[The purpose of the DBD is, at its base level, designed to keep the Fanpost section clean. As we have this DBD already set up from the weekend, we can reuse-recycle it for Monday. HydroTech's orders!]
On the 24th, Twist wrote a small DBD talking about a band named Soulive, one that he was excited about being able to see live in the future, and also a band that i`d honestly never heard of. I love finding new and unsoiled bands, with as much raw grit and determination to their art as Metallica did with their "Kill 'Em All" album. As much as i`d explain my musical exploration to be one of the proverbial ostrich with its "head in the sand," that`s not entirely the case. A common question such as "hey, what kind of music do you like" becomes a small audio misadventure that leaves the inquisitive one either confused, exasperated, or with a new found desire to devote themselves with a fervor never before needed to their assigned religion. I admit to being rather long winded with posts such as these, so for the purpose of the short DBD, i`ll just take a sliver and introduce you to one of my favorite bands, hailing from frozen Finland. If you`d rather read about things like Def Leppard`s "Pyromania" or Motley Crue`s "Dr. Feelgood" albums instead, as good as they are... maybe later.
With a heavy dose of accordion and other traditional instruments, accompanied both clean and growling vocals, and by the occasional use of ancient Finnish yoiking, Korpiklaani`s songs illustrate a life of heavy drinking and partying, most songs written in the bouncy polka fashion style of humpaa. Asked to describe it, vocalist/guitarist Jonne Järvelä said it`s "old people`s music with heavy metal guitars..."
How does any of this crap relate to Berkeley, you may ask? I used to go buy their albums and stuff from Amoeba on Telegraph. There. Berkeley related.
Korpiklaani - "Vodka" Nuclear Blast Records (via BlankTV)
Korpiklaani - Happy Little Boozer (via therion68)
KORPIKLAANI - Metsamies (via NuclearBlastEurope)