Another eventful week is behind us. GnR has finally kicked off their reunion tour, and April Fools had us living more suspiciously than usual. Thankfully, I did not get fooled by anything or anyone (well, except for the new Babymetal record), which means I can be here to deliver another installment of Only For The Week. Enjoy!
All of the songs on this segment is gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here
The Classic: Accept - Fast As A Shark
I think my father explained this song the best. "When this came out, it was the fastest, hardest, and the most adrenaline pumped song that the world have ever heard of". Released in 1982, as part of "Restless And Wild", "Fast As A Shark" starts off with some kind of German folk music, only to abruptly end into a fierce, fast, and heavy attack that takes every first time listeners by surprise. This track is the true definition of speed metal, with its fast pounding drums and ravaging riffs. Oh, and let us not forget mr. Udo Dirkschnieder and his patented vocal style, giving this song another row of razor sharp shark teeth. It is extremely fast and heavy, even by today's standard.
The Newcomer: The Algorithm - pointers
Metal has a lot of faces, and one of the newer developed ones are the French duo The Algorithm, who mixes electronic sounds with djent influences. "pointers" comes out from their latest album "Brute Force", and it instantly shows that this weird mix can actually work out. The band creates this sort of futuristic emotion that is really intriguing, and after some keyboard typing, it blasts off into a crazy blast beat, just to wind down again. It is a fantastic instrumental output, with one of the coolest videos I have seen in some time. The beauty of technology is heavier than I first thought.
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Brute Force"
The Personal Favourite: The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Descend Into The Eternal Pits of Possession
This band has in late become more of a debate than a force in recent years, but there is no denying that The Project Hate MCMXCIX is one of the most unique progressive death metal groups out there. This band is famous for creating really long songs that takes you to hell and back in some of the most insane ways possible. My first experience with this band was in Rock Band when the song "Descend Into The Eternal Pits of Possession" was released on RBN, and what a experience it was. Never have I heard a band mix such heavy riffs and vocals with beautiful female vocals and epic arrangements, and also holding a great and consistent quality throughout 10 minutes of play time. I instantly knew this band was something special, and I have been a fan of the band since.
Since there is no great video of this song, here it is with a Rock Band 3 produced music video :)
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson