Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Oakland progressive metal outfit Anisoptera showcases 10 of their personal favorites and influences, which ranges from Animals as Leaders to Frank Zappa. The band said the following of the playlist:
“From shredding guitar widdleys to grooving death metal and orchestral mania, we love it all. Insane tech fiends like Necrophagist and Soreption there’s no greater source if you’re looking for speed.
As suckers for head bobbing grooves and proggy time changes who better to listen to than Animals as Leaders and Beyond Creation, while both remain heavy and complex, they share a similar aptitude for originality.nThe heavy jams have always been close at heart with greats like Gojira, Deftones, Gorguts, and Cattle Decapitation all in which have their own raw emotive power, vocal driven melodies, and hard hitting riffs.
Meanwhile, as the backbone to our true core with outside of the box methods and weird noises,we have the likes of Frank Zappa and Diablo Swing Orchestra that define what going all out means.”
Check it out below.