Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ready for the thunder? Then bring me in a storm!

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!


  1. Thanks for the new stuff, very dramatic description of sleep brah

  2. Blind Guardian is truly not the Bieber of our times.

  3. Awesome music great post will follow.

  4. Very cool post bro !

  5. machine supremacy would be a brilliant electro remix


  6. This video isn't available in your country.

    You might want to think about linking the grooveshark version as well.
    Videos are nice but in some cases I - coming form germany - sadly can'T view them.
    There seems to be a loss of quality as well.
    If you don't know about grooveshark, get your ass over there - it's pretty awesome.

    Apart from that I love your picks and enjoyed almost all of them! Keep it up.

  7. cool vids bro keep up the posting

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  10. The beginning of the first song got me glued.

    Sounds awesome. :D

    Keep us posted!

  11. Definitely something different, but not to my tastes. Thanks for sharing, though!

  12. Why is your blog so fun to read? :)

  13. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one