30 day song challenge day 20: A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Obituary—Redneck Stomp (Live)
When I’m angry I will mostly listen to heavy music. I let the music wash over me and it helps me to let go of the anger. It takes me out of myself.
There are some thrash and death metal songs that I find almost soothing, and when I’m really p*ssed off: the heavier the better: Slayer, Godflesh, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Sepultura and Obituary, to name a few.
This is taken from Obituary‘s 2005 album Frozen in Time.
(As you can see, I’m playing catch-up with blog posts over the weekend!)
30 day song challenge day 19: A song from your favourite album
Skyclad—The Sky Beneath My Feet
This song is taken from one of my all-time favourite albums The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth by Skyclad the UK band that former Sabbat vocalist Martin Walkyier and Pariah guitarist Steve Ramsey formed in 1990 after Walkyier left Sabbat.
The band brought together thrash metal with folk music. Walkyier and Ramsey’s goal was to form the ‘ultimate pagan metal band’. Skyclad were the first band since I started listening to rock and metal music that made me sit up and go “wow!”
It was heavy, it was melodic, it was quiet, it was loud, it was progressive, and the lyrics made you think. This was intelligent metal at its best. I still love the album.