The Metal Insight Podcast #
Dave Lombardo left Slayer to play moody post grunge. What gives?Hear him explain all in our podcast
He’s the metal legend who’s gone from the tight aggression of Slayer – to a new band channelling the power trios of the 60s.
Let’s face it, none of you guys need any introduction to this legend of drumming.
What’s interesting though is what Dave Lombardo is doing now. His new band Philm really deserves a listen. They’re a tight three piece who fuse metal, grunge and a certain amount of ambience into a sound that’s full of dark atmosphere.
Dave chatted with me about what this new music means to him, and how it all came about.
Philm Me In – Where To Start?
Many metallers wont necessarily have heard Philm yet, but you’re in luck – they’ve only put out two albums to date.
Their first, ‘Harmonic’, got critical acclaim and featured the song I’ve used in the podcast – it’s called ‘Held In Light’, and it’s a good example of the band’s dynamic range.
Just at the end of last year though they released ‘Fire From The Evening Sun’, a much more ambitious and deeper record.
Both are chock full of those watery guitar tones and incredible bass playing. Dave is right when he talks about this band harking back to the classic power trios – what Philm have going on here really is a distilled energy that really punches through.
Philm play the The Button Factory, Dublin on Tues March 10. Dave Lombardo will also do a drum masterclass in the Voodoo, Belfast on April 2.
-Podcast by Earl Grey ::: 07/04/15