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Songs What I Does Like: Chapter Thirteen

Time for the October edition! I feel like this is a successfully eclectic entry.

"Northern Fall", Korpiklaani (listen here)
Folk metal

I flippin' love this song. I just want to launch myself into a silly jig-dance every time I hear it. Including it here because it seems appropriate for the season! I'm not that keen on autumn as I don't like what comes after it, but playing this song helps to combat the winter blues. :)

"Santiano", Santiano (listen here)

MORE DANCING. Yeeehhhh! A friend of mine introduced me to these guys and there is literally nothing not to love. Nautical-themed folk? Yes please!

"Electric Daisy Violin", Lindsey Stirling (listen here)

Holy Freyja this girl is adorable. I. Um. Where was I? Oh yes, right, the music! slowlywakingup shared this link on her journal, and it served as my first introduction to this supremely talented violinist. She does a lot of game music covers, but I chose this one - an original - because she just looks so happy to be playing that I can't help but grin like an idiot whenever I watch it. And her dancing is amazing! I have a massive crush on this girl, in case you hadn't figured.
Bonus: she's just Tweeted this awesome new orchestral version of her song, Elements - with extra Dracula!

"Rulers, Ruling All Things", Midlake (listen here)
Indie rock / folk rock

Ben had his MP3 player hooked up to the car radio as we drove home from the Turisas gig, and this song came on. I was entranced by it - it's so beautiful and so fragile. It has the kind of music - and lyrics - that invoke that kind of bittersweet heartache I really like in a song.
Thinking the world was mine to be lost in
I ran with freedom and sank in between
For I have the path of wonder there before me.

"Broadsword", Turisas (listen here)
Folk metal

So after seeing my Varangian heroes on Wednesday, naturally I had to include a song of theirs in this post! Originally a Jethro Tull song, I think this is Turisas' finest cover. A lot of people go mental for their version of Boney M's Rasputin, which is totally acceptable because it is an awesome track, but I am really, really very fond of this song.

"Weather The Storm", Insomnium feat.
Mikael Stanne (listen here)
Melodic death metal
Stumbled across this track while I was looking at other videos on YouTube. Gaaaahh I loves it! And thanks to Mikael Stanne's part in it I've decided I really need to start listening to Dark Tranquility again. Mm-hmm. I love the lyrics and the music - ahh I love that refrain. I don't have the vocabulary to accurately describe what it is that I love so much, but listening to it brings out that same yearning ache in my heart that Rulers, Ruling All Things does - although it has been invoked in a completely different way. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? :P
So arm your heart with self-worth
Yet prepare for sorrow and pain
Don't let the fear eat you from inside
Wear your weaknesses with pride

"Violet", Deafhaven (listen here)
Black metal / shoegaze

Apparently this month has been won by Finland and America, ha. My ex suggested that I might like this band, and he was half right; I'm not sure about the vocal parts on some of their music (I enjoy harsh vocals, it's just that these guys seem a bit disjointed to me), but I tracked this song down and I am in love with that easy, dreamy intro. Mmm. Really good to chill too.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 11th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
have to check some of these out, Thanks!!
Oct. 11th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
No - thank you! I get ridiculously excited when people listen to any of the music on these posts. If someone listens AND likes a song, then my day is made. :P
Oct. 12th, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my ... Santiano. *lol* These guys are from my city and there's just no escape from them. I'm glad they're well known across borders and all that jazz, but it's not my cup of tea and having them shoved down my throat everywhere doesn't really help.
Oct. 13th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Haha, oh no - really? They're not well known here, at all; my friend is just pretty good at picking up obscure songs.
Oct. 14th, 2013 05:35 am (UTC)
Tehe, your friend must have picked them up somewhere, so I'm sure they managed to put their names out there. Sometimes I wish my city would produce a band that I could actually root for. XD
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