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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.