So, there I was, sitting on a bench with a nice sharp-looking I-Pod in my hand, when I decided to listen to a favorite song of mine that I had been listening to for the last ten years: Therion's Draconian Trilogy, from their album, Vovin. Therion is a Swedish metal band that incorporates an orchestra and choir into their death metal style. They've typically recorded albums that have some sort of a tie to a European myth. My favorite album is Secret of the Runes, which features a list of songs based on different realms within ancient Norwegian mythology.
There's nothing more gratifying than listening to a rich ensemble of instruments and tenors hammer out powerful songs about viking lore. Many times in the past, I've often wondered why modern musicians haven't taken full advantage of all of the musical lessons and instruments invented in the last six thousand years of recorded history.
Why is it that every rock band that squirts out an album is comprised of only guitars, drums, and vocals? Is it because the industrialized mind only has a limited amount of patience, and such a mind can only listen to a hasty style of music?
|Pryor: "Let it be loose! Listen to the music, |
follow the beat! Hear it? Feel it comin' up?"