Today’s cultural moment — metal edition

Anyone who has followed this site for longer than a month or two knows that when it comes to music, I could fairly be described as an uptight traditionalist. When this performance by Brazilian heavy metal artist Dan Vasc popped up on YouTube, my first impulse was to give it a miss, but curiosity got the better of me and I listened. To my astonishment, I ended up loving it. I hope that at least some of my readers will enjoy it as well.

32 Responses to Today’s cultural moment — metal edition

  1. rwb174 says:

    Singing is fine. Attitude–either angry or triumphant–inappropriate for song or season.


    • I knew when I posted it that it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s a very muscular, masculine take on a traditional tune, and although I knew some people wouldn’t like it, I thought it deserved to be more widely shared.

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  2. Timelesslady says:

    Amazing and very inspiring. This morning, I said to myself, have passion in whatever you do. And then I found this gem from you in my feed. Thank you so much. It reinforces me. I might be in my 60’s, but I intend to keep doing everything with passion as long as I am able. I also want to take a moment to thank you for all the sweet and funny memes and cartoons you share. It’s appreciated.

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  3. Grace says:

    How is this metal? This is operatic, perhaps Wagnerian…

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  4. oneta hayes says:

    Well at least this heavy metalist got it right!

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  5. Corrie.S.P. says:

    Well. Well. Well, that was certainly interesting. I liked it!

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  6. pkadams says:

    I like it and I like this style of music.

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  7. Cederq says:

    That is cool! I stole it with glee and posted on my blog for my contingent of Heavy metal heads.

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  8. egorr says:

    Boy, I say, boy’s gotta good set of pipes!

    Interesting, different, appreciated!!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous bob. This 74 year old non metalhead loved it. Thank you.

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  10. floridaborne says:

    That was amazing! So powerful.

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  11. Luap57 says:

    I thought it was quite entertaining and surprisingly good. Much like David Draiman’s (Disturbed’s lead singer) version of Sounds of Silence.

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  12. That was just delightful!

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  13. ibikenyc says:

    Seconding egorr: What a set of pipes!

    (63-year-old metalhead here, admittedly badly out of the loop.)

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