Nick Sollecito, on 03 August 2011 - 04:44 PM, said:
Yeah, I was never (and still am not) a metal guy. I just had the idea to start a metal band one day cause I never had played it. I was best friends with one of the best metal singers, I knew a great metal guitar player, and I had a great drummer that can adopt to anything, so I figured, why not? My approach to metal was very unconventional. Metal changed the way I listen to lots of music and also influenced me in other genres. I have definitely been adding more polyrhythmic stuff in my power trio and pop/rock progect. Actually, my metal band (it's The Empire Shall Fall, btw) is what really taught me how to hear/feel polyrhythms. I knew how to play in odd times before, but not as intricately.
As far as playing in TDH influencing my playing, I think anything I have done has influenced my playing. I had been a fan of TDH for a while, so just because I liked them to begin with, they had influenced me in ways, I am sure. I am not sure what ways they have or will influence me, but I'm sure it's there. One thing is for sure, I like making music a lot more conceptual, these days. I almost feel like all releases should be conceptual.
thanks for the reply. i think that last line really explained better what i was trying to get at, as in writing more conceptual music instead of the norm. you just put it in much better words than i did.
i'll definitely go check out your other band. see you in dallas on the 23rd.