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Pirate metal with terrorsquid

Here you go, if you’re up late suffering with insomnia, this is a little musical something to soothe your brain and help you rest.

Comments

  1. throwaway, extra beefy super queasy says

    Does Poe’s Law apply to metal?

    Also, that’s some great extension on the pinkies during the clawing-towards-the-body, uh, dance move, I guess. Surely there’s a place on the internet which documents metal tropes… I reckon a visit there will cure my insomnia.

  2. says

    Love me some Alestorm – seen ‘em live a few times.

    Their earlier opus ‘Leviathan’ is also worth looking up.

    And, with less tentacles, ‘Keelhauled’.

  3. Rip Steakface says

    @4

    Not only are they still around, but they’re not metal. Hard rock. This, meanwhile, actually uses metal riffs.

    @1

    Yes, of course it does. Manowar is the epitome of Poe’s Law in metal. No one knows whether they’re actually jackasses who believe they’re the only real metal band to have ever existed and who believe in the power of metal to do… all sorts of wacky shit.

  4. Tyrant says

    Rip Steakface,

    Not by todays standards I would also say, but weren’t
    they historically counted among the glam metal crowd?

  5. Hairy Chris, blah blah blah etc says

    I’m not really too familiar with Alestorm as I’m not into the whole Scandi Power Metal thing.

    @7: No, Manowar definitely are jackasses, quite possibly because they are the only people who take themselves that seriously.

  6. Rip Steakface says

    Rip Steakface,

    Not by todays standards I would also say, but weren’t
    they historically counted among the glam metal crowd?

    They were counted among the glam metal crowd, yes. And glam/hair metal is, while the most popular name by far, an inaccurate one, because it’s not frickin’ metal for the most part. There’s exceptions in certain songs (immediately, I think of Live Wire by Motley Crue, which is a speed metal song by a hair metal band), but it’s mostly just sleazy hard rock with “edgy” guitars.

    When you think of 80s metal… you have practically infinite choices, but hair metal is not one of them. Everything from Iron Maiden (traditional) to Death (death metal, non-coincidentally) is game.

    @7: No, Manowar definitely are jackasses, quite possibly because they are the only people who take themselves that seriously.

    My theory has always been that they started off as satire, and gradually became the mask, until now where they actually believe in their bizarre “metal”-worshiping ways.

  7. Tyrant says

    When you think of 80s metal… you have practically infinite choices, but hair metal is not one of them. Everything from Iron Maiden (traditional) to Death (death metal, non-coincidentally) is game.

    Yey Death! Anyways, I passionately dislike the entire 80s glam thing, so I am happy to recategorize them :)

    My theory has always been that they started off as satire, and gradually became the mask, until now where they actually believe in their bizarre “metal”-worshiping ways.

    Maybe not as satire per se (they don’t seem the satirical types to me:D), but maybe as a long running metal theatre performance gone wrong.

  8. Emrysmyrddin says

    Alestorm: definitely metulAH (obligatory Hetfield finish).
    Manowar: think Viking MRA. Men are MEN and women are, er, occasional ticket holders only there to flash their boobs. I think Joey’s the main force behind the arse-behaviour, Eric seems a good guy and also does brilliant opera, so. Gods Of War was an epic concept album but their latest one was frankly parody-band level.
    Now, for medieval metulAH, try Jaldoboath! Their gigs are attended by mace-wielders, and no, I don’t mean the handy pocket-sized spray.

  9. Emrysmyrddin says

    And, er, Alestorm are Scottish, nowhere near European Metal. Euro Metal’s either prog-inspired (20min rambling tracks) or death-inspired (band rivalries ending in beheadings and church arson), and ne’er the twain shall meet…

  10. Tyrant says

    “Euro Metal’s either prog-inspired (20min rambling tracks) or death-inspired (band rivalries ending in beheadings and church arson), and ne’er the twain shall meet…”

    oh, so european death metal= varg vikernes? Yeah that doesn’t sound like you are talking out of your ass at all…