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Big Oaf

Big Oaf is a trio featuring guitarist and singer Crew Gibbs with his brother Graham

playing drums and Matt Whiteside playing bass. One writer on Bandcamp opined: “Big

Oaf is the band with a name you just gotta love because it matches the stride of their

swagger.” The music made by the brothers who live in Atlanta and Matt who lives

here in Chattanooga is death metal. As defined by Wikipedia, death metal is an

extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It typically employs heavily distorted and

low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking;

deep growling vocals; aggressive, powerful drumming, featuring double kick and blast

beat techniques; minor keys or atonality; abrupt tempo, key, and time signature

changes; and chromatic chord progressions. The lyrical themes of death metal may

include slasher-film-style violence, political conflict, religion, nature, philosophy, true crime & science fiction.