Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 1996 / #2 and #1

MetalCatCenturies separate my top two songs of 1996. One of them draws on folk music roots going back – what’s a long period of time? – yonks. The other is set in a distant future.

One of the innumerable glories of music is that it spans time as well as physical, political and other boundaries. Music is four-dimensional. That’s why it’s so easy to get lost in it.

 

1996, #2: Orphaned Land – Like Fire To Water

Album: El Norra Alila
Country: Israel
Genre: Folk Death Metal

 

1996, #1: Ayreon – Computer Eyes

Album: Actual Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Genre: Progressive Metal

 

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on July 25, 2014, in Mammal's 21-Year Hit Parade and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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