Much in the spirit of Matt Groening's annual "Forbidden Words' list, or that METALSUCKS list, ANTIVENIN beseeches up and coming metal bands: No more band names containing the following words!
Lately it seems like every goddamned new band I hear about -great or otherwise- has black, wolf, goat, or horse in their name. Look, bands, regardless of how incredible your music is, someone's got to do something about this repetitive word syndrome in metal band names. It's getting out of hand. In the last two days, triggered by a viewing of the new Death Angel album cover, I've come across bands called GOATWOLF, WOLFGOAT, and -for shit's sake- even BLACKWOLFGOAT.
Or how about the otherwise fine word horse? We've got BLOODHORSE, NIGHTHORSE, HORSEBACK, HORSE THE BAND, IRON HORSE - jesus christ, I'm surprised nobody's called themselves BLACKIRONHORSEWOLF yet (*idea!), though I'm sure there's a garage band out there named just that, and they're right now setting up their MySpace as I type this.
Good god's balls, man! Is it too much for bands to get themselves a dictionary, a thesaurus, an atlas, or better yet, a foreign-language-of-their-choosing-to-English dictionary and find said band a proper name!
Please, for the luvva this genre we all hold so dear, no more variations/derivations/combinations of the following words in your band name.
Any words you think have been missed? Leave a comment.