclomations of a "dead" scene when they started coming into their own.
This change in music trends is largely due to a new globalization. More music is easier to reach, and that makes it somuch easier for a member of one scene to hear, enjoy, and be influenced by members of another scene. SO what's wrong with having an alternative band take a page from techno and dance hall? This new style is not something to be feared and shunned, but to be embraced, with a few notable exceptions. Myselfism, for example, should be shunned, burned, raped, and tortured on an increasingly large scale. Whats wrong with rock music you can dance along to? many of these bands are barely in their 20s, and still need time to mature as songwriters. As long as the ever-present problem of labels doesnt get in the way, i think the next few years will be a new boom in the scene, as the newer bands begin to mature as writers and as people. bands generally put down by this site (ie brokeNCYDE and Millionaires) could have a rebirth, the way UnderOATH did TWICE. In the meantime, whats wrong with indulging in the next big thing. Beacuase, in a about ten years, im sure we'll be the ones in our rocing chairs and synth-laden music screaming "THE SCENE IS DEAD"