||[Nov. 28th, 2007|07:35 pm]
GLBTQ Metal Fans
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|||||[Pandora Radio] Bedevilment and Bewilderment by Scholomance||]|
Guys, I have to tell you that I'm really excited about Yngwie Malmsteen. I think people give him a really hard time, and he doesn't deserve it at all. Sure, he might not be the best musician, and sure, he might have stopped any learning he might have done decades ago, but, you know, I love his music.
Well, let me tell you. For some reason I love over-the-top over-dramatic and over-serious metal. I'm an aficionado of the cheesy. I love bands that make unabashedly campy metal: Edguy, Dream Evil, Malmsteen, even Dio is cheesy. Older Steel Attack, too. There's nothing wrong with skinny men screeching in falsetto about Vikings and Dragons and Greek gods... In fact, it's pretty awesome. He might not be cutting edge anymore, but Malmsteen was extremely influential in making shredding what it is today, and he was helpful in bringing classical elements into metal.
So lets hear it for Malmsteen!
Also have to plug Scholomance if anyone didn't see my edit in the previous post. Scholomance, having ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with World of Warcraft, is a great black metal/goth metal fusion, with great keyboards and well composed songs. Enjoy.