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Songs That Define My Taste In Music #10 & #9 (Mik)


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

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Album Review: Locrian – Return To Annihilation


“Eternity in the midst of profound dusk, projected endlessly through this void

As a veil, as an aura, as an apparition, to awaken the world from its dream of itself”


Release Date: June 25 2013 on Relapse Records

Tracks:  7

Length: 48 minutes

Genre: Post rock/Industrial/Black/Ambient

Previous releases: Debut full-length ‘Drenched Lands’ 2009, ‘Territories’ 2010, ‘The Crystal World’ 2010, ‘The Clearing & The Final Epoch’ 2012, ‘New Dominion’ 2012

Recommended for fans of:  Ambient, post rock, drone, industrial, experimental, atmospheric black metal

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Matt’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs: #8- Do Ya Think I’m Sexy covered by Revolting Cocks

Rod-Stewart-Do-Ya-Think-Im-Se-105018Every once in a while a band covers a song then ends up sounding like the original artist traveled forward in time, heard a band, and went back to his time and wrote a song and made it a hit just so the future band could cover it and really make it their own.  Such is the case with The Revolting Cocks take on the Rod Stewart mega-hit “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”.  The tongue in cheek side project composed of members of Ministry and Front 242 transform the extremely promiscuous for its time song into one of the dirtiest, filthiest, and most depraved covers ever.  Rod Stewart’s true intentions with this song were so ahead of its time that he knew he needed another 20 years for people to accept the real get freaky message he originally intended.  The tonal change from happy-go-lucky rock which may have inspired some couples to leave the lights on and maybe even engage in oh so famous 69 if they were feeling really adventurous switches to the back alley of a seedy red light district area where things being done with fists, multiple participants, various body fluids, and a plethora of other things I dare not write are being performed.  So, without further ado, grab a partner, git nekid, and get filthier than you’ve ever been in your life, just remember to ask if they think you’re sexy 😉  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

On a side note: when going to grab the posting vids, I saw that that show Glee had done a cover of “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”… Does anyone else think that a group of underage high school kids performing this song is kinda, umm, odd.  Maybe NAMBLA has stock in the show.  Anywho, just a random thought.

Revolting Cocks Version:

Original Rod Stewart Version:

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Theme Thursday: The Halloween Playlist To Have Nightmares To

Last year I made up my ultimate Halloween playlist for metalheads looking to dress in motley, down some beer and Jager shots, and have a good time.  The songs on that list carried an up beat energy and worked well with a party atmosphere.  This year I’d like to make another playlist, but instead of focusing on having a good time, this list is going to contain music made to make the listener uncomfortable and all round f’ with their head.  The songs (if you would call some of them that) presented here would fit right at home in one of those really well done haunted hay rides, haunted house, or an abandoned insane asylum that has a few nutcases roaming the halls.  Some of the music here isn’t technically metal (or even ‘music’), but one thing it will do is scare the living daylights out of you or any unsuspecting visitor you play it for.  Enjoy!  Peace Love and Metal!!!

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