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Olika
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:18 pm 
 

Hello.

I'm looking for rock/metal songs/albums with an interesting rhythm section (prominent and dextrous fast/mid-tempo drums with uncommon time signatures and *more or less* noticeable bassline) and simple guitar melodies/riffs (which play a background supporting role or are used as an additional musical instrument to create a little variety here and there).
Some additional electronic music and keyboards are also allowed.
I'd prefer songs with clean vocals, nothing too aggressive/extreme.
Examples:
The Dismemberment Plan
https://youtu.be/UCYjv1W-KyM
https://youtu.be/olx95np3GTA

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aloof
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:45 pm 
 

umm, your description had me interested, and then I clicked the links and they're nothing like what I expected... :/ I don't hear the "dextrous" fast drums on either, for.ex. I can do that lazy shuffle while making a sandwich.

if you're looking for stuff similar to the ones you posted, try The Police. I prefer the first two albums.
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and let me know what you think of this
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or this :D
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Olika
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:29 am 
 

aloof, thanks for your time and for the recommendations, and I'm sorry that my examples disappointed you.

I've picked these songs in order to clarify the dominance of the rhythm section, the unusualness of the time signatures, and the simplicity of the guitars.
But, again: mid tempo drums are also very welcome, and I'm not looking for anything too fast/extreme. There are some faster moments in "The Face of the Earth" - that's enough for me.
And it's just not easy for me to find examples that are fast yet not too aggressive.

Maybe something like this (sorry for the low quality, the studio version of this song sounds like weird electronic drum and bass stuff): https://youtu.be/692bcVj1g1A

This song also works (it's the borderline of aggressiveness for this request):
https://youtu.be/U6Yr0aZJyM0 (there is some catchy bassline that gets lost without headphones)

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There is an amazing bassline in "Walking On The Moon", but the drums are lost in the mix / aren't loud enough.

The drums in "Love Like Blood" are more usual/standard, but they are loud and dominant, and there are very interesting bassline and simple guitars, - therefore this song is the closest to what I'm looking for. I like it a lot.

The guitars in "Final Gates" are kinda distracting, but the bassline and drums are good.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:40 am 
 

I'm starting to think you are IN The Dismemberment Plan and this thread is your cunning plug :p

thanks for listening to my recs. spend more time with The Police. their records are old, and Sting hated the drummer, but they have some incredible drum tracks, most notably on "Message in a bottle"...

will see if I think of anything else you might like. how bout "Locust" by Psychotic Waltz? I assume you know Rush?
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Olika
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:24 pm 
 

Well, I know almost nothing about this type of rock/metal music, so my request was based on this thread:
https://rateyourmusic.com/board_message ... msg4410056
And yes, the albums "Emergency & I" and "Change" by The Dismemberment Plan are the closest to what I'm looking for. I don't want too aggressive punk/post-hardcore stuff, and I'm not really into progressive/math rock/metal stuff either.

Thanks again for the recommendations! :)
Unfortunately, I know nothing about Psychotic Waltz and Rush, I'll check them out.

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