Monday, March 14, 2016

Only For The Week: Part 6

Happy Pi-day everyone, let us all celebrate it with adding another 3 songs to the "Only For The Week" playlist (I would have added 3.14 songs, but that did not really work out). Even if this day screamed for it, I do not have any math core to offer you guys, but I do have three fairly complex songs, either long, progressive, or just technical. However, they all have one thing in common, and that is that they are fantastic pieces of artwork. Enjoy!

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

The Classic: Metallica - Master of Puppets

It is easy to forget that Metallica once upon a time was one of the mightiest metal bands out there, and a huge reason to why metal has become as big as it is today. Their first four albums ("Kill 'em All", "Ride The Lightning", "Master of Puppets" and "...And Justice For All") are some of the best albums ever written. The song "Master of Puppets" is a 8 and a half minute roller coaster ride, that takes you to all of the corners of the band. It is mostly known for its crushing main riff and Hetfield's evil vocals, but slow down in the middle of the song deserves a mentioning, making this track so versatile. And since this is Pi-day, it reminds me of this funny re imagining of the cover artwork.

The Newcomer: Sunburst - Out of The World

This really is a newcomer, not just the song, but the band in general. Sunburst comes from Greece and delivers a straight out knock out punch with their debut album "Fragments of Creation". This is the first track of the record, and it certainly lives up to its name, delivering awesome riffs, soaring melodies, and a synergy between both instruments and influences that is very hard to find elsewhere. Will be very interesting to see what these guys can deliver in the future.

Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Fragments of Creation"

The Personal Favourite: Eumeria - Rebel Mind

There are few bands that takes the spirit of Dream Theater and transforms it into something stunning and exciting, but the multi-national band Eumeria succeeded. The band shocked me when they shared their video of the title track from the upcoming album "Rebel Mind" through YouTube in 2011, because this was something that really was extra ordinary. Amazing vocals, great riffing, and a structure that made you sit on the edge of your seat makes "Rebel Mind" a crazy experience that everyone should try. I have not heard too much from the band since, but last week they released a new demo called "Open Ground", so hopefully they are striking us soon with a fresh new album. Can't wait!

Stay Metal!
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson

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