All songs on this segment are gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here
The Classic: Anvil - 666
Many may see Anvil as sort of a black sheep of metal (including me), but there is no denying that they have done some great tunes during the years. "666" comes from the classic album "Metal On Metal", and not only is this song evil, it is probably one of the thrashiest songs the band has ever produced. The drums are blasting everything in its path, with fast beats and thrilling fills here and there, while the guitars enhances the devilish theme. Let us also not forget Steve Kudlow and his lips from hell, a voice that takes you straight to the 666th circle of hell (I know, it doesn't exist, but it still will).
The Newcomer: Twilight Force - Battle of Arcane Might
Prepare to fight for your right to head bang with this knock out punch of a song. Twilight Force brings out the big guns in "Battle of Arcane Might", a really fast song that is everything that you would want from power metal. It is epic, powerful, and even more epic and powerful. It may be cheesy, but just you try to stop smiling to this (trust me, you will not be able to).
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Heroes of Mighty Magic"
The Personal Favourite: Teramaze - The Divulgence Act
I can still remember the day I discovered Teramaze and their fantastic progressive metal. The Australians already caught my interest with the album cover for "Esoteric Symbolism", but it was the music that made me love these guys. "The Divulgence Act" is simply amazing, a fluent song with incredible rhythms, lovable vocal melodies, and interesting instrumentation. Your mind will most surely fly up into the clouds and soar among them, a feeling that is irresistible.
Note: the video contains a reworked version of the song, with new singer Nathan Peachy. The original will be added to the playlist.
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Esoteric Symbolism"
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson