As Noyan said earlier, we’re arbitrarily deeming this first week of December as Avant-Garde Metal week! Each day we plan to give spotlight in some form to and under-appreciated genre of music that continues to push the envelope and break down boundaries of music as we know it. In order to get an appreciation of Avant-Garde metal, one may first need a history lesson and a glimpse at where we first came from. Find below a playlist of tracks featuring classic avant-garde metal and bands that influenced the genre to bone up on the genre’s various roots and deviations.

King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man (1969)
Queen – Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To…) (1975)

Celtic Frost – Rex Irae (Requiem) (1987)

Mr. Bungle – My Ass Is On Fire (1991)
Melvins – Joan of Arc (1993)
Neurosis – Lost (1993)
Ved Buens Ende – I Sang For The Swans (1995)
Arcturus – Master of Disguise (1997)
Ulver – The Argument, Plate 2 (1998)
Gorguts – Obscura (1998)

– JR

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