The Ongoing Concept is a hidden gem of the metal world. They mesh together multiple genres seamlessly while still holding on to the essence of their metal identity. They are, straight up, interdisciplinary. Take “Feel” as an example of metal invading another genre. “Feel” is infused with funk, intentionally sassy echoes, driving guitar, and a fun overall… feel. Nice.
LP intro songs are great. They allow the band to introduce the concept of the album in a way that is often different from their normal sound. The short nature of intro songs provide an avenue in which to present deep and meaningful lyrics leaving the listener longing for more.
“An Epilogue as a Prologue” by I the Mighty is a prime example of the effectiveness of the intro song. Have a listen: