OM



OM

Postby Coffee_&_Cigarettes » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:12 pm

Image

Om is a duo formed in 2003 [1] by the rhythm section of the disbanded stoner doom metal band Sleep. The band's first three albums feature Al Cisneros on vocals and bass and Chris Hakius on drums. Their music is similar in structure to Tibetan chanting.


Current Members:

Al Cisneros - bass guitar, vocals (2003-present)
Emil Amos - drums (2008-present)

Former Members:

Chris Hakius - drums (2003-2008)


Discography:

Variations on A theme (2005)
Image

Conference Of The Birds (2006)
Image

Pilgrimage (2007)
Image

God Is Good (2009)
Image

Myspace

Samples:

"At Giza" - From Conference of The Birds:
[video=youtube;NqTPJzTOYpE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqTPJzTOYpE[/video]

"Flight Of The Eagle" - From Conference of Birds:
[video=youtube;tgIZAu8TwgU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgIZAu8TwgU[/video]

"Pilgrimage" - from Pilgrimage:
[video=youtube;-kwrFPuPf6w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kwrFPuPf6w[/video]

"Meditation is the Practice of Death" - From God is Good:
[video=youtube;ZXEQCZg4Nns]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXEQCZg4Nns[/video]


Enjoy. :cool:
Coffee_&_Cigarettes

User avatar
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:51 pm

Re: OM

Postby tardistraveler » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:52 pm

Can you elaborate on what "stoner doom metal" is?

I know death metal and power metal and prog metal, but haven't heard THAT term yet!
tardistraveler

User avatar
 
Posts: 6904
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:17 am
Location: Nashville, TN, USA.

Re: OM

Postby Coffee_&_Cigarettes » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:27 pm

tardistraveler wrote:Can you elaborate on what "stoner doom metal" is?

I know death metal and power metal and prog metal, but haven't heard THAT term yet!


heh, no problem, here we go...
Doom metal is basically Metal bands that play slow-paced(and when I mean slow, I really mean SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW) music, with ultra-heavy riffing(usually due to the low tuning of the instruments), occultism or the dark side of the human nature are usually favorite topics in the Doom lyric universe. Most of the bands(the first wave of doom bands) claim Sabbath as their holy grail, Messiah, god. It all began with Sabbath really, when Mr.Iommi created that low slow paced sludgy guitar tone and riffs. The first bands to use that term to describe their music: Candlemass, Saint Vitus, Cathedral, Electric Wizard). Since then the doom scene got bigger and bigger and now has numerous sub-genres, such as: Symphonic Doom, Funeral Doom, Blackened Doom, Drone, Death Doom...the list goes on and on. But most of these bands hail from Europe, In the US things turned a bit different, underground/alternative rock musicians who listened to Sabbath created their own version of the "Sabbath sound", mixing the Iommi riffing style with Psychedelic Rock(Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Electric Prunes), Blues Rock(Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Cheer), proto-punk(Iggy Pop & the Stooges) and a little bit of hardcore. In the US it was called Desert Rock/Stoner Rock, Kyuss was one of the first bands to play Desert/stoner rock.
I´ll post some vids and make a thread about Stoner and Doom bands later.
I found this Stoner/Doom History Tree, it will help you understand who´s who and the sub-genres:
http://home.arcor.de/tb-pro/HistoryOfStonerRock.jpg
Coffee_&_Cigarettes

User avatar
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:51 pm

Re: OM

Postby tardistraveler » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:58 pm

Hey, thanks for posting the chart - lots of influences there that I grew up with!

I asked my son the same question, as he and friends are metalheads, and they've turned me on to quite a few bands, actually. He was familiar with doom metal, but had never heard the "stoner" part of it!
tardistraveler

User avatar
 
Posts: 6904
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:17 am
Location: Nashville, TN, USA.


Return to Alternate Tunes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron