Friday, 2 April 2010

Free Download Friday #52: Music for Good Friday?

I've been sitting on this one for a while because I am honestly unsure what to make of it. However, it seems an appropriate post for Good Friday, so I guess it's now or never.

Originally uploaded by besia
If I say to you this is a download sampler album which contains Christian Death Metal, you may see why I am confused. Christian Death Metal is a concept that I find it hard to get my head around. What does it mean - that all their tattoos are spelled proper? There may be a Christian message contained in the lyrics but, to be honest, for most all I can make out is the standard Metal "Woorrraaargh!" type vocals.

This sample is from a site called Divine Metal Distro and consists of fifteen tracks. My favourites are:
  • Kings Will Come by Narnia. This is the opening track and has a brooding, percussive guitar riff that drives it along
  • Never by Ultimatum. This one drives along at about 90 miles an hour.
  • Inner Self by Futures End. This has a melodic acoustic opening before settling into more obvious Metal territory.
  • Internal Fire by Edgend. A bit of Prog Metal.
  • Hell Lover by Heaven's Force. Starts of quietly then gets a bit screamy!
  • Tempests of Sorrows by MYRATH. A bit of Eastern influence on this one. Reminds me a bit of Kashmir (but just a little bit!).
I am not the best judge of Metal though, so I would welcome opinions from real fans. Is any of this any good... or is it just bizarre?


Divine Metal Distro Digital Sampler Vol. 1 (Digital Download)
- A fifteen track sampler from Divine Metal Distro.

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