Ah, Nepal. The land of beautiful folk music, gorgeous women, amazing Himalayan landscapes, brilliant food… and two of the most vicious Metallic Hardcore bands polluting the airwaves in modern times. What am I talking about? Well, ladies and gentlemen, I am referring to the unrelenting fury contained within the sound of Jugaa and Sangharsha, two Nepali Hardcore bands. The two groups are musically devastating in their own right but when combined on a split release, the results are just earth-shattering. Really, this is the type of music that could cause an avalanche of epic proportions in Nepal’s native mountain ranges.
One comes across numerous people claiming to be ‘music lovers’ or ‘hardcore music fans’. But once you ask them which songs they listen to, their reply is always (or 90% of the time) that they like Pitbull, Katy Perry and a bunch of other people who usually make it to the charts. But… are they actually ‘good’?
Personally, I think Pitbull is crap. Similarly, Ms. Perry, Taio Cruz, Enrique Iglesias and all the other drunk singers are worthless. True music lovers know that the good music doesn’t always make it to the charts, with a few exceptions of course (e.g: Rolling in the Deep – Adele).
So, let me give you a lesson a music.
Video game OSTs are just… like chocolate. You allow it to melt and let your saliva digest the glucose before actually swallowing it (if you know what I mean).
Anyway, here’s a short list of awesome songs/music from video games:
‘M4 Part 2 (Faunts)’ from Mass Effect