Avant Garde Metal?


New Metal Member
May 31, 2011
Can anyone recommend me some avant garde metal? Also, any bands that go into the extreme realms of metal?

Thanks for taking your time to reply.
Pensees Nocturnes
Negura Bunget
Oranssi Pazuzu
Septic Flesh
Deathspell Omega
Blut Aus Nord
Maudlin of the Well
Ved Buens Ende
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

A wide range of the avant-garde/different/pushing boundaries that i like a lot
Diabolical Masquerade
Traumatic Voyage
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Age of Silence
Pan.Thy.Monium `Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion.
Arcturus `The Sham Mirrors.
Diabolical Masquerade `Nightwork.
Subterranean Masquerade `Suspended Animation Dreams.
the 3 album by Ihsahn (frontman from Emperor) has created some pretty sick avant-garde metal, the guitars, Ihsahn's unique vocal work, and the keyboards has made is stuff awesome!!


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solipsism said:

That isn't avant-garde. Most people don't know the meaning of that word.

Gorguts' Obscura album is a pretty weird and avant-garde version of technical death metal.
UMBAH - avant industrial, worth checking if you like weird shit

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I feel this at least deserves a mention, never heard anything quite like these guys. Might not be completely avant-garde but hey...


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The lack of Giant Squid here depresses me. The Ichthyologist is an AMAZING avant garde album.