Angelspit is a bit.....minimal. Their sound is minimal. Its raw. Too raw, unrefined.
I think most of their fan base and popularity comes from the metal/goth scene and not the industrial one.
See the raw and stripped sound is a positive thing for me. They are able to create really thick sounding and memorable songs/beats without overdoing things. They have a deep and loud sound and I love how each song feels different from the others.
He did not like angelspit. He's been in the scene since 95 or so and generally not much of a fan of newer stuff and I knew he wouldn't like Angelspit.
Ah, see I'm pretty much the opposite. I can't really stand listening to old stuff too often. Once in awhile it's ok, I do listen to older music here and there when I'm in the mood. But for the most part, there's way too much good stuff coming out nowadays to be too wrapped up in things that I've already listened to many many times before.
I can see how really popular bands from back in the day have gone downhill. Their new albums are crap compared to their old. (I mean bands like Ministry, Chemlab, KMFDM to some extent, Skinny Puppy to another, TKK... these bands aren't as good as they used to be and I can't get into most of the new stuff they've released.) But as far as new bands/artists go, there is a lot of really amazing stuff being done nowadays that I would put on the same level as any of the "classic" stuff.
Edit to add: Wumpscut and Apoptygma, two more bands that are perfect examples of "used to be amazing but can't listen to their new stuff."
I don't know. Maybe its just me, but Angelspit sounds like stuffing a cat in a blender while monotonically shouting obscenities and banging the silverware drawer open and shut. Just doesn't work for me.
I've only been in the scene for 3 or 4 years now, so I'm getting to experience old and new for the first time. Alot of what is out now sounds generic. That doesn't mean it is bad, but the tunes get old fast. I've had better luck, I think, with some of the older stuff - perhaps because with time the older stuff that was worth a damn is still around. It takes years to weed out the generic music.