Friday, July 23, 2010
Nightspirit spake me TINNITUS
I listened to Emperor's Anthems To Welkin At Dusk in Febuary and it was the first time I've loved a metal album as much as one of my favorite dreampop albums( I only own less than 30 metal albums so far, I'm still a beginner really). I had already been blown away by In The Nightside Eclipse a year before but this really moved me incredibly, I have never heard a group of people this unbelievably ALIVE before.
But I ended up turning it up louder and louder on my headphones, so it was the loudest I'd ever heard anything till the drumming really beat the shit out of my ears, but I was enjoying way to much to turn it down, enjoying it so much I'd even call it a highlight in lifetime this far. Inspired me incredibly, made dreams come true of images I have always longed for. And on that pulverising volume I listened to it twice in a row and I got Tinnitus from it.
I have a relatively light case of Tinnitus, but it was difficult to accept for the first few months, but I can ignore it fairly well now. But I'm just warning you that it can happen easier than you think, I mostly listen to soft music, only 10% of my listening is extreme music and I never thought this could happen to me.
But still...HAIL EMPEROR!!! I've only got one more album and some EPs to listen to and then off to solo stuff and offshoot bands.