Songs That Define My Taste In Music #10 & #9 (Mik)
Posted by Irmelinis
This was indeed a difficult, but interesting challenge. Exactly what I like and look for in music, and mainly in metal, is something I’ve never thought about to a great extent before. And I wouldn’t say it’s important to know either, it’s just a way to get to know myself better (and a good excuse for making another list). It goes a bit deeper and is more specific than just saying “I like <insert genre here>”. These components I’m describing apply to any style of music I listen to.
#10 The mysterious, nature-bound aspect.
I have a weak spot for art related to nature, fantasy, old cultures and foreign languages. It gives a mysterious aura and feeling to the music, adds an extra dimension to the listening experience, which for me makes it more interesting and captivating. The fantasy-theme in particular has a lot to do with using art as escapism for me. The nature-bound aspect is one of the reasons I’m into bands like Moonsorrow, Sigur Rós, Bathory, Primordial, Negura Bunget, Finntroll and Gojira.
Sólstafir – Djákninn
#9 The cathartic factor
Quite often I need extreme music that makes me feel more crazy and less normal. Songs that are extremely intense and demanding to listen to, music that will go berserk in my mind with full force, wipe out everything and leave nothing but a liberating feeling of emptiness and insanity. If I’m stressed out or pissed off about something (or if I’ve listened to too much melodic music), lots of Anaal Nathrakh, The Amenta, Altar of Plagues, Author & Punisher and other grindcore, industrial and black metal bands are a necessity in my playlist.
Anaal Nathrakh –You can’t save me so stop fucking trying
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Posted on October 17, 2013, in Metal Lists and tagged Anaal Nathrakh, Black Metal, extreme metal, Heavy Metal, Industrial, metal, Music, Music Videos, Solstafir, Songs that define my taste in music. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.