“It just didn’t work out,” Mark Davis, bassist for the edgiest band in the universe Emmure, said in an interview. “If you play higher on the fretboard, you just can’t get those real low, heavy notes, so it makes more sense to play open strings.”
“But we need some kind of tonal change, so the only other lowest note we can hit is the first fret,” Davis added. “I mean, we can’t be entirely boring playing only open notes, so we have to change it up with those first fret chugs. It just makes sense.”
Mark then showed off some riffs from the upcoming Emmure album and they’re sounding pretty heavy and low.