Not Quite Metal?

Oblivion’s Nick Vasallo and Friction Quartet Explore the “Elements of Metal”


As its title suggests, “Elements of Metal,” the new composition by Oblivion vocalist Nick Vasallo, is not, itself, metal, but, rather, a classical piece inspired by metal. Although lacking the electric guitars of “Black Swan Event,” the “thrash metal concerto” Vasallo composed last year, the influence of metal on “Elements” will be readily apparent to any extreme music fan. There are sections of this that would make for some pretty righteous death metal riffs. Check it out:

Fun fact: the second part of “Elements of Metal” is subtitled “Omnes Perituri,” which is Latin for “All Shall Perish,” which, of course, is the name of the outfit that used to feature Vasallo’s Oblivion bandmate, Ben Orum, on guitar. Vasallo says the piece was originally written for ASP. That would have been interesting, no?

[via Metal Injection]

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