(also known as avant-metal, experimental metal, and experimetal)
Knowledge does not make the wise, but the wise usually, is the one who possesses knowledge.
How it sounds
As if some MIT graduates made a Metal band and each of them wanted to express their scientific discoveries…
With notes… Together with others… At the same time!
Sometimes they call someone close to them who is playing a wind instrument.
Basically, like Fusion Jazz, but in Metal up to Death Metal.
Why listen to it
Because it is a kind of matrix of new musical motifs and there is no way it can become boring.
It can also give birth to new species, but the “diamonds” of the species shine a lot.
Because to achieve such a diamond the chances are 1/10.
It often becomes incomprehensible and complicated to such an extent that even the notes are tangled in your legs like wires and you may stumble.
Where we meet it
San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Seattle, Oslo, and Tokyo.
When did it start
In the mid-’80s.
Who are the pioneers
Jeff Wagner’s book “Mean Deviation” states that Avant-garde Metal was influenced by Celtic Frost.
Specifically, he mentions that electronic percussion and drum machines are widely used in Avant-garde Metal, along with female vocal and operatic elements.
The Canadian band Voivod also influenced future bands of the genre.
With innovative techniques he used such as robotic voice effects, unusual time signatures, and broken, dumb, unorthodox guitar sounds.
Also, Ian Christe writer and DJ, mentions that Avant-garde Metal came from Death Metal.
According to him, several musicians “abandoned the tight wooden structure of the music and experimented with the removal of its original elements.”
You must listen
Age of Silence, Arcturus, Behold the Arctopus, Cronian, Devilish Impression, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Ephel Duath, Hypno5e, Kayo Dot, Lux Occulta, Orthrelm, Pan.Thy.Monium, Peccatum, Solefald, Thy Catafalque, Unexpect, Ved Buens Ende, Zeal & Ardor, Dog Fashion Disco.
Days of Glory
Do pioneers have glory?
It is basically an unknown word for the genre, after all the purpose is originality.
But there is a chance that you will find a name in the. Influences of a successful band.
Evil is essentially necessary because there must be a dark matrix of new sounds.
But the musicians of the genre forget that they are not playing in the mirror, but for an audience.
What is it confused with
Progressive Rock and Extreme Metal, especially Death Metal, and is closely related to Progressive Metal.
But it is generally confused with himself and confuses a lot of people.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Think of an old, toothless gypsy throwing curses at you in an unknown gypsy dialect…
The right background music is this!