04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
German metallers Rage have entered the studio to record their 21st studio album. Here's what Rage frontman Peter "Peavy" Wagner had to say about the album: "Finally we entered the studio again to create new songs for our 21st official studio album. We already started the recordings of 10 new works, one title is even "Twenty One", we were also thinking about taking '21' as the album title."
"Never change a winning team, so we work again with Charlie Bauerfeind in the Twilight hall studios in Grefrath. Probably you've heard that our new album will be pretty heavy. We've sparkled in creativity and it was great fun to work out these songs, it was real teamwork. It's so great to work together with such fantastic musicians like Victor and André."