I wasn't planning on making another post today, and in fact there's other stuff I planned on posting before this, but I just found out about this sort of progressive melodic death metal band from Finland called Seith and really dig what I've heard so far, so I figured I'd share with you guys.
They aren't the most technical band out there. Really simple playing mostly, but great song composition. They have sort of an ambient sound that reminds me a little bit of Opeth (sans the clean vocals; none of that to be found here, though that's really not a bad thing in this case as I really don't think they would fit this band's sound). They also have some sweet clean guitar mixed in with the heaviness, and I'm not just talking about straight up going from a clean intro to heavily distorted main riffs to clean interlude type stuff, though there is plenty of that type of thing, but I mean they actually take some heavily distorted rhythm guitar and play some great clean lead lines over it, and frankly, they pull it off really fucking well.
I actually found out about these guys searching Youtube to see if I could find any Bird From the Abyss videos (ironic, I know, because these guys sound absolutely NOTHING like them). I ended up finding the video below, which is a compilation of 20 brief clips of songs from various obscure bands (BFTA included, at the very end, along with Seith, which has the 4th clip in the video).
I'm sorry to say that I actually haven't even watched the video past the Seith clip, as it was enough for me to leave the video to look for a video of the full song. I found it. :D
Did some more searching around and found the following two songs.
If you dig them as much as I do, check out their myspace at http://www.myspace.com/seithofficial for more of their tunes, as well as free downloads for their first two albums. Don't you just love discovering new music?
I've got at least 2 new posts planned for tomorrow. Til then, later.