Contact Us

Matt McChesney of the Autumn Offering Slams Deathcore

Not too many fans of melodic metal band the Autumn Offering are also into deathcore outfits like Whitechapel and Winds of Plague. However, the band’s label, Victory Records, is also home to deathcore acts like Emmure, Carnifex and Wretched. Common sense would suggest that the Autumn Offering vocalist Matt McChesney would therefore hold off from speaking his mind about the genre. Then again, nothing stops McChesney from speaking his mind.

“I personally don’t understand the backlash against metalcore,” he tells Noisecreep. “To me, that stuff’s better structured and features better songwriting than most deathcore. That stuff is just garbage. Cannibal Corpse already did it 15 years ago, and did it way better.”

When asked to elaborate, McChesney admits he likes Job for a Cowboy and Suicide Silence, but argues that the bulk of deathcore groups are trendy and unskilled. “To tell you the truth, I don’t think people care if something’s been done before or even if it’s done well,” he continues. “People today like what they’re told to like. Some of this music is so bad and it still sells because it’s trendy or whatever. I can’t honestly grasp the fact that people hear most deathcore and say, ‘I love this. I have to buy this.’ I mean, if a band is popular on MySpace, it translates into 15-year-old kids going, ‘Wow, they have 30,000 MySpace plays a day. It must be good.’ That’s so backwards, and it somehow translates into album sales.”

As dismayed as he is by the popularity of deathcore, he’s far more disgusted by the success of a group he’s happy to call out by name.

“Look at Hollywood Undead. That’s the worst s— ever,” he argues. “It’s terrible, but people say they love it and they buy it because it’s spoon-fed to them. I’ve just given up on that world entirely. I don’t care if one person buys our new record. I’m happy with it, and to me that’s all that matters. I’ve really given up on the record-buying public.”

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!