I’ve chosen ten metal bands that, while not all being completely obscure, I think deserve more recognition for the wicked music they’ve created.
Is it just me, or does it seem to you as if there’s something strange in the air in Iceland? Something that burrows into the souls of her musicians and lays eggs there, so that when an icelandic musician first sits down at an instrument, their brain doesn’t approach it in quite the same way. Why else is it that this country continues to produce some of the most sonically-haunting and artistically-challenging music in the world? Sólstafir are one such example.