Viennese prog metallers with a classical twist
I am a sucker for a genre busting band, if only to hear how someone has combined progressive rock with punk, or Irish folk with metal.
Here we have a band consisting of Bass, Cello, Drums, Guitar, and Violin; hailing from a city that is almost synonymous (in my mind) with classical music, Vienna; home of the Viennese waltz; associated with Mozart, Schubert, Hayden, Strauss and others too numerous to mention.
Yet the music is very much instrumental Progressive Metal, with the strings brought in for a different sound. It is not much influenced by classical music that I am aware of, much beyond the use of those instruments.
It is difficult for me to make comparisons, but I would say that they are a little heavier than “The Reasoning” and not as heavy as Rammstein, for the sake of argument. Not that that really tells you much.
This is another band that commented on my blog with a link, (the violinist Daniel Alves da Silva posted the comment) and I decided to write a post about them.
(Always remember to keep the comments relevant and reasonably well written though please, and the links to music related websites only.)
Genuine Aspect are
- Moritz Browa – Bass
- Leonhard Roczek – Cello
- Peter Kernstock – Drums
- Julian F.X. Dölcher – Guitar
- Daniel Alves da Silva – Violin