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Old 12 May 2019, 03:53 AM   #61
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Tiamat - Wings of heaven

One of the bands I'll probably never totally get ; their lyrics have been inspired by Sumerian themes. Since my knowledge of Sumerian society or religion is very limited and I'm unsure where to get better knowledge of it, I'll probably miss out on the meaning of several songs of this band. Good music though.
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Old 12 May 2019, 06:28 AM   #62
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Very nice!!

Right now im listening to 1 of my 8 track tapes (John Denver - Back home again)

Current song: Back home again
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Old 13 May 2019, 05:04 AM   #63
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You know Tiamat? They're not very well-known outside of the metal community...

I did research Sumerian religion and culture a bit on Wikipedia but that's obviously very far away from enough to understand the references to that subject in the music. To truly understand enough of a culture/religion you need intensive studies. I never found a good book or so that deals with Sumerian culture and religion...
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Old 13 May 2019, 05:11 AM   #64
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Now listening to Alcest - "Oiseaux de proie" (translates as "birds of prey")


Alcest are a French band whose sound can best be described as a very heavy form of shoegaze. Because of harsh metal influences, especially in their early work, the term "blackgaze" (taken from black metal + shoegaze) was created by music journalists to describe their sound. I'm not sure if the band ever embraced that tag or used it themselves. They did say explicitly that they are NOT a black metal band as their music is far less dark and sombre than black metal in their own opinion.

That said, the screams in "Oiseaux de proie" are amongst the darkest and heaviest screams I've heard. I can imagine it'd turn off many people ; as a metal fan though, I find it very appealing, especially because of when they're used. The screams are used only in the part screaming despair lyrically, so it just fits.

Their most famous work to date is probably still "Souvenirs d'un autre monde" (Souvenirs of a different world) ; vocalist Neige had childhood fantasies of a far away fairyland, an "otherworld". He wanted Alcests music to be a soundtrack to that dreamworld. Indeed, some of their music sounds like the soundtrack to a dream.

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Old 13 May 2019, 05:18 AM   #65
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Now playing: INXS - "Never tear us apart"

One of the greatest love songs ever IMHO. The lyrics are pure poetry, not even rhyme but just ... spot on.

I told you that we could fly
'cause we all have wings
But some of us don't know why

(refering to the power of love very likely)

The video was shot in Prague in 1988, back when the Iron Curtain was still standing.
Having lived in Prague myself 10 years ago, the video fascinates me and adds extra spice to an already fantastic song. I can only imagine how it must have felt like living in Prague before the fall of the Iron Curtain, when the outside world seemed out of reach ; and how it must have felt for the band, traveling to what might have seemed a different world.

Michael Hutchence was a fantastic singer, very charismatic and vocally very gifted (watch some INXS live footage on YouTube). His suicide was such a tragedy (obviously any suicide is a tragedy). The remaining band members should have folded INXS straight after his death instead of trying to go on with other singers. Replacing a singer is tough, replacing an icon close to impossible.
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Old 16 May 2019, 07:49 AM   #66
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Within Temptation (feat. Anneke van Giersbergen) - Somewhere

Two of Dutch best female symphonic metal singers: Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) and Anneke van Giersbergen (Vuur).

https://youtu.be/ScjEJRIZGvg
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Old 18 May 2019, 01:41 AM   #67
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Listening to 94.3 WYBC

A commercail is presently on.........
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Old 21 May 2019, 12:07 AM   #68
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Two of Dutch best female symphonic metal singers: Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) and Anneke van Giersbergen (Vuur).

https://youtu.be/ScjEJRIZGvg
Nice one I met Anneke after a concert of hers in Barcelona. Very friendly lady and blessed with an incredible voice
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Old 23 May 2019, 09:27 AM   #69
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Listening to CLUB977 (80s music)

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Current song: Easy lover - Phil Collins
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Old 24 May 2019, 06:31 AM   #70
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The Stone Poneys - Different Drums

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1967. Never knew until today that Linda Ronstadt sang this.
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Old 24 May 2019, 11:19 AM   #71
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Im listening to one of my 45s

NICORETTE LARSON - LOTTA LOVE

I didnt realise until recently that song is actually Neil Youngs!! (I have always loved it)
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Old 29 May 2019, 04:54 AM   #72
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I'm listening to Taemin - Want
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Old 30 May 2019, 02:46 AM   #73
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Listening to one of my 8 track tapes (Led Zeppelin - First album)

Current song: Good times bad times
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Old 8 Jun 2019, 07:25 PM   #74
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Anyone here play guitar? you should know this app
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I'm listening to Isabella's Song from THE PROMISED NEVERLAND FingerStyle Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7n-egiNOVE
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Old 26 Jun 2019, 09:28 PM   #75
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Listening to one of my 8 track tapes (Led Zeppelin - First album)

Current song: Good times bad times
Led Zeppelin are awesome! Some of the best vocals in hard rock/metal. I adore "Kashmir" and "Immigrant song" most within their catalogue, but they got many good tunes!
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