Sitar Metal. It’s a thing. (They’re a thing?)
And it’s exactly what you’d expect.
The Sitar fronted historic collision of Indian Classical & Metal Music, SITAR METAL is the World’s first ever Classical –Metal fusion band fronted by the Limitless Indian Instrument ‘Sitar’, creating an extremely melodic, chaotic & vast soundscape to reckon with, that is both first of it’s kind & game changing.
I’ve just heard their song It All Ends Here, Vol. 2 on the radio and I don’t quite know what I’m doing right now. Gentle dream pop intro; massive, uncompromising metal drums and bass; mental… well… it’s a sitar, and it’s all over the top of it.
It’s available to download everywhere and to listen to here. And while it will sound like a cacophony of dreadfulness to most people, I urge you to give it a go. The marriage of the classical and unmistakable Indian instrument above a dirty, Western metal backdrop is… well… it’s quite something.
More of these unholy alliances and bizarre musical couplings, please.
P.S. A big shout out to Swastik Chakravarty for his Sound Designing and Electronic music. Crazy name. Crazy guy.