Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
IxI_KILLING
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:10 pm
Posts: 235
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:08 am 
 

Over the last couple weeks, I think I've just grown to "need a break" from the metal world. I mean, for the last 2 decades it's been pretty much a non-stop revolving door of pure madness and speed. I'm looking for recommendations that aren't metal. Any band, album (from any year) or even genre for that matter. Surprise me with whatever you ladies and gents might have. I'm pretty much an open book but when it does come to hip-hop, I might be a bit picky with flows and beat selection. I know, woe is me.

Either way, thanks in advance and I hope to hear from someone of you soon.
_________________
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deception.golgotha/

Top
 Profile  
Gravetemplar
Veteran

Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:08 am
Posts: 2659
Location: Antarctica
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:39 am 
 

I'll go with my two favourite bands, Swans and Lisabö. Really intense and emotional noise rock. Swans are very influenced by Glenn Branca and krautrock while Lisabö are more influenced by Fugazi and post hardcore.

https://swans.bandcamp.com/album/the-seer

https://bidehuts.bandcamp.com/album/ezlekuak

Let me know what you think, even if you hate them.

Top
 Profile  
lordcatfish
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:44 pm
Posts: 833
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:34 am 
 

Some of these are probably super obvious, but still. Included some songs I like and album recs (although in many cases, I'd recommend the whole discography).

Tori Amos
Albums: Little Earthquakes, Under the Pink, From the Choirgirl Hotel, Scarlet's Walk, The Beekeeper
Songs: Sugar, Flying Dutchman, Tear in Your Hand, Siren, Taxi Ride, Climb

Silverchair
Albums: Neon Ballroom, Diorama
Songs: The Door, Luv Your Life, Paint Pastel Princess, Waiting All Day

Zakk Wylde
Album: Book of Shadows
Songs: Sold My Soul, Road Back Home

Angels & Airwaves
Albums: We Don't Need to Whisper, i-Empire
Songs: The Adventure, Call to Arms, Clever Love, The Revelator, Rebel Girl

Miranda Lambert
Albums: Revolution, The Weight of These Wings
Songs: Mama I'm Alright, White Liar, Keeper of the Flame, I've Got Wheels

Kacey Musgraves
Albums: Same Trailer Different Park, Golden Hour
Songs: Merry Go Round, Follow Your Arrow, Oh What a World, Rainbow

Less Than Jake
Albums: Losing Streak, Anthem, In with the Out Crowd, See the Light
Songs: Sugar in Your Gas Tank, Look What Happened, Robots One Humans Zero, Mostly Memories, Good Enough

Too lazy to put much more effort in for now, but Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals and The Offspring - Ignition are two albums by big artists that you should check out if you've never heard them. Also, work through Alice Cooper's catalogue - loads of great music there. I also can't stress how good the first two Bat Out of Hell albums by Meat Loaf are (on the off chance you've never listened to them).
_________________
last.fm

Top
 Profile  
Lydster
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:16 am
Posts: 59
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:03 pm 
 

If you want some easy listening, try the first two Oasis albums. I don't know how anyone couldn't like 'Rock N' Roll Star', 'Slide Away' and 'Champagne Supernova'. Some of their singles were annoyingly overplayed back in the day, but their best songs tended to be album tracks and b sides.

I'd also recommend 'Warning' by Green Day. My go-to when I need a break from metal or progressive music and want something ultra simple. Like Noel Gallagher, Billie Joe Armstrong has that rare ability to take the same few chords you've heard a million times before and write a beautiful vocal melody that immediately hooks you in without being bland. 'Deadbeat Holiday' and 'Waiting' are my favourite tracks.

Top
 Profile  
Inkshooter
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:55 pm
Posts: 1058
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:22 pm 
 

It is possible to get burnt out on metal. It's by far my favorite kind of music, but sometimes I need to take a break from it.

