They don’t write Metal like they used to

So, they don’t write Metal like they used to? Really? Have you heard us?

We’re pretty much two things – a throwback to 80s Metal combined with a throwback to 1800s Romanticism. Thus, Romantic Metal. However, we modernized it a bit. I don’t want us to have an outdated sound, so we use the best of all worlds.

They don’t write Metal like they used to

I’ve heard this complaint many times. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica before they went alternative in the 90s, Ratt, Dokken, Motley Crue, etc. 80s Metal was the shit. No doubt about it.

But the 80s is over. Time to move on.

I had a photography professor once tell the class for the final project, he wanted to see two art forms combined. He was sick of seeing straight photography.

We ended up with some interesting combinations. I combined photography with spoken word because at the time, spoken word (besides music) was my art form. Of course, I got an A.

That’s exactly what we’re doing

We’re taking two styles that a lot of people thought were dead ends. A lot of folks have given up on Metal. We haven’t. We never will.

Now, the best music ever written by any culture in any time period without a doubt was Romanticism. Nobody bothered to combine both genres. Until us.

We are unique. We’re the first band to do it, and will be the only one for awhile because other bands can’t do it. They couldn’t pull it off.

I’m so far ahead in orchestration from everyone else that it would take them years to figure out how to compose like this. I’m not being conceited, just straight up factual. I’ll be more than happy to share my scores. If you know orchestration, you’ll see what I mean.

We study the best of the best in order to make the best of the best

Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Chopin, etc., wrote the best music ever written. I’ve written reviews on other sites about Romantic era Classical music. The only short piece I have on this site right now is my top 5 violin concertos of all time.

As for Metal, Skitz and I have different tastes. Which is great because we write accordingly. My favorites are Judas Priest, Iron Maiden’s first five albums, Ozzy Osbourne, HIM, Rainbow, Nightwish, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Black Sabbath, High on Fire, Opeth, and Metallica’s first three albums. There’s a lot more Metal I really like. I just listed some of my favorites.

Here’s our cosplay video. The music once again is another homage to Golden Age Metal.

Why are we doing this?

Very simply. It’s because we want to see Metal dominate, like it did in the 80s. Metal right now takes a backseat to today’s shitty pop music. Now, pop music throughout the years has generally sucked. But anyone with a working brain cell knows today’s pop music is especially shitty. I’m sick of it, and if you’re here, I’m assuming you got brains, so you’re more than likely sick of it too.

So, they don’t write Metal like they used to? Sure, they don’t. But we do.

don't write metal like they used to

Roman from Astral Eyes know how to write good Metal


Roman is an artist, composer, writer, and travel junkie, and he can still throw a football

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