Re: Disma, Dead Congregation, Funebrarum, Ignivomous, Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum, Blaspherian, etc.
I'm glad these guys know how to write coherent songs, don't showboat their production/technical ability, and hold the better stuff of the 80s and early 90s in high regard, but in most cases I'm still left wanting more. It's been said elsewhere, but none of these bands play with the same of sense of wonder, or take the same risks the originators did. Listening to Immolation's song "Dawn of Possession" song, the melodic hammered lead-in to Vigna's solo strikes me as a beautiful, but somewhat awkward departure from music that otherwise sounds fairly close to straightforward DM. The daring of its inclusion is something that may be lost to newer artists, because of the way it transcends the fixed concept they have of the old school, while remaining musical and not a mere novelty ("grindcore with flutes").
Questions: Does anyone else feel dissatisfied with the above artists, or related bands (Mefitic, Vasaeleth, Encoffinated... [insert list here])? Will they manage to grow and successfully develop their sound beyond what they knowingly emulate, or are they destined to amass discographies which, at best, successfully rehash a paradigm which seems to have been (basically) already fully explored?
(As an aside, the above bands I'm most impressed with are Cruciamentum and Ignivomous, and I'm looking forward to the new Disma.)