Give Black Mountain a shot: specifically the albums "In the Future" and "IV". They're my favorite modern rock band by a good margin.
_________________
For the kings of the ravenrealms

Top
 Profile  
jimbies
Noose Springsteen

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Posts: 3235
Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:39 pm 
 

Here are my favourite non-archived albums of all time:

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
The ultimate in song writing/lyrical vision. This entire thing plays out like one endless summer night. Right from the opening harmonica of Thunder Road (my favourite song of all time), you're in for a wonderful journey. Holds 5 of the best songs in his entire vast catalog (Thunder Road, Tenth Avenue Freeze-out, Backstreets, Born To Run, and the epic closer, Jungleland)

The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
Speaking of endless summer nights, this is Brian Fallon's magnum opus. Chalk full of references to his favourite artists, bands, authors and films, this is a alternative rock/punk classic.

Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away
The best soul/twist album ever made by the man with the greatest voice to ever exist.

Radiohead - OK Computer
I love the entire discography (Kid A is also a solid suggestion), but this has forever been my favourite Radiohead album. A song like Exit Music is so goddamn haunting.

It gets a little muddy after those four, but some other suggestions would be:

The Antlers - Familiars (very chill, indie stuff with a lot of jazz influence. Beautifully tasteful horn sections, incredible vocal performance)

Justin Rutledge - Valleyheart (Canadian indie folk. Speaking of incredible vocal performances....)

Antimatter - Savior (Duncan Patterson, ex-anathema, makes a trip-hop record with Mick Moss. This debut album is really something. Everything kind of went downhill after the follow up, Lights Out, which is also worth checking out)

Bob Seger - Night Moves (the best Bob Seger album, imo. [although, his best song is not on it, Against The Wind]

Sigur Ros - Takk (Just put this on, and let it blow your mind)

Speaking of Iceland:
Bjork. Any of the first 3.

And a couple alternative folk/country albums I really love:
Andrew Combs - All These Dreams
Andrew Combs - Worried Man
Jason Isbell - Southeastern

Top
 Profile  
acid_bukkake
SAD!

Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:45 am
Posts: 1854
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:06 pm 
 

The entire catalogues of Muse and New Model Army will always hold special places in my heart. Give 'em both a try.
_________________
Dembo wrote:
It just dawned on me that if there was a Christian equivalent of Cannibal Corpse, they could have the song title I Cum Forgiveness.

darkeningday wrote:
I haven't saw any of the Seen movies.

Top
 Profile  
Hircine
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:13 pm
Posts: 996
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:21 pm 
 

I really like Lord Huron mystic western folk rock i guess?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rdiy9I ... =LordHuron
_________________
Life is your worst enemy.

Wolfgong wrote:
By the way I am straight and male and get a kick outta tricking chicks to get into their pussy

Top
 Profile  
Lane
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2002 11:54 am
Posts: 497
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:18 am 
 

Dire Strairs and their guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler's stuff. Both are cozy, mostly warm and rather unique.


Last edited by Lane on Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
into_the_pit
Veteran

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:40 pm
Posts: 2850
Location: Hedonist Occupation Government
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:50 am 
 

check out blondie's magnum opus "parallel lines". not kidding. one of the greatest albums in the world with not a second of filler material.
_________________
Blort wrote:
"The neo-Hegelian overtones contrast heavily with the proto-Nietzschean discordance evident in this piece."
"Um, what work are you examining here?"
"Chainsaw Gutsfuck."

Top
 Profile  
Methuen
Metalhead

Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 4:55 pm
Posts: 1857
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:58 am 
 

Ladyhawke

The first album (S/T) is what you'd expect from Indie-Alt-ish early 2000s pop rock - it's a bit dated, but still very good. 'My Delirium' was my introduction, and it still stands up.

The second album (Anxiety) is excellent - properly alternative music, bit of interesting song construction, lyrics are at their best

Last album (Wild Things) is one of the best straight pop records I've heard - the songs are catchier than Covid, melodies are top notch, production is excellent. Not written by a major label committee either, so a certain amount of honesty is still present in the songs.

