interesting....you are certainly a metal encyclopedia Trog! I had to go back to the Thorns record, otherwise i never would've made the comparison, i haven't listened to it in a while! I suspect Thorns will be hard to find but anyone who does should really pick it up, it's an honest masterpiece and very experimental, especially considering the time frame (1st wave).
Redcar, I still think that Atilla's unhinged performance on Esoteric Warfare is quite possibly the greatest BM vocal show ever done. This has been a landmark year in metal IMO
Yeah-it's really good. Atilla is off the hook. The continuity between the last two albums -even though there are clear differences-is pretty stunning to me. Teloch must have really studied the playing and then used it and made it his own. It doesn't feel like mimicry. That's real artistry in my book.
Mortuus from Marduk also gets big props from me. Sometimes almost comical, but as an old actor (I pursued an acting career many moons ago) when he nails it, I have to smile.
Particularly his work on the last Funderal Mist album is a favorite for me-the guy most have steel plated vocal chords.
I don't findAtilla and Mortuus "scary". Far from it. I find them skillful at a craft. They're actors. These guys are doing pure theater of the absurd conjuring something. What, I'm not sure.
From my theater days, I give thim both credit for "committing to their artistic choices". Lot of intense performers in the world who channel their own anger, hostility, etc.
Deniro and Pacino couldn't do any better couldn't' do. Just playing a role.
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.....
Of all the metal genres-I've always found Black Metal with its epic touches to be the most "Shakespearean".
Edited by markm1 - 7/2/14 at 9:27am