Marylin Manson isn't metal at all.
I know that, but you have to admit that he has a pretty hard sound (industrial though)
The thing is that really lot of the things we see on TV or MTV or live gigs or whatever, are just marketing. And anyway for an album to come out you need a whole buch of people (engineer, technician, producer, executive producer [I hate these guys] etc.) so the whole concept of an album is rarely the idea of a band, or a single person.
I just don't like people thinking that Metalica's album cover was made from metalica, or that anybody from the band had anything to do with it.
It is the companies that deal with these things...
Of course there are examples of bands that do it all themselves but it is pretty rare...
Anyway Does anybody have a definition for a metal sound (because just a lot of overdrive and some double kicks, don't make Metal, do they?) Where is the line that seperates metal from anything else?