A new album is due out, delayed by Covid doom though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladyhawke_(musician)
_________________
Last.fm | Goodreads |

Top
 Profile  
soul_schizm
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:55 am
Posts: 708
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:17 pm 
 

Might sound crazy, but when I met my wife I started going to country shows. I was really surprised how well that music translates live. Some of the music is repetitive, but others like Zac Brown have a lot of talent too. But it lends itself surprisingly well to huge live productions. Or maybe I was just really ignorant :)

If you did have any kind of inclination, I'd suggest checking out one of the bigger shows that go around in Summer (obviously when the pandemic ends). Kenny Chesney usually does a large tour in stadiums around the country, and he will bring a few of the other top artists with him.

The reason I'm focusing on live shows is that I still don't like to listen to country on the radio. But the live shows are pretty good. It would definitely be a massive switcheroo for any metal fan, of course.

Top
 Profile  
DeadKid
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:51 am
Posts: 286
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:34 pm 
 

Here's some albums that seem worth putting out there. Going with variety and trying to cover the majority of genres I listen to, most of which I could expand on.

Arbee Stidham - Tired of Wandering (blues)
Marlena Shaw - The Spice of Life (soul)

jazz:
Julie London - About the Blues (sexiest voice ever, album might get a bit repetitive with every song being on the same topic but I think she's at her best here)
Bohren & der Club of Gore - Black Earth

hip-hop:
Yugen Blakrok - Anima Mysterium
Onyx - All We Got Iz Us (my go-to for hip-hop that's hard and angry enough to rival metal)

punk:
Anti-Nowhere League - The Road to Rampton (a mature album from a sometimes childish band, Unwanted and Self Harm are two of their best songs)
The MurderChord - The Blunt Cut (punk with just keyboard and drums)

rock/post-punk etc.
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Wax Chattels - Wax Chattels
Left or Right - Nuggety (mixes reggae/dub with stoner rock, pretty wild)
The Wreckery - Here at Pains Insistence (bluesy goth rock)

electronic:
Avotor - Looming
Amon Tobin - Foley Room

dark ambient:
In Slaughter Natives - Sacrosancts Bleed
Falsewander - Begotten

weird shit:
SPK - Leichenschrei (early industrial, the track The Agony of The Plasma using screams and broken glass as instruments was a total mindfuck when I first heard it)
Trevor Wishart - Red Bird: A Political Prisoner's Dream (somewhat disturbing musique concrète)
Merzbow - Space Metalizer (noise but not so harsh, one of his most accessible albums, haha)
The Residents - Fingerprince (the tracks Six Things to a Cycle Part 4 and Tourniquet of Roses are particularly classic)
[...if you made it through those I could also add my own industrial/noise album The First Sign of Madness which I haven't mentioned on this forum yet, given it's where listeners should probably arrive after being burnt out on music completely and in need of hearing something 'wrong'. The songs (including a Megadeth cover) are sort of collages of kitchen utensil samples with vocals. Not weird for the sake of being weird (silly, sure), but more just the sort of sounds I fell naturally into making.]

Top
 Profile  
EricJ
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Posts: 39
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:06 pm 
 

Lane wrote:
Dire Strairs and their guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler's stuff. Both are cozy, mostly warm and rather unique.


I came here to recommend On The Night - a top 5 live album for me. Doesn't get much better than Dire Straits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y49LnHVfuNk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_atRLSxfg_0

Top
 Profile  
The_Apex_of_Collapse
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 1651
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:25 pm 
 

Lane wrote:
Dire Strairs and their guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler's stuff. Both are cozy, mostly warm and rather unique.


I saw on youtube their rendition of Sultan's of swing at Alchemy live with the added 6 minute melodic guitar solo/section at the end I was blown away. I don't think anything has moved me quite like that last few minutes in ages. After that I checked out their western influenced songs, and somber war dirges, and I have been listening to them heavily the last few weeks.
_________________
Resident Speedmetal, and Metalpunk warrior

Top
 Profile  
Erosion of Humanity
Destroyer of the Gods

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:12 pm
Posts: 5876
Location: over yon hill
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:02 pm 
 

i have three main bands in heavy rotation right now that dont really count as metal. Manes, who are actually on the site but their later work is pretty devoid of metal, might hit that sweet spot of metal related stuff that isnt quit metal. secondly the 90s alt rock band Hum, they put out a new one last year and its phenomenal, really... i want to say suffocating but that aint the right word. whatever terminology would be used to describe music that feel like its giving you a warm hug, atmospheric and enveloping i guess, while being SUPER chill and quite lovely. lastly, ive been jamming Florence and the Machine a ton as well.
_________________
Man is truly a wretched thing, and the forest is committed to expunging him from existence.

