Your niche genre of the day: black jazz metal

There are plenty of corners of the metal universe where things have evolved and mutated into exotic and unexpected forms. Here’s another sub-genre for that bucket: black jazz metal. Performed while wearing masks, of course.

Introducing Imperial Triumphant, a trio from New York, who do…well, this. Give it a chance and you might find it kinda cool. I did.

If you’re curious, there’s a new album entitled Alphaville coming up next month. Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Your niche genre of the day: black jazz metal

  • June 26, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Sounds like a death metal vocalist sitting in on a Mogwai gig – awesome!


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