Microtonal metal?

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  1. The Omega Cluster

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    Have any good heavy brutal technical microtonal metal to suggest me? :hbang:
     
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    There aren't many microtonal metal bands, most metal musicians and musicians in general are too afraid to leave 12-edo.
    I'm working on microtonal stuff but I need to mod my guitars to the tunings I've come up with before I can record any of it.

     
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    Came to post Ron Sword.

    Ninja'd from a mile away.
     
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    I would love to hear some more! That M.A.N track is good but its a bit "nu-metal" for my tastes.
     
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    Keep em coming, it's not bad!! It'd be cool though if it were a little more arabic in sounding.
     
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    Blut Aus Nord use fretless guitars a lot and seem very free tonally.



     
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    I guess Gorguts
     
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    No....they use normally fretted guitars. Unless they changed their minds for the new album?!
     
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    There's a microtonal thread popping up every week. That being said, everything I've heard with microtonal music (aside from Easley Blackwood's stuff) is some reiteration of altered minor scales, which doesn't really make any original use of microtones, imo. Bands like Gorguts, Ulcerate, Blut Aus Nord, Baring Teeth, Concealment, etc. make music that blows any of this microtone shred out of the water while sounding 10x more "out there" with 12 tones.
     
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    I don't think fear has anything to do with it. First of all, the genre itself has limited appeal. And secondly, its not exactly easy to find a microtonal guitar without making a relatively serious investment financially.

    Personally, I don't "understand" the music but I wanted to learn more through the thread. It seems like a lot of the examples here are just playing atonal guitar solos, which is something that Adrian Belew has been doing for 30 years. Oddly, his sense of atonality never completely forgoes melody.

     
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    Micrometal artists are a minority within a minority within a minority, in 4 years of searching the above are all i have discovered, and most of them are beginners. With so few artists there's a low chance of finding something you really like or consider 'extremely talented'. However personally i do think most of these artsis are very talented.
    17 and 24EDO are good for an arabic sound.
    I would be interested to know what tunings you've chosen :)
     
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    Well its also a pain in the ass to find people to play with. I have enough trouble finding people that tune to B standard. :lol:
     
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    That last one was much interesting! It is sad, though, that most microtonal metal artists tend to stay on some illusory "safe path" with bland drums and used song structures... Imagine if Unexpect would play microtonal? That would just be amazing!
     
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    Yeah i know what you mean, so far the most innovative metal bands are actually using 12ET instruments.

    Concerning your original post, i think Last Sacrament is the one to keep an eye on, new material coming soon:
    Last Sacrament - Official page of the Florida Death metal band
    Maniacal Meditations | Last Sacrament this demo's rough in places and is deliberately old school death. Drummer is Guido Wyss, using 2 double-beater kick pedals.
    Last Sacrament | Facebook

    Taster of mind-blowing new material: http://soundcloud.com/ron-sword/more-shreddin
     
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    That new material indeed sounds mind-blowing!
     

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