Sunday, November 2, 2008

MOTD - Happy (Belated) Halloween!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Van Helsing's Curse
Song: Tubular Hell
Album: Oculus Infernum: A Halloween Tale
Style: Symphonic/epic heavy metal
country/location: United States, bitch!
release: 2004

(disclaimer, this was in fact written and prepared on Halloween, however for various annoying reasons, I couldn't upload the damn song. Now that I have, I present to you the Halloween MOTD! Pretend it's still Halloween!)

Happy Halloween my friends! Deciding what song/band would be perfect for today was partially difficult for there's a lot to choose from, but in the interest of time and awesomeness I present to you VAN HELSING'S CURSE! CURSE! CURSE! Curse! Curse! ....

Van Helsing's Curse is to Halloween as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is to Christmas, though VHC has a little bit of an edge. This edge comes from the fact that this is a side project of Dee Snider of Twisted Sister. So it's a little cheesier, but at the same time heavier and more epic! This album is a fun little concept album with a dark and epic narrated story with dark and epic orchestral metal. This song is less of an original composition but more an arrangement and sampling of different classical and horror movie themes that come together in the most awesome way possible. There's the classic Tubular Bells theme from the Exorcist (which apparently comes from a 2 part 48 minute album hehe), as well as In the Hall of the Mountain King, and even some Dies Irae to make things really dark! All this plus some excellent guitar work giving that metal crunch and some heavily reverbed drums adding to the epicness of it all. All this coming from the mind (or inspiration to) Dee Snider, so you know it's going to be awesome and fun! Happy Halloween my friends! I hope you survive the night! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! >:-D

Van Helsing's Curse - Tubular Hell