Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Guy Kozowyk is a Witty Guy. Er, Man.

I saw The Red Chord a few years ago; I remember positive things, but that might be a gloss of time taking over. In any case, the highlight of the show was singer Guy Kozowyk heckling the audience while they heckled him, a performance that straddled the line of clever without dropping over into obnoxious. It was funny to watch him make fun of the haters, not ponderous.

That type of witty commentary seems to be Guy's stock in trade: the interview above, while lengthy, quickly establishes itself as worthy of the time spent. The high point is around the middle, when Guy goes into a lengthy exposition about the history of deathcore and influences from bands in the 1990s that comes down to one thing: modern deathcore owes its sound and posturing (and yes, posturing is the right word) to the likes of Korn and Limp Bizkit, while older deathcore (read: The Red Chord) pays homage to the likes of Morbid Angel and Suffocation. I think we know who wins the battle there, kids.

Via MetalSucks

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