Just like many people, I’m trying to find ways to spend time during the COVID19 lockdown in a way that is productive, or at least caring for my wellbeing. Turns out, that involves listening to some of the bands that I really loved during my late teen and young adult years.
One thing I didn’t quite realize fully is that metal and rock songs are quite insightful, that they can be quite deep in their meanings, after one stops to listen to the lyrics and pay attention to the music videos and the images portrayed.
I’d like to share some of the songs I listened to from some of the bands I love, and how they feel even more relatable during this time. Many of them criticize the social, economic, political, and environmental issues we have been facing for a while, that are highlighted even more during this time. Some of them, either the songs themselves or the music videos, highlight the feelings of despair, hopelessness and suffering, and that there just might be a source of hope, recovery and redemption.
Within Temptation: Mother Earth
Disturbed: Land of Confusion
Seether: Fake It
Within Temptation: (Paradise) What About Us
Disturbed: Another Way To Die
Seether: Rise Above This
For anyone who check these out, I hope that you enjoy it!
One thought on “Metal Music and Reality Check Playlist: A Filipina-Canadian’s Perspective on COVID-19”
Enjoyed your post, and music, Giselle!🌞
(One of my favourite tracks before posting is “Mount of execution” by Carcass.
I like the intro, especially.)
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