The musicians of that time weren’t writing songs to fit snugly into radio playlists, or concerned about how they’d look in the music video.Drum sets were dragged into empty dining rooms to get , musical labyrinths that even the guitarists themselves found themselves lost in for minutes on end.Studios may be less willing to go along with wild experiments, but it’s easier than ever before to record and release music outside of the studio system.I got into metal pretty young, when the same older kids who introduced me to Dungeons and Dragons turned me on to White Zombie and Black Sabbath.
There is beer that tastes like chocolate, or fruit, or tobacco, or grass.
The artists I found particularly inspiring included classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath, as well as more progressive groups like Yes, Rush, and Hawkwind.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t include some particularly awesome solo acts like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Rod Stewart in there, too.
JESSE: I’ve got pretty broad tastes so am always mixing it up, depending on what scene I’m writing in particular, but metal was definitely the main thing I listened to throughout the project.
Not just classic heavy metal, either, but everything from the crustiest, blackest extreme bands and gargling-on-blood death metal to the unabashedly over the top power and pagan metal outfits that often get a bad rap from the trve cvlt crowd.