Monday, August 22, 2016

Only for the week: Part 29

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

The Classic: Rainbow - Stargazer

There is no secret that Ronnie James Dio had a soft side for fantasy, and he really got to live it out in Rainbow. Together with the fantastic guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, they created magic that still holds up to this date, 40 years later. "Stargazer" is the most well known song from the Rainbow discography, and that is not a coincidence. The futuristic production completes the song, and enhances the iconic riffs, the spaced out drum beats, and of course, the powerful vocals of Dio. If you gaze at it for too long, you will be blind.

The Newcomer: Sabaton - Rorke's Drift

"Rorke's Drift" is old school Sabaton, a powerful mauler with heavy riffs and a rock hard attitude. While it may not be as bombastic as present day Sabaton normally is, it comes in as a fresh air and lifts the new album "The Last Stand" to a higher ground. And dare I say that Joakim Brodén has never sounded better? I think I do.

Check out my review of the album this song is from, "The Last Stand"

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The Personal Favourite: DragonForce - My Spirit Will Go On

DragonForce. Love them or hate them, you cannot ignore that there is no other band like them. The insane power and speed that they can produce is impressive, even if they milked the hell out of it in the early stages of their career.

Taken from "Sonic Firestorm", "My Spirit Will Go On" might initially come out as a typical DragonForce song, but I find this one to be a hell of a lot more epic, more innovative in its riff work, and overall a lot more pleasing to listen to. It just has a better flow to it than "Through The Fire And Flames", "Fury of The Storm", or any other similar song. This song's spirit will most certainly go on for all eternity.

Stay metal!
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson

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