If we want to get picky, I think I would put them in the post-rock, progressive metal genre (if there is such a thing...). Interpreter is really working to creative innovative and fresh music. Not willing to be bound by a set formula for their sound, they are creating something fresh. I can honestly say their songs are the longest I've ever recorded :) We recorded a full record worth of material that will be artfully broken into 6 tracks. While much of the music is "in your face" metal, they have embedded within their songs some beautiful moments of peaceful ambience.
We had fun creating the textures for this record. Starting with large, "rock and roll" sounding drums and building from there. Much to my delight, Ryan (the drummer) wasn't content to use the typical Metal drum sounds (mostly triggered and artificial sounding). So we went for large and natural sounding drum tracks. We built Stephen's bass tone by using his amp and simultaneously tracking his bass through our 1969 Marshall head. He uses a bunch of effects to create his tone and we had fun experimenting. In the end we used the Caroline Guitar Company Wave Cannon as the foundation for his overdriven tone, adding reverb and delay for the ambient sections. For Timmy's guitar tracks we recorded pretty much every take through both his Egnater Renegade head and our Marshall head. The two together were enormous sounding. We had fun with my new Wet Stereo Reverb pedal during the ambient parts. Paul's vocal sound was really pretty straight forward. This guy has an amazing voice for screaming/yelling. He literally did most of the vocals for the record in one take. I added a touch of saturation with my Devil Loc plugin and a bit of reverb and he did the rest!
Each of the four of these guys are incredibly talented and committed to their craft. Ryan, Stephen, Timmy and Paul... I'll miss you guys!