So it’s been while since I’ve posted anything one here, but I’ve been working on a few different projects and blogs lately, and haven’t had much of any finished projects I felt worthy of posting on here until recently.
I’d like to introduce my newest project Nail Grinder. The idea behind this project is to explore the more metal elements of my song writing. Basically I’ve come to realize that my death metal growl is by far better than my singing voice, so I’m trying to develop my extreme metal song writing skills to better suit my screams and growls. The name of the project comes from me grinding the top of my finger nail off at work a couple of weeks ago. I spent four or five days researching band name ideas, and every cool sounding metal name I could come up with seemed to be taken by some obscure black metal band. Nail Grinder was the first idea I came up with, that wasn’t taken by anyone, so I decided to go with that. I also chose this name because then it wouldn’t necessarily pigeonhole me into any particular sub genre of metal, allowing me to explore black metal, death metal, thrash metal, grindcore, stoner metal, or what ever comes to mind while I’m trying different ideas out.
This first song ‘Ogdy’ was is me trying the whole black metal thing out, though the end result doesn’t really sound much like black metal to me, but that was the starting point of the song. The lyrics are adaption of a Evenki chant, inspired by the Tunguska event of 1908. If you are not familiar with the Tunguska event, go check it out, it’s rather fascinating.
Anyway I have a number of songs already written for this project, and will hopefully be able to record and release them over the next few weeks.
Until then, enjoy.