08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Traces of Mastodon, Neurosis, Breach... some pretty heavy messed up shit. Not really my cup of tea, being that the breakdowns and pace-changing progressive elements tend to distract me from the listening experience and the noise aspect makes it incredibly difficult to sit through at times. But it's ugly enough to command my attention for a few moments here and there.
If you're looking for some experimental sludge with a really harsh vibe and coarse production, this is definitely worth looking into.