Avant-Garde Metal Week: Stagnant Waters – Stagnant Waters

Well, we have a truly weird thing here. Stagnant Waters are a French/Norwegian avant-garde metal band, and if one were to describe the sound of this band, the best explanation would be “pure chaos”. Actually, a better word for it would be “dadaism”. Chaos implies lack of structure, whereas dadaism is a deliberate disregard for any sort of form, convention or appeal. Stagnant Waters are as avant-garde as it gets, and their self-titled debut album walks the line between brilliant and insane. Actually, it’s completely batshit insane but one can’t help but wonder how anyone can construct such a thing and not be a mad genius.

Avant-Garde Metal Week: Microtonal Metal

There are only 12 notes in contemporary music. Unless you’re into Middle Eastern, Asian or some other niche cultural music, almost the entirety of music you’ve heard was made with 12 notes (there are small exceptions when you bend notes, but bent notes are rarely used for the entirety of…

Jakob Postpone 2013 European Tour

New Zealand post-rockers┬áJakob┬áposted on their Facebook page that they will be postponing their first ever European tour in 2013. This is due to an accident that left drummer Jason Johnston’s right hand injured. As Jason will not be able to perform at the moment, the band has postponed all their…