I'm wondering what most of the classic great guitarists out there think of these new math metal, and grind bands that seem to have a lot of neo classical and jazz influence. ie - beneath the massacre, anomalous, ion dissonance, crowpath, cryptopsy, psyopus, meshuggah etc etc
I kinda have a theory, i never looked into it, but i sortof feel like most of the great guitarists, and a lot of the people here at ibreathe look down upon these bands, like they are sortof wasted talent or seem to be giving metal a bad name.
Personally i think these bands are pretty innovative, like meshuggah for example have influenced so many with their unique style it almost seems to be taking over the metal scene. almost every band has them listed as influences or has parts in their songs that are meshuggahish.
as far as the death/grind sortof stuff im guessing its the vocals that really turn most guitarists away from it, at least most the guitarists who grew up on iron maiden, scorpions, van halen, white snake etc etc.
but i really think most of these bands get overlooked by a lot of great guitarists, its true the vocals are very prominant and the complete opposite of the bands most great guitarists grew up with.
i also grew up on most of those bands but over the years ive gotten farther into guitar and into different styles, i got bored of the same old classical pieces being played over and over by different guitarists. i think these newer bands really freshen the metal scene up a lot, and use really unique ways of doing it.
anyway i was wondering what you all thought of it too, the guitarists here at ibreathe. if you were thinking about checking some bands out and are open minded to different styles and just wanna hear something new then i suggest you check out some of those bands i mentioned in the beginning.
some links :
www.myspace.com/psyopus - amazing jazz metal