Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Gorguts - Colored Sands

You can imagine a group of guys sitting in a room thinking, “How do we make a death metal album edgy?” For starters, they throw in the list of techniques I mentioned. But then they use very similar rhythms, song structures, riff types and even sequence of chord voicings.

We could call this “the Opeth effect”: for an instant audience, make music that sounds difficult but in fact is moron-simple and predictable, because it allows people to pose at being elite.

Gorguts - Colored Sands

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2 Comments:

At 8:14 AM , Blogger Joël Cuerrier said...

I do not agree at all with this comment. Go back to Obscura, which is the best album of its kind in terms of experimentation.

Gorguts is no copycat, they are the original avant-garde who fused elements of dissonance, post-rock and jazz to create the most ambitious death metal album ever recorded. Namely: Obscura.

 
At 6:30 PM , Blogger BHS said...

Elements schmelements who cares about the ingredients, the product is what matters. Obscure is great for the sum of its parts, not because they mixed curry powder with nesquick.

 

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