I'm looking for good deathstep tracks. And by deathstep I mean dubstep with death metal influences.
I'm looking for some really brutal stuff.
Something like Claw, The Entity, Substep Infrabass, Lone Wolf, Chaos Royale, Mortuary Disco and so on.
If you have any suggestions feel free to post them! Thanks.
Last edited by Undogmatic; 26-06-2012 at 12:46 PM..
Lonewolf and Substep Infrabass are alright I guess but this sound in general is a little too heavy on the 'bro' for my liking. You could try Vex'd I guess? They sampled Meshuggah (not Death Metal I know) once I believe. Distance also has a big Metal influence.
To be fair, that was better than the examples I had heard. I'd still not go for "good" as an adjective, though. It kind of doesn't sound angry enough, but doesn't have that dark slow ambience either. It certainly feels like the artists are going more for the novelty value than actual artistic expression.
Maybe if they went for the parts of dubstep that have some "metal"-credibility, I.E: The ambience, rather than just trying to make metal with TEH WOBZ, they'd have more success. The combination of blastbeats on top of dubstep "riffs" only serves to clog the field up and remove any breathing space the track had. After a short while it just loses the impact, as it fails to take you by surprise.
Granted, it could also be solved by having proper arrangements, but that way it wouldn't alienate dubstep listeners enough to be considered its' own subgenre, and as such, people listening to it would not get the necessary high of feeling musically superior.
Give 'Mantis' a listen, they used to be some kind of death metal outfit I believe, before they turned to electronic music.... check out their remix of Suicide Silence's "Slaves to Substance", might be the sort of thing you are looking for