Sowulo - Sol

Sowulo – Ginnungagap

In Norse mythology, Ginnungagap (“gaping abyss”, “yawning void”) is the primordial void, mentioned in the Gylfaginning, the Eddaic text recording Norse cosmogony.

Well, for a song about the primordial void, this one is pretty delicate and happy. The metalhead in me says that a song called so would have worked better from the pagan black metal scene. But then my spiritual side interjects and says: “but who says the void is dark, or violent?”. Indeed, Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism see the void in a much more mature way.

The metalhead in me is wrong and this song is a beautiful celebration of the importance of the primordial void. Leave your senses behind, save perhaps for hearing and let this song show you.

Clawfinger - Out To Get Me

Clawfinger – Shine On You Crazy Diamond

I haven’t come across too many covers of Pink Floyd songs, probably because they’re too damn perfect to begin with. But Swedish renegades Clawfinger did the impossible. Not only did the band pick one of Pink Floyd’s most beloved songs to cover. They actually made it work! Of course, I can’t say that it sounds better than the original, but that wasn’t the point anyway. The point of a cover is to reinterpret, and wow was it reinterpreted! Just listen to those guitars dig into it! Just listen to that choir/duet! Amazing!