Sunday, October 31, 2021

Movies: 5 Stephen King movies to watch on Halloween

 


HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!

So we are closing off this Halloween month with a bang, today I am sharing with you some of my favorite Stephen King movies. And there will be something for everybody because not all of these are very scary, I think of Stephen King more of the king of dread, he just knows how to very subtly set a very atmospheric setting and slowly fill it with a good all portion of dread. Most of the time I just am a bit creeped out, more than really scared. I have yet to read a Stephen King book, I know I should have already, I just don't know where to start. That will be a discussion for another day. 

Let's get into the movies. 

The Green Mile

The Green Mile is I think the least scarry movie on this list, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. It think you all have heard about the Green Mile. I this is one of Tom Hanks best roles. The movie is about the Green mile, which is the name for death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary, this is were the worst of the worst should be. And yet we find a gentle soul within the walls of this prison. Someone who isn't suppose to be there but was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I am talking ofcourse about John Coffey the gentle giant with supernatural powers. The Green Mile is the story about John Green, about how he ended up on death row, about Paul Edgecomb the warden is trying to figure out why John Coffey is there, and struggling with his own live, his believes. It is such a beautiful story. If you haven't watched it I would really recommend this, even if you don't like horror. This movie only just touches on the supernatural, it is more a character driven story. The supernatural is not the main focus.

Needful Things

This movie, has stuck with me like glue. It has been years since I have watched it, but it still remains one of those movies that I for certain never will forget. It is such a clever story, about a new store owner, that comes to a tiny town. That concept is ofcourse being frowned upon, in a town where everybody knows everbody. I like the mayhem that almost destroys the town. It is a fascinating movie, and I think I should really read the book I looked it up, it is going to be a long as read at leat 800 pages, so that is kind of scary on itself. I am very curious if you ever seen this one, and what your thoughts are on the movies.

Carrie

So we are going from least scary to scariest Stephen King today, Carrie is boadering on scary, but for me not too scary. I have seen both the remake from 2013 and the orginal movie from 1976 and I would recommend watching them both because they are both amazing! It has been a while since I have seen the 1976 version. So I am going with the 2013 one for now, and I really enjoy that they had chosen Chloë Grace Moretz to play Carrie, because she plays the insane, very very well. This is really a facinating on how religion and ignorance can drive people insane. The unknowning, the uneductated, and how this results in extreme situation, and mental abuse. I have always found this movie fascinating and love rewatchig it. I like that they have chosen a modern time setting for this movie. It is great to see that even in a more modern setting this movie the theme still works, and still holds value. This movie is more a psychological horror, than anything else. It doesn't have jump scares, and it doesn't have a whole lot of supernatural elements to it. It is like Needless things the horror that people inflict on each other. One critique to the ending of this movie, it is over the top


Rose Red

Warning this one does contain jump scares, and pretty effective once I might add. I think of all the Stephen King movies I have seen, this is by far my favorite. I just love the mansion, that is Rose Red, the history they created around it. The story is very well crafted. The down side is, that this is a really long ass movie. It is I believe around 3 hours long. The mansion is so incredibly beautiful, and the characters and events that happen make it that it doesn't seem so long. Some of you might not have the patience to sit through three hours of film, I just wanted to know if any of them would survive and how the story would ended.

It

Finishing this list off with my moms least favorite movie of all time, the reason she hates clowns so much.IT! So I grew up with not liking clowns and I thought that if I ever were to watch It I would be too scared to finish it or maybe I would hate clowns as much as my mom does. Surprisingly enough I very much enjoyed this movie, ofcourse it has all the makings of a great horror, and yes it has jump scares, a complicated plot, grose scenes, and of course a very creepy clown with razor sharp teeth. This is also a really long movie, when I looked it up I noticed it was considered a mini series. That explains the length of the movie. I stil have to watch the remake with Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the clown. I heard that it is different from the mini series, I am curious what they changed. Then there is the question will I ever attempt to read the book? For one it is over a thousand pages long and I am not sure how I feel about reading this kind of horror. I might get stuck in it. So I am not sure, should I attempt it? Let me know what you think?

