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Below is our complete Le Scimmie news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Le Scimmie Streaming New Song

Instrumental act Le Scimmie has released a new song online for streaming. Check out the new track "Habanero" in the player below, or download the track for free over at the Le Scimmie bandcamp page here. You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "L'Oblio Mistico" at this location.

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Le Scimmie Posts New Music Video

After previously posting a music video for the song "Dromomania," instrumental act Le Scimmie has now uploaded another video clip online. Check out the music video for "L’Oblio" in the player below. You can also find Metalunderground.com's review of the "Dromomania" release here.

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Unearthing The Instrumental Metal Underground

In this week’s edition of the Unearthing the Metal Underground column we’ll take a look at three bands that all defy one of the most basic and recognizable traits of extreme metal – a strong vocal presence. These bands feature musicians who have ditched the front man to let their instruments do all the screaming, crooning, whispering, chanting, and shouting.

Whether as a conscious decision, or simply due to the lack of a talented vocalist who can match the music, these three lesser known bands all show that metal doesn’t need grunts or shrieks to tear off faces and shatter ear drums. Without a vocal element, the musicians have the opportunity to bring many different sounds to the forefront that are easily lost by other bands, creating a completely different experience than the standard thrash or death metal track.

Odyssey

Spokane based three piece Odyssey is an instrumental act by choice, having no use for vocals getting in the way of the instrumentation. Don’t let that fact make you think the music doesn’t sing, however, as the long tracks are filled to the brim with technical showcases and progressive transitions that paint a picture in the head just as well as a vocalist could conjure with either clean singing or growling.

Odyssey has very clear influences from the technical metal giants, as well as some of the more well known progressive acts, but the music is more about the journey than the label found at the destination. Any given song can have any number of stylistic shifts, and even throws in a sound reminiscent of metalcore or deathcore from time to time, while keeping everything together into a unified whole.

To hear what Odyssey has to offer, you can check out the entire “Schematics” EP (reviewed here), which is available for streaming through the group’s Bandcamp page, or read our interview with the trio at this location. The songs “Iconoclast” and “Ascendance,” from the debut “Objects in Space” album, can also be heard in the clips below.

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Le Scimmie Posts "Dromomania" Video

Italian duo Le Scimmie has posted a music video online for the title track off the band's "Dromomania" album. You can check out the clip below.

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