This is an “I’m taking a break from studying for exams to blog” post. Due to said exams I’ve been listening to a lot of music, even more than usual, because I cannot study in silence. A lot of this music has been, as you may guess if you’ve read my blog for a while, metal. I’ve noticed an interesting trend.
Almost every single metal band’s logo seems to be an attempted ambigram, with the last letter if not the whole name. Allow me to provide examples.
I could keep going, but I have calculus to study for. I just wish that bands could be as creative with their logos as with their music. I mean, they look badass and all, but it’s still a little bit cliche.
To possibly see Eths live, amongst the cream of the metal crop. Wacken Open Air Festival, for all you non-metal folks is basically a collection of the best metal bands of all subgenres for a weekend of complete mayhem. I was studying French when I came across this little gem (the group is French, it’s relevant. Slightly).
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned Eths before on here, but it’s something totally different to see them live. Too many metal vocalists are more bark than bite, but Candice delivers studio-quality vocals here. This is a show I would have gladly traded any of several body parts to go to.
I used to think that what kind of music you listened to really defined who you were as a person. Back in high school I had days when I felt Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, and 3 Days Grace really got me. I identified extremely heavily with that angsty genre of music. I felt that, if I could be so easily summed up by the music that I listened to, so could everyone else.
This idea stuck with me all the way through high school and into college. Hell, I still subconsciously made judgements on people based on their musical tastes. Someone tells me their a fan of country? They become a little bit more equated with rural, farming, horses, and cowboy hats. They’re a hip-hop junkie? They’re obviously more hood and gangsta than a white twig like me could ever hope to be. Read the rest of this entry →
Well, technically this song is Folk Metal. But they were my first introduction to the hurdy-gurdy outside of the Renaissance Festival, so they get the special distinction of their own subgenre of metal. If you’ve liked some of the other stuff I’ve posted in the last week or so then you will most likely dig this.
Although this song is in English, bonus points if you can name the now-dead language that Eluveitie normally sings in.
As you might be able to tell I’m on a bit of a Viking metal trip. Amon Amarth I discovered a little while ago and since has become my go-to group for workout music.
I promise I’ll start posting more ‘normal’ music soon. Maybe. Once I finish pretending to be a Viking. Hack, slash!
PS: How sick of a record label name is Metal Blade Records? Brutal.