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xx3kage3xx
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:30 pm 
 

I've been into avant-garde metal for a few months now. I'm a big fan of maudlin of the Well, Mr Bungle, Sigh, etc. What are bands I absolutely need to check out from the genre? Are there any great avant-garde metal bands out there that aren't listed here on MA?

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MalignantTyrant
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:00 am 
 

I think you're in the wrong section, buddy...
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xx3kage3xx
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:37 am 
 

How so?

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Smalley
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:58 am 
 

xx3kage3xx wrote:
How so?

viewforum.php?f=11

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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:13 pm 
 

They're more metal-influenced than actual metal but Polkadot Cadaver has some pretty damn good avant-garde material.
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:28 pm 
 

Smalley wrote:
xx3kage3xx wrote:
How so?

viewforum.php?f=11

That's like obvious

I moved the thread.
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ClaymanOnFire
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:40 pm 
 

Unexpect! These guys (and gal) are completely balls-out insane, but they manage a magnificent cohesiveness if you get past the initial "Did they just go from Latin Jazz to Industrial Polka metal?!" reaction.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46U2y-lO344
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CgLBeWeL-4
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gummyfish
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Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:13 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:41 pm 
 

i second UneXpecT, and also recommend Diablo Swing Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SWdrQw0e0A

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suleiman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:23 am 
 

try korova / korovakill / chryst

all three are unhinged AGM....

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McCannFan
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:13 am 
 

Umbah is excellent. Weird (sometimes dorky) with some top-notch songwriting.

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MARSDUDE
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Location: Canardia
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:19 pm 
 

Aarni.

They blend doom metal with folk music and just general weirdness. Intelligent lyrics, some written in different languages, that can also make you laugh.

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WreathovStone
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Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:09 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:48 am 
 

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELyco68w5ks
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksutNW3HFT8

Zu - www.youtube.com/watch?v=hun8GlxGYus
Cranial Incisored - www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9Prp0ihz4

You should also try, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Unexpect, Stolen Babies (are they AG?)
Mr.Bungle, Naked City, Umbah ... and a few more I've forgotten. Oh and Estradasphere.

And now that I think of it I'm not sure all of these are AGM. Close enough I hope.

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suleiman
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:00 am 
 

McCannFan wrote:
Umbah is excellent. Weird (sometimes dorky) with some top-notch songwriting.


Seconded. One of the most brilliant and underated bands in existence. Total and complete insanity !

This is another brand new project from the same vortex of madness :
http://jaarofnezborlan.bandcamp.com/

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ToliFlesh
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:50 am 
 

PainKiller is one of my favorites. It's a John Zorn "grindcore" project. It's a much more serious and darker approach to the free jazz / grindcore style he has going on Naked City. Mick Harris from Napalm Death drums on it, and Justin Broadrick is featured on two tracks on the second album.

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AtomicBeats
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:00 am 
 

Try these bands:

Ved Buens Ende
Arcturus
Shaolin Death Squad

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Dave_o_rama
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:29 am 
 

If you like black metal, go ahead and check out Diabolical Masquerade. Not quite as weird as Unexpect or Sigh, but still worth a look.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRQb2lMv7p0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI1-jky_UfY
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