Azmodes wrote:
It combines two of my favourite things: penis innuendo and derigin.

Top
 Profile  
Scorntyrant
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:55 am
Posts: 1475
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:14 am 
 

DeadKid wrote:
Here's some albums that seem worth putting out there. Going with variety and trying to cover the majority of genres I listen to, most of which I could expand on.

electronic:
Avotor - Looming



Now THAT"S something I didnt expect to see here!!!! Really good album, shame they didnt do more. I made a point of always going to see them when I lived in Auckland.
_________________
Mike_Tyson wrote:
"I think the average person thinks I'm a fucking nut and I deserve whatever happens to me."

"My intentions were not to fascinate the world with my personality."

Top
 Profile  
Lord_Of_Diamonds
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Posts: 607
Location: Asheville area, NC, US
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:57 am 
 

lordcatfish wrote:
Kacey Musgraves
Albums: Same Trailer Different Park, Golden Hour
Songs: Merry Go Round, Follow Your Arrow, Oh What a World, Rainbow

Her stuff is really sweet. Sometimes sickeningly so, but I like to listen to her from time to time when I'm not listening to metal as well.
_________________
Svarthavid wrote:
Saying that Bolt Thrower suck is like saying the guys at capital hill did nothing wrong, they only protected America.

Top
 Profile  
DeadKid
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:51 am
Posts: 286
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:59 am 
 

Scorntyrant wrote:
DeadKid wrote:
Here's some albums that seem worth putting out there. Going with variety and trying to cover the majority of genres I listen to, most of which I could expand on.

electronic:
Avotor - Looming



Now THAT"S something I didnt expect to see here!!!! Really good album, shame they didnt do more. I made a point of always going to see them when I lived in Auckland.

Their 2nd album is decent too but I don't spin it nearly as often. I was either too young and/or in the wrong city to see them live, but I do keep hearing that they're still occasionally tinkering with new material so I may have a reasonable chance before they cease to exist altogether.

Top
 Profile  
LithoJazzoSphere
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Posts: 2051
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 am 
 

Here are five artists that I think tend to go under the radar too often.

Wayne Shorter

He is a jazz saxophonist that has worked with some of the most iconic ensembles, like some of Miles Davis' configurations, Weather Report, and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but he's not nearly frequently enough singled out for his own contributions both as a sideman and as a solo artist. His solo career especially in the 60s is replete with a rich catalog of albums.

Spoiler: show


Kings of Convenience

This Norwegian folk duo is kind of like an updated Simon and Garfunkel, with captivating interlocking guitar passages and beautiful vocal harmonies.

Spoiler: show


Iris

They are an electronic/synthpop group with creative and infectious songwriting, engaging vocals, and lush instrumentation.

Spoiler: show


Burning Spear

One of my favorite reggae groups, they offer a lot of variety in tropical textures and instrumentation with a horn section and percussion as part of the band. This vibrant live album captures them particularly well.

Spoiler: show


Mostly Autumn

They are a progressive rock band with Pink Floydian overtones, particularly in Bryan Josh's guitar work, but for me much more enjoyable vocals, particularly in the first half of their career with Heather Findlay.

Spoiler: show


DeadKid wrote:
jazz:
Julie London - About the Blues (sexiest voice ever, album might get a bit repetitive with every song being on the same topic but I think she's at her best here)
Bohren & der Club of Gore - Black Earth


Cool to see someone recommending those two. They couldn't be much further apart in the genre, but are both great. I particularly pretty much never see people discussing Julie, she's a long-forgotten treasure.

Top
 Profile  
newp
Veteran

Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:07 pm
Posts: 2678
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:59 pm 
 

into_the_pit wrote:
check out blondie's magnum opus "parallel lines". not kidding. one of the greatest albums in the world with not a second of filler material.

