Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong
I like a lot of Tech or Prog Death Metal bands, but I really can't get into "normal" DM.
All the fan favorites like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Boltthrower, Enslaved, Bloodbath, Autopsy etc etc are just not my thing.
Tech can be tough for me as so many bands seem to focus on technicality over their songwriting too much. But when a band does Tech-Death right, it sounds incredible.
Generally not a big normal DM guy either but I do love Bloodbath. The other big players aren't bad in my book, it's just really not my thing so the the music gets monotonous to me. But Bloodbath is probably the only DM I really want to see live. Maybe I'm just scarred from the Meshuggah/Baroness/Decapitated show I went to a few years ago. I have a friend who works at First Ave. and got me on the list but I had to go alone. Well during the Decapitated set I could not escape getting whipped in the face with someone's sweaty dreadlocks. I'm all for getting physical at shows but I just don't want seat hair in myface/obstructing my view. That show had a weird lineup for how big the bands were. Everyone hated Baroness but their set was much more memorable than Decapitated.
Has anyone else seen Meshuggah live recently? I saw them 2-3 ago when their last album dropped, that set was insane, one of my favorite live shows due to just the sheer energy and spectacle of it all. Their lighting setup is unreal. So are their playing chops.