All songs on this segment are gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here
The Classic: Mötley Crüe - Kickstart My Heart
Glam metal in general is kind of shitty, just a bunch of guys with over the top hair dos, make up, and a attitude of "fame and chicks first, music second" in their minds, but there are a couple of exceptions to this rule, and thank god for that.
Mötley Crüe might most be famous for their outrageous life style, but their music came from the heart, a heart that they truly kickstarted in this epic song. Well... epic might not be the right word, let just say that this song kicks ass with its fast pace, heavy riffing, and soaring attitude.
The Newcomer: Periphery - Catch Fire
For some reason, I always seem to enjoy the more commercial songs of Periphery, and not the more technical songs. The same happened on "Select Difficulty", where this harmless song (with a rather pyromaniac name) charmed its way to my heart. A catchy chorus, some delicate guitar work, and a neat performance from singer Spencer Sotelo. It seems like less is more when it comes to Periphery.
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Periphery III: Select Difficulty"
The Personal Favourite: Mechina - On The Wings of Nefeli
Finally time to add some Mechina to this playlist, and what song is better to add than the amazing "On The Wings of Nefeli" from "Acheron". A beutiful song with heavy under tones that displays everything what Mechina is about. It is fantastic industrial death metal with Earthly melodies, creating a mesmerizing rhythm that is hard to get rid of (not that you wanted to anyway). A brilliant force of nature.
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Acheron"
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson