Happy Turkey Day, everyone. On this day, it is important to look back at what we are grateful to have in our lives. Now, I don’t know about you, but music is definitely one of those things. So, to mix it up a bit for this week’s Throwback, let’s reflect on bands we are truly thankful for…
On this Thanksgiving, I give thanks for Queensryche. They used to be a half-decent, if not a bit contrived, heavy metal band. And now, they are the greatest, most satisfying of metal punching-bags (non-Palmeri-division). This is particularly true when discussing the Geoff Tate variety of the band – now known as ‘the voice of Queensryche’ or ‘Operation Mindcrime’ or some shit like that because #PastGlories. Anyway, thanks Queensryche – I’d say ‘keep doing you’, but that wouldn’t be fair because there are now two yous. And they both currently suck.
The one band I am thankful for and have gone back to more now that it’s winter is Agalloch. Listening to ‘Falling Snow’ due to the, well, first snow is an annual obligation. But in all truthfulness, no band has had more of an impact on what I listen to. The way Agalloch manages to transcend genres locked me in from the first time I ever heard The Mantle. Furthermore, being one who dabbles in the forest- and mountain-based adventures as frequently as I do, no other band accents my lifestyle better. They tend to me epic things even more epic. For that, I am thankful for Agalloch. Unlike Dan, I will say ‘keep doing you’. Because so far that’s going pretty well.
That’ll do it for now. No quickies today. Enjoy your food, drink, and company. Happy Thanksgiving!
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.