Hm. I thought I put this band up before now. Well, it certainly fits my preferences for female-fronted power metal.
Archive for category: Metal Tuesday
Anastasia dropped a new album, and it doesn’t disappoint. Here’s a good track.
A band making its debut on Metal Tuesday. See what you think.
Bloodbound is becoming a staple in my metal playlist. This song is one of the reasons why.
So my dearest brother got himself happily married last weekend and asked if I could supply a Metal Tuesday for him. I, of course, agreed. To mark such a momentous occasion, I decided to go with a momentous song: Winter’s Gate by Insomnium.
The album Winter’s Gate is a single, 40-minute song (though if you look at it on iTunes or Spotify or where-ever it is frequently broken up into “tracks”).
Based on a short story written by vocalist Niilo Sevänen, Winter’s Gate tells the story of a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The song/album wanders through multiple styles, from soothing, Anathema-like passages to raging black-metal-style riffs and drumming; but always with an Insomnium sensibility and style.
Winter’s Gate, despite being the band’s seventh album, may be their best work.
Kind of like a mix between Amaranthe and Skillet.
Within Temptation has a new album out, and I really like it. I’ve enjoyed their direction over these last two albums. Here’s the first track.
Could this be more Japanese? A metal band completely consisting of women in maid costumes. Good music. Now to go watch anime.
Epica put out an album of covers from the “Attack on Titan” anime. This was my favorite opening song of that anime.
I love Amaranthe. I love Powerwolf’s last few albums. I love covers.
This is Amaranthe doing a cover of a Powerwolf song. This may be on repeat in my head.