So that is it for this post, let me know if I missed any great Stephen King movies. 
Or let me know if I should attempt reading any of these? 
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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Swinging Saturdays #107: Dutch Gothic Angels


Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

It is almost Halloween, it is getting darker and darker outside, in the Netherlands Autumn comes with lots of rain. In all honesty I think we only have two seasons left, as we do not get any harsh winters or anything. So there's Autumn and there is summer. I think we skip spring and winter here. At least this is how it has been the last few year, might be the result of global warming? 

Anyway, yes today Angels in the darkness, or maybe even better dark angels. The Angels of Gothic Metal. I always thought the genre was called Gothic Rock, however as has been pointed out to me, all of the below bands are considered metal. Gothic metal, symphonic metal or however you want to consider it, has something theatrical, and goes very well with the whole Halloween theme. I love the classical voices combined with the metal sound. Today, I am proud to present you a list of 5 dutch metal chicks in this genre, one of our largest export products, so to say, as most of these bands are more famous outside of the Netherlands than in their homecountry. 


Charlotte Wessels: Delain ~ The Gathering

This band, or maybe I should call it project, because there are so many artists that have been part of Delain, thinking of Marco from Nightwish, Sharon van Adel from Nightwish and many more, all had a part in Delain. The main vocalist of Delain is another Dutchy Charlotte Wessels. I like that this band has so many faces to go with it, it makes the band very divers, their music, well you tell me, I very much enjoy it let me know what you think of the Gathering.


Floor Jansen: After Forever ~ My Pledge of Allegiance #1

Back in the day, Floor Jansen was not a name that would ring a bell, when you would say, I listen to After Forever, people would look at you. After what? I have never heard of this band. Now Floor Jansen has made a name for herself in the Netherlands as well, through a Dutch tv show called "De Beste Zanger". I am one of those fan who can say, yes I know who she is, I have seen her play live with After Forever. Here is one of my favorite songs of My Pledge of Allegiance part 1, I hope you enjoy.


Simone Simons: Epica ~ Feint

If you thought well that would be all the Netherlands has to offer, nope you are going to be wrong, there is more. Epica, I know they do big ass tours in South America, twice as big as the venues they play in the Netherlands, I had the pleasure of seeing them live a couple of times, and boy do they bring a metal performance to the stage. The first time I saw them live was when they just released their first album, The Phantom Agony, year later I had the pleasure of seeing them in my "home" venue Hedon in Zwolle. They have grown so much since then and I can only appreciated the band that they have become, the music is still amazing. And their live performance is magnificent! Definintely checks them out whenever you get the chance, COVID has to end some day.


Sharon van Adel: Within Temptation ~ Candles

No I haven't forgotten the only Dutch gothic metal band that ever made it to the Dutch hit charts, with the song Ice Queen, and every so often it will still be played by the Dutch radio stations. That is very unique, as metal usually never makes it anywhere within our charts, so you can consider it a big deal that they managed to. I think they had a couple more hits that did very well but non as big as Ice Queen I think. Correct me if I am wrong. Anyways Within Temptation has been around for more than 10 years. I must say I haven't listen to their newer albums as much as I did the first 4. I think I have seen them live at least 6 or 7 times. Last time only 2 years ago, since I hadn't listen to it in a while I was surprised that the poppy songs where traded in for the more heavier side of the band, and I am glad to see them in this way. A really should pick up some new albums to listen to. By the way I have been in love with her dresses for years, they are so incredibly beautiful.


Floor Jansen: Nightwish ~ Ghost Love Score

Yes I know, I am cheating a bit, but hey, I can't help it that she switched bands? Nightwish is by fare my favorite band ever, there was a time I used to listen to them every day, I owned all the records, and still they are my go to music for whenever I am feeling down, of if I have the urge to sing along. Because up to Dark Passion Play, I know all the songs by heart. I really loved the voice of Tarja, I was so said to see her leave the band. When after a while Floor Jansen replaced her, I am actually quite happy with this, ofcourse I already new her voice, because of her band After Forever, and she can get the high notes of the old songs, ofcourse she brought here own style to the band. Ghost Love Score remains a favorite, and this shows how well she fits in with the band how she made the song her own, how it is still truthful to the version of Tarja. I think fans really appreciate that it is still a mix of the old and the new.


