Oh, Yes. Yes, This Makes Me Happy

Yeah, so I wasn’t having a good night: noisy neighbors, totally blocked, gloomy about various and sundry, just about to give it up as a bad job and go straight to bed. But, y’know, I’d got YouTube pulled up, and there was that Tristania song I hadn’t heard in a while, and then an Epica song I’d never known existed, and then, and then… Long story short, I ended up on a gallop through some new symphonic metal. I’ve discovered a few new bands I believe I’m falling desperately in love with. And then I found this:

I love Tchaikovsky. I love metal. Combining the two has made me a very happy Dana indeed. I even got some writing done. Amazing what an infusion of fresh music can do for the creative process, isn’t it just?

This is life, people. It may suck sometimes, but it certainly has its moments. And sometimes a moment is all you need.


  1. N. Nescio says

    Ah, Tristania. ‘Beyond The Veil’ was a good album.

    Thanks for reminding me that I like symphonic metal.

  2. ryangerber says

    If you’re looking for Symphonic metal, the new Nightwish album is out today, and its awesome. I’m not sure when it will reach the US.

  3. Liz from Aus says

    I’m actually going to ballet class in less than two hours. How shall I do the dying swan now?!

  4. NDDave says

    Dark Moor is definitely good music. I also recommend Nightwish (mentioned above) and Sonata Arctica. Rhapsody comes to mind as well.

  5. says

    Oh yes, a round of happiness for everyone. My gift list I give out at this time of the year for those that have no clue what to buy me includes some 200+ bands, most of which none of my family/friends has ever heard of. I’ve just made the list one name longer.

    My choice in music in some way mirrors my atheismm. I’ve always done it on my own. I’m trying to figure out what nihilist metal would sound like ;-)