Brütal Legend (2009)

I’ve just finished the video game Brütal Legend finally after many takes through many years but this time I took it to the end; although it was not that big deal in terms of time (or difficulty for that matter) even though I am quite a completionist.

So. This is easily one of my most rewarding and awesome gameplay experiences ever. And reminds me again how rich the lore of heavy metal is. Nothing compares. Really. Nowadays I tend to listen to more electronic music than metal but still, the world around heavy metal with all its characters, icons, legends, elements and stories, let it be imaginary or based on the real world – you just cannot beat it. And Brütal Legend brought all this to life in the most beautiful way possible. I loved to be sucked into that world.

Thank you Tim Schafer, thank you Double Fine, thank you Jack Black. And my heart went boom listening to the voices of Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford. I may easily go back to do some achievements just to meet the Guardian of Metal and the Kill Master again.

Reigns – The House on the Causeway

Listening to this album is always a mood and mind altering experience. The album cover is so eerie, makes me chill with goose bumps all over just by looking at it.

My favorite track is Take It Down by far, it has a very special and personal place in my heart. It will always make me wonder of an exquisite atmosphere where ghosts come to haunt the world but they make friends with people of the night and exchange stories of life and death.

There is this little girl sitting on one side of a seesaw deep inside a forest just among a little clearing in the woods when dawn barely breaks and light dimly illuminates the rising mist, and all she wants is to reconnect with someone from this world who tells her a good night story to be comforted by and leave with.

I love the idea of such a moment. We should connect between these states of being so much more.