Rishloo, a New Discovery

January 27, 2009 at 7:01 pm (Alternative, Metal, Music, rock) (, , , , , , , , , )

courtesy of www.myspace.com/rishlooband It’s starts off quiet. Sure, it sounds like it might be a slow song, but suddenly it heads somewhere else. Freaks and Animals, a song by Washington based band, Rishloo, begins with a spacey guitar line but segues into an alternative rock head-banger. What is a Rishloo? I’m not quite sure, but one thing is for certain: they are successfully writing original music. Already they have two albums available: Eidolon (2007) and Terras Fames (2004). I’m not entirely sure what either of their album titles mean either.

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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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