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Arannya
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:34 am 
 

Hey guys, I'm looking for bands like AiC that elicit a feeling of hopelessness from the listener. Clean, mournful and desolate vocals a la Layne Staley or Jerry Cantrell would be preferred. Similarity to either iteration of the band is okay by me. No Acid Bath or Crowbar, please. I checked them out already.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:06 am 
 

Katatonia's Dethroned & Uncrowned is super depressive and unhopeful sounding. The album art and that first track, oof. I had to turn it off.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:05 am 
 

Hangman's Chair from France. Excellent bluesy sludge/doom in the vein of AiC. Vocals have some Layne Staley vibe as well.



Mother of God from Sweden. The vocalist sounds halfway between Cantrell and Layne.



Cult North Carolina technical doom heroes Confessor displayed an undeniable Alice in Chains influence on their second album Unraveled. Scott Jeffreys' vocals also sounds more akin to Layne Staley than his Geddy Lee inspired vocals of Condemned.

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Arannya
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:14 pm 
 

Pretty much, what I was looking for, thanks! Hangman's Chair seems decent and and I like Mother of God's vocals. Not too fond of Confessor. Any other bands?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:43 am 
 

lucifersfriend wrote:


I saw them open for the Sword in Nashville last April. I really love how creative they are. Bought Disillusion, and I've pretty much been smitten since... I don't think it is for everyone though.

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doomster999
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:20 am 
 

Arannya wrote:
Any other bands?


Well, yea. There are a few but they don't necessarily sound like AiC all the time.

There's A Pale Horse Named Death. Formed by Sal Abruscato (Life of Agony, ex-Type O Negative). He sounds like Layne a bit. Also there are traces of AiC like multi-tracked vocal harmonies but he injects a bit of Type O Negative atmosphere to the sound if that's ok for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:56 am 
 

Us doom band Revelation displayed a very AiC-esque sound on their Dennis Cornelius era "Frozen Masque" demo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8wEo21UQOo
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balbulus wrote:
Us doom band Revelation displayed a very AiC-esque sound on their Dennis Cornelius era "Frozen Masque" demo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8wEo21UQOo


Yea, that reminds me of Dennis C's current band Memory Driven and I do think that he digs AiC.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:43 am 
 

Does it have to be metal? Long forgotten late 90's band Days of the New basically worshiped those AiC mostly-acoustic EP's and did a pretty damn fine job of it, if you ask me.

Probably their most well-known song:


This one has some more AiC-ish vocal harmonies:
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TheHundredthApostle
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:19 am 
 

I second the Katatonia mention. I'd recommend, "I Am Nothing" and "Had To Leave" from Tonight's Decision;




My Dying Bride can be so quintessentially English but "Two Winters Only" is too mournful not to mention;

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martinsane
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:40 am 
 

Sea of Black
http://www.reverbnation.com/therealseaofblacksob

Point Defience
http://youtu.be/j83UZDRYSLk
http://youtu.be/SPvuadF6nQ4

My Sisters Machine
http://youtu.be/mvqZ1t-nnCw

Mad Season (You must be familiar if you are into AIC)
http://youtu.be/eGPdpJ4BZSg

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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:30 am 
 

May not be as angsty as AiC but I strongly recommend you check out the NY trio Eggnogg - they are equal parts Melvins, AiC and Cream. The Three, their debut, is superior to everything any of those bands put out except maybe a couple Melvins albums. But yes, oppressively heavy, good clean vocals with a nice bluesy rasp, great songwriting.

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Arannya
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:51 pm 
 

I liked Mother of God, a lot, thanks. Does anyone know any more bands like this? In terms of non-metal I found Dax Riggs(ex-Acid Bath) appealing.
Horn of the Rhino is another band I liked that wasn't mentioned here, though they're more like Soundgarden.
More please!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:55 am 
 

Ahab's The Giant has pronounced Alice in Chains' Tripod influence. You should check it out if you haven't yet.



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Infact I use to have a relly hot friend from there but unfurtunetly the last party we have I was really wasted and grab her ass and it cause a huge problem. Her dad (that is a marine) wants to ripp my nuts... thinks are not the same...

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Arannya
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:32 am 
 

Yeah I liked those, but those two are the only ones that seem to be AiC-influenced on that album, and those too, only at the start. The Giant sounds almost like a false start of Rotten Apple. But awesome band.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:56 pm 
 

Video unavailable, but I listened elsewhere and they sound nothing like Alice or anything I was asking for. Sorry. Thanks though.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:37 am 
 

Best depressive metal ever IMO is from these miserable drunken Finnish bastards...








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suleiman
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:47 am 
 

FasterDisaster wrote:
Katatonia's Dethroned & Uncrowned is super depressive and unhopeful sounding. The album art and that first track, oof. I had to turn it off.


Yeah it is extremely depressing how far this band has fallen...Sounds like Stone Sour outttakes..

Honestly Katatonia v. 3 is about as far from AIC as one could get

Here's a band doing the whole " evolution into a more dynamic yet extremely depressing entity " right ...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:03 am 
 

lucifersfriend wrote:


Fantastic song....thanks for linking this !

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:52 pm 
 

Maybe A Pale Horse Named Death? It often reminds me of (obviously) Type O and parts of AiC...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:56 am 
 

grauer_mausling wrote:
Maybe A Pale Horse Named Death? It often reminds me of (obviously) Type O and parts of AiC...


That is really good...how'd i ever miss this ??

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doomster999
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suleiman wrote:
grauer_mausling wrote:
Maybe A Pale Horse Named Death? It often reminds me of (obviously) Type O and parts of AiC...


That is really good...how'd i ever miss this ??


Didn't I mention them already?? Check above.
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Infact I use to have a relly hot friend from there but unfurtunetly the last party we have I was really wasted and grab her ass and it cause a huge problem. Her dad (that is a marine) wants to ripp my nuts... thinks are not the same...

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TheExodusAttack
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:10 pm 
 

Life of Agony is one of the best 90s alt metal bands to capture that 90s Alice in Chains vibe... despairing vocals with some real wristcutting moments

Ugly is definitely their strongest and most depressing album


River Runs Red is great too but a little less solid with a lot more groove/hardcore/thrash riffs
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:24 am 
 

I always found Life of Agony kinda different to AIC / grunge. They were more like Danzig-fronting-Type O-Lite kinda deal.

But yeah totally second it is as great depressing metal / alterna rock music, especially River Runs Red and Ugly... The heart on sleeve lyrics may be too much for some...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:16 am 
 

River Runs Red is great.. nice and crunchy but with some nice experimentation that didn't stray too far from good taste.

Ugly was too self-absorbed but I love the cover of "Redemption Song" on the limited edition. Aaaand the less said about Soul Searching Sun the better...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:22 am 
 

I don't know if this will be your cup of tea, but Funeral for me, has always been profoundly sad and beautiful to listen to. Truly one of the most sorrowful songs I have ever listened to.


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