All posts by Zee German

POWERWOLF – Amen & Attack

Powerwolf, by request. You can thank Cheaptoy.

Again, weird shtick. This time it's a combination of religion and combat (Amen & Attack, Incense & Iron, Christ & Combat, Blessed & Possessed, etc...). Not totally sure what they're getting at. Very dramatic, though.
Again, I'm here for the tempo and the triumphant, choral delivery.

I'm still trying to figure out what it is with European metal bands and this whole power genre.

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SABATON – The Lost Battalion

I'm going to spend a couple days on the Power Metal rabbit hole. Again, I'm not saying this is good music, but more of a "right music, right energy, right time" situation. With the situation being I want to use the fitness center here in the middle of the day, rather than work.

Anyway, the Gloryhammer station on Pandora features a fair amount of Sabaton. They have an odd affinity for relating famous battle scenarios through music, with a lot of WWII featured. There's a bit of glorification of war and battle, which makes me cautious, and I suspect that the audiences for their shows might lean...nationalistic...but I don't hear it in their message. I keep an ear out.

But, again, mid-day energy when I need it. And I've actually been to the part of the Argonne where the Lost Battalion was surrounded. So that's cool.

I was going to pick Primo Victoria, but the video had a lot of Armor sounds and explosions. But it's about fighting Nazis on D-Day.

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GLORYHAMMER – THE UNICORN INVASION OF DUNDEE

So, some while back Cheaptoy posted a Gloryhammer video. I’m not sure if it was that one or a FMD somewhere along the way, but they’ve been on my radar since.

I find this particular power metal genre both largely ridiculous and also juuust about right kind of sound and intensity for a good workout, which is when I do most of my Pandora listening.

There’s something amusing to me about looking like I’m having a serious gym session, but the song that only I can hear includes the phrase “An army of undead unicorns/Are riding into the fray...”

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Cake – The Distance

I first heard this one back in the day when the guys putting our HS wrestling banquet video together used it for my montage of highlights, but I’d never actually seen this video. Looks about like I should have imagined.

Work today, class tonight. I really like going to school again, but sometimes it feels a bit like this.

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The Struts – Could Have Been Me

Fun to play DJ this week, and encouraging that I was able to put up a couple bands that haven't seen our video page yet. The Struts are another fun one. High-energy, fabulous English rock. The whole album is pretty enjoyable if you're in to that sort thing.

Thanks, all.

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Børns – 10,000 Emerald Pools

I ran across this Børns album last year, Dopamine, which is the song I’d rather play, but could find no good video. Anyway, the whole album is, I wouldn’t say “love songs” exactly, but “in love” songs, or “odes,” maybe. They make me think of the love of my life, with whom I now have counseling appointments on Thurdsays, because, well, the feeling isn’t exactly mutual.

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FMD – SELF-CARE MUSIC

Given CH's FKB this week, is there a particular song or genre that relieves your stress or helps put you back in a functional state of mind?

Not holding myself to anything, but somewhere back in the day while deployed I pulled a burned CD of Jimmy Buffet songs out of a care package. I've never been much of a beach guy, though I love a good lake day, but listening to Jimmy Buffet will dial me down a bit.

The Okee Dokee Brothers – Haul Away Joe

We have covered this before, but these guys are really great. Music and message both really hit the spot. I could have picked any number of their songs for this spot.

My daughter's godfather took us to their concert this year - a lot of fun and so great to have a shared interest with the little ones. Reminiscing with a 5-year old is the best.

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Eve 6 – Inside Out

I have not purchased a lot of music in my day. For some reason, this song prompted me to buy their CD...back in '98, apparently. Thought it was earlier than that.

I just went through the album again on their website (they do still have one)...not sure when the last time I listened to them, but I must have played the whole thing an awful lot - I could jump into all the songs and sing along. Music is a funny thing.

We even have an Eve 6 tag already. Boy, you guys are thorough.

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