Monday, March 7, 2016

Only For The Week: Part 5

We have now entered the month of March, but here in Sweden, the weather gods are still unsure if they want the winter to stay or not. One day the whole landscape is filled with snow, the next day it is all gone. This indecisiveness drives me insane! Fortunately, I have the good music to calm me down, so let us add another three songs to the "Only For The Week" playlist. Here they are, so enjoy.

All of the songs on this segment is gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here

The Classic: Dream Theater - Pull Me Under

Being known as the band's only big hit, "Pull Me Under" catapulted Dream Theater into stardom. Together with the rest of the album "Images And Words", this song was the start of the modern progressive metal that we all know and love today. It is a grand journey that keeps building up the tension in multiple ways (epic musicality, changes of pace, a impressive solo, etc.). The abrupt ending is kind of weird, but it does not take away the epicness that "Pull Me Under" possesses.

Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Images And Words"

The Newcomer: Omnium Gatherum - Frontiers

Omnium Gatherum has in later years grown into one of the most consistent and strongest melodic death metal bands out there. "Grey Heavens" is another stellar album, and "Frontiers" highlights it with all of the things that makes the band so great. Impeccable guitar work, beautiful melodies, and that hint of death to give it all some contrast. The band keeps on delivering great music, and "Frontiers" is just another proof of it.

The Personal Favourite: All Hail The Yeti - After The Great Fire

Later this spring, All Hail The Yeti will release their sophomore album "Screams From A Black Wilderness", and it is definitely a release I am excited for. Why you ask? Because their self titled debut was something really special, containing a irresistible groove that takes you to the mysterious wilderness. It is tough to just chose one song from this album, but I have chosen "After The Great Fire" because the band creates a fantastic mood that is pure magic. So be on the look out for their new album, "Screams From A Black Wilderness" on the 8th of April, and check out their self titled debut as well.

Stay Metal!
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson

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