It's called Ponerization, and it occurs in most creative movements, political, spiritual, artistic and is occuring on the Internet through disinformation. The original ideal be it artistic, spiritual, informational or otherwise is corrupted by an anti-Christ effect.Tigersoap said:It's just an easy and obvious scapegoat. (In fact the worst publicity you get the better your albums will sell :D)
Like much other genre (Hip-hop anyone ? Techno ? rave parties ?...) I really think that at some point there is always a swift change in the People involved in the genre. I do think it's a co-opting of the "Matrix" in order to kill in the egg any form of real exchange/gathering.. I don't know how to express it better.
It's even easier and faster when you promote yourself as a left hand path band I guess :)
I've seen it happen in the harcdore scene around where I live where it was fun at the beginning but something happened and everything got more brutal and violent.
Same thing happened to festivals I used to go, something changed (I don't doubt that the fact that the huge corporations who bought those festivals to make more money out of them did not play a part in it) and there were more fights, bad vibes and drug related problems all over.
You can read about it in Laura's post here (toward the middle of the page):