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Music Match Thanksgiving 3 Holiday Music Videos

Thanksgiving is an important holiday and yet there really aren’t many songs about Thanksgiving, when I realized this I did some research to see if I could find anything as it seemed so odd that no one had done some. My search proved mostly futile unless you wanted a crappy parody song but I was able to find a few songs here and there to bring you three classic Thanksgiving songs for your playlist and Music Video to accompany them.

Addams Family Values – Eat Us (A Turkey Named Brotherhood)

The only parody song that I decided to post here since it’s easily the best one, a great movie if you haven’t seen it in a while and the song is short and sweet. Their whole Thanksgiving re-creation is a bit odd since it’s the summer but who cares it gave us this gem. Parody songs are abundant but none of them I would consider classics as this one which is why it was chosen. Continue reading Music Match Thanksgiving 3 Holiday Music Videos

Three Music Video Recommendations Music Match Volume 14

Halloween is here and to celebrate this edition of Music Match we’ll feature 3 spooky music videos to go along with the holidayso enjoy the music recommendations and awesome music videos for a playlist to listen and watch through with your friends at a party.

Moderat – Rusty Nails

A very sensual music video of sorts or scary depending on your view, can’t say it’s a great one but the song is so damn good I had to share it. This is likely an example of when a music video can actually hurt the song since it’s distracting and doesn’t help the video at all with its imagery. Though I’m sure some fan already wrote a whole page of why this music video is perfect for the song, fans write the darnest things.
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Music Match Halloween – 3 Halloweeny Music Videos

Halloween is here and to celebrate this edition of Music Match we’ll feature 3 spooky music videos to go along with the holidayso enjoy the music recommendations and awesome music videos for a playlist to listen and watch through with your friends at a party.

Ozzy Osbourne – “Bark at the Moon”

Combining the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde along with the WOlfman and a bit of Dracula for this music video that only Ozzy himself would be able to pull off without many people questioning the decisions. The music video really is something to behold while the song I don’t find it my style at least for a metal song it is easy for pretty much anyone to listen through as it
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Music Match 13: 3 Spooky Music Videos

It’s October and the 13th edition of Music Match we’re in the Halloween mood so we’ll feature 3 spooky music videos to go along with the season so enjoy the music recommendations and awesome music videos for a playlist this season.

Mushroomhead – Solitaire Unraveling

What better music video to start this off with than with a band that uses scary masks, a mix of metal and electronic their sound is different than what you normally find in the genre. The music video is a bit artsy but that’s what’s cool about it even if not the creepiest thing they’ve done it’s a good song with an interesting music video that you can’t go wrong checking it out.
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Listen back.. Adema Insomniac’s Dream

Adema is one of those bands that got big at the peak of nu-metal’s popularity but sadly that meant it was all downhill from there. Luckily before all that happened they were a rising success with their nu-metal defining first album but before they ever released a second one we got this EP to tide us over. Mostly consisting of remixes, a cover and a few new tracks this was too little to keep the momentum going as nu-metal began to die but let’s take a quick listen to it and judge it.

The EP begins with Immortal which worked for the revival of the Mortal Kombat franchise even if it was just a continuation it was marketed that way since it was the first game in current gen systems and it had been a while since the last game. This helped the song get a lot of airplay though that didn’t seem to help the band much, mixed with random live footage and in-game footage of Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance you do have some scenes of Marky Chavez singing in a CG Mortal Kombat ring along the band, this is easily the best part of the video though it should’ve tried to use this a little bit better. The song doesn’t fit Mortal Kombat even if the lyrics feature things that happen in the franchise, at least the song is decent even if nothing particularly special about it.

We then get Shattered which was a b-side from their self-titled album released in some international releases. I can see why it didn’t make the original cut since even if not bad it doesn’t fit as well with the rest of the more energetic self-titled album. The Alice in Chains cover of Nutshell is not particularly bad but like a lot of covers they fail to give it a spin of their own and end up sounding inferior to the original.

