There aren't too many bands making hard, challenging, composed music these days. Not outside of metal anyway. And I think it might be partly due to the economic realities of today. It's hard to justify spending months composing and practicing complex songs, and the time to record them, when a rapidly diminishing number of records will ever sell for money. And so if you're into edgy and challenging music you're pretty much going to have to settle for bands that can toss off a few improvised albums in a weekend.
Thank the dark one that at least we have Satanized. (please note, there is also a black metal band named Satanized, from Turkey, who are actually pretty cool too, but this is the noise-rock band from Philadelphia) Satanized throw the following into the musical blender: tech-metal chops, noise-rock attitude, math-rock composition, and guitar tone that makes Big Black sound sweet & warm. I just got to see them play at Public Assembly in Brooklyn and it was a wild show too, in large part due to vocalist Andrew who comes from the David Yow school, becoming a lurching, yowling, and progressively unclothed madman while the rest of the super-tight band blasts away behind him. From this description you probably already know if you're in or out, but if you think you're in, check out some video and an mp3 beyond the "Continue reading" link ...
Satanized have a new album out on Skin Graft Records called "Technical Virginity" - which the following track comes from:
They just wrapped up a tour so if you missed them, my condolences, and just be sure not to make that mistake twice.