Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Giant Squid - The Ichthyologist
Giant Squid is a rather difficult band to describe. Their music is heavy, yet not over bearing the way most metal music makes people feel. It is also very gentle and atmospheric at times, with strings, horns, keyboards, etc. The main vocalists voice is haunting most times, visceral others. Rarely does he scream, but instead uses his brooding voice to convey his message amongst the heaviness of the instruments. Also, the cello player does a wonderful job on back-up vocals, and even takes the lead for some songs.
If nothing else, this is one of the most original pieces of music I have ever heard. I have heard many genres, many styles of music, but never have I been able to not be able to describe what it is I am hearing. If you are into listening to something other than what you usually hear, this is something that will knock you out.