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Sometimes spelled "poseur," a poser is someone who attempts to assimilate themselves into a particular group with the intent to be accepted, usually on a very superficial level. Often the individual has little knowledge of the group and may adjust their physical appearance, attitude, and philosophies accordingly, and use other tactics to convince members of the group into thinking that they are legitmate. Posers are generally of adolescent age, and usually outgrow this behavior in their adult years. Posers are found in every sub-culture, although they are commonly referenced within the punk, gothic and metal communities. Some bands are seen as "posers" due to their extremely commercial, accessible appeal, giving the impression that they are concerned with popularity and not musical creativity. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to someone who listens to popular music or is otherwise interested in popular social trends; it is not unless this person claims to be part of something while having no real familiarity with it that they should be labeled as such.
Poser: "Yeah, I'm totally into metal..."
Sub-culture tpye: "Really? That's cool. Like who?"
Poser: "Slipknot, Korn, Linkin Park, shit like that."
Sub-culture type: "Do you like any of the classic shit, like Venom, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Exodus, or underground bands like Morbid Angel, Darkthrone, Deicide, Obituary, stuff like that?"
Poser: "Who are they?"
by Cody richeson April 17, 2006
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A meme that originated from a racist cartoon that depicted a black person speaking gibberish, represented as faux-English words. Two of the "words" that appeared, "bix nood," became popular among users of the site www.4chan.org's "/b/" (random) image board. As a result, bix nood came to mean anyone of African American persuasion, although it may also be used in conjunction with othe words to form a nonsensical catchphrase. It is often perceived as a racial slur due to its origins, although this is debatable seeing as the African American population (and population in general) is not familiar with this term.
My friend told me about a bix nood that took a bus to his house and smoked pot with him.
by Cody richeson April 17, 2006
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A clothing/merchandise store that has increased in popularity dramatically since the late 90's (even though the store itself has been in operation since the late 80's). Hot Topic's intention is to appeal primarily to the gothic, industrial and punk crowds, although in recent years it has also had tendences to cater to the metal and emo cultures among others. The franchise is often perceived negatively, both by the cultures it claims to represent, and those who are not interested in said cultures at all. This perception comes from the fact that a) Hot Topic often only explores the most popular and accessible bands in the previously stated cultures, b) adjusts their merchandise to changes in popular trends and c) often features variations of punk/gothic clothing that is intended to be more appealing to today's youth. Additionally, many also claim the accessories are overpriced and/or cheaply manufactured, and the stores tend to attract naive, impressionable teenagers that are primarily concerned with with the materialistic and surface appeal of the cultures represented (resulting in what could be labeled as faux-rebellion and mass conformism). Despite this, some simply see the store as a convenient place to buy accessories that are otherwise difficult to find without going online or visiting speciality stores. Hot Topic is often seen as a haven for posers because of its focus on popular rock merchandise; fans of the store often have a low opinion of clothing stores perceived as "preppy", such as Old Navy or Abercrombie and Fitch (incidentally, consumers of said stores often have a low opinion of those who shop at Hot Topic).
Hot Topic is just as negatively perceived as Old Navy or The Gap is.
by Cody richeson April 17, 2006
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A genre of music that developed in the mid 80's, when punk groups such as Siege and Sore Throat began to take their respective sounds to progressively further extremes. Repulsion is considered by many to be the first "proper" grindcore band, as their 1986 demo (later released on CD as the album "Horrified" in 1989) provided the listener with all of grindcore's key ingredients: noisy, fuzzy bass, blast beats, snarled vocals, short songs (often under two minutes) and minimal guitar work which relied on repeating, hyptnotic rhythms which were similar to hardcore punk but had a notable "metal edge." In the following years, several bands release important albums that further defined the genre: Napalm Death's "Scum" (1987), Carcass's "Reek of Putrefaction" (1988) and Terrorizer's "World Downfall" (1989). These bands presented a punkish sound that was excessively noisy and chaotic, generally lacked melody and was among the most extreme music of its time. Lyrically, they generally either focused on extreme blood and gore or social/political issues. By the 1990's, grindcore began to rise in popularity, with some bands being more punk or metal than others. Among the more important bands from this era include Anal Cunt, Impetigo, Pig Destroyer, Extreme Noise Terror, Dead Infection, Regurgitate and Last Days of Humanity among others. The more significant bands from the 2000's include the likes of Fuck...I'm Dead and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. A number of different sub-genres began to appear during the 90's, the most popular being goregrind, which was perfected by Impetigo. Another popular sub-genre that has developed a cult following in recent years in cybergrind, sometimes called techno grind, which combines grindcore with industrial and dance music, and is often low-fidelity and in many cases is produced by a single person. Other notable sub-genres include noisecore and powerviolence, which are often not directly associated with the metal scene (with the later often being more associated with the hardcore scene). In the last few years, bands such as The Locust and Dillinger Escape Plan have presented a sound that appears to have "elements" of grindcore (such as blast beats, unintelligible vocals and choatic guitar playing), but they tend to lack the punkish, traditional elements of the style, leading to debate over whether or not the bands should fit under the label.
Just because a band is noisy or uses blast beats does not mean they are grindcore. Like many metal genres, it is defined primarily by the guitar playing.
by Cody richeson April 17, 2006
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