Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the June 1st BOTB post
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.
This was another international Metal vs Punk contest, pitting German Metalmeisters, Xandria against Swedish Punkers, Future Idiots, covering Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.
The battle started out going back and forth and I thought it would be another tight one. As it turns out, Xandria picked up steam towards the end. Here’s how it went down:
Arlee, Diedre, Angel, Jeffrey, Cherdo, Dixie, Cathy, Michele, Erika, Birgit, Mike, Holli, Guilie
Mary, Shady, Angelika, Myke, John, Stephen, Robin, Yolanda
The winner is clear, so my vote won’t matter either way, but I’m choosing Xandria. I love symphonic rock and metal! There’s an extra element of drama that permeates the senses. Lead vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen reminds me of another great metal soprano, Tarja Turunen. Plus, my old feminist heart loves the role reversal here, which Guilie also mentioned in her comment. Then there’s the male vocalist – what a sexy rasp! Future Idiots did a decent job, but this is one song that doesn’t suit the punk genre, in my opinion. The faster tempo was somewhat jarring, although I did enjoy the vocals.
AND THE WINNER IS:
by 6 votes
I couldn’t find a video of Xandria performing the song live, so here they are with something else, along with Meat Loaf, in a rare concert clip from 1993. Enjoy!
♫ PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT ♫
Starring Meat Loaf and Cian Coey
Hamilton, Ontario, May 30, 2016:
Don’t forget to check back with the others for their BOTB results:
Angels Bark / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / eVil pOp TaRt / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Quiet Laughter / ReInVintaged / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / / Your Daily Dose
NEXT BATTLE OF THE BANDS WILL BE JUNE 15th. SEE YOU THERE!
Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
Looking forward to your comments!
Until next time.