I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the stereotype that all metal is dark and angry and that people who avidly listen to the metal are the same. Well, as you all know, that is not the case with most metal heads. Of course there are those who fit perfectly into that stereotype, but more often than not, that’s not the case. Like mostly everyone else in the world we like to laugh, smile, and be merry, we’re a happy people.
It’s true that a lot of metal albums are full of anger and sorrow, and that’s cool. A lot of music portrays anger and sorrow, even in pop and jazz music, but the extreme nature of metal intensifies it. It’s normal to enjoy songs about the stated feelings, just about everyone does. But like any good thing, moderation, moderation, moderation. And moderation does exist in metal. Not all metal has to do with anger and hate, the vast majority of the songs deal with various other subjects including love and happiness. So, if the extreme nature of metal can intensify the anger and hate emotions, inversely it can intensify happiness and joy. So today I bring you a nice little list of metal bands, albums, and songs that make me a Happy Metal Guy™. I hope that this list puts a smile on your face and makes you merry(and maybe even introduces you to some new music). This list is just the tip of the iceberg on metal songs that could make someone happy, what are your favorite Happy Metal bands, albums, and songs? Peace Love and Metal!!!!!
This theme Thursday is going to be a little shorter than normal due to my work requirements. I have a lot of homework and little time to do it. I am going to revolve this week’s theme around music to listen to while exercising, specifically while doing cardiovascular exercises such as running, biking, or elliptical.
Running is something that I have to do as part of my job, but in order for me to have an effective run I have to do it to good tunes or it’s just not getting done. it may seem silly and a bit of metal thing, but it’s just the way I am with exercise and music…it’s a package deal. I have actually walked up to a treadmill before and realized my batteries were dead so I left and went home. Listening to music while keeping fit is a must for me.
Tonight is a good example of what I mean. I had to run, I didn’t want to because it was the end of a long day and around 8pm, but the music motivated me. I limited my run to about 30 minutes and toward the end when I felt like stopping, another song came on to motivate me. So if you exercise because you like to or you have to, then this playlist I am about to talk about might help you out…until it gets old and needs updating. Here is what I listened to this week in order.
1. 1,320 – Megadeth
2. Faster - Within Temptation
3. The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner – Helloween
4. The Last Fight – Bullet For My Valentine
5. Destroyer of the Universe – Amon Amarth
6. Warlord – Cavalera Conspiracy
7. Insurrection – Trivium
8. Northpole Throwdown – Children of Bodom
It’s short and sweet this week. If you like to workout or have to, what music do you like to keep you going? Have a great week!
I think my iTouch likes Helloween; it seems to play them on random quite a bit. I was tempted to move on and find another song of the day, but Helloween has a way of making any topic sound peppy. For example:
A tramp found dead, in the street, just made the news
Forensics report read ‘drug abuse’
Found a warehouse slip in his sleeve
Marine corps major down-at-heel
The above, is just the first verse of a peppy-sounding song that is not peppy in content. It’s a snap your fingers to the music Helloween song. I like Helloween for that. Today’s song comes off the 7 Sinners album which is a real good album start to finish. I am glad Helloween is back in my life after such a long absence. I hope you had a great day. See you on Friday for the week closeout!
It’s always easy to please me musically on a Monday. I usually stay up late on Sunday so it’s my own fault for not really getting a smooth start to work. Today’s song of the day picked me up because despite what Helloween sings about it seems so chipper and upbeat. Today’s song of the day is:
Long Live The King by Helloween off the 7 Sinners album.
The double bass is a great into to the song. Its one of the faster ones on the album. In fact I can’t really think of one bad song on the CD….It’s that good.
7 Sinners is a great Helloween album. It sucks I missed them in December, hopefully they will come back around since they are a European band. Maybe they will make another pass.
I hope you have a great week.
Tick Tock everyone, the days left until Christmas and the New Year continues to march upon us.
The SOTD for 21 December 2010 is “Time” by Helloween, from the album ”Better Than Raw”.
There must be a million songs that have “Time” in the title, or some variation of time. It is pretty annoying most of the time. This one I am not so aggravated with.
Have a great day.