One

Any one who listens to this blog will know that I listen to all kinds of music but despite this I do have a few favourite songs. One of them is One by Metallica – which to me is a song of great power and one of the greatest anti war songs ever written. Look at the old boys rock recently and enjoy the original video.

More about why I hate war here : https://etandi.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/a-personal-story-about-why-i-hate-war-2/.

 

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Disembowelment

One of my favourite metal bands of the early 90s was the Australian band Disembowelment. Disembowelment were a band who were willing to go beyond established norms and break the rules. As a band they inspired many in the Oz metal scene and many people who played melodic, death and black metal in Europe and America. Of note throughout the bands short recording life, were vocalist Renato Gallina’s Tibetan Buddhist Chanting inspired throaty vocals, occasional polyphonic sounding vocals, the sublime lyrics (not that my ears ever understood them), the heavy down tuning of the guitars, the elegant but simple guitar melodies, rapidly changing tempos and the well woven double kick bass drum beat.

Renato (who was really the driving force behind Disembowelment) contacted me today to let me know that he has recently re-recorded and re-worked the track Nightside of Eden, which was the 4th track on their 1993 album Transcendence into The Peripheral. Feel free to enjoy or share with anyone who might like it !

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/2fa360193b395bd05e0d3fc01b81c04920190215220019/aefb4034016b4e094a1631c61188f62020190215220019/a696c8.

More on Renato’s musical life (including his ambient/folk band Trial of the Bow) here : https://www.discogs.com/artist/577153-Renato-Gallina and Disembowelment here : https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Disembowelment/4213, https://myspace.com/disembowelment  and https://disembowelment.bandcamp.com/.

 

Dethklok & Galaktikon

One of my favourite metal bands of the last decade is without doubt Dethklok. Part fantasy, part real, all metal with attitude and balls. Dethklok are better than most real metal bands.

 

 

And Brendon Small’s spin off Galaktikon.

 

The Third and the Mortal

The Third and the Mortal were truly originals and pioneers. Great experimental melodic metal from Norway in the early 90’s. Kari Rueslåtten has gone on since to make wonderful arousing pop music. In my opinion, their Sorrow EP and Tears Laid in Earth album are their best.