It seems that lately, a new trend in Death Metal has started and bands like Portal,Impetuous Ritual, Abyssal, Mitochondrion, Ulcerate,Ævangelist ,Owl and Antediluvian (which I have yet to check out) managed to create some of the darkest forms of death metal. These bands, while not being exactly empty of technical or brutal elements, are mostly famous because of their harsh atmosphere and often have some non death metal inspiration (like post metal elements in Ulcerate's sound or ambient layers in the music of Mitochondrion,Ævangelist and Owl) . Since most of these bands appeased me and seemingly some other MSers around here, I though it would be appropriate to have an integrated topic about them to promote/discuss/suggest interesting band with similar sound. So, here it begins:what you think about this trend? Can we have a separate category in death metal realm in future for this trend? Also, new suggestions, both MS and non-MS bands, are appreciated.
I really think Pseudogod should be included in this list, Maveth as well. Still I'm finding a hard time liking this new genre (new for me). I've tried listening to Portal alot since they're well known and everybody is talking about them, but I find them boring and can't even finish a whole song.
Mmm... I also think Lykathea is dark enough too, right?
I've tried listening to Portal alot since they're well known and everybody is talking about them, but I find them boring and can't even finish a whole song.
portal might be too filthy and their production is a little especial. I think that you should try impetuous ritual ( a more straight forward side project of portal with somehow normal production) and abyssal ( really well produced, which works for them pretty well)