So! I’ve been playing The Phantom Pain a hella lot. First time I’ve heard of this jolly song there as part of the game’s soundtrack and what have i been missing. Super catchy as eff, this is how you make pop songs. I showed this one to Mai already but of course, I want her word to be official here. Dat slow spin.
Anyways, like I promised, you’ll have lots more from us! And if you like metal music, I do have my own separate review section at metalutopia. See ya here and there!
I don’t really regret advancing part of my work for a week. I have a lot of free time it’s really unbelievable. I should start doing this every week. It’s definitely addicting.
I remember watching this video with Gideon and just having a grand time. He would also play this at the apartment while I cook for us. It’s makes everything a lot more fun. I am secretly a fan of the 80s. “Secrectly” because I have pride and I don’t want my parents to know that I enjoy the music that they listened to when they were younger. Haha. It doesn’t stop me from enjoying songs like this with Gideon, though.
It’s a fun song to dance to, isn’t it?
I honestly don’t know what’s happening at the moment, but you spin me right round, right round, baby!
Baby, we’ve been going through a lot of changes lately, and I’m hoping for the best. I just want you to know that I’m ultra mega proud of you for the man that you’ve become. Thank you for being perfect for me. Sidenote: Congratulations for officially being summoned by the Metal Gods to bring about awesomeness by writing song reviews!
You’re the best, always. ❤ This band you’re about to listen to has broken up, but fortunately we won’t. xD I love you. Enjoy!
Whew! Talk about another half-year gap. This isn’t what we want! Mai and I had have been a little bit too tight with our personal lives but this is a new year! And let’s start with the Song Of Men!
I like the acoustics at the onset, and the voice clicks well with it. Flute melodies have always been my weakness, so hearing it even for just a few seconds invigorates the lonely elf slash dwarf slash hobbit in my soul. I’m not sure how Mai found about this song but it’s very soothing and calming. All the small details are very profound and the work with the percussion section adds to the glimmer within the ruins. I want to imagine labyrinths, fields…stuff that I can’t really see from my own regular life.
But what I like about reality is that I’m already happy with my relationship, hobbies and stuff that i wanna do. Here’s to a successful semi-career growth at home. I’ll make sure Mai and I get this blog updated every month or so!
Here we go! Before we hit the 70th mark, I would like to say that I love you, Mai. Won’t hurt to tell you that.
Lately we’ve been raising the white flag against all worldly monstrosities and just tightly cuddling up in our own corner so I decided to pick a song that would instill vigor and strength back to both of us. We’ve always chuckled at Nazis and Hitler stuff but I can’t exactly chuckle on Chuck Liddel here.*chuckle*
Hey baby, once you’re finished, do a mental review of a 1.25x sped up version of this on Youtube. Enjoy!
I love you too Gids! ❤
I was forcing myself to finish this freakin’ tomato soup by dunking a cheese sandwich in it when this came on. Nearly dropped the bowl. Lol.
You know this is unfair, I love visual arts. Therefore, music videos… the good ones, they help suck me in every time. And Gids knows that I loved the World War II, well. Not happy that it happened but I enjoy reading about it, so naturally, I also love watching anything that shows it too. And Sabaton’s music video for Screaming Eagles is all about that, The Siege of Bastogne to be exact.
This band is different in a way that it’s still power metal but it’s not about knights or wizards or dragons, it’s about the freakin’ war. In fact, if you look at their albums, most of their songs are about the battles during the WWI and WWII. Aside from that you’ll get tidbits from the deaths of the kings in Europe. It’s like a modern day version of songs for heroes. I give them a 1up for putting a song together for the Nazguls. Those guys seem like they need some love, always. xD
Anyway, I’ve been bummed about hearing slow morning mixes while driving the kids to school. This is refreshing.
Gids and I have been slowly moving into this “Our own world” thing as the months pass by and mostly it is filled with geek stuff and games, a wide array of movies, tons of food, crazy YouTube videos and a massive storage of songs from different genres. I am loving our world. This just happens to be one of those songs that got stuck thanks to Rock of Ages (not Glee), this is a different version though. Let’s see what Gids has to say. :3 –Mai
Whew! It has been aeons since our last review and I never thought that I would continue this one in the middle of one plain no-work morning. But yeah, things have been so busy with us lovebirds that even our poor movie diary hasn’t been updated yet as well.
On with the show! I haven’t heard of Flight 409 before, namely because I ceased listening to punk around 15 years ago. When Mai wrote this headliner (I’m sorry, I know it’s been 7 months already, please don’t summon Nazguls for me) we were really digging the original and Steel Panther’s version of this and she was also into some punk covers. Wow, she found a nice spot in between!
What I like about this rendition is that it fits in right in the core of a structure. The tempo never blazed through contrary to what I was expecting and the vocals never really presented itself as an annoyance. In a nutshell, it basically exceeded my expectations. I loved the part where it goes mid-range with the drums and all the tracks just blended in together seamlessly, as if the band wanted to prove that justice can still be served with their own flavor. I should not stop believing in these bands, no pun.
What more can I say, the song has always been beautiful. Perry or Pineda, it still kicks ass. And the Z-guy dude didn’t compose this one, haha! To add something here, please expect a lot more reviews from us in the upcoming days and/or weeks. Kept you waiting, huh?
