Dominique Lapointe (bassist for Beyond Creation)
I have a bunch of draft posts that I started a long time ago which need to be finished. This one is from 12/01/2011.
Dominique “Forest” Lapointe is the bass player for Beyond Creation, a technical/progressive death metal band from Quebec. He also plays bass for Atheretic (1999-, link is in German) and has played for Augury (2001-2010) and Quo Vadis (2003-2008). AND he’s left-handed (like me)! A full list of bands that he’s participated in can be found here:
Beyond Creation – Omnipresent Perception (bass)
Augury – Simian Cattle (bass)
[edit 02.21.15] I started writing this 3 years ago and never finished. Bleh. Well, on the plus side, there’s more info available about Dominique (Dominic) on the internet now. Here’s a thread that I found on Talkbass where they discuss him a little. The person who started the thread was a student of his, which must have been an amazing experience.
I’m glad to see that the general consensus on Talkbass is that he’s an excellent player whose sound is a core characteristic of the bands that he’s part of. Of course, they might be a bit biased, because they’re all bassists as well, but I have a similar bias, myself. 😉 Here’s a short bio about him from Ricburn Media, a Canadian media relations company that seems focused on musicians:
Forest is known as a highly-skilled fretless 6-string player, in the vein of Steve DiGiorgio and Jeroen Thesseling. His playing is noted for being melodic and his precision and articulation are also lauded. Here’s a link to a bass playthrough video for the song Elusive Reverence, as posted on no treble. There were a lot of praises spoken about his tapping. It looks like a lot of the commenters on no treble don’t care for the vocal style though. I’m a huge fan of death metal, so its one of the things I look for, but to each their own.
Here are some more links to articles about Dominic from no treble. In general, there are a lot of people who simply don’t like metal, and in particular, extreme styles, like death. Its interesting to me, because I haven’t come across this in a long time in person, but then, the internet is a big place.
This entry was posted on February 21, 2015 by vishalicious. It was filed under Bass Guitar, Bass Players and was tagged with Atheretic, Augury, bass, Bass Guitar, Beyond Creation, death metal, Dominic Lapointe, Dominique Lapointe, Metal, Music, Quo Vadis.