Monthly Archives: January 2011

Featured Song: Elements

So it’s been a while since I wrote anything… been very busy with courses, Christmas stuff, Project Flanders

Anyways, the song I’d like to feature today is one that I first heard sometime last year (it’s actually an old(er) song, from a 2003 album), and I thought it was good, but I didn’t pay much attention to it then. A few days ago I heard it again by chance, and just couldn’t stop listening to it. This happens once in a while – I don’t fully appreciate a song until the second or third time I hear it, often a long time after the first time.

This epic power metal song combines the goosebump-inducing sound of a huge choir with the awesome riffs of one of the world’s best heavy metal guitarists. As with most particularly epic songs, it is quite long (almost 12 minutes), but I wouldn’t describe as dragged out (which is quite a feat for a 12-minute song). All in all, it’s one of the most epic songs I’ve ever heard – I’ll even go as far as to say that it’s second only to Ghost Love Score, and if you know me, that’s saying something.

Without further ado, here is “Elements” by Stratovarius:

Featured Lyrics:

Elements — Wind, Fire, Water, Earth — Elements
(That’s what life’s made of)
Elements — Fear, Anger, Sorrow, Joy — Elements
(That’s what I’m made of)

You can find the full lyrics in the description of the video.

I hope you’ve enjoyed it!