A Bard’s Eye View: Artist Profile – Mirrorthrone

Artist Profile Mirrorthrone Country of origin: Switzerland Genres: Symphonic black metal, avant-garde metal, extreme metal Years active: 2000-current Current members: Vladimir Cochet (all instruments and vocals) Number of albums: 3 Number of concerts attended: 0 This is a new project I’m working on.  I will often be doing pieces on […]

A Bard’s Eye View: At Long Last

At Long Last Gaps Between Albums Before the internet, when album sales were a direct metric of musical success, it was common to expect an album an every year. Sometimes, you could expect an album twice in a year. This was actually quite common in the 1960s and 1970s with […]

A Bard’s Eye View: Like a Butterfly?

Like a Butterly? Uh, sure As music evolves and things change, so too can change the name of a band.  I’m not talking about Prince, Snoop Dog/Lion/That Guy that Likes Gin and Juice (laid back), or Sean Combs StayPuft Daddy, I’m talking about when bands go through lineup changes or […]

A Bard’s Eye View: Going Out With a Bang

  Going Out With a Bang Contrasting last week’s topic   Last week, we looked at songs that started off with some intensity.  This week, I’m looking at final songs that capture the same feeling.  Like many starting songs, the final song can be a short contrast to the rest […]