Saturday, November 28, 2009

MOTD - Black Friday: Celebrate Black Friday with a charming Heavy Metal band from Nepal

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Black Friday
Song: Prisoner of the Other Side
Album: Lost in a Dream
Style: Heavy Metal
country/location: Nepal
release: 2003

So yesterday was the magical Black Friday! For those of you who are unfamiliar, Black Friday is the day where all the people who stuffed their faces with turkey and pie exercise by running around shopping malls and corporate marketplaces in hopes that they'll work off the extra pounds in their bellies and their wallets. In honor of this best of all US unofficial holidays I'm posting a song by a band called Black Friday (I'm so annoyingly predictable aren't I? :-D)

Anyways this simple and charming heavy metal band, Black Friday, hails from the roughly trapezoidal, landlocked Nepal. They play some pretty decent standard heavy metal, nothing fancy or supremely amazing, but they have a certain charm about them. The guitarist comes up with some simple yet very well constructed riffs that flow nicely from each other. He really shines in his very competent melodic soloing that has an old classic rock feel with just the right amount of reverb to give that epic feel. The vocalist has a calm and very clean voice with just an slight edgy touch, a nice change of pace from the usual gruff sounds. He also seems to enjoy the phone effect on his voice too. The drums sound very programmed which adds to the charm of this band. They certainly need some work both in terms of song composition and production (which unfortunately won't come for they are split), however it's still an honest and enjoyable listen! Anyways, celebrate the day after Black Friday with this charming heavy metal band!

Black Friday - Prisoner of the Other Side