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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by morrowcosom, May 17, 2013.
Type O Negative is what I usually throw on if I want mellow metal, though a lot of their stuff is pretty grim.
Porcupine Tree and Riverside, definitely.
I always throw these on for some chilling out. Very minimalistic.
Be Quiet and Drive is like proto post-metal in a way.
Been some bands mentioned in the post-metal/rock vein, but not much in the way of actual album recommendations for starting points
Cult of Luna :
Somewhere Along the Highway
The Fire In our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
Ashes Against the Grain
Anything DOOM/Shoegaze/acoustic folk really...
Black Sun Aeon
Longing for Dawn
Swallow the Sun
Mar de Grises
You need some TOOL. Lateralus specifically - still metal but introspective and somewhat chilled out...well, maybe not ticks and leeches but that's the perfect "anger break"
fucking THIS x 100000
dem chord voicings dat tone DAT RIFFS
Oh, I forgot about this one! This one-man band is atmospheric black metal, but the music is very entrancing and mellowing. It's all down-tempo as well; there's no blast beats or double bass. Just an immense wall of textures and atmosphere.
I love this band quite a bit. The music is all space and universe themed.
Dark Tranquillity has some stuff that's pretty damn calm for death metal.
+1 for Swallow the Sun
If you want something pleasing to the ear, the latest Stratovarius album has a lot of pop/EDM keyboard stuff, but without losing the power metal sound too much.'
If you don't mind the man behind the music, Burzum's Dunkelheit is nice chill out metal.
+1 for Katatonia, especially the back catalog. Rainroom is one of my alltime favorites and perfect for a rainy, chillout day.
Also, I'm going to go in a little different direction with this one. In Mourning is one of my favorites to zone out to. They might be of a similar tempo to the stuff you're trying to get away from. However, the lead melodies and vocals are drawn out on top of the faster rhythms. To me at least, it is pretty sedative.
In the same vein:
also whoever said Sunn 0))) was just kidding you that's not a band and they don't make music.
but as far as you saying djent = not calm, skyharbor puts me to sleep on the train all the time. In a good way.
Funny, I was listening to them at the gym today...
Do yourself a favor and listen to it with quality headphones/speakers, lots of bass and sub-bass content.
I've been chilling out to these guys lately in addition to a lot of the bands posted earlier, good stuff.
I like more melodic/calmer metal. I'd also put some Post-Rock and Post-Metal into that category. A few I like that might fit into this:
ISIS; really big fan!
Red Sparrowes; more Post-Rock and instrumental but I think they might fit or be worth a listen.
Jesu; dark, heavy, atmospheric, they're really growing on me. It's less-abrasive Godflesh, more or less.
Neurosis; I'm just getting into them.
Deafheaven; maybe? They're a "smoother" Black Metal band.
Agalloch; already mentioned, but a folksy metal band of sorts.
Porcupine Tree; probably more Prog-Rock than "metal," however they're good so thought I'd second that selection.
Opeth; they run the gambit.
Tool; you've probably heard of them. A Perfect Circle (especially Thirteenth Step, for me at least) and Puscifer might be worth a listen, especially if you like Maynard. All three have their merits while being different even though they all have the same singer who seems a big part of all three bands' musical directions.
Pelican; another instrumental post-rock act, like Red Sparrowes.
Russian Circles; ditto to Pelican.
Any way, interesting thread. I dig heavy-yet-atmospheric music which I think fits into this thread (or at least a lot of the bands listed resonate with me).
Woods of Ypres