Time for some metal. This piece is influenced by some of my favorite metal acts spanning many sub-genres of the sound.
Metal has had it’s ups and downs in terms of design over the years, but I love the ambient brooding nature some bands are taking their work over the past few years. The style is pretty prevalent on labels such as Hydrahead and Ipecac, and I first started noticing it with bands like Pelican, Isis, The Red Sparowes and Boris.
The use of natural elements, such as landscapes, ocean, trees, mountains, etc mixed with brooding architecture and form perfectly captures the essence of this new breed of sound.