Rocking German Bands

September 20, 2009 at 10:04 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Lately I’ve noticed a good number of German bands trying to make it in America.  The problem with a lot of bands trying to make it here is the accent and language.  Americans want to listen to their songs in English and don’t want it to sound foreign.  The countries that do the best with sending there music here are of course England and then Sweden.   There have been German bands such as The Scorpions who have made it big in America, but not many.  I would like to have more make it.  Here are a few that are making an attempt, as far as I can see.

Cinema Bizarre love songs (they kill me)  An anime inspired band that opened for Lady Gaga during her Fame Ball Tour.

Polarkreis 18  allein allein, the colour of snow  In the process of releasing their first album in America.

Tokio Hotel monsoon Had an English language album released and won some awards over here.

I also like oomph, enomine, and rammstein, but I don’t think any of these groups are making moves here.  Besides these groups are older.

If you listen to German rock.  Who are some of your favorites and what do you think their chances of making in America are?


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Heavy Metal is beautiful too

September 3, 2008 at 5:24 am (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

People who don’t listen to metal often or who just don’t understand the amount of sub categories there are, too many often don’t realize that metal is beautiful music too.  I had to look up metal on wikipedia to realize hey I like metal and I like it alot.  Why didn’t I know? I don’t like screaming in songs, although yelling is ok. Is there a difference? I’m not sure but what I listen to has enough yelling to think so.  But putting together different sounds and forming a heavy metal orchestra of sorts is wonderful. I’m not sure what constitutes metal and I hope all the songs I list are metal in some form (if not please tell me).

So here’s so of what I think is good.  I’m not going to write about classics like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest which are awesome, but those are definitely metal and I wouldn’t get confused about it.

Within Temptation Angels   beautiful singing and instruments

Apocalyptica Hall of the Mountain King    Cellos oh yeah!  A lot of Classical music sounds good as metal for some reason. 

Birthday Massacre Blue

Inis Mona Eluveitie  Violin, flute, etc… awesomeness

Oomph  Gott ist Ein Popstar  Augen Auf     Electronic bass line

Evanescence  umm mostly all so here’s a good one missing 

As you can see all the songs are not necessarily in English.  So tell me what you think.  I’ve been told that Oomph was scary but I don’t really see it. There are a lot more metal songs I listen to, but I think that’s a good amount to show that metal is beautiful too. And so I officially like and listen to any type of music as long as its good and yes that includes blue grass, country, rap,  foreign music etc. 


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