Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Finntroll - Häxbrygd


Band:  Finntroll
Song:  Häxbrygd
Album:  Blodsvept (2013)
Genre:  Folk Metal

Honestly, I don't know why I don't post more Folk Metal.  I feel like it's something a lot of people can reach some sort of middle ground on, ya know?  Like, it still has screaming in it, but all in all the music itself is a lot more tame and "tolerable" than most Metal stuff tends to be, yeah?  Plus I feel like the best way to introduce somebody to a band is to make them watch a solid music video.

When I first heard these guys, it was this video.  My brother and I were watching a mountain of Folk Metal music videos and this one happened to come up.  Fell in love instantly.

Remember, visuals count a ton when showing people new music.



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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G. - Dead Wrong


Artist:  Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Eminem
Song:  Dead Wrong
Album:  Born Again (1999)
Genre:  Rap
Language:  Strong

So I've been working on an old school sounding rap beat today a little.  It's nothing like the style of this song, but it's heading in this direction.

While Biggie never actually met Eminem, nor did they even record the verses in the same year, they work so well together.  I'm really sad that Big died before he could really hit his career stride, but we still have a pile of solid music from him, yeah?



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Sunday, August 20, 2017

3 Doors Down - Kryptonite


Band:  3 Doors Down
Song:  Kryptonite
Album:  The Better Life (2000)
Genre:  Rock

As a general rule I think Radio Rock is bad.  However, I have a story attached to this song.

Back when I was a wee lad and not too well informed on such things we were listening to music at a Christian day camp I worked at.  We were trying to pick a song to play as the kids came up to the area where we did skits.  One of the guys suggested we play Kryptonite and he was greeted with a, "We can't do that, that song is about how Superman is better than Jesus!"  Everyone was all "No it's not", but I was too young to know better.

Looking back, it was really freaking obvious that the song is not at all about that.  Like, nothing at all implies that.  I don't know how I didn't pick up that the most sarcastic guy was joking, but I didn't.  I listened to this song like, 5 times, trying to figure out where he talked about Superman being better than Jesus before I realized the joke.  I wasn't the most clever child.



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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sabaton - Night Witches


Band:  Sabaton
Song:  Night Witches
Album:  Heroes (2014)
Genre:  Power Metal

This'll be the last post containing any of the bs from my vacation, I promise.

I'm kinda pumped is all since I don't often run into metalheads out and about, and even less frequently do I find ones that we connect immediately on a band.  Well we as a group were walking back to my friends apartment and this dude, Dave, mentions that when he saw Sabaton he stood in a line that went like, down 3 or more blocks.  We happened to walk right past where he had been standing.

This caused me to tell him about when I had seen them in Cleveland and we shot the breeze about Sabaton for a bit.  We both agree they're one of the best live acts we'd ever seen and we traded favorite songs back and forth.  I was gonna post the song he had said was one of his favorites, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was.  It was on Carolus Rex though, and was one of the ones that was in Swedish.



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Friday, August 18, 2017

House Of Pain - Jump Around


Group:  House Of Pain
Song:  Jump Around
Genre:  Hip Hop
Album:  House Of Pain (1992)
Language:  Mild

Speaking of bands that I heard while out and about, I was hitting up a Goodwill helping a friend get some furniture and this song was playing over the system.  Now I'm gonna be straight up honest, I had no clue these dudes were white, much less that they were Irish.  The more ya know, eh?

Fun song though, so enjoy!  Btw, I'm back home in solid internet land, so that's fantastic.



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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You


Artist:  Ed Sheeran
Song:  Shape Of You
Album:  Divide (2017)
Genre:  Pop Acoustic

So while I'm in a coffee shop for the free Wi-Fi I figure I may as well just do some stuff with the songs that are playing over the system.

Cause like, while I may not care for Ed Sheeran he's not a bad musician and does deserve a little bit of a shout out for just being not total trash.  Like, I don't hate all of his music, but I also won't go and listen to him of my own volition very often.  I mostly blame the fact that I'm heavily entrenched in my avoidance of mainstream music as much as I can manage.

Since this is his big current single, obviously it's being played to death right now.  Still though, since it's not trash I hereby give it to you to enjoy.



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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Imagine Dragons - Believer


Band:  Imagine Dragons
Song:  Believer
Album:  Evolve (2017)
Genre:  Indie Rock

My string of no internet continues strong!  It's been frustrating, but at least I have the fun of offline video games and hanging out with some cool peeps.  Mostly been playing boatloads of Terraria though, cause that's the bomb.

Here we've got another backup song because of it, so let's goooo

I heard this song last year when they were running that dope little thing with the music video challenge.  Or maybe it was early this year?  Can't really remember honestly and I don't care to research it.

Anyway though, they handed out a mountain of video footage and this song asking people to throw something together.  Having just obtained some access to Adobe's video software you'd better believe that I signed right up for that.  I didn't end up finishing at all, but that doesn't matter cause it was a blast to play around with.

Also the song is rather enjoyable too, so that's a double win, eh?



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