Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Are Arctic Monkeys heavy metal?

They've been developing a new, harder-hitting sound since the release of their fourth album 'Suck It And See'. They've even been selected to play at Metallica's Orion Festival this summer. But are the Arctic Monkeys heavy metal? Lars Ulrich seems to think so...

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich defended the decision to invite the band to perform at the Orion music festival. He told the magazine "for me, having the Arctic Monkeys on there is big. I think they're heavy metal disguised as an indie band."

Ulrich even went as far as comparing the band to Canadian prog icons Rush, claiming that he feels there is "almost a Rush element" in 'Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But...'.

So what do you think? Are Arctic Monkeys a heavy metal band in disguise? Is there a hint of Rush in 'Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But...'? Let us know.

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