I’ve heard it said that Sonic Cathedral agreed to let Metal State publish a digest of their reviews because I train the Sonic Cathedral unicorns. This is untrue. Their unicorns are untrainable. It is very dangerous to stand in front of them when they are moshing. It’s also dangerous to stand in front of their unicorns.
Sonic Cathedral reviewed nine female-fronted albums during April. We’re doing a two-part digest of those reviews, including the album details and a very short summary of each review. Here are the first five. Part 2 will cover the next four.
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Tags: Apocalypse? No Way!, Behind the Black Veil, City of Heroes, Dark Sarah, Kiske/Somerville, Limitless, Mechanism, Melodic Heavy Metal, Melodic Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Sonic Cathedral’s female-fronted roundup for April – Part 1/2, Symphonic Metal, Temperance, The Way I Am, Whispering Tales
To make up for that – to the music, not just for me – I’ll post 25 songs next week for 2013. That will be the last year of my year-by-year self-indulgence. I may as well finish with a flourish.
He also has a mixed diet. He eats all his own food and all of the other cats’ food. His favourite kind of metal music tastes like tuna, he says.
A small percentage of people of any age listen to metal. Probably an even smaller percentage listen to classical music. If you mix the two forms you risk bombing out completely. Fortunately bands like Dark Moor are masters of neo-classical integration.
Who was the master of pure integration? All you British, hands up for Newton. All you Germans, give a yell for Liebnitz. Of course a lot of the work both of them did was derivative.
Have I ever mentioned that I heart Angela Gossow? I heart her with all my love. It’s such a pleasure to have her here today. It’s such a pleasure to have her here on any day.
Have I ever mentioned that I love Masha Scream? Wow, two heart girls on the same love, or is it the same day? They scramble my brain.
Dark Metal Cat is right — we should ask Ziltoid to transport us to a happy, contented planet. We can conquer the inhabitants and let them do the whining.
If a song is both brilliant and 24 minutes long, the only way to do it justice is to post all 24 minutes of it.
Today’s selections portray articulate sensitivity, shadowy depths and a lust for hectic adventure. That sounds like the psychological profile of a typical metal fan. Has anyone told you you’re a strange bunch?
Arjen Lucassen’s Ayreon kicks off today’s selection. I really look up to him. So does almost everyone. He is 2.03 metres tall (6 feet 8 inches). In nautical terms, he is more than a fathom deep. In astronomical terms, a beam of light that started at his toes would take approximately 0.0000000077 seconds to reach the top of his head.
Collectively, the members of Isis and Dark Moor have many more arms and legs than Arjen.