Nice to meet you, Dasha (:*warning*
I'm going to give this topic a good thinking.. which means a lot of text from me *warning*
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Well.. It was actually a big surprise for me to come interested in Deathstars. Everything started because my boyfriend had listened them in the past and one day decided to play some of DS CD's tracks to me.
I saw their music video of Synthetic Generation, and I approved the way they looked and sounded. Excellent
, I thought. They seemed to be some kind of an industrial band, I thought back then.
--> I went to see them in a music festival called Ruisrock, and they had this military theme going on. It was very interesting/fresh/entertaining. Loved the "stage speeches"! I was convinced of their skills/performance as a band.
At that time I wasn't anything near to a fan, I knew few songs from NEN. But after seeing the gig I was sure that this band is worth checking out more closely in the future.
I started liking few of their songs, and soon I was curious to listen all their albums through. To my surprise, there weren't many songs I didn't like. Actually, none was the kind I couldn't listen to. It's a rare thing for me to find a band like that.
I've always been one to listen black metal/industrial, and it confused me when in one interview Whiplasher announced that DS was not an industrial or a metal band but a deathglam band. THE deathglam band.
Never heard about deathglam before, but had to admit that the title seemed to suit them very well!
And now, about fangirlism
When I was only 14 years old.. my first and only fangirlism was the Cradle of Filth.
I've met them once live; it was an amazing experience. Nowadays they are just a band that I adore over others. No screaming on gigs, never had and never will. Just enjoying the good show&music. And partying like crazy!
Deathstars have kind of opened my eyes from a black-white vision of the music world And I like it
They have affected my life in a good way, found a permanent spot in my favorites playlist. I am drawn to their music; lyrics/melodies/structure of the songs. I seek inspiration from different styled bands songs and often reflect my own thoughts/experiences from some of them that seem suitable. I probably have no clue what the DS songs are really about, but some of them makes my imagination running, memories and thoughts entwining. Silly, eh?
I suppose I'm pretty basic fan, not about to scream and faint but I will sure as hell party at their gigs and make sure the crowd will be clapping, jumping, moshing and whooping.
I am determined to try and do my part in ensuring that the DS will have a "thank you for coming!" written on the crowd.
I'm eagerly waiting for their new album, it feels that the DS has taken a few big steps forward in their career and the journey as a band. The new look is fresh (..if it's OK to describe it in that way.. "dead" would also be pretty accurate).
DS is a different band in a good way. You can't really compare them to anyone, and why should you? They are one of a kind.