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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

30 Day Music Challenge, Day 14: A Song No One Would Expect Me to Love

I think people who know me from online wouldn't be too surprised by any particular song I might like, but people in my "real" life might be surprised by quite a few. I'm not exactly a closet metalhead, though I totally used to be. Gradually, in the past year or two, I have been much more open about this, though I still don't advertise it much. I can discuss metal with my brother, who likes quite a bit of metal, but the rest of my family and many of my friends might be a little surprised at what I listen to. I don't think they would judge me, though fear of judgment is, I will admit, one thing that in the past kept me from talking about my musical preferences.

I don't like death metal. But I do enjoy some melodic death metal, and I really like Wintersun's compositions. I was listening to them at the gym yesterday after not listening to them for a while, and I though of this post, because I think if some of the people in my "real" life knew I liked this song, they might be a tad bit surprised.

5 comments:

Eric James said...

Nice post! Melodic Death Metal is my favorite Death Metal subgenre. To me it shows more complex musical compositions along with more beauty and grace in the melodies than traditional DM, while at the same time keeping the same kind of brutality. I also like some technical DM like Death and Cynic, which features a lot of complexity and talents as well. Finnish and Swedish MDM takes the cake for me though. Wintersun is truely great and I hope Jari puts out a new album soon because it is long overdue!

Hairul: The No 1 COB authority and expert said...

lol and you said the other day the vocal of Amarnethe was bleh on the Grolws, lol It's Swedish MDM haha. well It's from the Euros that the American's ripped it off and watered down the sound to Crap such as Metalcore and Deathcore.

Winterstorm said...

I've always wondered why people keep calling Wintersun death metal ... it doesn't sound like it at all, not even melodic death metal. I'd rather describe it as speed or perhaps thrash with extreme influences, plus all the symphonic, progressive and folk aspects. Same with CoB (except that they're much less prog, and don't have folk influences). The entire Finnish melodic extreme metal sound owes a lot to melodic speed, IMHO. A real lot. It's not THAT "brutal" sounding to me at all, except the vocals perhaps. Even Epica sound more "melodeath" to me, tbh. :P And that's why Wintersun are so easy to accept, even when you usually prefer very melodic stuff.

CanuckFan said...

I agree that they are hard to categorize, Winterstorm, because, yes, there are so many influences.

Winterstorm said...

Yes, the music is quite paradoxical in a way. Fast and epic, aggressive and melodic, catchy and intricate, extreme and beautiful ... a real masterpiece. Now if only news about Time appeared!