When something dies, as in the age old cliche, there is opportunity for something else to grow in its stead, cannibalizing on everything that made that thing worthwhile and, hopefully, discarding everything that held it back.
Take post metal’s infatuation with the still-bleeding musical cadavers of grunge. The sub-genre which, if you look closely at your chronologies, was born not long after grunge’s heyday has much in common with grunge. The thick bass, the extended vocals, the overall aesthetic of despair and anguish; post metal and grunge speak in two dialects of the same language. Case in point, Impure Wilhelmina. This oddly named bunch has been in operation since ’99, their birth soaked within the still burning embers of grunge. However, over their career and during their current presence in Season of Mist’s roster, they’ve deepened their back-line, delved deeper wells of sorrow and set the distortion on their guitars as high as it would go.