Machine Head – Aesthetics of Hate (with 13 year old)


13 Year old plays Aesthetics of Hate with Machine Head in Buffalo. “Aesthetics of Hate” is a song by heavy metal band Machine Head from their sixth studio album The Blackening. Written by Machine Head vocalist and guitarist Robert Flynn, the song is a retaliation to an article written by William Grim. Grim wrote that late guitarist Dimebag Darrell was “an ignorant, barbaric, untalented possessor of a guitar”, among other comments which angered Flynn deeply enough to write the song. It was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 50th Grammy Awards.

“Aesthetics of Hate” was written by Machine Head vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn. It was written as a retaliation to an article by William Grim for the web site Iconoclast. Titled “Aesthetics of Hate: R.I.P. Dimebag Abbott, & Good Riddance”, Grim wrote the article stating Darrell was “part of a generation that has confused sputum with art and involuntary reflex actions with emotion”, “an ignorant, barbaric, untalented possessor of a guitar” who looks “more simian than human”.
After reading the article, Flynn was furious and wrote “Aesthetics of Hate” as a contempt to Grim’s article, and Dimebag detractors. He wrote a message on the band’s forum expressing his friendship with Darrell and spoke about Grim:

What would YOU know about love or values? What would YOU know about giving to the world? All that you know is teaching prejudice, and your heart is as black as the ‘ignorant, filthy, and hideously ugly, heavy metal fans’ you try and paint in your twisted, fictitious ramblings. It’s because of people like YOU, that there are Nathan Gales in this world, NOT the Dimebags and metal musicians who work to unite people through music.
—Robert Flynn

 
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