Monday, May 2, 2016

Only For The Week: Part 13

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

The Classic: Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Let us be honest here, who does not know about this legendary song? Even if it is a whooping 45 years in age, it still holds up just as good today as it did back then. The starting acoustic guitar is a piece that more or less every guitar player has played, and Robert Plant has delivers some great, fragile vocals to accompany it. The song keeps on evolving throughout its 8 minutes of run time, and that Jimmy Page solo is so iconic and magnificent, showing the full range of the band. And yes, Bonzo Bonham and John Baldwin makes their mark as well with their instrumental parts, making "Stairway To Heaven" one of the most versatile songs ever to be created.

The Newcomer: Haken - The Architect

Here we have what I believe could be a real contender for the best song of 2016, a close to 16 minute journey of epic proportions. The whole album "Affinity" is great and the bands best work to date, but it is "The Architect" that takes it to a whole different level. It almost feels like 16 minutes is not enough to make this song justice, this could have the length of over half an hour, and I would still love it as much. A true progressive masterpiece.

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

The Personal Favourite: Sybreed - Challenger

Sometimes, bands just calls it quits way too early, and I really hope that the Swiss band Sybreed will come back sooner or later. But just before they broke up in 2013, they released the album "God Is An Automaton", a fairly uneven album, but it has its shining stars, like this song. "Challenger" (who was already presented to us in the 2011 EP with the same name) is an amazing industrial/cyber metal song with real toughness to it, and an infectious chorus. Everything works on this song, from the futuristic sound, to the mixed vocal styles. I really hope that these guys will return sometime in the future

Stay Metal!
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson

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