I never did and never will do drugs.
With some of the music I get in my mailbox, this is a disadvantage.
Take for example ‘How the World Came to an End’ by Norwegians Manes. Their music combines noise, dance and a touch of goth feel. Metal it isn’t, although it almost qualifies in some parts (most notably in the beginning of the opening track, Deeprooted), which, in a way, is alright.
If any of you remember Tricky’s quite extraordinary album ‘Maxinquave’ from 1994, then the best comparison I can come up with for the feel conjured up on ‘How the World Came to an End’ is to the post-industrial trip-hop gloom on said album – only with a slightly noisier and harder edge.