If you happen to even skim the WMM every week, you’ll know that the current trend is all things rock or metal and that I am slowly moving into heavier music. And so this instalment of WMM will focus on, what wikipedia informs me is melodic death metal. Don’t be intimidated by the name, it’s music like any other (although some people might beg to differ). Granted, it’s not for everyone, but chances are that if you are reading this post you’ll probably be pissed or perhaps slightly tipsy. In which case the music doesn’t really matter, you’re just looking for something to do. And now that I have foolishly informed the few of my readers that they are all drunken ignorants, let’s commence music.
Starting with a band whose music manages to radiate incredible energy while sounding slightly melancholic, but never descending into self-pitying and still remaining incredibly heavy. The songs are also very melodic, with a lot of acoustic guitar transitions that strangely don’t come across as forced. Enough of my blabbering, Mortal Share by Insomnium.
I wouldn’t exactly put the next two bands into the melodic death metal category (or whatever) and even Wikipedia is slightly confused about this. But genres don’t matter that much to me, so here is some (apparently) folk metal. Treacherous Gods by Ensiferum.
Eluveitie are so unique I can’t even begin to describe them. They’re from Switzerland and they play amazing folk metal. There.
- Amon Amarth are good.
- They are named after Mount Doom from Middle-earth.
- Their music makes for awesome Beat Hazard levels – proof (warning, do not watch if you suffer from any kind of epilepsy).
That’s it for this week. I promise to wrap up this monstrosity soon. Soonish. Probably.
Don’t drink and play LoL! It gets you banned…