a bard’s eye view

A Bard’s Eye View: A Concert for the Ages

A Concert for the Ages Blind Guardian In my formative years of experiencing the side of European metal, Blind Guardian was one of my earliest discoveries.  In my days of the chatrooms, Blind Guardian was described as “Power metal, but for men” and also as the only power metal band […]

A Bard’s Eye View: Satisfying 15-year-old Me

Satisfying 15-year-old Me Seeing Sevendust perform live for the very first time I’m often known for being critical of music that is consistently on the radio.  I’m not a big fan of choruses and the music I listen to tends to be a little more aggressive than the average person […]

A Bard’s Eye View: Devastation on the Nation

Devastation on the Nation Getting my death metal fix   On September 19, 2015, I decided to go see another show.  With Epica dropping off on their tour, it seemed unlikely for me to have another concert to see in September.  I may still go and see Eluveitie and The […]

A Bard’s Eye View: Riding the Majestic 1

Riding the Majestic A look at Soilwork’s 10th Studio Album Before I begin, I need to preface this by saying that Soilwork is THE band responsible for opening up my perspective to European music and heavier music in general.  At 17-years-old. I was convinced that I had pretty much heard […]

A Bard’s Eye View: Why So Serious?

Why So Serious? Some of the Sillier Acts in Music To many, music is a very serious expression of the self and is used by listeners to identify commonalities in theme and feeling.  Sometimes we are more inclined to look for music that isn’t entirely based on anything important.  It’s […]

A Bard’s Eye View: A Pivoting Point

I am happy to welcome Ryan to our team of crack writers. Ryan is a friend of mine that I was introduced to for the first time over a game of Talisman. Yes, we were still friends after that so it says a lot about our relationship. We are excited […]