Have any of you ever experienced it before? You’ll be listening to something, and then something about it is either so epic or just so uniquely mood-shifting that it gives you goosebumps...Admittedly, this is an incredibly rare occurrence for me, but it has happened at least twice this year for me within new releases this year.
I’m starting out with a few that you guys probably wouldn’t expect from me given my uniquely old-man tastes in metal. Lol I’m a huge sucker for melodic and starkly constrasting album finishers, especially on album from bands that aren’t particularly melodic.
Despised Icon. This is the closer to my favorite DI album, The Ills of Modern Man. “Fainted Blue Ornaments” has to have one of my favorite ending bits to a song ever. Right after that massive breakdown (which has a cool lyric), the band shifts into the most incredibly melodically contrasting gear, which is epic and dynamic in ways that their tough-guy deathcore style never touches again. Starting around 2:56 until end of song, this is the coolest moment of DI in my opinion, and it is straight goosebumps for me.
This one here by Black Breath is the ending from the finishing track on Sentenced to Life, the track is “Obey.” Right around 3:23 the moshy groove stops and clean and forward-sounding guitar leads carry this track out into a short and sweet guitar solo with a lot of soul over the Swedish death guitar tone that makes this band so cool. This ending really drives the album home to an amazing finish.
This song moves me a lot. There are some personal reasons, but it just brings me back to a time I can never have again and can't seem to let go of. That I was the happiest I can remember while I was first listening to this band, with this track as the closing one on their best album, is hard to reconcile now.
I'm with you on that Despised Icon track. It's such a great way to close out the album.
I get these chills/goosebumps from music pretty easily tbh but not so much from metal.
This song by Sigur Ros is the best example that springs to mind. It's the build up before the crescendo that does it.
Being introduced to the music of Sigur Ros was a particularly memorable moment in my life. I was in 10th grade at a summer music camp in Arkansas, and I made friends with these other boys from Oklahoma. One named Nakossee introduced me to Sigur Ros, and I spent the better part of the summer discovering all of their music at the time. Magical approach to music-making, they have. I don’t know why exactly I haven’t listened to them in a good 10 years now, but thanks for sharing. That was great music.
Post by stringypoo on Nov 17, 2019 20:42:36 GMT -5
As I Lay Dying have really got me hooked on their new album, and at least the first two or three times I heard the song “My Own Grave” I most certainly had goosebumps, which I also spoke of on the thread in the downloads section for the album earlier this year. I guess today it doesn’t affect me as much because I simply have heard it sooooo many times, but I would like to highlight the spot. There’s that seemingly mild guitar solo around 2:40 that really ramps up to a really cool arc before the intensity of the music drops to a low energy echo-ish transition back into a full on blow of the chorus with a slightly modified clean vocal part. I personally found the clean vocals on this album absolutely stunning, and this moment really just blew me away, and still does. Combine that with Tim Lambesis’s inevitable message behind the lyrics here, and there is a very engaging emotional attachment to be had here, furthering the effect of the song and the moment I’m highlighting.
Oh, and albinoskunk, great call on Jane Doe. That ending is one of my other big favorites. Absolutely massive and beautiful. I’ve not heard those others yet, but I look forward to diving into them later when I have a moment.
Last Edit: Nov 17, 2019 20:46:13 GMT -5 by stringypoo
When I hear this last track on the new Crypt Sermon album, and I get to the 8:15 mark on the song, it just elevates in a deeply impactful way that just gives me the chills every time if I am listening directly and with good headphones on. Especially that last lyric that begins at 8:25. The vocal delivery is just impeccable.
And the big one for me from this year, bigger than that one, is from the new album by Troll. I know that it’s still November, but my mind is already made: Troll’s album, Legend Master, is easily my favorite album of the year, and one I’ll be listening to for a decade, more than likely. Holy shit does this record move me! It’s a grower, for those curious. I’m on my 20th listen or so, and it just continues to get better each time. I don’t expect you guys to feel anything from it if you skip straight to it and only hearing the first time, but the moment at the end around 47:47 just really hits me hard! What a conclusion, musically, and lyrically, to the epic story the album tells! It’s so soulful, and contemplative. They bill themselves as stoner/doom, but this album really just says progressive doom, if you ask me. Anyway, amazing stuff. 47:47 is my favorite spot, but there are a million moments on this album that move me.