Listening to bands and albums for which I have such strong mnemonic associations lead me to think about how we are possibly (stick with me here) unconsciously drawn to music that we perceive to “fit” into a certain season while that season is occurring. Honestly, now that I write that out, it sounds like a complete pile of horseshit.
However, I think we can all agree, for example, that listening to “Blizzard Beasts” or “Transylvanian Hunger” in the snowy dead of winter makes a whole lot more goddamn sense than listening to them in the blistering heat of the summer.
So after some considerable deliberation, I thought I would list some Metal bands that I think “fit” into a certain season. Of course, you can listen to these bands and albums any goddamn time you want. But to harness their trve power, you have to play them during the right time of year.
It was for this very reason that spring was the most difficult season for which to think of examples. Normally we think of spring as a time of rebirth and new beginnings. This is a problem when it comes to matching this with appropriate Metal bands or albums, because – let’s face it – about 90% of Metal lyrically deals with destruction, death, evil, and just about everything that is opposite of concepts of rebirth and new beginnings. So I had to think of happy, triumphant-sounding Metal – namely, Power and Progressive Metal.
Nothing says “EPIC TRIUMPH OF SPRING FLOWERS!” like Dragonforce!
Summer Slaughter of the Liver
Demon of the Fall
How can it possibly get more grim or cold than Xasthur?!
SO MUCH EXISTENTIAL DESPAIR