Melodic daith metal
Melodic Daith Metal (cried Melodeath an aa) is a subgenre o daith metal which combines the melody o the New Wave o Breetish Hivy Metal (NWOBHM) wi the intensity o daith metal. The genre is cried Gothenburg Metal an aa, a reference tae the ceety in Swaden whaur it originatit. Oreeginally the genre combined the harmony style an groove melodies o traditional hivy metal wi the harsh thrashin soond an vocals o daith metal. Later the genre evolved due tae mony different influences, a notable evolution in the genre bein the addition o keyboards. Melodic daith metal contains mair melodic guitar riffs, melodic solos, an acoustic guitar work than traditional daith metal.
Credit for the creation o melodic daith metal is uisually gien tae the Gothenburg scene, no a specific baund. Unsurprisingly, it is no certaint wha baund oreeginally startit the Gothenburg soond, houever, it is widely acceptit that Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates an In Flames ar three major pioneers o the style; houever history yields that At the Gates began playin a muckle mair contemplative an "Neoclassical" style o daith metal in thair early years, vera comparable tae the Finnish act Demilich. It wisna till thair later albums (Slaughter of the Soul bein the maist commercially kent) when the Gothenburg soond wis recaptured. Some o the earliest releases o melodic daith metal can be tracked back tae the baund Grotesque, wi a demo released in 1988 an an EP in 1990. Grotesque existit for three short years, producin twa demos, a rehearsal tape, an EP an ane compilation album entitled In the Embrace of Evil. This appeared again in the form o a re-release split wi the early At the Gates EP entitled Gardens of Grief. Note that At the Gates wis startit bi umwhile members o Grotesque acause o the latter bein relatively unsuccessful.
In the late 1990s, mony melodic daith metal baunds changed thair style o playin bi addin mair melodic elements; mair melodic choruses an riffs an makin mair prominent uise o keyboards, an thair leerics, unlik daith metal, did no focus on daith, violence, gore, horror, or blood for the maist pairt.
During the mid tae late 2000s, certaint melodic daith metal baunds, sic as Blood Stain Child, Timecry, Silent Descent, Lost Eden, The Dawn Chose Orion, an Deadlock, began tae incorporate techno or trance beats an atmospheres intae thair muisic. This relatively yung style haes been tentatively referred tae as trance metal.
Maist melodic daith metal baunds ar frae the Scandinavian an Northren European regions, especially frae Swaden an Finland. Comin oot o Finland in the past decade hae been few uprisin baunds in the melodic daith metal genre, includin: Children of Bodom, Insomnium, Kalmah, Mors Principium Est an Norther. While no as mainstream in Denmark, melodic daith metal is popular in the unnergrund muisic scene, an some mair established daith metal acts, sic as Illdisposed, hae acquired a mair melodic soond forby. In recent years, the genre haes gained somewhat o a popularity boost, acquirin an increasin followin in North Americae, especially amang North American fans o the Scandinavian baunds which still pioneer the genre tae this day; modren metalcore an later deathcore takes influence o melodic daith metal wi baunds includin: DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour an Himsa.
Southern/Central Europe haes a growin scene an aa, wi baunds sic as Nightrage (Greece, Swaden, Finland, Belgium), Hollenthon (Austrick), Inactive Messiah (Greece) an Disarmonia Mundi (Italy) aw risin tae prominence in the scene, tho interestingly, maist baunds in central, continental Europe, seem tae hae incorporatit the mair symphonic elements that haes acome a popular aspect o European metal. Anither example is Eluveitie (Swisserland) which incorporates the "Gothenburg soond" wi fowk metal. Ither minor scenes hae begun emergin, especially in the oriental regions, sic as Japan, Turkey, UAE an Egyp. Baunds sic as Blood Stain Child (Japan) show this sma scene developin. Be'lakor frae Australie ar a great example an gatherin a lot o interest abroad an aa. Deus Ex Machina frae Singapore an thair interest abroad further reinforces this phenomenon.