domingo, 17 de fevereiro de 2008
Da Weasel - No Pincípio era (o Verbo)
Now, this might be a shock for you, but I'm not all about metal. Ok, my music library is probably 98% metal, but still, there's 2% of something else, and probably 1,5% of that is Da Weasel. Now WTF is this Da Weasel thingy, I hear my international friends ask? Obviously they're a band, but, despite the name, only they're first EP was sung in English, since then they always sing in Portuguese. This makes them the only Portuguese band in my top 3 that actually sings in Portuguese, after Moonspell (english, with some bits of Portuguese here and there) and Blasted Mechanism (English and Krakovian (google for it)).
But I do believe music is an universal language, since I love Rammstein even though I can't understand shit of German and I really like Dimmu Borgir even if I understand even less of Norwegian, so here I leave one of my favourite songs from those guys, No princípio era (o verbo) [in the beginning it was (the verb)]. If you're curious you can always try to translate the lyrics with google or babelfish.
Now, about the band itself, most people will say they're a hip-hop band, but that's incorrect. They mix so many genres that they can't really be classified that easily, so you better just listen to them and decide their genre for yourself, but note that they can vary their sound greatly from song to song. Listen to Dúia and then to Tás na boa to see what I mean. They're a full session band, with drums, turntable, guitar, bass and two vocalists, one of them with the curious stage name of... Pac-Man! Yup, he loves videogames. In fact hey actually have a song called GTA, where they talk about the mass-controlling devices we call TV's and our overall decaying little society.
And that's Da Weasel for you! A fucking awesome band, specially when playing live (went to 3 of their shows and I hope to go a 4th time this year). Hope you liked it.