Originally Posted by naurispunk
I've always ignored metal mainly because I felt that it's just a bunch of guys with long and pretty hair who try to outbest each other by playing guitar solos with most notes per second.
VERY common misconception. Though fast metal with blistering solos is great, it has so much more to offer. It has kazillion subgenres, all different, for a reason. In any case, it was particularly in the Thrash Metal era (what Mustaine's Megadeth represented for example) where bands were trying to be faster and more extreme than each other. There is a limit how fast band can be though, at some point riffs stop to being riffs and become just a mess. Now extremity is is searched from other things, including extreme and crushing slowness. :D
*edit* Oh god, now I HAVE to post this again.
You wont find fast riffs and epic solos here, just restless feelings and bad dreams.
Damn blackenedplague, the first one is really nice! Though I am not really sure where the "experimental" part comes from in the description. Pretty much atmospheric black metal / blackened shoegaze to my ears.
Edited by MaZa - 6/16/11 at 10:42am