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Rawk [Oct. 9th, 2011|08:32 pm]
I am going to a heavy metal concert tonight.

Yes. 4 srs.

There are five bands, two of which (Blackguard and The Absence) I'm skipping. The headliners (Evergrey) aren't bad; I may stay for some of their set.

But mostly I'm going to see Sabaton and PowerGlove.

Sabaton is a melodic Swedish heavy metal band that sings about military history. Which is... not really something I would expect to like, based the description, but a lot their songs are really catchy.

And I like them enough that when I saw they'd be playing the Bluebird, I thought I'd google the other bands and see if any of them were listenable. And, y'know. One's not bad, two I'm totally uninterested in. And then there's PowerGlove.

PowerGlove plays speed metal covers of '80s videogame and Saturday morning cartoon theme songs.

And listening to them play the Transformers theme song, I decided that anything that put that big an involuntary grin on my face was something I needed to indulge in.

So I have my black t-shirt and my biker boots on, and my earplugs in my pocket, and in a few minutes here, I'm going to head out to an event that I have no business being at, where I fully intend to rock my 39-year-old ass off in an entirely age-inappropriate manner.

Yuss. \mm/

[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2011-10-10 02:48 am (UTC)
I see nothing age-inappropriate about any of this.
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From: detailbear
2011-10-10 05:39 pm (UTC)
Hope you rawked!

They're not bad to look at, either.
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2011-10-11 07:30 pm (UTC)
My current fave band is called Previously on Lost.

Their songs are...recaps of Lost episode.


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[User Picture]From: backrubbear
2011-10-14 01:08 am (UTC)

While Powerglove is sort of catchy, it's not catchy enough for me to fork over the $9 for it. But I'll definitely be pointing Chris to it - it's probably the first thing that he would like that's this style metal.

Sabaton, on the other hand, is right up my alley. I'm grabbing two albums for gym music. :-)

If Sabaton is your thing, consider random listens to two different grouops for different reasons:
Ensiferum for more of the general style.
Blind Guardian for random fantasy based metal. Their quality is a bit all over the board, but an album you might find interesting is "Nightfall in Middle Earth". Basically, the Silmarillion told in rock opera.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-10-15 01:00 am (UTC)
Cool, I will seek them out. Thanks for the rec!
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