13 July 2009

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of METAL!

While in Detroit last week, I had a musical revelation brought to me from a very unexpected source. And despite the city, it had nothing to do with techno...

"It's like all my life I've been doing nothing but preparing to listen to this."

- Some Random Message Board Poster


And it didn't come from any city slicker. No, it came from a dude from some town in Michigan of approximately 300 people which I can't remember the name of right now...

"All I can say is that I was blown away."

- Some Random Amazon Reviewer


Yes, this new friend of mine introduced me to a genre of music I'd never known existed, and it's for that reason that my life has seemed empty to this point. A music at once so ridiculous and yet awesome that it single-handedly proves the existence of God. I'm talking, of course, about motherfucking PIRATE METAL!

"AAAAAAAAR!"
- A motherfucking PIRATE!




They are called Alestorm. They are from Scotland (of course!) and they dress up like motherfuckin' pirates and play Heavy Metal motherfuckin' pirate songs. Not heavy metal about pirates... Pirates playing Heavy Metal. About fucking pirates. YO HO HO AND A FUCKING POWER CHORD SHREDDING YOUR FAAAAAAACE! ACCORDIONS AND PENNYWHISTLES... PLAYED ON A MOTHERFUCKING KEYTAAAAAAR! AND DOUBLE KICKS UP YOUR AAAAAAASSSS, SCURVY BITCHEZ! AAAAAAAAAAR! Seriously, this is amazing...

Alestorm - Wenches & Mead (ysi)







I know. I know! And when you get to the YouTubes it just gets better...



Tonegents will resume regular programming on Monday. I figure it's going to take you all a few days to let this soak in and decide if you ever want to listen to anything other than Pirate Metal again. See you in a few... we shall discuss...

2 comments:

David said...

Glad that you enjoyed it so much. Almost disappointed you didn't turn this into an entire blog on pirate metal, cause that would have been metal, but there just aren't enough good pirate metal bands to make it worth it. Sorry it took so long (several months) to get a hold of you again. Will try to keep in touch more and will soon email you that BBQ sauce recipe you asked for.

Heapsawill said...

Australian Pirate Rock!

www.myspace.com/thegoodshipisaverybadship