Thursday, January 6, 2011
SCARY GERMAN GUY
Album - Random
Genre - Metalcore, Experimental
I've never met anyone who actually knows anything about this band. They were around from 1998 to 2001, and were apparently a part of the Long Island, NY scene.
I came across them while browsing through mp3.com back in my high school days when i would spend hours downloading anything i could get my hands on when i should have been learning.
The first thing you notice when listening to SGG, is their lack of a real, live drummer. These dudes played out w/ programmed drums and samples, which i'm sure at the time, was unheard of. Their style of 90's metalcore really stood out to me as something that could have a lot of potential if there were a real drummer. Also interesting were their use of samples which are found in nearly every song written by these dudes.
At some point in time, SGG decided to experiment w/ hip hop, and other styles of music, so its hard to really pinpoint a genre, but they toy with everything from hardcore to melodic metalcore and emo.
In all, i love this style of metalcore, i love the use of samples, and i would love to see SGG get back together.
I put together a zip file of all the music i could find from them, i don't know the names of all the songs or what albums they're from, if anyone can get me info or rips of these albums let me know in the comments!
here is a link to their myspace.