Dan Swanö - Moontower LP (Black vinyl)


Many bands have taken death metal beyond it's roots. Cynic expanded it by fusing it with jazz and prog metal on "Focus", Dripping expanded their slam death metal sound by mixing it with classical acoustic guitar, keyboards, and hip-hop beats on "Disentigration of Thought Patterns", Fleshgod Apocalypse expanded it on "Oracles" by literally mixing classical music into their sound, and so on. But despite this progression, there still remains a particular focus on the more death metal side on those albums. I don't have a problem with that, as it makes sense because it's death metal, but I've always wondered what it would be like if a band truly bathed their sound in another genre to create an album featuring equal elements of both.