“Alpha Noir” is such an expansive record, regarding the diversity of sounds piled into it. However, there are some interesting bits of harmony, and a positively furious death metal section towards the middle.
In metal music there a sub category called Death Metal. This is another category of heavy metal music. Death metal also has sub genres of metal music. The style of death metal has different elements, like deep growling vocals, double bass drumming, heavy distorted guitars and various tempo changes with complex song structures.
Playing in front of a live crowd that is totally into your music is one of the best feelings in the world. Having a great death metal crowd in front of you compares to nothing else.
Q: I enjoyed watching the warm-up clip and the double-kick lesson on your blog, plus the band’s drum footage of you on “Late For The Kill, Early For The Slaughter.” You’re offering $40 drum lessons for 30 minutes to the first two sign-ups on your website at each tour stop. What do you get the most out of teaching?
Next up on the Hot Topic stage was thrash metal group Black Dahlia Murder. The band is from Michigan so they got a pretty loud crowd reaction. Their brand of rock is nothing special but they do it well.
A: My guess is they don’t take the time to dig deeper into metal than listening to whatever makes it to the mainstream radio stations. Sure, there are hints of the epicness of metal in songs by Metallica but they are kids twanging on out of tune instruments in comparison to bands like Therion, Rhapsody or many other bands.
It wasn’t so much an idea, just that we like electronic music, especially upbeat music. So techno and club style have been growing on us for a really long time and it didn’t seem like The Faint was a good name to do it under. Most people expect singing and that kind of stuff. So it was better to have a different name to DJ after parties and that kind of stuff and soon enough we started getting all kinds of bookings.
Of Gods and Destroyers has music available on I-Tunes, and their band website with streaming audio can be found here. Fans of death metal, grind, and deathcore should check them out.