Category: Heavy Metal

From My Writing Playlist

From the first band I knew Bonny from. When to Listen:   General playlist. This is really the best place for this song. Listen as filler while you write. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me. jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post. I have been … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Yup, this is another one with Melissa Bonny (Queen of the Damned???). When to Listen:   When the villain takes his initial plunge into evil. This is the song to listen to when the baddy makes the choice that establishes him as the villain. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Okay, as I said previously, I love Sabaton. However, at times, the lead singer’s voice is somewhat off-putting. Sometimes, we need a fresh look… that’s where Minniva comes in. She’s got a real feel for Sabaton’s music, and it shows. I love her rendition of the Red Baron! When to Listen: Writer’s fatigue. This kind of hard hitting, speed pumping music is my caffeine. … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Just going to say it… Melissa Bonny is a goddess of metal. I’ve posted some of her work before, but she’s been very prolific as of late and it’s time I get back on that train. So we’re going to see a lot more of her stuff. Much of her music is currently helping me write my new stuff. When to Listen:   For me, … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Full disclosure… I’m not a fan of Disturbed. The Sickness always irked me and I always felt like the kids listening to these guys in middle school and high school were the perpetually depressed kids. So for me to recommend one of their songs… That should tell you something. When to Listen:   This is actually quite different from a lot of the stuff I’ve … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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I swear if Gloryhammer’s albums were turned into movies, they’d rival Return of the King! When to Listen:  This is a character creation song. Sit back, close your eyes and listen. While processing the melody, visualize what kind of character could be created from this. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Dying for these guys to put out another album. When to Listen:  This is another coffee song for me. In fact, their whole album is a massive caffeine kick. I listen to them on the way into work and it’s the same thing as drinking a cup of black coffee. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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I have to admit… I’m kicking myself for not posting this one sooner. I know people have mixed feelings about this movie, I completely get that. It is a muddled mess and maybe I’m looking at it through nostalgia goggles… but I would argue not. My nostalgia goggles didn’t protect the Dark Crystal. I can’t even watch that movie anymore. This one… at the … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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I think I may have posted a version of this on here before… this one is far superior. I love this as it combines metal and the traditional version of the song very well! When to Listen:  I’d say that this is another battle song. Listen to this when creating a battle scene or a major conflict in your story. Readers, Do you have a … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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I’m… skeptical when it comes to this movie. They got a lot wrong, I especially do not like that the Christian crusaders are given little to no context, and vilified for their actions, while the Ayyubid Sultanate seems to get a pass on the horrible acts they committed. So if you’re looking at this movie for the historical context… keep looking. That being said, … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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I was hesitant to post this one because… well I’m not a fan of country and I like bro-country even less. However, this one struck a cord for me because… well let’s just say I’ve done things like this for people in the past, some of whom are now very important to me. I added it to my playlist when I first heard of … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Not the biggest fan of the anime itself… however as a metal head with Jpop as a guilty pleasure… yeah you can understand why I like this! When to Listen:   This is an omni-song. It’s got ups and downs, positive and negative energy. It’s completely charged and really could work in almost any setting. Good guys, bad guys, vicious battles, or general playlist. Use … Read More From My Writing Playlist