Earlier this week, I dropped everything for a nine-hour bus drive to see Sabaton perform live with Hammerfall, showcasing their new album "The Great War" in commemoration of World War I. Seeing how it's an open secret my Phantasmagorium moonlights as a power metal fan site, I thought I'd share a few stories from the incredibly epic concert.
Every now and again I'm just going to need to share album covers. I had to gush about Sonata Arctica's "The Ninth Hour" last time, but now I have to gush about Sonata Arctica's "Stones Grow Her Name." I mean, look at it.
Now, I know my obsession with power metal and album covers bleeds over into Phantasmagorium a bit more often than is strictly called for, but I had to share Sonata Arcitca's "The Ninth Hour."
Finally getting settled in the new digs, so this gallery will end off the power metal album mini-series. Get a load off the lighting visuals. Soak in the expressive settings, and think about why they work--what details can you add to your story worlds that give them more kick? (Marchen Station, by the way, has …
Much like the writing community, power metal is about half original content of varying creativity and about half fanfiction of existing content, mythology, or history.
My love affair with power metal album covers continues.
Well, I'll be moving across the state shortly, so you kids are going to have to do most of your own content-writing this week. Boo. But don't worry, Elyan's got you covered.
“I remember," she said eventually. "There was a family who always brought goats past our street to the market. One ate the flower off my dress when I was little. Their son promised he’d marry me if I stopped crying, but I think I hit him. I don’t remember if I said yes or not. I might not have stopped crying, either.”
Hey, kids, want to never have writer's block in your fantasy novel again? Well, listen, power metal will change your life. Real talk. Shit's great. I can't completely describe it, other than that it's everything I ever wanted out of music. It's literally the fantasy adventure genre of music, and I can't believe no one told me sooner. Let me try to sell you.