5-5-'11: Destroyer 666 - "Australian and Anti-Christ"
Well I blew a speaker listening to this too loudly, but dang it doesn't get much more metal than this.
5-4-'11: The Beatles - "With A Little Help From My Friends"
Sorry for the inconsistency. Anyways. Talk about songs with personal applications...
4-20-'11: Aeternus - "Sentinels of Darkness"
I know I've become really irregular with this and all but I felt compelled to post this as I've been obsessed with this album for the last three days or so.
4-8-'11: Jackson C. Frank - "I Want To Be Alone (Dialogue)"
One of the few folk musicians I really love. This song is so emotionally powerful in particular.
4-7-'11: Celtic Frost - "Procreation (Of The Wicked)"
What a cool song. A real headbanger.
4-6-'11: 40 Watt Sun - "Restless (Acoustic)"
Gah I love Patrick Walker.
4-5-'11: Inquisition - "Astral Path to Supreme Majesties"
Masters of the black metal riff, with some nice solos too.
4-4-'11: Opeth - "In Mist She Was Standing"
There's just something about this entire record. It's incredibly amateur yet so incredibly inspired. While the transitions may be rough, each component is nothing short of beautiful and epic.
3-29-'11-4-3-'11: Again, I listened to a fair bit of music but was a little preoccupied to think about this.
3-28-'11: Razor - "Take This Torch"
More legendary thrash.
3-27-'11: Infernäl Mäjesty - "None Shall Defy"
The best song off what's probably my 2nd favorite thrash album. EOS.
3-26-'11: Claude Debussy - "Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun"
I need more Debussy.
3-25-'11: Swans - "Song For Dead Time"
Normally I find it a little difficult to fully appreciate the beauty of their music when it's covered in the somewhat bland vocals (I'm sure this is heresy to the fans), so the female vocalist here definitely makes it an album highlight.
3-24-'11: Vali - "Doedens Evige Kall"
Only the best neofolk song ever. So sad.
3-23-'11: Tool - "No Quarter"
Used to be pretty much my favorite song like three or four years ago. I love what they did with that interlude and the passion Maynard puts into Robert Plant's choruses.
3-(21-22)-'11: Crazy couple of days, I don't remember listening to music.
3-20-'11: Sigur Ros - "Staralfur"
One of the most wonderful Sigur Ros songs - that strings section is especially beautiful.
3-19-'11: ColdWorld - "Escape"
Idk I think it's pretty.
3-18-'11: Townes Van Zandt - "St. John The Gambler"
One of the more sad and "metal" Townes songs, but stunningly beautiful.
3-17-'11: Angel Witch - "Baphomet"
I've been listening to the 7 minute version from Sinister History like crazy but this version is still pretty great. It's amazing that this was written around 1980-81, before Venom technically created extreme metal.
3-16-'11: Reverend Bizarre - "Cirith Ungol"
"the symbol of our DOOOOOOOOOOM!!!"....Reverend Bizarre have made one of the better album closers of all time here, and they really know how to bring a song to a climax, better than most "post metal" bands. The first half is a little slow I suppose for you non-doomsters but the second half is perfect.
3-15-'11: Neil Young - "Words (Between The Lines Of Age)"
3-14-'11: Dead Can Dance - "In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated"
This or Xavier, I can't figure out which is the best Dead Can Dance song. Either way it's wonderful.
3-13-'11: The Beatles - "In My Life"
I needed my favorite song ever today.
3-12-'11: Satan - "Pull The Trigger"
"Trial By Fire" may be the best NWoBHM song ever but this has been flooring me today. Classic heavy metal with a bit of a classic rock feel.
3-11-'11: Jackson Browne - "Late For The Sky"
Haven't listened to the whole album enough but this song is nearly perfect.
3-10-'11: Radiohead - "Exit Music (For a Film)"
Some days I really <3 Radiohead. One of the best off their best album here in my opinion.
3-9-'11: Quicksand Dream - "Road Goes Ever On"
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Classy new-ish epic heavy metal. Traces of Cirith Ungol, Pagan Altar, and While Heaven Wept.
3-8-'11: Tool - "Pushit"
Oh the love I used to have for this band.
3-7-'11: Led Zeppelin - "I Can't Quit You Baby"
I mean, obviously classic, but I didn't listen to a whole lot of music today.
3-6-'11: 40 Watt Sun - "Restless"
I might as well post Warning again. This is amazing. Pat Walker is truly the master of melancholy music.
3-5-'11: Summoning - "Elfstone"
Ultra-epic Tolkein Metal.
3-4-'11: Warning - "Watching From a Distance"
One of my favorite albums of all time and probably the saddest album ever, or tied with Skepticism's magnum opus for that title.
3-3-'11: October Falls - "Marras VI"
Not the best neofolk band, but I don't know how someone can listen to this and find it "boring" rather than beautiful.
3-2-'11: Johnny Cash - "Hurt"
Only been hittin me hard since I put it on my iPod, no big deal. I prefer the more mellow verses to the chorus, though.
3-1-'11: Fates Warning - "Guardian"
Best power ballad ever? I think so. Two absolutely stunning guitar solos too.
2-28-'11: Skepticism - "The Gallant Crow"
One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums of all time. Simplistic keys create something profoundly beautiful here.
2-27-'11: Agalloch - "A Desolation Song"
This is quite simply one of the saddest things I've ever heard, and it really resonates with me when I'm in a certain mood.
2-26-'11: Running Wild - "The Battle of Waterloo"
Rarely does power metal have such monstrous riffs. This is simply the definition of epic.
2-25-'11: Townes Van Zandt - "Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel"
This is an odd song for Townes (one of my favorite artists) - it sort of makes me think of Townes playing tribute to old Bob Dylan, what with the God-knows-how-many verses/choruses, the strumming guitar style, and the general feel of the song. Anyway, fantastic song.
2-24-'11: Pagan Altar - "Armageddon"
2-23-'11: Eluvium - "Radio Ballet"
Simplistic beauty on a piano. That is all.
2-22-'11: Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Wrote a Song for Everyone"
It's rare I like this sort of music (southern rock, country-ish, whatever you want to call it), but this really hit me hard today.