YESSS. Absolutely 10/10 *high five* One of my favorite albums ever. Like, stranded on an island and you have to chose to listen to only 5 abums ever again till you die, Parallel Lines is on the list.

Also, OP- Ramones first s/t. I dunno how anyone could have a heartbeat and not feel that album.

Top
 Profile  
into_the_pit
Veteran

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:40 pm
Posts: 2850
Location: Hedonist Occupation Government
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:55 pm 
 

newp wrote:
into_the_pit wrote:
check out blondie's magnum opus "parallel lines". not kidding. one of the greatest albums in the world with not a second of filler material.

YESSS. Absolutely 10/10 *high five* One of my favorite albums ever. Like, stranded on an island and you have to chose to listen to only 5 abums ever again till you die, Parallel Lines is on the list.


yeah it's way up there with de mysteriis dom. sathanas lol. chances are I might even pick this over DMDS if I could pick only one. depends on who is with me on the island. ;)

seriously though, check this one out, OP. very rewarding listen.

newp: if you are a parallel lines maniac, the BBC made a worthwhile documentary on the making of PL:

Spoiler: show
_________________
Blort wrote:
"The neo-Hegelian overtones contrast heavily with the proto-Nietzschean discordance evident in this piece."
"Um, what work are you examining here?"
"Chainsaw Gutsfuck."

Top
 Profile  
stickyshooZ
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:29 am
Posts: 1366
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:42 pm 
 

Here's some choir music for you, if you are at all curious. I find these two to be really fucking cool.

Ola Gjeilo - The Ground:
Spoiler: show


Ola Gjeilo - Dark Night of the Soul:
Spoiler: show


Ola Gjeilo - Across the Vast, Eternal Sky
Spoiler: show
_________________
Add me on Last.fm

Exkretor wrote:
The new Sadus sounds like fucking wrestling music.

Top
 Profile  
IxI_KILLING
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:10 pm
Posts: 235
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:58 am 
 

I'm honestly overwhelmed with how much material is here. I'll do my best to cover it all over the next couple weeks or so. I work 40+ hour weeks and work nights so my sleep schedule with family time is always so weird but thank you all for the recs. I'll update overtime, probably with just a extremely long post. If that's okay with all you ladies and gents.
_________________
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deception.golgotha/

Top
 Profile  
pyratebastard
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Posts: 26
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:22 am 
 

I've been loving the hell out of Killing Joke lately. The vibes are dark, but it's not metal by any means. All of their albums have their own personality; you can start with the old stuff and work your way forward, start with the last album and work your way backwards, or just hit them at random. It's worthy of a rabbit hole, though.
_________________
BASTARDRY - Dirty Thrash Metal
UNDER BROKEN SKIES - Death Metal (Formerly)

Top
 Profile  
LithoJazzoSphere
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Posts: 2051
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:06 pm 
 

Killing Joke has had a quite long and winding career, and I'm not nearly as familiar with it as I'd like, but their early post-punk albums are especially good.

Top
 Profile  
Zelkiiro
Pounding the world with a fish of steel

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:30 pm
Posts: 6971
Location: Pennsylvania
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:24 pm 
 

When I'm not listening to metal, I'm typically listening to pop-punk or ska. Such as...

Save Ferris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJrLqwx-fFw

The Interrupters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TDT4_A61Hk

Descendents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLkRxVYdUko

Bad Religion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8T-y7q85g

Teenage Bottlerocket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50qJGs3iE5s

The Lillingtons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BovrCTxbqZ4

Dance Hall Crashers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6n-faMq5K0

Goldfinger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFjEDGrUZXs

Less Than Jake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_63ZZRLylE

Reel Big Fish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL3Rj9IT4Mc
_________________
Something interesting goes here.
...Aww, who am I kidding? Nothing interesting has ever gone here.

Top
 Profile  
Gravetemplar
Veteran

Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:08 am
Posts: 2659
Location: Antarctica
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:10 pm 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Killing Joke has had a quite long and winding career, and I'm not nearly as familiar with it as I'd like, but their early post-punk albums are especially good.

