Thread: FAVOURITE SONGS AND MUSIC
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You are not required to be a great musician with a talent in many instruments or vocals.This thread is all about the feel of a song and how we respond to music as refined creatures.
So do come and share your favourite songs and why they are so close to you.
Favourite song at the moment: Pencil Full of Lead by Paolo Nutini. Always puts a smile on my face.
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven.
Just sit back, close your eyes and listen to the song all the way to the end. I truly believe this is the greatest rock song and quite possibly the greatest song made in the twentieth century. There's no words, really.
I don't understand much of metal but I do like The Doors(does it qualify?)
@Grondy:lovely themes.I love Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago and also the one from The magnificient seven.Great stuff to play on my piano.
@Gandalf:Howard Shore being the music director of both Titanic and LotR I find his music similar but of course mind blowing.When I first saw the LotR movies I was blown away.
Thanks for posting in this thread everybody
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It always makes me chuckle, though I'm not sure if that's a problem or not...
fits the uruk-hai quite well i think
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this is awesome
has anyone heard of the band "amon amarth"? ...elvish for mount doom? or so ive been told.
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will try out all the links you guys are dropping in.Thanks for the um...er...music advice
Ok, here's one.
Anyone heard A.r Rahman apart from the Jai Ho crap he made?
@Fornad: Did you know I was part of the Nazgul team?I just ran away since the boss got ousted.Now pretending to be a Rohirrim(it's a secret)
and @ Gris, yes, I am familiar with Amon Amarth, have listened to that band for long years already, and it is indeed other name to Mount Doom, but Amon Amarth's songs and lyrics tells about Norse Mythology.
- Dargaard - Eternity Rites pt.2
- Dark Sanctuary - L'istant Fun’bre
- Die Verbannten Kinder Evas - Shadowvale
- Autumn Tears - Do they ever sing
and just one more song, this one's more like a fantasy one.
- Dark Cloud Osts - Corridor of Time
Hope you'll all listen to these masterpieces and enjoy of them too.
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Journey of the Land's End
Silently as the wind, they came from the woods long forgotten
the nameless horsemen, servants of the dark side of night
Distorted and hollow voices followed them like a burning arrow
and their black horses' frigid neighs, they had a scent of death
Rain was cold as the ice of mountains, the sky was dead and pale
on the path of rotting trees, the shadows danced without an end
Ruins of an old chapel, there it lied in the embrace of soil and roots
nothing was left of it's glory, everything had been burned to ground
Their horses recognized the smell of flesh, a corpse in flow of black river
it satisfied the hunger of them, deeper into the heart of forest they rode
Something awoke from the shadows of that forest, beings without a name
they followed the horsemen, everything blackened and died on their trail
Air was colder than mist that slowly arose from the threatening swamps
it surrounded all of the living trees and animals, a trap eternally dark
The horsemen and their servants, they glanced at old and grim tower
dark chanting and fading light of candle, it could be heard and seen there
And as they mounted their horses, dark clouds began to engulf the moon
one by one stars dropped from the sky, as they entered the tower
A ring of flames and darkness, there they all spoke the words forbidden
and at that moment, the moon vanished, and the lady of shadows awoke
She placed her hands upon their souls, and drained them from inside
and their faces began to fade into the home of oblivion
All of the eleven men clad in black, they desired for more suffering
becoming a twilight spirit was their fate, their true calling
And on that night, the eleven men were no more
only their spirits remained, but their bodies were too weak to go on
the lady of shadows disappeared, and the tower was left in all silence
barren and dark was the sight of everything, the journey of the land's end
Written by: Otto 'Oerath' Timonen
One of the best songs from the album was Hill Farmer's Blues by Mark Knopfler, though they are all great.
It's the voice and guitar of Dire Straits, who branched off for a while and made this.
Edited by Amari’. Sorry, no linking to sites with material or links which are unfit for children.
Some excellent stuff in this genre and it's not all about Hobbits and Elves ;-)
I do like something a bit heavy now and again so Dream Theater fits that bill.
My main listening apart from my collection is Radio Paradise- Not 'that' much prog but a superb and eclectic playlist. Wonderful all day listening - and no adverts!
Other station I listen to a lot is Morow - loads of prog here, new and old - and no stupid adverts either!
Try them. I can almost guarantee you'll hear something you'll like.
Plus on Morow - with it being all prog etc. - you'll hear a band with a Tolkeinesque name or a Tolkein inspired track at least once an hour ;-)
Also I'll second (or third of fourth) stairway to heaven as being an awesome song. On Youtube there is a girl who plays it on harp - pretty cool, look it up! (I'm too lazy to look up a link for you )
You all are having a really good time here it seems,quite a busy conversation
Do keep in mind what Amarie has said and rock on..
Listen to this
I've found that my taste in music changed with the years, when i was in high school, I pretty much liked just thrash metal like the early Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax ect.. but gradually, i started changing my way of thinking about stuff, Primarily due to Tolkiens works. so i started to widen my view on music and discovered finnish metal like ''children of bodom'' but i especially like more folk oriented metal like ''Ensiferum'', ''Wintersun'' and ''Eluvetie''. I like those because how much fun i is to play on the guitar and drums, so much fun with my band also.
But, after all that high energy music, I like to site down with a nice cold beer and enjoy some more progressive music like ''Porcupine Tree'' Its so relaxing.
So yup if it werent for Mr. Tolkien, i"d still be enclosed by one style of music. God rest your soul dear sir.
Porcupine Tree- The sound of Muzak, awesome
I like all kinds of music except Rap.
Going to see RUSH on the 14th HELL YEAH!!!
Go RUSH !! even more HELL YEAA or should I say MANDOS YEAA!!
When I'm feeling sad or happy or overtly rebellious I usually submit to Green Day to blot out the extremes running through me but there is this one song which makes me feel invincible whatever I'm going through.So I'll just put it here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_xSDAVde6k
Which songs make you feel invincible
Heh, that was a good one, Odette, so I decided to make an reply; to me there's too many songs in this world, which simply were meant to rule over others, and this is definitely one of them; a song that makes me to feel invincible.
I adore Porcupine Tree but I think I've listened to Pink Floyd more.
And thanks Oerath for the link.Great to hear.And I'm glad you enjoyed the song I posted.
Hey, folks, any of you interested about tomorrow, since it's going to be an official day for release of Therion's new album: 'Sitra Ahra', I've already been listening to the album, and first I wasn't sure of some tracks, 'cause they are so unique in their own ways, but now it has definitely grown on me, and I've come to think of it as a masterpiece. So, if you like of classical music, great symphonies, unique sounds and a bit of metal music, then don't miss this one!
I love this song by Poets of the fall.Try it.