I hope you enjoyed these amazing vocalists! I sure as hell had a lovely time lots of good memories here, memories of live performances, I hope we get them back this year, because I am really missing concerts and festivals. It gives me lots of energy, a way to really relax, to be in that moment, to meet amazing people, to party with random people, to feel alive. Do you know any of these band? Let me know in the comments.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Books: House of Hollow ~ Krystal Sutherland

 

Title: House of Hollow
Author: Krystal Sutherland
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publishing date: 06th of April, 2021
Number of pages: 292 p.
Languages: English
Age Category: Young adult
Genre: Horror, mystery

About House of Hollow

Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange.
When Iris and her sisters Vivi and Grey were children, they disappeared from the world. They re-appeared a month later, butt naked in the middle of a street, with no recollection of where they have been.
When Grey goes missing Iris and Vivi set out to find their sister but what else will they find along the way?

My thoughts on House of Hollow

I watch a lot of booktube, so in one of my sprees on Youtube I came across a description of House of Hollow, pretyy much like I have written above. I was sold right away, also on the cover as it is so pretty. This book is perfect for Halloween, it will definitely give you the creeps. I love the mystery of what happened to the Hollow sisters, but also the mystery surrounding the oldest Hallow, Grey, which in my opinion is the weirdest name ever. Not that Vivi is much better, that kind of reminds me of a dog. Don't get me wrong, I like that they are different from popular names like Elena. At times, the name Grey was a bit confusing though. 

The story is told through the perspective of Iris, the youngest sister, the only one left at home.I think that Iris is the most normal one of the three. All Iris wants is to forget the mystery that surrounds her family, and live a normal live. This is not as easy as it seems when you are a magnet to all the people around you. Iris is not entirely what you would call a normal person. She has some kind of power over her, a power she herself cannot explain, and she does not like using it either. Iris tells us that about her sisters, that they never finished school, left her alone with her mother. 

Through Iris eyes we learn that Vivi is a rock and roll star and that Grey is a supermodel. Then Grey goes missing, Vivi and Iris set out to find her, but they stumble upon many mysteries, as Grey keot a lot of secerts. What I liked about how the story was written, is that they search for Grey, and when they could not find her, they returned home, and involved the police, to help find her. I also thought it was a really realistic way to deal with the situation. We see a lot of these cleaver scenes like that one, that are so normal, you are forgetting that you are reading a story containing supernatural elements.

This book is not overly scary, it is more a tale with dread building up, a mystery that needs to unravel. There was one scene though that really freaked me out, at that is more that I have a huge disliking of ants than that is was scary. It was more gross than scary, it did freak me out a bit. And I loved the book for it, great that they managed to do that.

There were a few surprises, aspecially the ending was definitely not what I had expected. I am not going to put spoilers in but I was surprised it ended the way it did. We also find out what happend all does years ago, when the Hollow sisters first disappeared. Trust me when I say, it is original and it is a really good ending.

Conclusions

This is a compelling story, very beautifully written, full of mystery and some horror elements. It is not overly scary, if you are a beginner in the horror genre I think this would be a good place to start. The ending was a surprise, very satifying and it kind of leaves room for a next installment? I am not sure if it was meant to be a standalone or not. I am curious to see if this author will remain on this path with her books. One can only hope, we need more books like this to be around!

"What you don't understand," she said to me once when I told her how dangerous it was, "is that I am the thing in the dark."

Monday, October 25, 2021

Books: Mexican Gothic ~ Silvia Moreno - Garcia

 

Title:Mexican Gothic
Author: Silvia Moreno - Garcia
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Publishing date: 30th of June 2020
Number of pages: 301 p.
Sort of story: Standalone
Age Category: Adult
Genre: Horror, Gothic

About Mexican Gothic

Noemí is asked by her father to investigate what is happening with her cousin Catalina, after her father received a very disturbing letter from her. Noemí sets of to visit her cousin at High Place. A beautiful gothic mansion, on top of a mountain. After her arrival she feels that there is definitely something going on in High Place, but her notions and actions are countered at every turn. There are lots of secrets at High Place, secrets that should not be meddled with. Noemí is a tough and smart and will not back down until her cousin is in safety.

