Monday, April 28, 2008
INDUSTRIAL METAL BANDS on EARACHE?
Question: I discovered Earache back in \'00 not through the extreme metal bands you\'re famous for, but through the more electronic based artists like Mortiis and Pitchshifter. It was actually The Berzerker that got me interested in death and grindcore. Industrial-based bands are generally few in proportion to the amount of metal bands on Earache... do you still look for bands of that ilk these days? From: email@example.com
Answer: yeah Earache had a few years when i was a massive fan of the industrial-metal genre..Ministry and also The Prodigy were the bands that opened my eyes to the power and flexibility that electronic drums allied to guitars can produce.The production on their albums was pure power..mainly because it was digitally derived. Nowadays we have less bands like that- berzerker was the last one - and also the less extreme Society 1 (matt zane pictured with hooks in flesh)- because the style of the scene is changing fast and in some ways the electronic drum sounds themselves seem dated, to my ears at least.New recording techinques mean that analog acoustic drum sounds can be as powerful as digital these days- and infintely more varied aswell..meaning digital drum sounds are pretty much passe.