Monday, June 26, 2006

Random rant for heavy metal

Now, I am quite much into heavy metal, and do listen to black metal too sometimes. Now there are many people who dont like rock too much, especially the heavy variety. Initially, I too did not, but I got into it slowly. It grows on you.

Now below two paragraphs of a song called "Watching over me" by Iced Earth. I would not recommend anyone listening to it, its quite heavy. Now, black metal is not all screaming and shouting. I must say, I have found more depth in rock lyrics than ghazals and qawalis that music lovers swear by. (Most of the ghazal, sufi etc lovers dont actually get it, they just follow the herd). There are many bands who do make some wonderful lyrics, like Pink Floyd and Metallica, these being the top-of-the-head examples.


......
I had a friend many years ago
One tragic night he died
The saddest time of my life
For weeks and weeks I cried
Through the anger and through the tears
I've felt his spirit through the years
I'd swear, He's watching me
Guiding me through hard times
......
We shared dreams like all best friends
Blood brothers at the age of ten
We lived reckless, he paid the price
But why? Why did he have to die?
It still hurts me to this day
Am I selfish for feeling this way?
I know he's an angel now
Together we'll be someday

I feel it once again
It's overwhelming me
His spirit's like the wind
The angel guarding me
Oh, I know, oh, I know
He's watching over me
....

5 Comments:

Blogger Harsh said...

If you look for depth in lyrics, I would suggest you also try Dream Theater (if you haven't already). They are one of my favorite bands...
I can't guarantee you'll like them, though. Not many people do.

July 12, 2006 8:18 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...

@Harsh,

Yes I have listened to Dream Theater. I have an album of theirs, called metropolis. Havent heard that for a long time though. Yep, lyrically they are good too.

July 13, 2006 7:32 AM  
Blogger Harsh said...

Try Octavarium, and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.

July 15, 2006 12:48 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...

Sure thing Harsh, I will try them out.

Sounds like real hard rock. :)

July 19, 2006 1:01 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...

Harsh, Octavarium is good.. actually good. I heard some old songs of Dream Theater and found them to be good enough.

But Octavarium is just amazing..

Tear down these walls for me.
Stop me from going under....

July 20, 2006 6:05 AM  

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