My Thoughts onf Mexican Gothic

At first glance I really did not like Noemí, I thought she was a spoiled bratt with no character to her at all. This is Noemí at Mexico City. The Noemí we meet throughout the rest of the book is an entirely different story. She is smart-mouthed and not scared of breaking the rules of High Place. She doesn't understand High Place, nor the English family who lives there. The Doyles. 

The Doyles are peculiar from the start, they are quiet all the time, the staff does not talk, Florence is a pain in the arse. And nobody seems to want her to stay at High Place. The athmospere is definitely hostile. Noemí's cousin Catalina is very sick, but the Doyles do not seem to do much to help her get better. It is Noemí who asks the doctor in town for a second opinion, even though she was allowed to, she got reprimanded for bringing a stranger into the house.

There are lots of incidents like this throuhgout the book, and it helps build the story, the wonder, the mystery of it. And it makes you feel for Noemí at times I felt so bad for Noemí, I didn't know if I wanted to keep reading, but the story was so delicious that I could not stop. I wanted to know how it would end. Even if it meant reading it at night, which makes the creepy things in the book even more creepy. This is just my kind of horror. It is slowly build, something I did not mind. The ending was action packed, and beyond anything I had imagined. I have watched my fair share of horror movies, but this was a new one for me.

There were some little things that bothered me a bit. Like for instance that Noemí got told not to smoke in the house and yet did it a first time and a second time. But particularly there was one scene were I thought she could have gone about it a bit smarter. Now if you don't want spoilers please stop reading here. So there is a scene were Noemí has obtained a tincture for Catalina which supposely should help her sleep. At this point Noemí has been in trouble a lot of times, and Catalina told her to keep it secret from the Doyles. What happened is that Catalina took to much of the potion and she got a seizure. What I would have done if I were Noemí was make sure the bottle of tincture was not to be found in the room. For a smart women I would have thought she would have learned her lesson by now and hid the bottle, instead she left it on the dresser, in plain sight for Florence to find.

I really didn't understand this, and it is my only critisism of the book, the ending made a lot of sense, but I would have liked some things a bit different. I would have liked to see the aftermath, which is something we are not getting. It leaves some bits of the story unresolved, and might even be an opening for the author to return to if she would want to make a series out of this story. It is not that I don't like the ending it is just that I wanted a bit more of the story, I guess.

Conclusions

This was a perfect horror for me, if you like the slow build, building tension/dread kind of horror story than this is for you. It reminds me a little bit of (I am kind of scared to even mention this comparison) Rose Red, yes I know it is also a haunted house horror story by the king of Horror, but what these stories have in common is the slow build, through learning the history of the house and it's inhabitants. Through the history we in the end figure out what is happening and the grand finale is worth the wait. 

This book is absolutely phenomonal and I hope to find more books like this. At times it did got very intense and kind of scary but nothing too bad. Beside from the "haunted house" trope I did think it was very original. Also I loved that it was set in Mexico instead of the USA for once. For me this is a 5 star read, perfect for the spooky season, or to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a blanket on aa dreary day.



Saturday, October 23, 2021

Swinging Saturdays #106: Black Hearts


Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
We are getting closer to halloween, to get in the mood I always crave the gothic scene. So today we  are doing a top 5 of some of my favorite (gothic) symphonic metal artists. Aside from 1 these are all European bands. Curious. Well lets get into it!


Lacuna Coil ~ I'm Not Afraid

Lacuna Coil has been around since the 1990's, they are from Italy. What I like is that they have a good balance between the male vocalist and the female vocalist. You don't see this often were the songs are divided evenly. Usually the focus lies with the female vocalist. It is an interesting combination.

Tristiana ~ Wormwood

So, it seems that the 90's are a starting point for many of the gothic metal bands I listen to (or in some cases used to listen to). Wormwood is the song that I remember, I thought the intro was very interesting, something different. I still find this a very peculiar but beautiful song, even after so many years. And of course I like it because of I believe it is latin? All in all this will always be special to me.

Sirenia ~ Dim Days of Dolor

So the founders from Tristiana, also found Sirenia, a band that really struggles to keep their female vocalists, I have done a little research and found at least 4 different vocalists. The music is still great though and the band still excists. I have chosen Dim Days of Dolor, because the video is stunning. Love it and very fitting for Halloween Month!


