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Like the Black Angels.
I need more of this kind of stuff, cheers.
that's what we're going after here, kids... thrill me.
or am i playing this wrong?
as it is, yes, you're playing it wrong.
thrill me, thrill me
Bearing in mind that "cool" and "menacing" are extremely broad, I'd say Sunn0))) and Barn Owl were both in their element here. Not "cool" in the conventional sense, but "cool" if you like their music, which is indeed notably menacing.
them two couldn't menace me
first 2 or 3 albums.
Did you see some interviews with them? Did you see some live performances with them? Did you see their artwork?
They fit perfectly to "Cool bands with a cool menacing-air about them". Not menacing like Rammstein or Motorhead, just enough cool menacing-air.
they have an air of 'trying too hard to be cool and have a menacing air about them' about them.
Iconic picture: http://www.curve.co.uk/images/tdpics/curvemain.jpg
Dean Garcia & Antoinette 'Toni' Halliday rock.
Of course, Garbage:
Shirley Manson always seems cool & a bit menacing. Esp. when Garbage performs live. I've seen them live last year and they really rocked.
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Pixies? menacing? Certainly cool and very strange, but I wouldn't say menacing.
BEAK> - Wulfstan II
Weekend - Monday Morning/Monongah, WV (amazing video, which adds to the menacing vibe, for two songs from their album, Sports)
The Soft Moon - Breathe The Fire
The Soft Walls - Black Cat
Women - China Steps
and Liars (obviously) - Scissor
there's something slightly unhinged about them.
What about Throbbing Gristle? (btw, I don't like this band)
So did the Dandy Warhols.
Yeah, I'd say Throbbing Gristle too, and obviously Suicide, Coil, The Leather Nun and all that lot.
Yeah, Rammstein have never been menacing- Laibach, on the other hand...
Karate - There Are Ghosts
Well, the 2 brothers did, anyway.
Didn't listen to the last one, but they're demoing for the new one, apparently.
I agree that they're awful now though.
the Wu-Tang Clan
doesn't make for an easy sample track.
please link or I will deem this post as 'unresponsive'.
On the right track, but thought song was average at best, sorry.
But please recommend Beak record, thx.
Proper lads, proper tunes.
'The band are playing venues right now.'
Quite different in sound to many of the suggestions mentioned so far but fit the description of cool and menacing quite well.
The Warlocks (particularly around the time they released Heavy Deavy Skull Lover)
I'd also defnitely recommend the single they put out late last year Mono/Kenn. Give (almost) everything of theirs a listen here: http://beak.bandcamp.com/
Death in Vegas
The Velvet Underground
Primal Scream for a very brief period when Xtrmntr came out, that faded quickly though.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds yet?
what is wrong with you all
had it momentarily back there
sisters of mercy
It can't get more menacing than this
COIL know how to destroy Angels. How to paralyse. Imagine the world in a bottle. We take the bottle, smash it, and open your throat with it. I warn you we are Murderous. We massacre the logical revolts. We know everything! We know one thing only. Absolute existence, absolute motion, absolute direction, absolute Truth. NOW, HERE, US.
That was from the 1st Coil press release.
Esp. because of their singer, Ian Brown.
are not menacing
So much arrogance.
also Ink & Dagger
who I stumbled on yesterday. Sound a bit like Bauhaus.
Laibach? Ill give you Laibach...
definitely have something very cool about them - more of an arty cool than a trendy cool but very cool nonetheless
the Cure are awkward as fuck, that's what makes them so amazing
their new album doesn't really do menace so much as grandeur though.
Converge on the other hand
Cop Shoot Cop
Have you heard Teenage Graves? Brainbombs and Totalitar bassist's other band, proper Stooges worshipping scuzz:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCKMwEOio9s
i know theyre not too popular on dis these days but i saw them in edinburgh in november and it was a pretty intimidating and menacing show, but with some really great music. not entirely sold on the new album tho.
The Lost Rivers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fELqBO6g5Q4
The Soft Moonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5By-64c_ao
Dead Skeletons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsyrOGRxF0E
Black Mountian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VElg2CNpJSY
White Hills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms51eH-S19o
Radar Men From The Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIHPn08-r2I
Completely forgot about that.
compared to non-Vice/Pitchfork/instragramwave punk and hardcore bands?
Esp. Robert Smith & their guitarist
Many, many times
10 years ago.
(when the mood takes 'em)
Clinic is totally creepy... :)
which I did not love. *shrugs* Hope it was my mood, my overly critical response to Cobain-like "don't use a gun"/the-singer-doth-protest-too-much trope...and that new album strikes me better.
*listens to clip*
Will investigate. Recommend a record?
Death Of Six By Seven should be announcing gigs soon.
Fantastic, jaw dropping album.