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    Posted: 23 Nov 2019 at 2:02am
Post the metal acts or individual albums that you consider the most unique from your collection (or just have heard). 

For me, the following acts spring to mind:

Hail Spirit Noir - psychedelic black metal. A term that is often misused, but these guys actually nail it. I have heard some call them 'Black Floyd' before now.










Breed 77 - Alternative Metal with Flamenco elements. This lat metal band adds flamenco guitar passages to their sound. 










Aquilus - atmospheric black metal with extensive classical passages and dark folk elements. 






Might be more later, short of time right now. 
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Diablo Swing Orchestra definitely comes to mind! Swing jazz metal.
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^ Yep they'd certainly qualify from what I've heard of them. 

Another one from me - Panopticon. Not all the time but certainly on Kentucky. Alternates between atmospheric black metal and bluegrass. 
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I'll have to think on this but I do have 2 that you have listed in your collection Adam - Hail Spirit Noir and Aquilus.
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Völur can also fit this thread I think. At least for their album Ancestors (2017). Doom metal meets dark/nordic folk with a touch of black metal - but no guitars. All driven by bass, violin and keys. 


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That's the last one I can list from my CD collection. 

I'm sure avant-garde metal has a lot of very unique acts (since that is, you know, the point). 
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Van Canto comes to mind too. A capella power metal.
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

That's the last one I can list from my CD collection. 

I'm sure avant-garde metal has a lot of very unique acts (since that is, you know, the point). 


I made a whole avant-garde metal list on RYM. More unique acts per pound than any other genre.

Just a few i can think of at the moment

Mr Bungle
Diablo Swing
Sigh
Unexpect
Gorguts
Kayo Dot
Fantomas
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Dodheimsgard
Maudlin of the Well
Old
Matthias Eklundh
Zeal and Ardor
Zu
Thought Industry
Jute Gyte
Igorrr
Blut Aus Nord
Anubi
Graal
Q'uq'umatz
Pryapisme
Nuclear Rabbit
Orthrelm
Oxxo Xoox
Faxed Head
Azure Emote
Trifixion (italy)
Smohala
Buckethead
Ephel Duath
Qualaceans
Xhohx







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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2019 at 1:45am
Originally posted by Psydye Psydye wrote:

Van Canto comes to mind too. A capella power metal.

Yeah I guess they are, although I've always seem them as far more on the gimmicky side of things. 
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Having thought about it some more I have these in my collection...

Mr Bungle
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Maudlin Of The Well


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Can't find these guys online with a quick Google search, but immediately came to mind when I read the thread title.

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In the Woods
Sieges Even/Subsignal
Voivod

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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum for sure

they play homemade instruments as well



Edited by Triceratopsoil - 27 Nov 2019 at 12:08pm
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Own? Probably Songs for Insects or early Powerman 5000 (Haven't heard anything quite like it, closest comparison is if Clutch made a nu metal album)

Heard? Either Diablo Swing Orchestra, Slab!, or Психея (nu metal band that utilizes elements of breakbeat and drum and bass)


Edited by Unitron - 27 Nov 2019 at 10:41pm
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