Woah! I almost forgot to update this wonderful music blog... it would be a shame if I missed a daily update so early in the game, yeah? Well, today I have some very metal music for you all. You know me as an electronica kind of guy but, as evidenced by my previous posts, I do like venturing out into genres that are somewhat unknown to me. Like a blind man finally seeing a double rainbow (oh my God it is so beautiful!) I find myself awed at times with the gems I find amongst the chaff of other genres. Allow me to enlighten you:
Machinae Supremacy- Gimme More (SID)
Machinae Supremacy is a metal band. However, they are a metal band with a twist: in their songs they use chiptune-like influences and various Commodore 64-esque sounds in a subtle manner to heighten how insanely hard they rock. I like all the songs they have produced thus far and my only complaint with them is that I find the lead singer to have a slightly whiny and high pitched voice. Despite that he sings well and true- an ardent vocalist he is, no doubt- and the song lyrics are your standard metal affair. The very subtle influences of other genres that they include in their songs is what really makes this band a gem in my eyes and, hopefully, a diamond in yours. (Note: I had no idea that this was a cover of a Britney Spears song into just recently. I am amazed that they were able to take a song from the likes of her and make it into something so ridiculously awesome. Not that I have some sort of unbidden hate towards Britney Spears, it's just that I think she is completely insane and her music makes me want to injure myself.)
Blind Guardian- The Bard's Song
Blind Guardian is what one might say is more of a "proper" metal group. Curious, then, why I chose one of their songs that are decidedly un-metal, no? I simply love The Bard's Song. In a group that produces some of the most adrenaline pumping power-rifts, crazy drum solos, and deep vocals I find that this song of theirs really shows that they are willing to venture out into other areas while still keeping a very identifiable and skillful bend to their music. The guitar work in this work of theirs is beautiful and expertly done while the singing is utterly powerful and moving. I must insist that you venture forth and listen to their more metal endeavors as they are an amazing showcase of masterful work in that area.
And with that, I bid all adieu as I must submit to that cruel, terrible, and yet utterly beautiful mistress known as sleep. She calls me with such fervor that if I were to set down my head on this glass desk I fear I would wake up in an era unknown to me. An era where sex with robots is all but common and most of the population is stuck in a virtual reality as they waste away... so... sad...
As always, stay in remembrance of your past and excitement of your future!