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September 19th, 2012, 04:16
These are what's on my WinAmp "Random Play" currently…lots of Doom/Folk Metal in there, a genera that I only became introduced to a few years ago, and which consequently enthralled me completely lol

As a youth of the 80s, I've listened to quite a few different types of music over the years, and it seems my musical journey is no where near finished. Which I find very exciting!

The internet and threads like this one have really been a fantastic way for me to find and experience bands and musical tastes I never would of ever come across on my own.

To which I can only say a heartfelt "Thank you" to all that participate

The list:

Lethian Dreams
Omnium Gatherum
Ghost Brigade
Dark Tranquility
Far Beyond
Amon Amarth
Swallow the Sun
Within Temptation

In Strict Confidence
Velvet Acid Christ
Conjure One
Dead Can Dance
Trisomie 21

Those are the main "go to" choices…though Floyd and Tangerine Dream continually creep their way in from time to time

Maybe this will help someone out there find something new to enjoy!


Here's an amazing track from Insomnium I'll share, impeccable music and atmosphere, coupled with harsh vocals, with truly poetic lyrics…an amazing mix!

~ enjoy ~

Insomnium - In The Groves of Death

Lyrics (quoted sections from "Tumma" by Finnish poet Eino Leino, translated into English):

In the evening of a grey day, a bleak day
I strayed into the dim silence of the hallowed trees
Where the fir-trees whisper of those been, those gone
Where the sacred earth still hides all those we once loved

"O father, hear these words, your son is not made for this world
Faint-hearted and careworn, into this vile life I was hurled
In the woods the fiends sigh, I swear I heard the demons neigh
On the seashore I espy the dreadful void under the tides"

Ill-assorted with this life, these cares
Each moment I am waiting for the worst to come my way
Dark berry from my mother's womb; a frail one
I was affrighted at my birth, bewildered from the start

Better it would be to stay in the shades
In the thicket of the dead, in the groves of death
Here I would lie to the end of the days

"Hear me now, my hapless son
Warn away all yours fears
Make good use of your brief days
Life may be grim but death is more austere
By yourself you sit and wait
By yourself you will have time to repent"

"In these lowly halls
No moon will beam, no sun will shine
In these narrow rooms
No tears are seen, no laughter heard"

At the dawn of a quiet day
I strolled from the woods, returned to the hearth
And with a restful mind I roamed
The dreary shores, the darkling wilds
Greeting all the days that befall
Taking life as it comes…
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