Huge Killing Joke fan here, I'd say their later stuff is even better: Pandemonium, Democracy, Killing Joke (2003) and Hosannas From the Basements of Hell is an amazing run of 4 consecutive great albums. You should check them if you're not familiar with them.


Top
 Profile  
Belastbar
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:43 am
Posts: 43
Location: Germany
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:44 pm 
 

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music. Thelonious Monk was a pianist of the classical Bebop era who who tended to a very rough, edgy side of the genre. On this album, he plays with some of the greatest Jazz musicicans of all time, the most famous of them John Coltrane. This is definitely not chillout lounge music.

Nick Drake - Pink Moon. This is a wonderful folk album from 1972. Recorded very intimately, it only features the singer, his guitar, and some sparsely added piano.

Bilderbuch - Maschin Bilderbuch play a very interesting mixture of Kanye West and alternative rock.


Last edited by Belastbar on Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
Inspector_Satan
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:48 pm
Posts: 599
Location: Oakland
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:43 pm 
 

Highlonesome made some of the most fantastically dark modern bluegrass around and while they do have their bright uplifting moments, their best and most earnest work comes through in the bleak tracks like We're All Just Gonna Fall and Hellbent and Bottle-bound.

Top
 Profile  
andersbang
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:28 am
Posts: 1058
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:03 am 
 

The last few years I've started to dig into some more modern jazz and found some fantastic stuff. Some of it is probably obvious if you're into this sort of thing, but I have these artists on heavy rotation. I really like trip hop and always liked the more emotional, "driven" stuff more than the chill/background-ish stuff and it's the same principle here.

The Comet is Coming - crazy, crazy stuff, cosmic jazz-electro-funk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8UWZRSg_Lg

Kamasi Washington - the smoothest guy. You'll feel instantly cool listening to this track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdyabrdFMC8

Yazz Ahmed - this is just a beautiful album. Middle eastern moods, fuzzy and slightly off kilter jazz. https://youtu.be/txg1MW2S4Ts?t=17

Top
 Profile  
Methuen
Metalhead

Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 4:55 pm
Posts: 1857
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:04 pm 
 

Just to add - worth checking out the album 'When We Are Death' by Hexvessel - wonderful odd folky-rocky-proggy weird. If you've followed Svart records at all you can probably hear a bit of it in your head. Some of their more recent stuff isn't as good, so definitely check out that album one evening if you want something with a bit of atmosphere.
_________________
Last.fm | Goodreads |

Top
 Profile  
gestapothrash
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:55 am
Posts: 1052
Location: The Land Down Under
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:22 am 
 

Start listening to ELO if you haven't already. The compositions and musicality is out of this world, with great 6 part harmonies and amazing productions. Face The Music, A New World Record, Out of The Blue are albums which are essential to rock music.
_________________
UltraBoris wrote:
Imagine getting pounded on the side of the head with a rather average-sized brick approximately four times a second for a half-hour while a vacuum cleaner is turned to maximum volume in the background. That's Marduk for ya.

My Fukking Wantlist
My Fukking Collection

Top
 Profile  
DeadKid
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:51 am
Posts: 286
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 am 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
I particularly pretty much never see people discussing Julie, she's a long-forgotten treasure.

I'm just giving Julie London another big listen today. Her 1950s albums are generally great, but I can't get into most of her 1960s stuff. It just seems wrong for her to be backed by orchestras and big bands. Her seductive voice is perfect backed by a minimal jazz combo. Latin in a Satin Mood is decent for something different though. I tend to dig albums that were recorded so quickly like that one, when the vocalist sounds quite nonchalant at times.

Top
 Profile  
wizard_of_bore
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:17 pm
Posts: 655
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:44 am 
 

I would agree with Radioheads - Ok Computer. I consider it to be one of the greatest of all time. Its a very non metal, album to listen to. Alternative and a bit on the experimental side. If you have never given the entire album a full listen, I recommend that you do.
_________________
dheacock's wrote:
Quote:
Now for a higher level song like Moth Into Flame. I specifically remember getting in trouble at school for hearing this the day it was released for having my phone out and then defiantly saying to my teacher Fuck off Im listening to a new Metallica song

Top
 Profile  
LithoJazzoSphere
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Posts: 2051
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:16 am 
 

It's hard for me to imagine people somehow not having heard Ok Computer, but I guess they aren't quite as much on the radar for younger generations, and everyone misses out on at least some subsection of critically lauded bands. Personally I'm not that crazy about Radiohead overall, but they do have their moments, and Kid A is actually the album I prefer from them.

