Well, it is, I guess. The whole idea of Black Sabbath was about doing something dark and heavy as I understand. So I guess that’s the core definition of dark metal… Or pre- or proto-metal. Or whatever people call it. I could go with calling them just “metal”, easily.
I know I am basic maybe, but my favorite Aussie band is INXS, hahaha
On the unrelated note, I remember an australian movie with Miles Davis, he was playing himself basically. And I remember he was playing synthesizer there with the sampled trumpet. I was watching this movie in the late 90s or early 00s and I was thinking that it can’t be true, it’s probably an overdub of a real trumpet playing, hahaha. Well, it was probably a real sampler, maybe he was using the Synclavier or something. Anyway! Imagine playing with Charlie Parker at the start of your career and using samplers
at the end… Wild
To go along on this Australian branch, I’ve been revisiting some of Shinjuku Thief’s albums lately. Darren’s later work is more abrasive (such as the Devolution album below) but there are some real neoclassical gems if you venture into his Witch trilogy.
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Great stuff there. I still have the original vinyl albums of “The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys” and “John Barleycorn Must Die”. Part of what I call the “Post-Woodstock Tragedy” period in music. A lot of it is rather melancholy.