Monday, November 3, 2008

MOTD - Someone requested Ween, so I give you Weena hehe!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Weena
Song: 21st Century
Album: Land Of Mind
Style: Symphonic/Gothic/Power Metal
country/location: Ingelheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
release: 2007

(this post was supposed to be posted the day after Halloween, so pretend it's the day after Halloween!)

So a buddy of mine threatened to slap me if I posted something Ween in honor of Halloween because it has the word ween in it. I wasn't originally planning it, but since he mentioned it. Well, who am I to deny him? So I found Weena! hehe

Before you start throwing bottles and tomatoes, I just want to let it be known that I had some trouble finding anything by this band illegal or legal! There was some effort involved in posting this band!

Now this band Weena is a female fronted metal band that takes almost all of it's cues from Nightwish. Ok, they're pretty much a Nightwish clone, an opera singer as the front person, with a guy occasionally dueting with her (this song in particular), heavy symphonic/orchestral elements (though not as produced nor full as Nightwish, even in their early years), and simple distorted guitar riffs. The opera singer is even more classically operatic than Tarja. A lot more vibratto and that weird accent you sometimes here in opera. Not sure if that makes her better or worse though, just a little different I suppose. The male vocalist is really bland unfortunately. It's all honestly kinda bland, but at the same time really hilarious the first time you listen and then when it grows on you a bit kinda cool. The keyboard arrangements are a bit different than the usual operatic power metal bands. There are some parts that are pretty cool, there's this one section with the opera singer doing that scat like singing thing. Weena is far from the best band, but they get points for effort!

Anyways, I'm going to get tomatoed for this one, but hehe, it was worth it! Honestly, this might be a fun listen for some of you!

Weena - 21st Century