Brooklyn Ann’s Top Twelve Metal Songs
Ronnie James Dio is one of my favorite singers of all time, and I think “Stargazer” showcases his imagination and vocal prowess the best. The song is so amazing that it inspired one of my novels.
“Holy Wars” Megadeth
Megadeth is my favorite band. I don’t know why. They just make me happy. “Holy Wars” is my favorite song because the guitars, drums, and vocals are perfection. Most people wouldn’t call Dave Mustaine’s voice beautiful, but I think it is in this song.
“Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” Pink Floyd
Until recently, I’d only heard the more popular Floyd albums, like The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. When I first heard this song when watching the Live in Pompeii concert (And holy wow, David Gilmour was hot back then)! I fell in love with this song. It’s so mystical.
“Painkiller” Judas Priest
This song is pure octane heavy metal. It just fills you with that RAWR feeling. I featured it in one of my novels.
The vocals give me goosebumps. I was so sad to hear that Warrel Dane passed away this year. This is a song I’d love to be played at my funeral.
“Love You to Death” Type O Negative
This song appeases my inner romantic. When thinking back to my high school days, I feel sorry for the “normal” girls who got N-Sync while goth girls like me had Peter Steele.
“Her Ghost in the Fog” Cradle of Filth
The opening vocals are done by Doug Bradley, who played Pinhead in the Hellraiser movies, the song is about a man avenging the death of his true love, and there’s opera and an orchestra and fast as hell drums. What’s not to love?
“Wish” Nine Inch Nails
I can’t make a metal list without including industrial metal, much less leaving out Nine Inch Nails. This song is so cathartic.
“Spiders” System of a Down
Another vocal-rich song. I absolutely love the passion of this one and wrote many a love scene while listening to it.
“Powerslave” Iron Maiden
Choosing a favorite Iron Maiden song is tough as hell, but I like this one because it’s from a Pharaoh’s POV and is fun to sing along to.
“South of Heaven” Slayer
I love the guitar riffs in this song. The macabre lyrics are fun too. It’s just one of those songs that are why headbanging was invented.
This song could have been about me. I relate to the lyrics so much. Especially this line: “My first act of treason was picking up a pen, my first act of love was finding myself again.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
by Brooklyn Ann
After having one of the worst experiences a young teenager could endure at the hands of cruel musicians, Christine Mayne's rock star brother Quinn tried to lock her away from the world. She had to fight to live her life, go to college, get her master's and enter her PhD program. Now, she's determined to complete her research on group dynamics by touring with Bleeding Vengeance, even it means deceiving her brother and lying to the band's fabulous lead singer, Cliff Tracey.
Cliff Tracey hates being manipulated, lied to and deceived. He'd know, having gone through a string of exes who had done just that. When he thinks he's found a kindred spirit, and a beautiful babe to boot, imagine his surprise - and disappointment - when he learns she played him so she can tour with his band to complete her PhD. When he finds out why, he knows he's in double trouble because Quinn Mayne will kill anyone who touches his sister, and Cliff Tracey has all sorts of plans for Christine Mayne that involves more than either of them ever expected.
Cliff turned back to Brand. “I heard Kat and Kinley brought on a new blogger for Metalness. Is she here?”
Brand chuckled and nodded. “Yeah, but I’d stay away from her if I were you.” And with that, the bassist toasted him with his beer and walked off.
Cliff shook his head. What the hell did Brand mean? Was he dating her? Kat hadn’t said anything about that. And, nah. If that gorgeous princess was Brand’s, he wouldn’t have laughed when Cliff asked about her.
Then the meaning behind Brand’s warning to stay away from the woman became clear: Since both Kat and Kinley had ended up joining their bands, Brand probably thought Metalness came with some sort of curse. Or, maybe the bloggers were witches who enchanted musicians. But unless the new chick was a drummer or something, Cliff didn’t have anything to worry about.
Maybe he should find out.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Formerly an auto-mechanic, Brooklyn Ann thrives on writing Romance featuring unconventional heroines and heroes who adore them. After writing historical paranormal romances and urban fantasies, she now explores the chaotic realm of heavy metal music— a difficult world to find love in.
Brooklyn Ann lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with her son, her cat, and a 1980 Datsun 210.
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