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Epic and Heartwrenching: Metal Music Recommendations

Two days ago I got H.I.M.’s album from last month, Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice. A little mainstream but still beautiful. I’ve now returned to metal music, as these days I’ve been focused too much on playing classical and listening to DBSK (both on other ends of the spectrum). And since many people are wondering about (aka questioning) my taste in music, I’ve decided to list my favorite bands and their songs, with live or studio videos for each. :D

I may not be entirely objective…most of these bands are Finnish, and I am very biased when it comes to my favorite musicians: Tuomas, Emppu, Eicca, Perttu, Ville, Alexi, and Henkka. (Only Eicca is married at the moment, so hehehe.) Tuomas has thanked me publicly and Emppu knows of my existence. :D

Oh, as for the heaviest metal…I cannot guarantee clean language (I forgot some of the lyrics) but Children of Bodom and Wintersun are the only melodic death metal bands I can listen to without covering my ears.



Ever Dream (live with Tarja)
Just before the band fired Tarja. It made Tuomas cry, so I obviously cried too.

Phantom of the Opera (live Tarja and Marco duet)
The audience burst into tears. Amazing operatics. :P

The Siren (live with Tarja)

Sahara (with Anette)
May he now rest in Elysian Fields…

7 Days to the Wolves (with Anette)


Damned and Divine

The Seer (with lyrics)


Cry for the Moon (live)

Never Enough (music video)

Amberian Dawn

River of Tuoni
LOL it’s female-fronted and the audience is entirely male… :P



Perttu’s true hair color is actually blond…and isn’t Eicca’s accent mmmm?

One (Metallica cover)

Fade to Black (Metallica cover)

Bittersweet (Apo + Ville of H.I.M. + Lauri of The Rasmus)



Love the Hardest Way
Love’s the devil counting teardrops in the rain…

Killing Loneliness With You (live)

Poison Girl (live)
Love his jacket. :D


Cohobation (unsigned)


This song, among others, was written and composed by the lead guitarist/second singer John N-T when he was younger than I am now. I talked to him a few times before and would go to Sweden just to see the band. :P


Children of Bodom

Angels Don’t Kill (Live HD)

Hate Crew Deathroll

Triple Corpse Hammerblow (with lyrics)

Summer (Vivaldi cover, Alexi and Roope)

Winter Sun


And a Finnish cover artist:

Wintersun – Winter Madness Solo

Wintersun – Death and the Healing Solo

Vivaldi/Bach Stuff

I’ve been a fan of that Finnish guitarist for well over a year. His fingers are amazing, eh?

A French cover artist and composer:

Various metal/rock covers

Original compositions

Symphonic with a lot of piano. I ran into him two years ago and have been a fan ever since. :D