I posted these yesterday but Parkway Drive seems to just get better and better. Their new album is probably the best metalcore album I've ever heard.
Holy crap. If that's how awful they sound now I have to question what they sounded like before. As a fan of both metal and hardcore that was like an unpleasant mix of the worst elements of both.
As for bands not getting worse, Alcest seems to be doing pretty fine. Their newer stuff is certainly a lot more cleaned up sounding and the metal parts toned down, but the more atmospheric parts are more pronounced and more lush so depending on taste it could be argued that they're actually getting better.
Sunn O))) hasn't had a bad release. Boris is still going strong. Devin Townsend is being just as experimental as ever. The new Swans album is probably the best album of the year so far. Be'Lakor released their third album in June and it holds up so they'll probably stay on the ball.
If you're really a fan of metal and hardcore than Parkway Drive wouldn't be so foreign to you. Especially if you like hardcore. Anybody that says they are terrible clearly doesnt like 'hardcore'. If your strickly a metalhead than I can see why you dont, but since you claim to like hardcore I find it hard to believe. But I like lots of sub-genres of metal. And imo Devin Townsend was better in Strapping Young Lad. But to say PWD is terrible is just ignorance on your part
I hate Parkway Drive, yet love hardcore.
Your stance on the subject however is highly laughable.
That's fine that you don't like them, I dont like Slayer or Metallica or the Devil Wears Prada or whoever else, but im not saying they are 'terrible'. I just don't like them. If you think PWD is 'terrible' at being musicians then please point me in a direction where someone is 'not' terrible and I can say the same thing. I listen to plenty of hardcore music and imo, note I said In my opinion PWD is the best out there. Im not wrong and im not right. Thats the beauty of having opinions. Not liking a band is clearly an opinion, but saying a band is terrible is basically saying they have no talent and shouldn't play music, that my friend is ignorant. Because if you can play music better than these guys or anyone else who plays music for a living, by all means go right ahead.
The simple fact that this thread was asking who has gotten better and better is strictly opinionated....but i often forget the internet is surrounded by 'geniuses' and what they say is the truth....
Talented people can make terrible music. They can play their instruments, sure (although I feel that the singers voice is bad), but that does not mean that they are somehow making good music.
This is also a discussion based format, and you seem to have the 'I'm right, you're wrong' stance that you speak against.