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Songs What I Does Like: Chapter Fourteen

"The Captain's Lament", The Patient Wild (listen here)
Folk rock

So the lead guitarist and mandolin player in this band is pretty hot, just saying ... hehe. :) Ben's band have released their album, which you can buy here (for only £5! Bargain!), so I thought it was only right that I feature one of my favourite songs from it! It was a hard choice between this one and Gifts of the Sea, but in the end Lament won out. I mean it's probably the least rock of all their songs (and possibly the shortest?), but it's just so beautiful. Gives me chills every time.

I've decided to go back to embedding videos when I make these posts, so the rest of this month's songs are beneath a cut. Do you prefer embedded videos or links to videos? Do you even care? :P

"Kuku Käki", Jonne Järvelä

Jonne is the frontman of folk metal band, Korpiklaani, and this track is from his upcoming solo album that I am VERY excited about! An accomplished yoiker, Jonne returns to his folk roots here by invoking the traditional Sami sound; I really hope the rest of the album will be as good as this song. I can't wait!

"Union of the Strong", Freedom Call
Power metal

I love you, Freedom Call. I don't know what you're singing about half the time but you always sound like you're having the BEST of times and your songs never fail to make me smile. This is from their new album, which was released at the end of last month, and I LOVES IT. I want them to tour the UK so badly!

"Gods of War", Manowar
Heavy metal / power metal

So I have a confession ... until this year, I'd never listened to Manowar! They were always a band who I thought I really ought to, but never got round to it. Anyway, I bought their Sons of Odin album last month and it was easily one of the best decisions I've ever made. I love them so much I'm even planning on having a Manowar hour at our wedding party. C'mon, you can't tell me that won't be epic.

"Into The West", Van Canto
A capella metal

Van Canto are awesome, and I can't stop listening to this cover - taken from their new album - even though it tears my feels into tiny pieces every time.

"Don't Believe a Word", Octavia Sperati
Gothic / symphonic metal

Another cover! I haven't listened to this guys for years and - I confess - had forgotten about them, until skyloon shared this song. Such a beautifully sad version; I love the piano.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 25th, 2014 06:39 pm (UTC)
EDIT: aaaaaaaaaaaarrrghhh apparently Freedom Call played London on Saturday! D: I am genuinely gutted. :( Also I'm adding this as a comment because LJ won't let me edit my post and keep my embedded videos...
Mar. 25th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of in the same boat you were with Manowar. I should really get off my ass and listen to them more.

Sometimes when I edit a post and switch to HTML instead of visual editor, it doesn't mess up my embedding.
Mar. 25th, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
They just make me really happy, and I am all in favour of music that makes me happy. I want to throw ridiculous poses and play air guitar.
Mar. 25th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
Mar. 25th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
:D I like a few Manowar songs a lot, I love their simple heavy melodic sound. Have you heard Therion's version of "Thor"? It's pretty cool ^_^
Mar. 25th, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard it - but I've just YouTubed it now, and it is AWESOME! Thanks for the heads up!
Mar. 26th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
I like the embedded videos. Because I can listen to the song and remain on the page. :)

And !!!! Do you have physical copies? Save me a copy of Ben's new album for when I visit!!!

(Also... Wasn't Ben supposed to play me a little something as a NaNo incentive? ;) )
Mar. 26th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
...You were supposed to get a LOT of NaNo rewards. I'm just a shite person. :P

I will send you a copy of the album! I do have a box of stuff to send you, anyway ... I just haven't been able to get near a Post Office. D:

But, now I actually have TIME (I've got my weekends back! :D), I can do all these things.
Mar. 29th, 2014 12:44 pm (UTC)
No, you're not a shite person. I still owe you your final 50k reward, which I haven't done yet... :(

Hooray! Box O' Stuffs! I have a box for you, too, and I was debating just physically bringing it with me in September, but maybe it would be cheaper to just send it to you via mail, instead? Hmm, I don't know...

Hooray for weekends off, again! :D
Mar. 26th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Ben's band is amazing! <3
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