This is another recurring feature here on this blog. Awesome Tracks will feature standout songs, mostly metal, that I just can’t seem to get enough of.
These posts will be shorter than most, and will feature limited commentary by me about the song.
And the inaugural song is: Dream Evil’s “Fire, Battle, In Metal!”
It had to be this song, of course, the song for which my blog
is was named. Is it my favorite metal song of all time? No, definitely not. But it’s darn good, and it has a great name that evokes themes of metal, fantasy, and technology all in one.
First, let’s state the obvious. This is a terrible video. Just awful. Despite being released in 2006, it looks like it was filmed on a camcorder in the early 90’s with a budget of about 400 Swedish Kronor (or about $60).
But the song? Well the song just plain rocks. A little over 3 minutes of pure, unadulterated European power metal, highlighted by Niklas Infelt’s powerful vocals, squealing guitars, and an awesome throwback guitar solo.
So rather than really watching the video, I’d suggest you just listen and enjoy.
Image credit: Featured image by Thargol (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.