Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 16th Weekly Three

Its Saturday and that means the next weekly three!!  While I don’t expect anybody to ever follow these little posts I do, I just like to do them for my own sake and to hopefully enlighten at least one person to a new album that they never knew existed before!  So without further ado, here we go!

Rammstein – Reise, Reise (Industrial Metal)

I have listened to Rammstein for many years and I must say, Reise, Reise is my favorite album of theirs.  I believe that this is the product of many years of working at improving their writing skills, experimenting with different sounds, styles, and lyrical themes and the end product is a diverse and extremely fun listen.  There are extremely hard hitting songs that kick your ass and don’t stop rocking until the end but there are also lighter songs, some being power ballad based and even an acoustic song.  One thing I really like is that the lyrics are (almost) all in German.  There are English in one song, and another being sung in Russian.  If you are like me and do not understand German, you really have to appreciate the sound of the music rather than focus on the words, which makes you appreciate the music that much more.  My favorite track has to be Keine Lust, which lulls you into believing it is a slow song at the beginning but in no time, the punishing riff kicks in and it throws and whips you around like crazy! 

Ringbearer – Dark Side of the Mountain (Dark Ambient/Fantasy)

If you follow my blog or my project, Aeolus, you will know that I am a huge fan of ambient music, especially those with folk and fantasy influences.  Something appeals to me about those types of releases and I cannot get enough of them.  Ringbearer is a project I came across by mistake and it was probably one of the best mistakes I have ever made.  The main man behind Funeral Fornication, a black metal project hailing from Canada, is behind Ringbearer as well.  This guy is full of talent and the way he constructs his ambient pieces is pure genius.  Each one has a different feel to it and they embrace a different story within the tracks that fit together very well.  Some tracks are beautiful, while others are unsettling.  Releases that can arise that sort of emotion from people are excellent due to there being less of a chance for them to get bored while listening.

Winterfylleth – The Threnody of Triumph (Atmospheric Black Metal)

Atmospheric black metal is my absolute favorite genre of music.  It is very meditative and relaxing, yet extremely powerful and beautiful.  It doesn’t have that evil feel to it, so it is nice to relax to and really delve into your inner thoughts, letting your mind wander.  Winterfylleth was a band I would hear a ton about but would never listen to for some reason.  Once I finally did, I fell in love and ordered all their music for my collection.  The Threnody of Triumph is a strong release from the band and definitely one of my favorites.  The mood of the music is different in this album than any other one they have released and it struck me more than the other ones did.  Not that I am saying the other ones are bad but this one just hit me in a special way.  It is definitely worth checking out for fans of Agolloch and Wolves in the Throne Room.  

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