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#41 circelilith

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:33 AM

I listen to the newer generation's music because I got fookin' sick to death of mine. Growing up, I used to be big on Rush, Boston, Journey, Foreigner, Jethro Tull, Kansas, and Van Halen. And if I NEVER have to hear Led Zeppelin, The Who, or Pink Floyd again, I'll be just fine. The radio has played that stuff into the ground and I'm still sick to death of it.. :rolleyes:



Lol! I fully understand the led zepplin thing ^^ There was a song the courtney love wrote which i love called the zepplin song...and it was her complaint about how everyone goes on and on and on and on about it!

Will you accept a collect call
From Robert Plant?
We picked him up on Vine
On a bus bench singing that song he can not stop
This is not the first time
He was so cute (yeah yeah)
Jonny Punk Rock, so cynical
You woulda jumped him too
But now the song remains

Why are the burners always toast?
Why are the stoners always stoned?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get away from the Zepplin song.

I got a job minimum wage & a tabledance
He drinks my beer and plays guitar
He's on my bed wasted every night when I come home
Play the same ol' lead again and again and again...

Sometimes I gotta say shutup
Sometimes I gotta say so what
I don't think that it's so punk
What's with the Zeppelin song

Sometimes I gotta unwind
Sometimes I gotta hide
Sometimes erase and rewind
I gotta throw the trash out
He's on the stairway to hell
Yeah that is him
Playin' the same old Zeppelin song again & again & again & again & again & again...

I'm a guitar
A Les Paul single cutaway
Please don't play that song on me again
I'll explode
I'll break all my strings and start playing shit
Like the Sex Pistols or anything
Sun House or the Blues

Why does he rain on my parade?
Why does the song remain the same?
I can't remember my own name
I work for minimum wage

Oh go tell it to Jimmy Page
At the crossroads with the deal he made
Cuz that song ain't goin' away
Oh God the Zeppelin song!
No no the Zeppelin song!
Here comes the Zeppelin song!
Oh God the Zeppelin song!

every time i hear this song I crack up. ^^

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

I'm too sensitive now as I get older to the energies in the "dark" music I listened to all the time back when I was younger, so I can only tolerate small doses anymore.  But one band I enjoy on a weekly basis is Puscifer.  It's a musical collective project created by the lead singer from Tool and A Perfect Circle.  He brought a lot of the heavy/dark themes from his earlier work into Puscifer's lyrics, but injects a few fun "WTF?" tracks here and there to break it up.  Oh, and an impressive number of their songs make it stupidly easy to get into a deep meditative trance.  Their earlier work is definitely darker than their latest stuff, though.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:34 PM

I love darker music.
Cradle of filth, H.I.M, Nightwish (with Tarja and currently with Floor), Iron Maiden, Sirenia, Alestorm, some Marylin Manson, Rammstein, Gothic Knights, The Birthday massacre, Within temptation


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:58 AM

I'm too sensitive now as I get older to the energies in the "dark" music I listened to all the time back when I was younger, so I can only tolerate small doses anymore.  But one band I enjoy on a weekly basis is Puscifer.  It's a musical collective project created by the lead singer from Tool and A Perfect Circle.  He brought a lot of the heavy/dark themes from his earlier work into Puscifer's lyrics, but injects a few fun "WTF?" tracks here and there to break it up.  Oh, and an impressive number of their songs make it stupidly easy to get into a deep meditative trance.  Their earlier work is definitely darker than their latest stuff, though.

I adore Puscifer.

 

I also enjoy the glitch genre for 'dark' music, especially The Glitch Mob. The album I have by them I don't believe has any lyrics at all, and it's dark and mysterious and all good fun, and does sound a little bit like your computer is glitching at some parts.


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#45 Jevne

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:08 AM

You do realize, of course, that what you are calling "dark" now, your kids and grandkids will snicker and make fun of in the future.  The nature of "madness" changes . . . Elvis used to be "devil's music", after all.


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#46 ArcticWitch

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:45 AM

You do realize, of course, that what you are calling "dark" now, your kids and grandkids will snicker and make fun of in the future.  The nature of "madness" changes . . . Elvis used to be "devil's music", after all.

 

Yup, and that's half the fun.  But I didn't think citing classical composers would connect with many folks.   :thumbsup:


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:19 AM

ooooh i love my metal.Rammstein, Killswitch engage, Slipknot, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, kittie, bring me the horizon are all awesome whether youre having a great or a bad day.

Dani Filth is a master when it comes to writing lyrics. My favourite is her ghost in the fog:

 

"The Moon, she hangs like a cruel portrait
Soft winds whisper the bidding of trees
As this tragedy starts with a shattered glass heart
And the Midnightmare trampling of dreams
But oh, no tears please
Fear and pain may accompany Death
But it is desire that shepherds it's certainty
As We shall see..."

She was divinity's creature
That kissed the cold mirrors
A Queen of Snows
Far beyond compare
Lips attuned to symmetry
Sought Her everywhere
Dark liqoured eyes
An Arabian nightmare...

