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Rumination: Hippie Metal, Pt 5.

31 May

Okay, okay, this is seriously the last time I use that title and this is the first of only two posts today.

Per interviews with members of some of the bands mentioned in earlier installments, it’s important to note the influences outside of metal that these musicians I’ve lumped together into this prospective genre of Atmospheric Metal.  For most of these bands, metal is their profession and they tend to ignore the movements within the greater body of the metal genre for other styles.

One of the most common bands I see listed as an influence is Godspeed You! Black Emperor from Canada.  They play a very interesting atmospheric progressive rock that washes the listener in sound:

Obviously, Porcupine Tree’s Progressive Rock era is a major influence in a large number of European bands:

Radiohead is often mentioned as well and is a specific influence on the shoegazing types:

Classic progressive rock is also an important influencing factor on these bands as well, such as:

Yes:

Rush:

Genesis’s early period:

King Crimson:

And, many, many, many others.

Folk and classically inspired music is also greatly important, especially for a few of the Swedish bands:

This is evidenced even here thanks to Trioscapes:

So, there’s a very short list of some of the outside influences on bands that I have haphazardly thrown together.  Expand your ears and give them a listen to see what you think. Here’s a list of bands that I consider as part of this movement:

Atlas Moth

Drudkh

Devin Townsend (some releases)

Ihsahn

Lantlos

Fall of Every Season

Amesoeurs

Alcest

Arbynyth

Agalloch

Agrypnie

Enslaved

Amorphis (some releases)

Leprous

Wolves in the Throne Room

Walden

Deafheaven

Opeth

Katatonia

Bathory

Cynic

Anathema (late metal period, early progressive period releases)

Chrome Waves

Amorphis (some releases)

Vattnet Viskar

Wild’s Reprisal

Abyssal

Barren Earth

Krallice

Fen

Kontinuum

The Ocean

Mourning Wolf

Animist

Ludicra

Swallow the Sun

L’Alba di Morrigan

An Autumn for Crippled Children

Eluveitie

Oak Pantheon

Hardingrock

Aquilus

Anciients

Heretoir

Autolatry

Decline of the I

Paradise Lost

Peccatum

Obsidian Kingdom

Cormorant

Dan Swano

Edge of Sanity

Orphaned Land

Summoning

October Falls

Ne Obliviscaris

Cryptodira

Amiensus

Les Discret

Echtra

Black Table

Sul Ad Astral

Mar de Grises

Spires

Bilocate

Alda

Old Silver Key

Winterfylleth

Rosaceae

Ghost Brigade

Entropia

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Art, Geek, Inspiration, Music

 

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