Vaura at Bowery Ballroom
Describing the different sub-genres of Metal is not exactly my forte, but I guess for once I have to. Vaura are a sort of like a prog metal band slowed down a bit. The result is trippier and approaches the sound of shoegaze bands like MBV (which is how they got on this bill, presumably). Even without looking at the lead singer's guitar, though, you can still tell it's metal. Just listen to the super-heavy drumbeats, or the guitar-led parts which sound like a normal metal band (Megadeth came to mind a couple of times, which doubtless illustrates how little I know about metal). The point is that Vaura is metal first, but with hints of shoegaze.