Tuesday 13 November 2018

Symphonic Metal Day

We had no idea that there was a Symphonic Metal Day,  so here we are, posting some Symphonic Metal music. This is Mum's favourite genre, and as she has been feeling quite sad lately, I thought I'd let her indulge herself. Music always makes her feel better. Not as better as I can make her feel, but she always calms down a bit after she's listened to some tunes.

Symphonic Metal has been Mum's favourite music genre since she discovered the Finnish metal band Nightwish 11 years ago. She finds the music so inspiring - it's a mixture of classical music with metal. Mum has always loved classical music and she's always loved rock and metal.

The music of Nightwish, and indeed other bands of the same genre, has inspired Mum's writing. It's what she listened to while writing her fantasy novels.

I like a lot of what Mum listens to and I quite like Nightwish. She has almost everything they have released so that means instrumental versions of their albums and orchestral ones. I favour the orchestral versions as cats do tend to love classical and instrumental music. Metal is a bit too loud for my liking.

I love soundtracks too - Outlander is one of my faves. But let's get back to Symphonic, shall we?

Here are some of Mum's favourites.

I like the first one the best because it's a nice song to nap to. I like it when Mum does her singing and she performs this song. Only in her bedroom, mind you.

The next song is Mum's favourite.


Eastside Cats said...

Coolio music!

Summer said...

My human hadn't heard of Symphonic Metal before... which is funny because she used to be senior editor at a hard music magazine, but that was in the 1990s. It's probably influenced a bit by bands like Queensryche and Dream Theater.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

It's funny ... you'd think cats wouldn't be interested in rock/metal ... but there was one 4th of July where the neighbors set off fireworks for HOURS and Bear couldn't settle down. I pumped up the volume on my music - and he went out cold to some pretty hard-core metal music :)

Kathleen said...

I'm not much of a metal fan (though my son is), but if you're listening to the Outlander soundtrack, I'm guessing your Mom is a fellow sassenach!

pilch92 said...

This is new to me. I like it. I am sorry your Mum is feeling sad. Give her lots of extra cuddles. XO

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I haven't heard of Nightwish or Symphonic Metal before but I like it. I hope listening to it helps your mum feel less sad.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Yes, Kathleen, Mum is a sassenach!

Purrs xx

Sherri-Ellen T-D. said...

Furry kewl musick Athena....LadyMew LOVESS SEAL an will play his CeeDee'ss when shee needss a cheery-upss!! Mee not like loudness so shee has to keep thee musick down, MOL!!!
Rock on Miss Maire ;)
***paw patsss*** BellaDharma

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! I didn't know about that. I bet Pop would really like that. The closest TW comes to classical anything is Tindersticks, who she loves. When TW is sad, she listens to music. It used to be Sinead O'Connor's somewhat angry music.