And I mean that by playing in a power metal band.
At the time the idea seemed to be golden since I really do love power metal - but it seems to be a dish served only to those worthy of holding the Power Metal Hammer high above their head and being able to say "Yes, I do truly LOVE power metal with all my heart," which baby that just ain't me. I like it, I'll listen to it, but do I give a shit if something besides power metal comes on my iTunes? No. Do I make it a note to know about every power metal band and which songs are about hope and which are about giving up? No. This isn't saying that this is what happened during the first band practice, but a mere observation about the power metal fanbase.
After that practice, I sat on my deck in the silence of my neighborhood under the gray skies and simply wrote whatever came out. Turns out my initial writing style when naturally inspired is along the lines of Explosions In The Sky meets Circle Takes The Square meets Circa Survive. Alternative. I guess that's a good thing. I do really enjoy alternative music and any person should be allowed to like the opposites of what they naturally dislike. Opposites attract.
This kind of proves that I need to do my own kind of band thing. Kind of go Buckethead/Guthrie Govan/Mattias Eklundh on this shit and write my own stuff and use a touring band should that day ever come to fruition.
What do you guys think? I'll probably give it one more practice and see if anything changes but it's doubtful
I guess if you're not happy with it you shouldn't keep going. There isn't anything wrong with fusing you're own style and tastes into a genre though. Maybe talk to you're band members and ask them if they want to write in a more open style with powermetal as the foundation, but not everything.