This is a song that I was obsessed with a few months ago. It’s a fantastic song by a band called Elbow and it’s called Ground for Divorce. It’s kind of grungy bluesy awesome, if you can understand that. I got into it when I was going through a huge phase of garage blues/rock. Stuff like The Black Keys and The White Stripes. Check out the rest of the album The Seldom Seen Kid. It’s amazing.

posted Wednesday 04/18/2012 Permalink

As though from hibernation I wake.

I think it’s been over a year since I posted on Tumblr. I think I’ve come back sporadically to stalk some people here and there, and to see funny things, but for the most part I’ve avoided it. Partly because I couldn’t be bothered, partly because I couldn’t think of anything exciting to post, and partly because whenever I did post, it felt like I was shouting into a storm.

I have a great desire to be heard, and to be acknowledged, and so in the world of social media, where my tweets go unread, my Facebook updates go unliked, and my Tumblr posts go unblogged, I felt as though I didn’t have any impact. And I probably didn’t, which is fair. The internet is a big place.

However, I’ve been inspired by a very good friend to start again, as I posted music quite often, and she enjoys my taste (a rare quality among my friends, it seems) so if I can remember, I’ll be posting music that I enjoy and that I think other people will enjoy on a semi-regular basis, as well as providing weekly updates or random musings.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

posted Tuesday 04/17/2012 Permalink

The first song in my triumphant return to the world of posting music for your ears to enjoy is a song by the magnificent band Stars of the Lid from their album … And the Refinement of Their Decline. It’s one of those things, you know, Stars of the Lid… And Their Refinement of the Decline. Yep. I say things twice. The song is Dungtitled in A Major. Anyway, they’re an amazing drone, post-rock ambient kinda awesome thing. I highly recommend the album.

posted Friday 12/24/2010 Permalink

So guess what world, I’m going to post more music.

First up, we’ll have five ambient/new age music songs. Then probably five folktronica kind of songs. Then the one after is up to you!

posted Friday 12/24/2010 Permalink
yourmindblown:

Mind Blowing Bedroom of the Day: This has got to be the best use of space ever seen. Not only that one of the coolest rooms around. -YMB (follow us) 
[Thanks Ashley for the Submission]

I want this bedroom so bad. I might build one when I get a house.

yourmindblown:

Mind Blowing Bedroom of the Day: This has got to be the best use of space ever seen. Not only that one of the coolest rooms around. -YMB (follow us)

[Thanks Ashley for the Submission]

I want this bedroom so bad. I might build one when I get a house.

(Source: makeupaddictionlooks)

posted Friday 11/05/2010 Permalink

So the final song is pretty awesome. It’s not particularly brutal, but it’s by a band that most metalheads love, (at least, based on my going to a forum populated by exclusive elitist metalheads) Type O Negative. The singer, Peter Steele sadly passed away this year, which was a sad day for metal. I think it hit me harder than Dio, which was a huge loss, so you know how much this means to me. This is the song Love You to Death which is from the album October Rust. It (like all their songs) is a gothic metal song, so it’s pretty depressing. You should like it anyway.

posted Thursday 11/04/2010 Permalink

I wish this included the awesome two minutes intro song, Oculus ex Inferni that starts off the album Paradise Lost (this is the second song, Set the World on Fire (The Lie of Lies)) by the fantastic band Symphony X. One of the first metal bands I ever got into, a friend ordered a CD from the U.S., for me and I’ve loved them ever since. They are a bunch of amazingly talented dudes, and their music is simply brilliant. Enjoy!

posted Thursday 11/04/2010 Permalink

Yeah, so I just realised maybe this won’t be as inaccessible or brutal as I thought, especially considering this is a Kamelot song. (and the next one is likely to be Symphony X) But whatever, I enjoy this stuff, regardless of what most ‘metalhead’ people think (though, as far as I remember, even people who are all over the death and black metal scenes enjoy Kamelot, partly because of the amazing singer, Khan. Classically trained, you know). This is the song Rule the World, and it pretty much describes how I feel on a daily basis.

posted Thursday 11/04/2010 Permalink

So, this may be pretty stock standard power/traditional metal, but I have a strange liking for this song. I imagine it to be a sort of nostalgia, since I read a really good series of books (which I was given by a person who was once very dear to me, and which I’ve subsequently forgotten the name of) while listening to this song. It’s Mindtraveller by the band Falconer (who had one vocalist, got rid of him, got another one who wasn’t nearly as good, so they got the original one back. Go figure) and while it isn’t the best example of anything, it’s a song quite dear to my heart. Whatever. You might like it.

posted Thursday 11/04/2010 Permalink

I thought I’d mix it up a little by showing you some Swiss Celtic Folk Metal. Yeah. That’s what I said. They apparently sing in a language that is some sort of weird ancient Celtic dialect from a group that originated in what is now Switzerland. Whatever they do, Eluveitie play some pretty awesome folk-y melodeath type stuff, so you should listen to it. This is the song Your Gaulish War from the album Spirit (as far as I remember) so you should check that out. GO GO GO!

posted Thursday 11/04/2010 Permalink

So this song is by a band named Demilich who are pretty damn awesome. As soon as you hear the vocals, you might die. I don’t know if they’ve been altered (they must have, no way a person can growl/gurgle-almost that deep) but they’re fucking brutal. This is the song (Within) The Chamber of Whispering Eyes and is from some album. I can’t remember (foobar won’t tell me. It’s being a dick) but you can download all their stuff from their website. FOR FREE! Now you have no excuse.

posted Thursday 11/04/2010 Permalink

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. If you’re a fan of metal, take heed.

I’ve done a thing on metal before, but I’m going to do another set of videos on all kinds of things I didn’t do. It’ll be pretty awesome. Bear in mind, though, it’s going to be a whole host of random stuff, and it’ll probably be pretty inaccessible unless you’re already a metal fan. Just a heads up.

posted Thursday 11/04/2010 Permalink

helloholahello:
so unbelieveably true


OH GOD YES. I laughed a lot at this.

helloholahello:

so unbelieveably true

OH GOD YES. I laughed a lot at this.

posted Wednesday 11/03/2010 Permalink

Yay! A song that combines my love of games with a love of music. Also, it’s kind of metal-y and industrial. Which is cool, because that’s what I decided to do this time. So here we go. Originally composed by Frank Klepacki this is a song cover/remake by a dude named Prince of Darkness. It’s the song Hell March. Probably one of the best video game covers/remixes I’ve ever heard. It’s awesome. So is everything else Frank Klepacki does. So get on it.

posted Thursday 10/28/2010 Permalink

This is a song that’s kind of like the last. Kind of. The bands are similar, in that they’re both good, and both EBM, industrial stuff. They kind of sound the same, I guess. But it’s cool. This is Grendel and this is a stellar song. It’s called Remnants and should make you want to gothrave your pants off. Your studded, leathery pants.

posted Thursday 10/28/2010 Permalink
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