Originally Posted by Origin89
I don't think Neige is worried about getting people into Metal. I know I'm not. I just wouldn't like to see him become another one of the hundreds of shoegaze bands out their.
Autre Temps is beautiful, for sure. But there really isn't anything Metal about that song.
Yeah, so then the question given the Alcest sound-is does it need to be metal? Can it function as something else? And, what is that thing it becomes without metal? Hopefylly not Yanni
I think I know what shoegaze sounds like through metal. But I'm sure I haven't heard a true shoegaze album. Of course their are any number of bands who have dropped metal from their sound. I picked up Ulver's Blood Inside a few years ago-I should actually listen to it again.
I got on a major Isis kick around the time that Panopticon came out and basically decided they were the best thing since sliced bread. Remember the Red Sparrowes? They were billed as having some members of Isis and sounding like Isis without the heavier metallic influences and no vocals. I enjoyed them, but something was missing.....almost like elevator music or something/edit that's not fair-I really liked Red S but.....given the choice, I'd rather listen to Isis.
Neurosis...everyone under the sun sites them as an influence. Their album "The Eye of Every Storm" is quite interesting...very folksy and textured....but essentially devoid of heavy. It almost has a Tom Waits quality-at least vocally. I like it, will listen to it from time to time. Yet, I find them more engaging with the sort of slow burn that has a pay off with some crushing parts.
Edited by markm1 - 9/21/13 at 5:22am