Twilight of the gods album
Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock by Steven HydenNational Bestseller * Named one of Rolling Stones Best Music Books of 2018 * One of Newsweeks 50 Best Books of 2018 * A Billboard Best of 2018 * A New York Times Book Review New and Noteworthy selection
The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of classic rock, its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life.
Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks.
In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself.
Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?
Bathory - Twilight of The Gods - 1991 (Full Album)
Twilight of the Gods
It was almost inevitable that a follow-up release to 's watershed Hammerheart album, dealing with very much the same subject historical themes and pagan beliefs of the Viking peoples , was fated to prove somewhat disappointing; and despite a valiant effort on the part of Bathory mastermind Seth Quorthon , 's Twilight of the Gods has often unfairly languished in the shadows of its noteworthy predecessor. For the record, its tracks were even more epic in length and scope, its subject matter even more tragic and depressing, but perhaps the oppressive weight of it all was simply more than most could bear. Still, when removed from this chronological experiment, there's no denying that Twilight of the Gods is one heck of a heavy metal album. Maybe it could have used a little more of the old-school black metal simplicity of early Bathory , but the band's forward momentum was such at this juncture in their career that a look back, however brief, was simply not in the cards. Starting off with the minute glory of the title opus, the album almost always maintains a steady head of steam with the high-caliber songwriting heard on the likes of "Blood and Iron" and "Under the Runes," with its specially beautiful and memorable acoustic guitar intro. The superb "Through Blood by Thunder" is introduced by yet another elegant guitar melody and a dramatic spoken-word section, but the plodding tandem of "To Enter Your Mountain" and "Bond of Blood" is where distraction inevitably sets in.
Heavy Metal is more than just music. Metal is a lifestyle, a state of mind, a passion that never leaves those who get hooked. It was only a question of time until the critical mass of creativity sparked new songs. These celebrated musicians have created an album that speaks volumes about their sheer enthusiasm for Heavy Metal. Bang your heads and raise your fists! General information.