Last week, I commented that I need to listen to some new-to-me acts that aren't Japanese, as I've listened to a hell of a lot of them for this challenge.
So this week, I've taken a hop, skip and a jump across the globe to check out some of the music Germany has to offer (with a little input from Sweden!)
(Note: did not literally hop skip and jump across the globe. Also did not physically go to Germany. The internet is an amazing thing, and mein Deutsch ist schlecht).
Anyway. Two acts, both heard of through friends. Thanks, friends!
Attempt of Deception
I heard about this band through my friend Rina, who mentioned them online a while ago!
Attempt of Deception come from southern Germany, and their music takes influence from various aspects of the broad metal genre.
On the whole, their music really isn't the kind of thing I listen to, but it was interesting to note the difference in tone between some of their songs. It's nice when a band's music has some variation!
Attempt of Deception on Facebook
My friend Lilia suggested this industrial metal band, which has a lineup comprising of Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann, and the Swedish multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren, from the death metal band Hypocrisy.
What I heard of their music (and saw of their music videos), there is a lot of dark humour, and some explicit content thrown in for good measure. Hence why I didn't embed one of their music videos here--definitely NSFW! (But they're right there on YouTube, if you're curious).
I like Till's vocals, and the music itself, too. Their videos have an interesting narrative, despite being a little brow-raising at times (though I hasten to add that 'Fish On' was entertaining!)
Lindemann Official Website
That's it for this week! I'll continue to try not to listen to zillions of Japanese bands for this challenge. I can't help it, really. I'm an anime nerd, and a Japanese rock nerd, and most of my friends are nerds of the same ilk, so it's inevitable that these bands keep popping up on my radar!