This is an interesting one to make a paper omelette with. I’ll throw in a few key ingredients: subjectively speaking, they might look like sissies. But then, the frontman does everything….the drummer who looks like he came from a K-Pop convention just pounds away with desolation. It’s almost like an asian Children of Bodom. Let’s hear Mai’s angle! ~ Gids
I would like to apologize for keeping this post too long in the drafts. To be honest, I don’t know why we suddenly didn’t have time to update, when this would’ve been a good therapy after all that we’ve been through in the past weeks. I apologize for missing out on posting about this blog’s anniversary. I think we’re going to be quicker on the updates from now on. After the 100th song, we’re planning to mix things up with brand new stuff. Now, let’s go to the actual song review. :3 I did not expect that much vocal power from them, I’m sorry for judging in advance. Everything is so gracefully executed, I just don’t get why all of them play with their mouths open. Is this a band thing? Or is it unconsciously happening? Lol. Gids is right, they all look like the “bad boy” in most K-Pop Boy Bands, but I don’t think members of boy bands play that damn good. They somewhat remind me of Arch Enemy. I keep asking myself if this is a flat chested girl singing or is this really a boy? Also, how much more talented can the Japs be? They’re like the superior race. Damn. So much music talent in such a small country. I wish to learn more about the different Japanese bands please, Gideon? ❤
Quite appropriate, quite appropriate. Gids and I have been very fond of Hector lately, because of, well, I can’t remember. And in the verge of searching for that most sought after video of Achilles shouting Hector’s name I stumbled upon this. Ah well, this is not surprising, but unexpected in a way that you know a Power Metal dedicated to Hector exists, it’s just that you never thought you’d find it using a somewhat different search term (e.g. “Brad Pitt Achilles Shouting Parody”). I like finding hidden things. They turn out awesome most of the time. Your turn, baby!
And…it took a century and some bacon shiz before this review was done. We’ll make sure we recover from those gaps. Lately, the authors were busy fondling with each destiny.
Another great epic from Hammerfall. Catchy flag chorus sections, nice and crisp tone for both of them, and even the beard wasn’t capable enough of downsizing or muffling the great vocals. True enough, we’ve reviewed prolly a ton here from different genres and this song might just sound mediocre from different angles but I wanted to share how badly ignored these kind of music is from the public.
Good thing about most music is that the artist will not really sway away from their idealistic approaches and that’s more often a good thing than not. I wish that life would be much more closer in that sense. Heads up! this here coming from Mr. Three Hundred Soldier Dude, expect a varied lineup from me and Mai from now on. Enjoy our second year batch of musical deliciousness!
Holy. I wonder how Mai will dig in to this song’s flavor. Less than three minutes of blade-clashing arts, what I liked from this song is that it really gives you that much-needed adrenaline when used in conjunction with playing as a ripper. I rarely like music from this piece’s genre but as an open-minded individual I came to a conclusion that I wanted to appreciate other crafts as well, so long as it’s one of the only things I know for real.
(baby, it has lyrics, you can erase this before posting your review)
Sorry for being absent for a long time. I haven’t updated any of my online HQs in awhile. This and the lair. I blame work for the lack of posts and awesomeness from me. Most of the time, I just collapse on my bed and wake up not knowing what the hell happened before that. I can’t believe work can make me feel more drunk thank drinking actual alcohol. Damn this life. Anyway, moving on.
Wow, okay. Well. This is not the first time Gids suggested something like this, although, it is quite different from the past ones. 90’s Video Game-ish vibe. I would very much like to upload this on my phone, make it useful, you know. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of this kind of music, but I wouldn’t say I’m not. After all, I’ve done more than enough “For Gaming” playlists during my time. And this will fit in, had I known this song before.
Was this used in MGS, baby? I never expected something like this from Konami, but then again, I know very little.
See you guys soon!
I’m a bit disappointed. I think I can see where our indie bands are going, mostly. The one specializing in rock to be more specific. They are starting to sound the same. Especially the boys in the alternative rock path. No relation. I was just listening to a few bands before I started writing this draft. Well, this song is not close to what I mentioned. But also not that much my cup of tea. But since Gideon has influenced me in reminiscing about our early days. Franco played this. On that night/day my heart finally made a decision.
Well, waddya know. We made the same lovely decision that night. Yes, somehow I do remember this groove when we went to that bar near Timog ave, and I’m so glad that Mai has been steadily watching me from the performer’s side now as a very supportive partner.
Jah love. The mix’s good, no traces of that obvious local production. I imagine that it feels good to listen to this track while driving with friends around town looking for the nearest 711. The song itself was structured to be accompanied with anything that involves a breath of fresh air (um…yeah) and although it didn’t need technical progressions when it comes to melody shifts and what not, the average listener will dig into this. Franco’s got a soothing voice that, at times may sound a bit too congested, rhymes objectively with the words of his nation.
I would probably ask the bassist to pump up some more flavor for the background if I were in the band. That could be the missing link that makes this a bit far away from constant radio airplay. Sigh, yeah, listening to this song makes me want to go back and watch the 9-month-younger me and observe how I cuddle up with the love of my lifetime.