The beauty of music is that inspiration can come from a wide variety of sources, and be appropriated in ways you may never have considered.
Rise Of The Northstar: Cartoon Fretwork
Meet French band Rise Of The Northstar - masters of animation and hardcore
For example, have you ever thought that crushing crossover thrash may have been inspired, not by the Big 4, but by Japanese manga movies? Sounds odd, but it’s the main source for the hardcore/metal/hip hop hybrid of France’s Rise Of The Northstar.
“We are inspired by manga,” explains vocalist Vithia. “Because it tells you to be tenacious, to have courage, it teaches you the value of friendship. All of those things are integral to the ethos of Rise Of The Northstar.”