Three third-graders, a Jew, an Italian, and an African American are on the playground at recess. The Jewish kid suggests that they play a new game. "Let's see who has the largest dick," he says. "Okay," they all agree.
The Jewish kid pulls down his zipper and whips it out. "That's nothing," says the Italian kid. He whips his out. His is a couple of inches longer. Not to be outdone, the African American whips his out. It is far the biggest, dwarfing the other two in both length and width. The Jewish and Italian kid are stunned and amazed. "Wow, that thing is huge!" they exclaim.
That night, eating dinner at home, the African American's mother asks him what he did at school today.
"Oh, we worked on a science project, had a math test and read out loud from a new book ...and during recess, my friends and I played "Let's see who has the largest dick."
"What kind of game is that, honey?" says the mother.
"Well, me, Sidney and Anthony each pulled out our penises, and I had the biggest! The other kids say its because I'm black. Is that true, Mom?"
The mom replies: "No, honey. It's because you're twenty-three."
Black fella with a parrot on his shoulder walks into a bar and goes up to be served. The barman spots him and goes over, smiling and eyeing the parrot with interest.
"Where did you get that?" asks the barman.
The parrot says "Africa, there's millions of 'em."
No, they aren't. They have said it themselves that they are hard rock and they are. Pretty sure the guys know what type of music they play and have gotten rich as fuck off of.
Musicians aren't always right. Many bands (Liturgy being a good example) will market their music as something else, when really it falls within conventions we all know. A7x is no different.
Hard rock gets you stuff like this:
Because a7x has hardcore influenced rhythms and melodies (metalcore has roots in hardcore), along with a reliance on a 1, 2 punch vocal wise (harsh over melodic vox), they fit within metalcore.
Here is what metalcore gets you:
Hear the similarities? Musicians may write the music but (sadly) that doesn't always equate to knowledge of musical history.