Simply Epic

January 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm (Music, Playlist) (, )

You hear thunder in the distance as the dust over the horizon settles. In front of you stands an army of 1000 men strong. You, on the other hand, are surrounded by 10 of your closest warrior-colleagues. As the army of 1000 charges at you, yelling. You calmly mutter “we die with honor.” Louder you shout “TO BATTLE!” You and your 10 compadres charge forward. Hopeless. Your swords clash as you hear grueling cries of your enemy dieing around you… For battles and times like these, I present 15 songs that are simply epic. 15 songs to get pumped to, 15 songs to slay enemies to, 15 songs that are, in every aspect, epic….

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Rhapsody of Fire, a Must Listen

January 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm (Metal, Music) (, , , , , , , )

photo courtesy of www.myspace.com/rhapsodyoffirebandThere’s something spectacularly epic about European progressive metal featuring the harmonic structure of a classical requiem, the same type that Gabriel Fauré composed in the 19th century. About 3 minutes in Triumph or Agony, Italian metal band, Rhapsody of Fire, breaks into a multi-voice solo shouting “Lux Aeterna.” Only option here: turn up the volume and bask in its awesomeness.

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