Category Archives: Music

Metal Moment – Turisas

It’s the long weekend (Canadian thanksgiving, baby), and it’s been a busy week. I may have been able to pump out the next section of the Omega’s Guide, but it would have been crap, even crappier than my poorly proofread last piece. So, instead here’s another metal band I thoroughly enjoy.

I present to you Turisas, purveyors of Battle Metal. Their music is a hybrid of folk metal, power metal, epic metal, and death metal, and is all awesome.

This first track is my favourite of theirs from their first CD: Battle Metal. It’s a roaring anthem to violence.

This second song is from their third CD: Fear the Fear. It’s has little more social commentary than their usual fare of vikings and war, but it’s great.

Here’s a strange one form their most recent CD: No Good Story Ever Started with Drinking Tea. Their newest CD isn’t as good as their others, but it’s more oriented towards stupid fun than the previous ones.

Finally, here’s a single that comes as a bonus track on certain re-releases of their second CD (sadly I can’t find the particular re-release on Amazon). It’s a cover of the Boney M song Rasputin, and is great fun on a CD that is otherwise very serious and very epic. (It’s an amazing CD, but should be listened to as a whole).

Metal Moment – Grave Digger

I’ve been busy with things this week, so I don’t have a real post today. Enjoy some Grave Digger, a band that’s been producing solid heavy metal for 3 decades now.

First up, for all the neoreactionaries and Scots, comes the classic  Jacobite song, Rebellion (the Clans are Marching):

For the neo-pagans out there comes a newer song, Valhalla:

For the Brits and Christians, Excalibur:

Finally,  for the sappier readers, a power ballad from one of their more recent albums, When Rain Turns to Blood:

Metal Moment: Theocracy

Today’s metal moment highlights my favourite Christian band: Theocracy.

They play some excellent power metal with progressive metal undertones.

Here’s probably their heaviest song:

Here’s the best track off their newest album and probably tied for my favourite track of theirs with the third one I’m posting. It starts slow and builds up over time until awesomeness:

Here’s their 22-minute epic:

Happy Father’s Day

To father and all other fathers.

When I was small
You took me by the hand
Father you should know
I finally understand

You taught me wrong from right
And how to live
You gave the greatest gift
That one could give

You never let me down
You made me strong
When I made mistakes
When I was wrong

Some days we’d laugh
And some days we’d fight
Somehow you knew one day
I’d say you were right

You’re with me
In every word I say
In every hour
Of every single day
In all I do
I’m just a part of you

You lived your life for us
That was your plan
Those hands that never take
They worked the land
Hands that never take
Can only give
And because of you
I know how to live

You’re with me
In every word I say
In every hour
Of every single day
In all I do
I’m just a part of you

Father just one thing
You always knew
Every word you said to me was true