Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By The Omega Experiment’s Daniel Wieten

Guest Column

We’ve reached out to our metal and hard rock brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming.

The new topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and we asked that each guest writer jot down a brief description of what makes each band worthy of our attention. Today, we are excited to continue this ongoing series with an entry from The Omega Experiment‘s Daniel Wieten.

Mourning Wolf
An interesting mix of melodic death metal and post-black metal from Lansing, Michigan. Think Darkest Hour, Insomnium, and Deafheaven. The melodies are somber and dense. “Elmhaven Part 1″ is the perfect introduction.

Proceed with caution. Extremely creative buzzsaw guitar shrieks in that awesome Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza way, except I think these guys push the crazy a little further. Not for everyone, and definitely not the norm. “The Collapse” is the biggest metal mindfuck I’ve heard in quite awhile.

These guys have an association with the progressive metal scene because Elliot spent some time in TesseracT, but they are doing things totally on their own. Mad amounts of talent here, and it’s all based on a dichotomy between two best friends, which I can relate to because that’s what The Omega Experiment is stemmed from. Very chill, soulful stuff. “These Hands” is a great example.

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