The gay slam trend is sort of dying out thankfully, but brutal death as a whole is picking up. I love slam, but the scene became monstrously oversaturated with shit level internet bands and people whose sole purpose for loving slam is to make memes. It seems as though that is slowly slacking off which is good. However, I personally think that both slam and brutal death as musical genres are going stronger than ever. Weed out the shit and the strong will thrive.