Archive for category: Metal Tuesday

Metal Tuesday- Ancient Bards – Through My Veins

16 Apr
April 16, 2019

Hm. I thought I put this band up before now. Well, it certainly fits my preferences for female-fronted power metal.

Metal Tuesday – Avantasia – Book of Shallows

09 Apr
April 9, 2019

Anastasia dropped a new album, and it doesn’t disappoint. Here’s a good track.

Metal Tuesday- Communic – At Dewey Prime

02 Apr
April 2, 2019

A band making its debut on Metal Tuesday. See what you think.

Metal Tuesday- Bloodbound – Together We Fight

26 Mar
March 26, 2019

Bloodbound is becoming a staple in my metal playlist. This song is one of the reasons why.

Metal Tuesday – Brother’s Choice- Insomnium – Winter’s Gate

19 Mar
March 19, 2019

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.

Metal Tuesday- I Prevail – Worst Part of Me

12 Mar
March 12, 2019

Kind of like a mix between Amaranthe and Skillet.

Metal Tuesday- Within Temptation- Reckoning

05 Mar
March 5, 2019

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.

Metal Tuesday- Band Maid – Don’t Let Me Down

26 Feb
February 26, 2019

Could this be more Japanese? A metal band completely consisting of women in maid costumes. Good music. Now to go watch anime.

Metal Tuesday- Epica – Crimson Bow and Arrow

19 Feb
February 19, 2019

Epica put out an album of covers from the “Attack on Titan” anime. This was my favorite opening song of that anime.

Metal Tuesday- Amaranthe- Army of the Night

12 Feb
February 12, 2019

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.