This song is a feel good song for me, it never fails to make me happy. The drumming in this is simply amazing, and I remember the first time I heard this I immediately had to check out the drumming band Olodum first album “Egito Madagáscar”, and that’s a recommend if you like this kind of drum music. “The Obvious Child” is a song recorded by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was the lead single from his eighth studio album, The Rhythm of the Saints (1990), released by Warner Bros. Records. Written by Simon, its lyrics explore mortality and aging. The song is accompanied by a performance from Brazilian drumming collective Olodum in a live recording…

“Transilvanian Hunger” is the opening track of Darkthrones 4th album with the same title. To me, my favorite track and also album by the band. It has that monotone haunting rawness that I like when it comes to old school black metal. The lyrics are about the suicide of Per ‘Dead’ Yngve Ohlin, vocalist of the band Mayhem. The title is a reference to the T-shirt that Dead was wearing when he committed suicide, which had written “I Love Transylvania”, as you can see on the cover of the infamous bootleg album “Dawn of the Black Hearts”…

This version was recorded live with Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson on the 1997 album “VH1 Storytellers”. The song was written and originally recorded by actor Stan Jones in 1948. He said that being a twelve-year old he heard a story about doomed ghost cowboys forced to chase the Devil’s cattle forever. There are more than 50 versions of the song in different languages. Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry and Johnny Cash all recorded their versions of this track, and it became a cowboy standard. Johnny Cash’s version peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart…

I want to highlight a prison work song, and I chose one of my favourite “Rosie”. It was recorded in 1947, but released on vinyl for the first time in 1958. All credits to those men from Mississippi State Penitentiary’s Parchman work camp who were recorded singing this song. Thanks also to Alan Lomax for collecting this song, as he have done with his many field recording. I can really hear the blood, sweat and pain from these men, and a not such a far fetched hunch is that several of them where innocent.

I would love to be in an open field either somewhere in at an ancient native territory in the U.S or deep into the jungle of Amazonas and having this on the highest volume on the biggest speakers you can think of. Immediately when the track starts out you’re just right there and then it keeps building up and when the crescendo at the end hits, you feel euphoric … almost like an out of body experience (not that I have ever had one).

“Breathe Me” is the lead single from Sia’s third studio album Colour the Small One. It’s a sad, orchestral ballad about being in depression and needing a friend for comfort. It was introduced to me at the series endings of HBO’s amazing five season Six Feet Under. It always get me in an extreme melancholic mode, thinking about life & death, what’s the point of everything (if any), how we don’t really appreciate friends and family until it’s too late.

Aaaaaargh, this is heavy as sh*t! Heavy, aggressive and at the same time you just wanna melodic. You just wanna doom dance ala Candlemass Messiah Marcolin. Fantastic doom!

As a matter of fact the whole album is awesome (Read review here). Love how the video capture the aggressive sound, the furious look in singer Rikke Emilie List eyes. Just turn up the volume and feel the heaviness.