She shone on watercolours
Of my pondlife as pearl
Until those who couldn't have Her
Cut Her free of this World

That fateful Eve when...
The trees stank of sunset and camphor
Their lanterns chased phantoms and threw
An inquisitive glance, like the shadows they cast
On my love picking rue by the light of the moon

Putting reason to flight
Or to death as their way
They crept through woods mesmerized
By the taffeta Ley
Of Her hips that held sway
Over all they surveyed
Save a mist on the rise
(A deadly blessing to hide)
Her ghost in the fog

They raped left...
(Five men of God)
...Her ghost in the fog

Dawn discovered Her there
Beneath the Cedar's stare
Silk dress torn, Her raven hair
Flown to gown Her beauty bared
Was starred with frost, I knew Her lost
I wept 'til tears crept back to prayer

She'd sworn Me vows in fragrant blood
"Never to part
Lest jealous Heaven stole our hearts"

Then this I screamed:
"Come back to Me for
I was born in love with thee
So why should fate stand in between?"

And as I drowned Her gentle curves
With dreams unsaid and final words
I espied a gleam trodden to earth
The Church bell tower key...

The village mourned her by the by
For She'd been a witch
Their Men had longed to try
And I broke under Christ seeking guilty signs
My tortured soul on ice

A Queen of snow
Far beyond compare
Lips attuned to symmetry
Sought Her everywhere
Trappistine eyes
An Arabian nightmare...

She was Ersulie possessed
Of a milky white skin
My porcelain Yin
A graceful Angel of Sin

And so for Her...
The breeze stank of sunset and camphor
My lantern chased Her phantom and blew
Their Chapel ablaze and all locked in to a pain
Best reserved for judgement that their bible construed...

Putting reason to flight
Or to flame unashamed
I swept form cries
Mesmerized
By the taffeta Ley
Or Her hips that held sway
Over all those at bay
Save a mist on the rise
A final blessing to hide
Her ghost in the fog

And I embraced
Where lovers rot...
Her ghost in the fog

Her ghost in the fog


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:21 AM

Then again I dont limit myself either. You can also find me stomping to some good trance music :witchnana:

But metal is the preferred choice


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

I've not heard of half the names of groups on this thread. Surely I can't be the only witch in the forum who likes Abba?


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

I like ABBA, Rose. Anything that sounds that happy is truly "dark" in my book. I have only heard of some of these artists because I have kids that listen to them.
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

Same here... Mom raised us on classic rock.  :)   Hence my love for Supernatural.  Hot guys, supernatural shit and classic rock.  Best show ever. 


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

I've not heard of half the names of groups on this thread. Surely I can't be the only witch in the forum who likes Abba?


heehee. DARK for me is listening to Chopin. Those Abba girls sure could sing! :-)

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#53 TheOn3LeftBehind

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:15 PM

I'm into goth music (darkwave, gothic metal, gothic rock, etc.) and I love Nox Arcana for that dark and dreary music style. :)  


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:12 PM

when I think dark music I don't really thing of the heavy metal hardcore as dark.

 

I think of the ethereal darkwave gothic music as dark

 

so some bands to consider:

Nox Arcana (which has already been named)

The Soil Bleeds Black

Lamia Vox ( i just added one of her songs to the what are you listening to thread)


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:07 AM

There's Cultus Sabbati but I have to be in really strange place to listen to much of it.



If you like this look this particular one up at YouTube where the group is offering a free download of the album this selection is from.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:29 AM

However, I can always listen to 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana - I by Carl Orff (1895 - 1982)


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

What about dark, witchy music?  I just recently found Wardruna, which is a pretty awesome band.  


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:38 AM

What about dark, witchy music?  I just recently found Wardruna, which is a pretty awesome band.  

 

Yeah Wardruna is great. I don't know where you are from, so you might not understand their lyrics, but it gets pretty archaic sometimes. Way cool.

 

Faun works for me too.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=h42gjj23diY&list=RDpcEDw82vw1c

 

There are a couple of other bands that I really like, and being more down the line of folk metal, they aren't always all that dark or witchy. But the music puts me in a place where I feel like I can feed off of and amplify my own energies.  :mdance: So for me metal often works as witchy. 

 

Also Griegs the Hall of the Mountain King is always a winner, no matter how it's performed... One of my favorite renderings is the version done by Apocalyptica (I saw they were mentioned earlier in the thread). www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf2aIVKp1OY

 

(Come to think of it for me a lot music that touchs on archaic speaks to me personally as witchy.)


Edited by odahviing, 24 April 2014 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:15 AM

yay!!! METAL!!! :D :D 

 

i've grown up on metal my whole life lol ozzy osbourne and metallica songs were my childhood lullaby's!


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:24 PM

Also Griegs the Hall of the Mountain King is always a winner, no matter how it's performed... One of my favorite renderings is the version done by Apocalyptica (I saw they were mentioned earlier in the thread).

 

 

That was friggin amazing!


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