-Mountain Home, AR
-We tell "stories."
So many changes.
We’re, uhhh, doing well, I think.
It’s fair to say that we’re doing better than we ever were previously.
That being said…
Is it real?
…Is it a mere rumor?
Writing is going well enough.
I (Blaze) have been helping out a lot more in the writing process.
(Really, I’ve just been helping with guitar. More note choice than anything though..)
Nonetheless! I’m very excited by the prospect of having a larger role in the creation of our music.
Jason has been working to create a more ‘complete’ sound. You know, he’s been focusing on the more melodious aspect of music, hoping to create something really profound.
Dewey has been doing the same in his own way, though, admittedly, he and Tomis DoThings have been working more on these ridiculous grooves and have really have made some very interesting sounds.
I’ve also been working with some more experimental vocal whatnots.
It’s neat. I think you’ll all like what I have to offer well enough.
You know, progressive metal is strange.
It really can sound like virtually anything.
I mean, there are some bands out there that attempt to get away with playing a completely different genre of music and pass it off as ‘progressive.’
I won’t deny that, yes, they are being very progressive in many ways usually, and it can be very good at times.
But, some of it isn’t really what I would call “metal.”
(Drygva’s newest release is a brilliant example of foreign elements combined with Metal. I…love folk-metal. So much.. I mean, watch this if you have time, really, : http://youtu.be/N6NSIMlvexg )
To be truthful, I would say that the worst aspect of this genre also happens to be best one in my self-educated, half-assed opinion, and that is that it can, so varied.
I mean, think about it from not only a musician’s perspective, but from the perspective of anyone who participates in some artistic form of creation; given the ability to do anything, what do you do?
And, when you know what you want, how do you do it? How do you bring it to life? How do you make it so that it sounds every bit the way it did when you were conceptualizing it?
There comes with that certain limitations of money and time to be spent.
-Time spent laboring over a mix
-Training your voice to do things you weren’t aware it could do.
Really, prog-metal is incredible in that way. It forces you to expand yourself to a wonderful degree.
But, then, I suppose the same can be said of many other forms of music, can’t it?
I’m sorry, this is very incoherent.
I know that this is all very obvious and needn’t really be said, but this is the Okami-blog and if I want to blither on for a moment, well, that’s what I’ll do.
Oh, also, we’re working on a second EP while we’re working on our first… Does that make sense at all? No?
Well, it doesn’t to us either. Our second EP should actually be out before the first one… Which, I guess, actually makes it the first EP. Whatever.
We intend for it to be out before the election.
We’ve decided to call it “Broken Empire.”
Care to take a guess as to what that’s referencing? Eh? Eh? No?
As you can see, I’ve updated the Tumblr.
We’re going to be using it more.
Or,…I will. Whatever.
It’s going to be neat.
I think you’ll enjoy it.
It takes a while, I’ve realized, to do these things.