Brand new to them, but from what I gleaned on the net, they've changed their style quite a bit from the early stuff (that Disheartenment came from). Apparently, they were originally blackened doom, but now have much cleaner vocals and explore different lyrical themes than the suicide/depression that they did early on.^ I've been meaning to check those guys out forever. What's the scoop on them / the record?
^ super necro! Sounds great.It was kind of all over the map. It was not all recorded at one time. I used multiple guitars(Scott French, ParkerNitefly?), basses and pedals. I think the amp on most of it was a Bogen PA head with 2 EL84's that I converted into a guitar amp.
Drums sounds came a variety of sources, including a Casio keyboard and a Blue Man Group electronic percussion toy:
Some of the tracks used the Casio for cymbals while the "drum" sounds were me pounding on my desk, with mics underneath, heavily eq'ed. The first track is one example of this.
Any reverb heard is probably the plug-in that came with the Lexicon interface I was using when I made this.
The acoustic on Black Iron Prison was probably a Yamaha AEX1500.
Ah, I see that you all have built a thread for me to live in while I've been away. Not sure if any of you are awake at this late hour, but to those who are, may you be well met.
And then there is UgraKarma...The Himalayan Metal of Death from kathmandu, Nepal from the Himalayan mountains!
First, let me say that the graph you posted was neither comprehensive, nor wholly accurate by my reckoning. That aside, on to your question.
Granted, some of these distinctions can be rather nuanced, but there's more often than not a basis within the sonic content of the material that will make it better classified under a specific sub-genre.I do think metal takes the classification thing to the extreme.
You can have the exact same song, if it's about pot it's stoner metal, and if it's about funerals it's doom!
The same song, if it's about trolls in the forest it's troll metal, and if it's pirates, it's pirate metal!
Still waiting for ninja metal. Wait, it exists, right?
There's a lot of listeners bent on the idea of professing to enjoy only a very narrow subset of music, so they can say "well I only listen to hypno-post-black-orchestra-grunge". It keeps them looking obscure, and keeps them feeling that they have eclectic, superior tastes.
That chart isn't even close to being accurate, for one thing. It has death metal leading straight into metalcore which is really an offshoot of hardcore while grindcore was and is a cross between death metal and hardcore, not black metal. The chart also has Swedish death metal when I think it means melodic death metal, which at any rate has nothing in common with grindcore. If goth metal is even really a unique thing then I'm fairly certain it came from industrial, not stoner or doom. It's odd that stoner metal is in there in the first place when it's just a subgenre of doom. And then I have no hell of an idea what "hard alternative" is.