Despite not partaking in the "extra-curricular activities" so popular with many musicians (not judging - just not interested), I really enjoy this so-called genre of music. Black Sabbath is one of my favorite bands and I have always loved hearing heavy riffs like those created by Tony Iommi. While many bands try to emulate Black Sabbath, there are quite a few good bands that have created relatively unique music inspired by this style. While many people might consider it to be music for simpetons, brain-dead rock, cheesy, or just lame, I really enjoy a good riff and Black Sabbath was one of the best at cranking them out.
I also really enjoy bands like King Crimson, Meshuggah, Tool, and many others that take on a more complex approach to composition, yet are still quite heavy. Recently, I found out about a band called Eagle Twin. Gentry Densley has created an incredible sound and worked on some very interesting projects, Eagle Twin being one of them.
You might not like it, but have a listen to the sound he is cranking out in this small in-store appearance.
Another one of my favorite bands is called Goblin. I found out about them because I enjoy watching horror films. They created soundtracks for Dario Argento and have elements of rock, metal, prog, and ambient music.
Anyway, just sharing a couple of things that I enjoy. I know that taste in music is very subjective, so I will totally understand if everyone else on here doesn't like this stuff. :-)
I just plugged Goblin into Pandora, so I'll be checking that out soon. Are you guys familiar with Pelican or Isis... great bands. I've just checked out a little bit of Opeth recently too. Some great musical ability there. It's always good to hear Black Sabbath get their props. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is an all time great. The self titled Mr Bungle, also a classic.
Mike, those are all great bands! >:D Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is great. I think my favorite riff from Black Sabbath is probably from the song "Into The Void." "Faeries Wear Boots" is also a monster...especially live!
Yeah that Goblin stuff is pretty wild. The second song in the video sounds like what would come out if someone crammed the first Scorpions album and Kansas into a blender at the same time. 70s prog rock pre-metal smoothie.
Black Sabbath is and will allways be one of my favorite bands. I remember sitting in my basement for hours on end listening to Vol. 4. Here you go I will show my age. I had my dad by it for me the day it came out and it was a 8 Track :)