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Coming across melodic death metal has been one of my favorite memories. It started out with At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity and In Flames. There are some great stuff in the genre and this is among one of the first songs i have been exposed to, sometime in 2002 or 2003,

Hours Passed In Exile Lyrics

As i got more involved in the metal subgenres the more i really enjoy the intense but melodic music, here’s a few youtube videos of that example (pretty rough/raw folk metal which has some symphonic, melodic black/death in it as well, pretty heavy insane stuff though so listen at your own risk there)
As I Die… – Lemuria (you could skip to 3:24 if you wish)
A Day of Reckoning by Lemuria (the amazing melodic solo comes around 4 minutes) though the rest of (both songs) it was pretty good at first, but gets pretty monotonous or tiring so those may not be the best examples, but every once in a while listening to those 2 songs are pretty epic in it’s own way but not meant to be overplayed unless of course you just go for the solos.

I actually find that listening to the more melodic, but intense stuff is better and still has some good solos in it as well…

And there are some pretty insane long songs too that are really good.

Folk music mixed with melodic death metal, and then there’s progressive melodic death metal,

(lyrics in video)

Other than some repeating lyrics throughout this song (which gets a little tedious at times) clocks around 16 minutes! If you hear it the first few times it’s amazing and even when writing this i’m playing back this song and it’s still epic. Yeah, so anyway along with my last post, My Introduction (as a Christian and metalhead) i decided to post something like this because, well i felt like it.

Or because i don’t want to be talking about controversial stuff all the time like i have been doing for the past 8 months, or a year…

Also, if you are interested, i have a last.fm profile, http://www.last.fm/user/spineshank155

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Interesting enough, i wouldn’t call myself a Christian by any means. Even though on a rare occasion i might end up in church and despite me growing up as a Christian i wouldn’t really consider myself as one, since i don’t really go to church all the time or i really follow Jesus. Well really hard to put it into words really, but bottom line is i’m a major introvert. Like literally i prefer to be alone. I of course talk to some people but i’m not as social as i used to be, well at least outside of the internet, but even on the internet i have been feeling a bit reserved for quite awhile (which is another subject).

It could be because i like a lot of metal but i was introverted before i even heard the first Metallica album. But well as i (sorta) present myself as a Christian but a very introverted one at that (i don’t really come off as a Christian or really tell people this either), and neither i do with listening to metal. Now you probably may wonder, some people may still live in the dark ages when rock and roll was considered satanic in the religious sector and i’m sure some people still do. But now there’s metal with mindless screaming. Yahoo!!

(Before you go clicky on all the youtube videos, be warned there is satanic stuff going on in there….)

(..not really)

Anyway enough of the jokes with metal and…

Ok, that one was really bad.. but it’s supposed to be a Friday the 13th parody (along with Friday by Rebecca Black). I thought it was funny, but some people might not think so. Too much violence there.. so here is a realistic serious metal song.

One of my favorites, Mors Principium Est (description of the band name may come soon as i’m interested in what it means, never bothered to look it up) so in all seriousness, the reason i did this blog is i’m genuinely curious of what Christians think of metal music (pay no attention to the first 2 videos as they were most likely bad jokes). Oh here are the lyrics to the song, Monster In Me.

I know there are some Christian bands like Living Sacrifice, Antester (sp?), and there’s a Christian rock band, Skillet which has gained a lot of media attention. I told myself i would only post 3 videos to avoid any lagging but here’s two more tracks, i’ve been on a melodic death metal frenzy lately.

So in hopes of getting some feedback on this one i wonder how many Christians out there like metal, i know of a few that has.. i was on a forum site dedicated to Christians who like metal, but it got too complicated and too much drama ensued from the site. So i left the site. Also if this post is laggy, let me know because it’s probably because there’s too many videos on it. I get email notifications when someone comments too but it may take a day or two to accept the comments (mostly due to the fact this blog thingy is posting controversial stuff that makes people foam at the mouth).

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