Instrumental post-metal/rock. Very cool live video. Check out the full album.
I was never a big fan of comical metal bands, but lately I’m getting more and more into Knorkator. A band from Berlin, Germany which has been around since the 1990s. Here is their new video Rette sich wer kann (meaning Every man for himself). A social commentary you could say. The world is going to shit, but well, just keep on partying.
I don’t know what to say about this album. It’s a demanding listening experience. Both music and lyrics can make you uncomfortable. It’s not a “nice” album, but it’s a well rounded piece of existential art as a whole. It’s an amalgam of noisy avantgarde neo-classical black metalish industrial that takes hold of you and haunts you.
British painter Lucian Freud said: “What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince.” I have adopted this quote for art in general. Art is always most effective when it puts you through different stages of emotions and when it makes you question yourself and the way you perceive things. And this album is a great example of that.
The new album by Russian Circles. I think they are still one of the best instrumental post-metal bands around.
A new track from the upcoming Opeth album. It’s actually two tracks in one. It’s the same song twice, first in Swedish then in English language. Not sure if this is necessary. Nontheless, it’s a solid song. No surprises here. The musicianship of Opeth has always been outstandig.
I haven’t heard of this Swedish band before, but I’m hooked. This song starts out as pure doom and then wanders off straight into prog territory. And, oh yes, it makes me really happy to hear a Theremin.