Combining aggressive, technical, death metal with beautiful and grand symphonies and orchestral elements, Fleshgod Apocalypse are responsible for some of the most truly epic metal being produced today. Fleshgod’s death metal influences are not dulled by the symphony side of things, though. This shit is heavy. Powerful guitars, blast beats, and roared vocals are all … Continue reading 210: FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE
While living in Italy, Mike Patton was inspired by what he heard on the radio - Italian pop music backed by orchestras. This led to the conception of Mondo Cane - a 40-piece orchestra and 15-piece band backing Patton, as they covered 50s and 60s Italian pop tunes. It’s an idea so uniquely… Patton. Only … Continue reading 197: MONDO CANE
Every element is digital, from beats to bass to evil lead riffs. Yet the music is composed and constructed in such a way that it is undeniably metal.
...it was the surprise that many more songs played throughout the evening also felt like touchstones to various points in my life, scattered through the subsequent twenty years. It was the realisation that this band has been consistent, and rewarding, for me as a fan for two decades (and I expect a long time to come).