As I explained in a blog article about the keyboard-only album back then, I love the energy of heavy metal music but have often felt "outside the circle" being a keyboard player rather than a shredding guitarist or breakneck drummer. The album, in which I played every note by hand on a keyboard, was an exploration otherwise. Embedded below is a sample track.
At the time I thought I was a bit of a lone ranger, composing and performing heavy music solely on synth. I've just read the article "Unearthing The Metal Underground: The Synth Metal Scene" today, making me realise that there is indeed a whole scene of people into this music (interestingly, quite popular in Italy).
So what do you think - is it true that keyboard players CAN play metal?
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