What do we do when we’re not making music? Well, we listen to music! Inspired by the many questions about our favourite songs (beware of never ending answer!) we allow ourselves to launch a little list with some seasonal music recommendations.
Chris kicks off –
Voilà, enjoy his “Seven Songs for Winter”…
Borknagar: Oceans Rise
(The Archaic Course)
Yes, I’ll start with Borknagar for my winter list. This song was my first contact with vocalist ICS Vortex. I like him also with Arcturus and Dimmu Borgir – but with Borknagar, he gives me a good winter feeling. Enjoy the atmosphere of “Oceans Rise” and if you can’t get enough (like me) go for the entire album, you won’t be disappointed!
(Conquerors of Armageddon)
For sure, this must be a song for winter ;-). Just place yourself in that cold desert wind intro and then dive into the song itself. Moreover, these guys from Brasil are great musicians: Their extreme art of playing and those high tempi, it’s just fun to listen to – especially when it’s cold outside!
Paradise Lost: The Longest Winter
Can’t miss that one on my winter list: „The longest winter“ is one of the later releases of Paradise Lost. It has an intensity that touches me deeply.
Old Man’s Child: The Millenium King
(The Pagan Prosperity)
The cover’s artwork takes you directly to a winter scene – and the song is mighty! Just enjoy the atmospheric part with that deep godly voice, the guitar solo, the whole atmosphere just takes me higher. And yes, I love the sound of the drums on the whole album. 😉
Borknagar: The Genuine Pulse
And „Borknagar“ again – this time led by vocalist „Vintersorg“. That ice cold number 1 features a nice melodic keyboard theme and some frosty, fast drumming!
Type o Negative: Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
A very sad and atmospheric Christmas song to join my list. Since the release of “October Rust”, I listen to this record every year in October, November and December…
Psychotic Waltz: Devils and Angels
(The God-Shaped Void)
When I heard about this band reuniting – it was like a Christmas present to me. I think , I bought this album in December and have been listening to it for weeks, almost every day. So for the end of my list I’ll leave you to the magic of „Devils and Angels“ – hope you enjoy …