Time for some Sax-driven Black Metal?

Ihsahn (no, I don’t know how you’re supposed to pronounce it either) are the band I discovered too late in the year for their excellent album “After” to make my Best of 2010 list. You’d never have thought adding jazz sax to metal would work, but it does. Some definite hints of “Red”-era King Crimson in the mix somewhere, I think. Too many people (not necessarily RR-ets) love to sneer at metal as dumb music for Beavis and Butthead types, but I feel music like this is a lot more creative and challenging than many other more fashionable genres.

And I downloaded the album (legally!) from mFlow for £1.60! – costs a bit more now since mFlow’s sale has ended.