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#1
The Japo band blood stain child started doing it 10 years ago, and it never really took off.
But in the past 2-3 years or so, more and more metal bands are adding synth to their music, most commercially successfuul one is probably Asking Alexandria.
Does anyone reckon its gona be the next big thing in metal? like melo death in the late 90s or metalcore in the early 2000s?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mz5YwxnoTM&feature=related
does this sound like the way mainstream metal is gonna go?
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#2
Will it be the next big thing? It already is, and it's not pleasant. Attack Attack! is an example.

I'm not a fan of it, and I really don't see the attraction in the 'dubstep/metalcore' hybrid style.
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#3
Bands like Rolo Tomassi and The Locust mix analogue synths into their math-y hardcore sound. I can't stand most modern metal, but these guys keep it fresh enough to warrant a listen every now and then.
#4
that clip is cool, but I can't really hear the guitars
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#5
It's not going to be the next big thing, it is the next big thing.
I like the way Enter Shikari does it, I only like the other ones in small doses.


#6
I like it when used well, like the ambient stuff in Textures, TesseracT, Opeth and DT, although they are all progressive metal bands.

I really don't like when metal mixes with dance stuff. Dance with metal is awesome, like Infected Mushroom, but the other way round usually sounds really cheesy and dire.

EDIT: I think it might just the be that you have to do it full-on dancey, as I like Enter Shikari too.

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#7
I think that only a few bands can pull it off well, Enter Shikari and Asking Alexandria being one of them. I'm not a fan of how much bands only include it as one small part of a song, it's as though they couldn't be bothered to take the time to write something said section of the song, so just put a synth in there for the sake of it.

I much prefer how bands like Shikari include them for the whole song, and work with it to produce that massive wall of sound and energy that metal and trance are known for.
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#8
Not a huge fan of the synth. So far, I've only really enjoyed Enter Shikari's style.
#9
Enter Shikari are the only one's I've heard to do it really well.
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Normally I'm not a massive trance metal fan but I saw Silent Descent in Lewisham, they were awesome! Really solid musicianship going on there, will be cool seeing how far they can go.
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#13
Sure most metal these days has programmed drums anyway... It's not far off. It's weird that lots of people say they don't like the sound of synthesizers when they largely have a massive range of sounds and were originally intended to reproduce the sounds of instruments...
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#15
Anyone knows of any other bands who's main element is trance + metal?
Also, enter shikari cant really count as metal..
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Bands like Rolo Tomassi and The Locust mix analogue synths into their math-y hardcore sound. I can't stand most modern metal, but these guys keep it fresh enough to warrant a listen every now and then.


On paper, Rolo Tomassi sound really fresh and intriguing. They're music, on the other hand, is garbage to me, which I found a real shame.
But the walls between synths and guitars are coming down in all genres of music, not just metal.
#17
Gunna leave this here because I'm good friends with them even though everyone will probably hate it. The recordings are pretty old, their new stuff is way different. It's more drum and bass metal than trance
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#18
Next Waste Dimension is a Dutch band who combine actual death metal with actual trance. (At least, in what I've heard from them. Can't say I know them very well.)
Also, I think the keyboards in Night Is the New Day, Katatonia's latest album, occasionally have a trance-y vibe. For example, listen to the chorus of The Longest Year, starting at roughly 1:35.
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Sure most metal these days has programmed drums anyway... It's not far off. It's weird that lots of people say they don't like the sound of synthesizers when they largely have a massive range of sounds and were originally intended to reproduce the sounds of instruments...

Depends. Don Buchla, one of the earliest synth pioneers, went against that and wanted synths to be used to create brand new sounds nobody had ever heard before. If you've ever heard a Buchla synth, I think you'll agree that he certainly achieved his goal.
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I had this idea a few years ago. Unfortunately I lacked at the time, and still at this present time, the skills necessary to pull this off.
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#21
Infected Mushroom are the only good example I can think of with trance and metal elements. All the rest I have heard like the one in the op are fucking awful.
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#23
Wow. Noone mentioned Fear Factory yet? They did a whole remix album of Demanufacture and those songs ended up on a lot of video games and movies. I'd say they were pretty successful with it...
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These guys from Dartford - England are getting signed to rising, and will be releasing a new album soon,

http://www.facebook.com/silentdescent?sk=app_2405167945
metal hammer labeled them as trance metal, theyve got a signed hard-trance producer in the band so the stuff sounds much more trancey


I'm glad you mentioned them so I didn't have to. These guys are great.
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Wow. Noone mentioned Fear Factory yet? They did a whole remix album of Demanufacture and those songs ended up on a lot of video games and movies. I'd say they were pretty successful with it...

They're industrial metal. Industrial metal has been doing metal guitars with synths since the late '80s.
#30
shikari isnt really metal, and their trance bits sounds really amature, their choice of synths are pretty poo IMO.
#31
I heard this band silent descent, they are actually well good live deserve more recognition than they have!
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They're industrial metal. Industrial metal has been doing metal guitars with synths since the late '80s.

I suppose. Successful nonetheless. And some of the remixes barely include any guitars at all. haha
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#33
What you need is lazers and spaceships...Thats metal
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Infected Mushroom are the only good example I can think of with trance and metal elements.

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#37
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Well it would make sense for death metal vocals to be lifeless. Amirite?

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Well it would make sense for death metal vocals to be lifeless. Amirite?





but who said anything about death metal??
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