Posted on December 29, 2009 -
As a person who actually doesn’t really like metal but likes genres such as classical (not the boring kind), jazz, opera, 20TH century composition, electronic music (i.e. Venetian Snares) and the playwright William Shakespeare, I suppose I am a person that aims for either ‘high art’ (excuse the cheese) or something that at least has something to say ragarding the purpose of art, which is to shine a light on what it means to be human. Now that’s all a load of air-headed drivvel that no one is interested in these days – and too right aswell. But surely it says something about this band when, above countless other (run-of-the-mill) metal acts I have encoutered, these guys aim for something which no one else has even thought to touch upon. I am new to the metal-tech scene, but I cannot express my joy upon finding this band. They have, for me, redeemed metal. Most metal bands, as far as I’m concerned, put the idea of ’style’, ‘genre’, ‘entertainment’ and ’show’ as the most apparent and evident method of their construction. They have not first become musicians, they have not aquired discipline, they aren’t crafters and moulders, they aren’t artists. Yes, I’m a pompous donkey, but I ‘try’ to make valid statements even though people usually disagree with them.