Ignea ~ Alga

So I have this thing were I am not all that enthousiastic about female grunters, I hate Arch Enemy for this reason, I just, Nooooo Noo no, I have seen Arch Enemy live and allthough the music is decent I could not wrap my head around the lead singer. I thought is was horrible. That was one half hour I rather forget. Any how when I was looking for a live video from Ignea I found out that she also does the grunts. It was a pleasant surprise! I really love the music they make. They are a relatively young band if you compare it to the rest of this list. I wanted to show you this, to let you know that there are still new bands as well that make symphonic metal.


Evanescene ~ Better Without You

Also an oldie but they did release a new album this year. So I decided, what the feck let's just throw in something from the new album. And I must say it sounds so much as the Evanescence from My Immortal and Call Me When I Am Sober. I like this song, it is just what you would expect from Amy Lee.

Any symphonic metal bands missing from this list? Let me know in the comments!
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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Swinging Saturdays #105: The Apocalypse is coming


Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
Are you getting excited for halloween? It is only two weeks away! I already know what we will be doing, I am also thinking of putting some decorations up, if I can find any. Halloween is not celebrated here in the Netherlands. I tend to watch a lot of horror movies on halloween, doing a little movie marathon with snacks. Some candle light to get into the spirit. 

In all honesty I find it very difficult to do Halloween themed Swinging Saturdays, I know I did so in the past. So I can't use what I have done then, so coming up with fitting video's for the entire month of October was a bit of a challenge. So I decided I would just pick some darker themes. Today some interesting (post) apocalyptic music videos.


Within Temptation ft Tarja ~ What About Us

Interesting combination, Sharon and Tarja, I kind of like it. So this is definitely post apocalyptic. It seems to be taken place after some nuclear explotion. It is a very explosive song of it's self with lot's of energy and 2 powerhouses in the symphonic metal scene.


Muse ~ Algorithm

Yeah I am not sure if this is an alternate reality or whatever, I think it does fit in really well with the theme of this Swinging Saturdays, and I will leave it up to your own interpretation.


Foster the People ~ Helena Beat

Everybody know Foster the People from their one hit wonder Pumped Up Kicks, but did you know that they made some incredibly good music besides from Pumped Up Kicks? Helena Beat is one of those, great song, interesting video.


Nightwish ~ Noise

We are addicted to our social media, this takes our addiction to a whole new level, is this our future?


My Chemical Romance ~ Na Na Na

I am not sure what to make of this video, I love the song, and I find it extremely funny that certain words have been beeped out. I forgot that that they do that in the USA. Or maybe even to stay on YouTube, that may also be a factor. Anyways, if you have an explainion to go with this video please let me know.


Bonus song! Iron Maiden ~ The Writing On The Wall

I am not the biggest fan of Iron Maiden, it is not really my thing, but it is Martijn's thing. And when he showed me this video I just had to include it, because it is damn good. So here it is.
I hope you enjoyed this top 6. Any apocalypse videos I missed? 
Let me know in the comments!
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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Swinging Saturdays #104: Hauntingly beautiful music videos

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
It is that time of year that I want horror, I want haunting things, I want to watch so many episodes of supernatural, watch horror movies, it is the creepy season and I want it all. What better time to present you with some hauntingly beautiful video's? Shall we?

My Chemical Romance ~ I don't love you

I just noticed that Colton Hayes is in this video, I recognized him by his eyes. I have never noticed this before, but then again, Teen wolf and Arrow came out after this video was made. I can't explain why I love this video, but it is artistic, black and white, the girl has a beautiful dress but creepy eyes. This video has always stuck with me. Oh now I remember I am a sucker for black and white.



Nightwish ~ Storytime

This is kind of the making of Imgaginarium, by the way if you haven't seen that movie, go watch it, it will be worth your time. A beautiful work of art. The scence in this music video are also used in the movie. So if you like what you see then I would definitely check it!


Devil Electric ~ Shadowman

Have I ever talked about Devil Electric before? This band is awesome, just my cup of tea. In a sense this looks a bit similar to the intro of True Blood. It gives me a similar vibe. I love it! What I love about this song is that the ending is very abrupt, it is something different from the long outro's you usually see


Panic! At the Disco ~ Emperor's New Clothes

When I first saw this video I was like what the hell did you do Brendon? What did you do to that beautiful face of yours? Anyways when I got over my innital shock I do very much appreciate this video, it is so much fun.


