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Writing an Avant-Garde / Metal Concept Album

I've taken a lengthy break from writing music, and since i closed off my previous solo project, i've decided to start somewhere else with something entirely different. I've gotten the attention of a record label with some demos, and will be releasing the final product through them, since it's still early in the process, i don't want to give away any details too soon, so i'll just kind of drop some sonic descriptors and themes that the album has thus far.
1The Mars Volta
The Bedlam in Goliath


The Bedlam In Goliath was the catalyst to this whole ordeal. Not so much the sound (though a few vocal effects were inspired) but the concept and the story behind the album, which sort of lead me down a wild rabbit hole of paranormal accounts and spiritual practices. Also driven by an abundance of strange occurances around my own house which inspired the story behind the album, and its cryptic vibe.
2Dir En Grey
Uroboros (Remastered & Expanded)


My favorite album of all time, and one of the biggest influences sonically. While harsh vocals are kind of rare with a focus on melody and atmosphere, i found the tone and strange approach of Uroboros to be a big inspiration while writing this piece.
3Porcupine Tree
In Absentia


As of right now, I have 16 very well-rounded demo tracks.
4Dir En Grey
Vulgar


The story is about a man who finds a Dybbuk box at the bottom of a well in the middle of the woods. From there it delves into astral projection, contact with nightmarish entities, murder and possession, and the vibe of the album reflects that wonderfully i think.
5Colin Stetson
Hereditary


I've also been consuming as much horror media as possible. Most notably the films Hereditary, Lake Mungo, The Pact, Pyewacket, and A Dark Song. All of which I thoroughly recommend, as they are fantastic. There are many 'Film score' moments interspliced throughout the album.
6Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral


The heavier tracks have a very industrial, TDS vibe to them, which was kind of unexpected, but very much welcome.
7Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes


Wasn't really a big influence, but my roommate heard me listening to this album and thought it was my music because apparently my vocals on this album are similar to Pete Loeffler's. Not complaining, i can see the comparison, and i like his vocals very much.
8Gnaw Their Tongues
All The Dread Magnificence of Perversity


Also forgot to add that the album and booklet art i commissioned are absolutely unsettling and nightmarish
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