Sunday, November 15, 2009

MOTD - Existance: Obscure Old School Metal brings the MOTD out of Retirement!

No guarantees on this, but gonna try and get back to doing MOTD again! The irony is that I had trouble writing this one back in July haha> But dammit I shall bring you metal!!!

Mp3 Of The Day

So obscure is this band that they don't have a pic

Band/Artist: Existance
Song: The Enemy
Album: demo
Style: NWOBHM/Heavy Metal a touch of punk/goth(?)
country/location: UK
release: 1983

Now to get to the really obscure! Other than this demo (which features two other songs), there's not much known about this old British band. This semi-mysterious band, Existance, plays a pretty unique blend of several different influences. They are lumped in with the NWOBHM movement and that is definitely heard with that combination of the heaviness of metal and the speed/rawness of punk. Even by the standards of the time, Existance is a tad lighter than most metal bands, with the punk being more predominate in their sound. The singer delivers a very clean and relaxed British-accented performance that is infectious and strong. The guitar lines are very melodic and the tone is almost early goth in nature. The bass and drums provide an excellent semi-galloping rhythm that works awesomely. The production here is pretty darn good for a demo, you can hear all the instruments easily and the singer's voice is highlighted perfectly. Check this out if you enjoy a little punk in your heavy metal!

Existance - The Enemy