aiki_mcr wrote:Sure, I've seen the problem with guitarists who assume that all bass players are just frustrated guitarists in bands of all genres. Still, I think it's a little more prevalent in metal. I have a whole list of theories about why this is, but I suspect they're all B.S. and it's just the way things are.
As for metal vs. hair metal: these are related, not same. Hair metal is really just pop music with a hard rock sensibility. Oddly enough, this is something that works. I can't say that I like all hair metal, but there's a lot of it I do. I just can't see doing it as an exclusive thing anymore than I'd want to do exclusively pop, country or disco.
Not really trying to bust your balls, but I just don't understand why people try to change what others are into.
now on your player you have the late 70's and 80's post punk radio rock, almost exclusively, you're way too old to play metal and be taken seriously,
obviously you're a competent bass player, if you want to be a rocker you are destined to be irrelevant, like the music that you are best at.
why do you want to join a band where everyone is 20 years younger than you?
if you are a band leader then act your age and start a band.
forget high school it's way over.