This is something totally Ashish and totally not sulz. That said, variety is the spice of life! (And he wrote the post with such panache, one of a belly dancer. 😆 I’m sure this would appeal to readers with err, eclectic music tastes. If not, you can always have a good laugh over it.
(Oh, I didn’t authorise him to make my place a head-banging dance floor, nor do I condone male belly-dancing. I’m not home, so I’m not responsible! Muahaha. 😀 )
Miss Sulz is on vacation and I’m your belly dancer of the day! Let me first introduce myself – proud to be a geek, lover of wrestling, Black Sabbath fanatic, the Ayotollah of Blog and Rollah [stolen from Chris Jericho] and am preferrably know as His Imperially Geeked Up Mightiness, the [future] Emperor of the World, the Geek Wrestler. Pretty long title, I know. As I am a firm believer in [non] productivity, and as it is not my blog to ramble about things, let me play your DJ tonite! To people who ALSO read my blog, I promise that there will be no Black Sabbath. 😀
So yeah, lets get starteds?
1. Nightwish – Dark Passion Play
Released last year, the pioneers of Symphonic Heavy Metal made their comeback with a new singer in Anette Olzon. I won’t bore you with the details, but if you do not know what Symphonic Metal is, well have you heard film scores? Violins and stuff? Well its almost like that. Dark Passion Play begins with The Poet and the Pendulum, a nearly 14 minute song and tells the tale of the poet [Tuomas]. It’s a favourite of mine, but its a song that you have to listen to UNINTERRUPTED. Other songs of note are Amaranth [its poppish], the Islander [a nice and slow tune, conjures images of a beach.. rain and night], 7 Days to the Wolves [rocking!] and of course Meadows of Heaven which combines the melodies of the Islander with the rockingness of 7 Days to the Wolves. Give it a listen! 🙂
2. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
Don’t tell me you don’t know AC/DC! The ultimate party rockers! Highway to Hell is party rock anthem after party rock anthem. From Highway to Hell to Night Prowler, if your feet don’t tap the floor, theres something wrong with you! 😀 My favourites from this album include Touch Too Much, Shot Down in Flames, If You Want Blood [You’ve Got It] and Love Hungry Man.. this is one album that you should have in your collection!
3. Rush – 2112
If you’re a fan of looooooong songs like me [that of course manage to keep your attention], 2112 must be in your collection somewhere. This album starts of with the 20 minute song 2112 which is the highlight of the album. The music brings to your mind space imagery and that is what the tale is about – the planet 2112. If you’re interested, I invite you to check out Wikipedia for the whole story. Other songs of note on this album [though paling in comparision to 2112] are A Passage to Bangkok, The Twilight Zone and Tears.
4. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
We’ll forget for a moment my hate for this band [I think they’re overrated.. my boys kick their arses. :P]. Physical Graffiti is my favourite Led Zep album. It is essentially a greatest hits album with all new songs. If Led Zeppelin IV stood out for its folk influenced epics, Physical Graffiti introduces you to the power of Hard Rock. Of course there’s Kashmir and Houses of the Holy, but the rest of this album is underappreciated. Check out In My Time of Dying, Trampled Under Foot or Night Flight and feel the power of John Bonham on drums. When I first got this, it was on my playlist for a month… and I believe in listening to an album, front to back… and this happens to be a Double Album. 😀
5. Iron Maiden – The Number of The Beast
Maiden! Frankly, I’m not THAT much of a fan of Maiden. In fact Maiden got old for me at Powerslave. But if there’s one album that is a classic, its got to be The Number of The Beast. This is where all the elements click and Bah Gawd, do they click! Invaders starts you off with pace [although I don’t like it much] and the album ends with a BANG! with Hallowed Be Thy Name, the most famous Iron Maiden song. Tracks of note on this album are Children of the Damned, 22 Acacia Avenue, The Number of the Beast, Run to The Hills, Total Eclipse and Hallowed Be Thy Name.
That’s it! 🙂 I hope I crossed the 300 word mark. I’ll leave you with a video to end my post. 🙂 Thanks to Sulz for letting me post this. As a sidenote, you can check this impressive music list which was originally made on my request.
Have a great day folks!! 🙂
Credits: All artwork stolen from Wikipedia.
ps. May I add that this guy is a real joker and you can leave a comment teasing his so-called majesty! Hehe…