April 16, 2008


(first in a long and often pointless series, wherein i detail music that has come to me in the mail from various other music types spread out across the country by an unnamed music company diaspora)

I dont know anything about metal. Usually i like a metal band because they have a great name (Lair of The Minotaur) or insane cover art

See, thats the kind of shit that happens when you enter the lair of the Minotaur. Lesson learned.

But i like this here The Sword. I slept about 3 hours last night (baby+money+sickness = fuckfuckfuckfuck). This arrived in the mail for me today and i have to say these metal riffs really eased my mind. I am not sure why metal can ease my mind, but it really does sometime. Plus look, the track names are great: "How Heavy This Axe", "The Sundering" (not original but makes me think of sundering, which is great) and of course "The Frost-Giants Daughter". The Frost Giants were some of the earliest creatures to roam the earth according to the Poetic Edda, the Norse creation myth. They were mean fuckers and its about time someone wrote a great song about them. Wait there have to be about 900 black metal bands that have done that. Lightnings Girl, please cite 5 examples for me in the comments section.

So to summarize, i know squat about metal, the only metal i ever get is given to me for free, but i loved this album. In fact i am going to play it again as the person in the cube next to me is playing Melissa Ethridge and that makes me Hulk-angry.

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