Welcome to The Northern Sphere

On this blog i will be discussing many different things, from music, current events, books, movies, and anything else.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Game Soundtracks

Today i'm talking about game soundtracks. I find that a game sound track is essential. For example if i'm playing a medieval fantasy game, i need good medieval music to help me to get into the mood. It is the same with any game genre. It helps moments get more tense, or less. Some great soundtracks are, Halo 2, Morrowind, , or Fallout 3 with its oldies music. These soundtracks all help to make the game epic, whether it is opening the menu to Morrowind, or the level in Halo 2 where the covenant is falling apart around you, and you are listening to Blow Me Away by breaking Benjamin. As you roam the capital wasteland listening to either Threedog, or president John Henry Eden, it fits perfectly. Some of these games have songs that are so good i have downloaded them to put on my iPod. The concert video games live came  to my hometown, and i would have seen them, had i been free that night. It would be a very cool screen show, as well as it would be amazing to hear the game music orchestrated live.

So what are your favorite sound tracks to video games?

Sunday, 10 April 2011

My Favorite Band( also my view on pop music)

I always find the topic of my favorite band a challenging one. That is because there are so many amazing bands out there. It also depends on what mood im in as to what type of music i will be listening to. If I had to select my favorite bands they would be Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and Rush. All of these bands memebers are amazingly talented, have produced great albums, and made a huge impact on there genre of music.

Something you might notice is that there are no pop artists on this list. That is because i have little respect, or like for pop for the most part. Sure, the songs might be catchy the first couple of times, but the lyrics are almost always terrible. There are some exceptions to this. Another thing is it doesnt take much skill to produce pop music, you dont even have to be a singer able to sing on key because of autotune, and with the zero instrumentals the people using the computers to generate the beats are the only people who need to know anything. That is why i think all other genres are superior to pop music. But everyone is entitled to there own opinion, and i will admit that there are some decent pop artists out there.

So what are your favorite bands and what is your view on pop music?
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