Gorillaz ~ Oh Melancholy Hill

If you know the Gorillaz then you will know that each and every music video is a piece of art. I love that these are all drawn. The are all so unique in their own way. This is such a peculiar one I still don't know what to make of it. Anyways I thought it should be here at least.

Did I miss any cool video's? Let me know in the comments!
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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Swinging Saturdays #103: I Am A Mainstream Metal Girl

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.
When ever metal comes up in conversation and I get asked what kind of metal do you listen to I always go for the safest answer: mainstream metal. 

Why, for 1 with that I won't insult anyone, and 
two, it makes it clear that I am not the biggest metal head ever lived. My relation with especially death and trash metal is usually something along the lines of this: yes I appreciate the music until the singer/grunter/vocalist opens his or her mouth and then its gone. I am a lover of vocals, and are very picky of what I like or don't like. 

A third reason why I named it mainstream metal is that it ends the discussion about if it is really a metal band quite easily. It shows that I am not a well know around the metal scene as they might think. 

Anyways, I do watch my fair share of metal bands from behind the bar, because well I enjoy the audience that comes to these concerts. They are always so nice, and I can poor beer the entire evening. I enjoy those evenings. Let's get into these mainstream metal bands I like.


Papa Roach ~ Between Angels & Insects

In all honesty, I have never really considered this to be a metal band, but it shows up in many a list of metal, so I am only adding this because of this. If I would have gone with scars for this top 10 I think you might have thought it would be out of place. I actually have a line of the Scars lyrics tattood on my arm, although only a preson that can read runes will be able to read it. I used to listen to Papa Roach a lot when I was younger.


Cradle of Filth ~ Nymphetamine Fix

This is definitely a bit heavier, can I say this is kind of a guilty pleasure two me? I don't know that is how it feels to me. I have a lot of good memories of Cradle of Filth, it is still such an intresting band, very peculiar (male) vocals, one I do appreciate for some strange reason.

Amorphis ~ The Bee

They were the support act to Nightwish I was so surprised I loved there performance it was very impressive. If you like it give them some love will you?


Marilyn Manson ~ The Beautiful People

Oke, Oke, I don't stand for all the things he does, all the accusations nor his relation. However I do enjoy his music, how controversial this may seem. It just has this, thing which atrracks me to it. It is definitly the most talked about artist on this entire list, mostly in the negative.


Disturbed ~ Down With The Sickness

Well if you have been following my blog over the last year, you might have seen him preform his cover of "The Sound of Silence". I still get goose bumps when I hear the song. This remains on of my favorites of his normal reportiore.


Slipknot ~ Duality

This is what every band want, the audience screaming the words to your song back to you. What an awesome video is this. I find that I cannot so easily explain why I like all of these metal bands, sorry for giving you only short commentary today, at least you can spend less time reading and more time listening to these awesome bands.


Korn ~ Thoughtless

And we are back at Rock Am Ring with yet another artist, this time being Korn. They seems to have a lot of good video's floating around on Youtube. Not that I am complaining. I am a huge fan of Korn, from all the bands in this top 10 I think I own the most Korn albums in comparison to the rest. Second runner up would be System of a Down, which will be coming your way shortly as well. I have lived this song, even once done a drawning about this song. I wish that I had picked it up from school, but sadly it might be lost now forever.


System of A Down ~ Aerials

Now were getting to the stuff I listen to more often. I know all the songs of Toxicity by heart. Aerials is definitely one of my favorites. I am not a huge fan of the music video they made for Aerials, it is downright creepy. Again this is a vocal favorite. I am feeling a bit repetetive today sorry for that.


Rammstein ~ Sonne

From our neighbouring country comes one of the biggest names in the metal world. Rammstein. German is kind of a cool language to go with metal, everything in german sounds so much angrier.


Metallica ~ Enter Sandman

Ending this list with certainly not the least, you might have wondered the entire time, will she add a metallica song? Well yes of course I will. I think this is their most iconic song. They have had so many successes of the years, but this one stands out to me.

Are you a mainstream metal boy or girl? Let me know in the comments!
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