IHSAHN Thinks THE WEEKND Is “Darker And More Edgy” Than Most Metallic Bands


Emperor frontman and prolific solo artist Ihsahn is a big admirer of The Weeknd‘s new album Dawn FM. Ihsahn explained in an interview with Metal Hammer that he’s into a good deal of commercial R&B, saying that the style is “darker and extra edgy and more experimental” than a ton of what steel current has to supply.

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“It can be so major. Maybe it really is just me remaining previous and grumpy, but you can find so significantly new metallic coming out wherever you will find no threat. I hear to a lot of commercial R&B like The Weeknd. That’s darker and more edgy and a lot more experimental than most new excessive metal bands, to be genuine.”

This just isn’t too surprising, provided Ihsahn‘s past praise of artists like Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas for their standard inclination not to treatment about what the traits are. Ihsahn pointed out then as properly that he feels in the present-day serious metal scene, artists are merely way too involved about what the “right” matter to do is.

“Yeah, I think that it sounds… The manufacturing that Finneas [O’Connell, Billie‘s brother, producer, and co-writer] does, the minimalism of it, the way it’s place alongside one another – it’s actually courageous. It can be one thing to…

“If you look at pop artists like that… I believe even in the extraordinary metal scene, there are so lots of bands anxious with what’s the right thing to do. In a songs style that was really based mostly on men and women not supplying an absolute fuck about what people today believed about their songs – it was instead: go for what not to do.”

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Even outside of that, you can check out our 2020 job interview under with Ihsahn in which he talked about why he’s surprised a lot more black metal artists aren’t undertaking a lot more experimental points in audio.

https://www.youtube.com/check out?v=2kpE7rz80yM

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