"Whoever the guy is, he’s amazing. My listening tastes are absolutely not in tune with the kind of music I make. The music that interests me is a bit weirder. “Defective Epitaph” (Hydra Head) has really far-out guitars; it’s not really lyrical. When I close my eyes and listen, I think of a heartbroken demon sitting beside these ashes in hell and really missing his girlfriend. It’s like romantic death metal. The aggressiveness of his guitar riffs can be quite brutal. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s really clever. His flow is so authentically black metal; he knows how to make it orchestral and gothic. I don’t know all the rules to metal, but he seems to kind of be above them. I think now he has a drummer — who’s not technically bad, because it’s speed metal, but the timing isn’t exactly perfect. It comes off as charming, because you can tell what the ideas are, like indie rock. They’re on top of their game."
Aw man Ryan Adams what're you talking about