“It’s true that many bands just use visuals to enhance the shocking value of their music, but in many cases, bands and artists use the imagery to challenge the viewer with interesting ideas that could have social, political, ecological connotations, etc.”
Metal tends to be more independent, timeless, and more honest in its visual presentation.
“I would take really perfect photos & knock them down a little bit by doing things to them. Which is basically what Al was doing with sound.”
“People will send me pictures of some of them in frames in their homes. Some of them are pretty inappropriate & they’ll have a picture of the inappropriate poster with their children.”