DeadKid wrote:
LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
I particularly pretty much never see people discussing Julie, she's a long-forgotten treasure.

I'm just giving Julie London another big listen today. Her 1950s albums are generally great, but I can't get into most of her 1960s stuff. It just seems wrong for her to be backed by orchestras and big bands. Her seductive voice is perfect backed by a minimal jazz combo. Latin in a Satin Mood is decent for something different though. I tend to dig albums that were recorded so quickly like that one, when the vocalist sounds quite nonchalant at times.


Exactly my thoughts. It also starts veering away from traditional jazz and into at that time contemporary pop. It might have sounded better at the time to some people, but to me facets of it just don't date as well. I'm always on the lookout for a modern equivalent to her, but my knowledge of jazz in the last few decades is pretty weak, compared to what I know about the 40s-70s, at least. My modern favorite is Sara Gazarek, though she doesn't particularly sound like her, and her voice is far better than her music, which is good, but not amazing. Although, Julie's was nothing compared to the instrumental legends of the time either, I suppose, for whatever reason it's hard to have both in jazz.

Top
 Profile  
waiguoren
Veteran

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:23 am
Posts: 2736
Location: Umeå, Sweden
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:19 am 
 

I don't listen to much outside of metal but I like a lot of hard/dark/deep techno (loved going to raves in the 90's, what a time!) like the German stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ_aqxO ... rNLoathing

And some of Amelie Lens' sets are good too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WCur8L ... Awakenings

Some house music is good as well, like this Carl Cox set he did in Miami:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UZeq0H ... dMuzikFan4

But yeah, if you like the repetitive nature of a lot of black metal, then this should be right up your alley.

(Apologies in advance for the timestamps on some of those links)
_________________
I am a Chinese lady with a pair of big water eyes under the long eyelashes.I don't know how beautiful i am , but people usually say that I needn't do face-painting.

Top
 Profile  
DeadKid
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:51 am
Posts: 286
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:35 am 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Exactly my thoughts. It also starts veering away from traditional jazz and into at that time contemporary pop. It might have sounded better at the time to some people, but to me facets of it just don't date as well. I'm always on the lookout for a modern equivalent to her, but my knowledge of jazz in the last few decades is pretty weak, compared to what I know about the 40s-70s, at least. My modern favorite is Sara Gazarek, though she doesn't particularly sound like her, and her voice is far better than her music, which is good, but not amazing. Although, Julie's was nothing compared to the instrumental legends of the time either, I suppose, for whatever reason it's hard to have both in jazz.

The instrumental jazz legends aren't my thing at all so I can't make a comparison. Though there's one or two I've managed to enjoy where the album was a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks, Fats Waller for example. Hell, very few of the jazz vocalists are my thing either. Talent isn't the defining factor for me, I just like voices that have a certain character. My next favourite after Julie is probably Pearl Bailey, need to hear way more of her. As for modern ones, I stumbled onto the title track of Andrea Menard - The Velvet Devil and liked it, but the rest of the album didn't hook me.

Top
 Profile  
The_Doo_Over
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:29 pm
Posts: 21
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:58 pm 
 

One album I would recommend is Bohren & Der Club of Gore’s Sunset Mission, which is a doom jazz album. If you ever listen to it, I hope you really enjoy it (because I sure as hell did).

Top
 Profile  
Opus
Veteran

Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2002 11:06 am
Posts: 3284
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:26 am 
 

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Soft and hard grooving organ jazz/funk. Probably the furthest away from metal as you can get.

_________________
Do the words Heavy Metal mean anything to you other than buttcore, technical progressive assgrind or the like?
true_death wrote:
You could be listening to Edge of Sanity right now, but you're not!

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: darkeningday, josesebastian25 and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

 
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group