NERDRAGE ALERT: MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT / STEVEN WILSON COLLABO WILL NOT BE METAL!
The Mikael Åkerfeldt + Steven Wilson collabo project dubbed Storm Corrosion has been fueling Internet boners for months (years?) already. Two of prog metal’s great writers together in one band! Blackwater Park Part II! Imagine all the possibilities!
But Wilson dropped a bomb sure to deflate many a stiffy in a recent interview with StarsDie.com [via Metal Injection], in which he revealed that the first Storm Corrosion record — gasp! — will not be very heavy at all:
It’s very hard to describe this music as it is so different from most things around right now (at least as far as I know). I said it was the ‘opposite of metal’ because I think a lot of people might have assumed from the two people involved that this would be some kind of progressive/metal thing, but in fact it’s quite a minimal album with a lot of space and beauty, orchestral and organic, hardly any drums and no distorted guitars — ‘twisted beautiful’ is the best way I can describe it.
Oh no!!! No distorted guitars!! No growled vocals!! NOT EVEN ANY DRUMS!!!!! NOT METAL. Herpaderpa derp derp. I can just feel the IMN nerd rage percolating behind your keyboards from here. Spill it all in our comments section as per usual.