||[Apr. 14th, 2006|10:21 pm]
The Question Club
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This has probably been done before, like 3/4 of anything else probably has, but I decided to actually ask a question.
What is one band you like that you would recommend for other people reading this thread to at least look into?
The more obscure the better. Try to go for your personal favorite "greatest band that no one has heard of," not something that everyone has heard over the radio. I know most people have at least one band that they listen to and think, "My God, why is this band not famous?" Try to justify your suggestion a little. Why do you like them?
I'll go first: Course of Empire.
They only put out three albums and one live one before ultimately going nowhere and disbanding. Best described as the perfect cross between Nine Inch Nails and Queensrÿche, they sport Mike Graff, whom I still consider one of God's gifts to the guitar, and were one of the first mainstream bands to feature two drummers. Most of his work is done in G- and F-flat and A-sharp minor. They're aggressive, technical without being showy, and very politically conscious. Best album is Initiation, which has a couple of impressive easter eggs, including a hidden song that the listener can find by backtracking from the beginning of the first song, and another one that sounds like a bunch of white noise when played in stereo, but when blended to mono actually creates a hidden song.