Amorphis – Towards And Against

September 2, 2009

Today’s MSMOTD Amorphis – Towards And Against (buy this song) There is so much good music coming out of Finland these days, especially in terms of melodic metal.  Bands like Nightwish, Stratovarius, HIM, Apocalyptica (rock/metal done by electric cello!), Children of Bodom, Turisas, Sonata Arctica etc etc.  It’s not limited to metal, as Finland also [...]

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Swollen Members – Blackout

August 28, 2009

Swollen Members, an underground hip-hop/rap group from Vancouver, Canada, have been releasing dark and brooding music for 10 years now. Each of their albums has won best Rap recording at the Canadian Juno awards, and they are definitely the most successful Canadian rap outfit. With lyrics that incorporate references to mythology and dexterous wordplay, Swollen Members is definitely worth checking out, even for those who don’t normally enjoy rap/hip-hop.

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Imogen Heap – 2-1

August 26, 2009

Today’s MSMOTD Imogen Heap – 2-1 (buy this song) Imogen Heap, an English singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from London, has a really distinctive sound and an even more distinctive name.  I had assumed it was some artsy-fartsy assumed name for her musical endeavours (sort of like how Celldweller’s “Klayton” was actually born Scott Albert), but not so!  Imogen [...]

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