HAVE YOU EVER LISTENED TO KEITH MERROW? HAVE YOU EVER LISTENED TO KEITH MERROW… WITH VOCALS???
Axl was hangin’ out in the Vince Division of the Mansion yesterday afternoon, working alongside me like the butt buddies that we are. The soundtrack included Dawnbringer, which I was definitely late to the game on but Axl named as his #5 favorite album of 2011, and the new
Keith Merrow joint Awaken the Stone King. Axl was suitably impressed by Merrow’s latest offering which should bode well for those of you who take any praise I heap upon talented instrumentalists with a grain of salt.
In any case, reader Neil Nalley sent us this version of an older Merrow track called “The Arrival” with vocals by the singer of Nancial, a band from Moscow. This guy is a pretty ok vocalist and this version’s aight, but why the need to ruin a perfectly good instrumental song by dumbing it down with lame metal vox?? Vocals in metal are the equivalent of putting heaps of sugar in a quality cup of coffee, there for the sole enjoyment of the lowest common denominator. Who the fuck needs them anymore? Haven’t we outgrown this crap? To hell with vocals, I say.
Whoops! Wrong video. Try this: