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» From "When All Light Dies in the setlist? New album drop B?" // May 28, 2009 10:09:10 AM UTC
Well, some of you may be musicians, some may not.
But I say this from a musicians point of view. Different tunings open up different riff ideas. They also inspire musicians.
It's not always about "how heavy" it can be. A lot of early Bay area thrash metal (Metallica, duh!) was in standard tuning because it sounded tight and the riffs were original. Bands start drop tuning so they can make up new riffs and such. Sounding heavier is just an added bonus. Lots of contemporary bands drop tune because lots of riffs in standard E can be claimed to sound like another riff, etc.
A prime example of this is Lamb Of God. Their new album is mostly in Drop Db. They did so many albums in dropped D that they must have ran out of ideas.
And I think you guys are looking way too much into this. It's only a possibility. I think dropped B could sound hella tight if they can do it on a 7 string guitar. Think about it!