“Sleep… stay asleep.
My soul yearns for one last look at you
Before I leave you here to be hidden within idyllic peace
It’s the perfect memory and I keep it close to me
Bound with wire
Cut me deep into the seams
Flow the colours of the queen
I live like I’m the only one, the fragile one that fights to survive
Crown the liar
Buried deep beneath the cross
Tainted hearts forever lost
Sweet treasure, let go of all you know
Sweet treasure, you are the one, you are my only true pleasure
Now watch me burn it all down, parasite town
Far down below it’s a fight for survival
So scared as I am of you
I’ll burn it all down, parasite town
I call this survival
So scared as I am of you, parasite town.”
A while ago, at the same time as Matt and Reggie, I posted my Top 100 All Time Favourite (Metal) Albums over at the forum The History of Metal on FB. It took a good amount of time and effort to put it together, but it was so much fun! My taste in metal is always changing, so the list will not always look the same. In fact, it’s already a bit different than it was when I first put it together and posted it on the forum seven months ago.
I tried to limit myself to three albums per band to make the list a little more diverse and interesting. I don’t really consider the ‘test of time’-factor when selecting what albums that will go on my list, instead I measure it by how strongly the album has affected me emotionally and how much/often it has helped me through both good and bad phases in my life. That’s why you can find quite a few newer releases among my favourites too.
#10 Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas
Intriguing and entertaining in every way. The melodies, the lyrical themes, the insane music and incomprehensible singing/noises. I love this album to bits.
This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Release Date: November 11, 2013 self-released
Tracks: 11 Length: 48 minutes
Genre: Cinematic, ambient post-rock/experimental
Recommended for fans of: Sigur Rós, Enigma, Massive Attack, Olafur Arnalds, Daniel Tompkins
This week’s video is from the singer of the progressive metal band Skyharbor, Daniel Tompkins. White Moth Black Butterfly is his solo project that he has created with help from Keshav Dhar (also in Skyharbor) and Acle Kahney (TesseracT). It’s pretty far away from metal, but it’s definitely good enough to deserve a mention, or two. Or, in my opinion, one thousand! “One Thousand Wings” is the title of White Moth Black Butterfly’s debut album that will be released on November 11th, and I happen to know that it includes some very beautiful and special songs. This is the third single, called “Omen” and it premiered yesterday, on Halloween. Good timing, considering the dark, mysterious and slightly horror-like atmosphere in the video and the song. I hope you’ll give it a listen and let me know what you think! Enjoy!