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We then get two remixes, first with Freaking Out” (Chris Vrenna Remix) and “The Way You Like It” (Sam “Sever” Citrin Remix) but neither is particularly good, the first one doesn’t even make that many changes and the few that they do mostly make the song worse with only a few added bits being better, the second one is a little bit better but mostly just an inoffensive remix. We also get a lvie version of “Do What You Want to Do” (Live) which is ok and “Giving In” (Radio Mix) which no one asked for except maybe a completist who wanted that version but it’s barely any different.

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Nintendo Symphonies: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses & Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

For the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo brought a symphony to their E3 conference and annouced that it would tour world wide which The Symphony of the Goddesses has done ever since. Thanks to its success Pokemon followed not long after with Symphonic Evolutions. As a big fan of both franchises and their music, there was no way I was going to miss them and I was lucky to catch both shows when they hit up my town and see how well the music lent themselves to an orchestra. Overall I have to say that instead of being game specific, I would prefer a Nintendo Symphony that played stuff from all their games, now that could be an annual tour that wouldn’t get boring since there’s so much more they can add to change it up.

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I was actually able to see the Symphony of the Goddesses twice, and in both occasions I arrived late for different circumstances, I guess I ended up watching the original run and the second quest which changed some of the songs and I guess the current version is called Master Quest. The show has actually come two more times since then which I chose not to go. It’s not that I disliked it but something that seemed once in a lifetime became something that comes every year and I could use my money for other things since it isn’t the cheapest thing if you want some good seats. The orchestra seemed to be very familiar with the music and enjoyed playing it and the music form Zelda makes the transition perfectly.

zelda symphony orchestra

The event is very well organized and they have some nice merchandise as well, I ended up getting a shirt which I kind of regret since I feel a little dorky when I wear it but whatever. I also got some posters that I also have no idea besides hype why I got them since I will never put them up. The song selection was alright though I definitely would’ve made some different choices both times I saw it. The footage that they choose can sometimes be on point while others it isn’t as well selected. I feel that much more could be done to make it a special event but it was a nice experience and would go again in the future as long as some time has passed.

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The Pokemon event on the other hand was a disappointment for sure, while it had been heavily advertised unlike the Zelda one this one was surprisingly empty. I have no idea why since Pokemon in general is bigger and even the second Zelda event was still full. I don’t even remember if there was any merchandise but if there was it must not have been very memorable. The orchestra here wasn’t as good as the Zelda one, I guess they just weren’t as skilled with their instruments which is a shame. I should note both events featured plenty of huge nerds and cosplayers.

pokemon symphony orchestra

The music didn’t translate very well to an orchestral sound, which is odd since I’ve heard many great orchestral remixes before so it shouldn’t have been a big problem. The whole event also felt unorganized to me with people not knowing what to do in general. The footage they would play seemed especially random with them jumping from game to game without much thought and only from time to time did it actually match the song that they were playing. The most memorable part was when they played the opening to the Kanto season of the anime, it didn’t fit but who cares. I’m not saying I would not check it out again but I would definitely wait until some time passed before I gave it another chance.

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Music Match Archive

Music Match is all about discovering new music and finding cool music videos, any genre of music is welcome as long as the song and/or music video is cool enough to share. It can be hard to find new music sometimes so here we have a mix of old stuff you may have forgotten and new stuff that you will be glad you learned about them. I try to mix with something more mainstream to something more underground and feature different genres. Also important that the music video is unique or cool enough to watch on its own, there are plenty of awesome music videos out there and it’s up to us to share some forgotten ones.

Here we have an archive of all the previous Music Videos featured, search by band or click on one randomly to find something you may like. Some weeks feature some type of theme between the songs features and others don’t. We have Music Monday’s in MiscRave which usually features a new volume o Music Match though sometimes we have album reviews and the like. This page might not always be up to date in that case click here for the latest one.If you have any suggestions comment.

Music Match Volume 1 – Woodkid, Lorn, Sleep Party People
Music Match Volume 2 – Sevdaliza, Hey Violet, Eagulls
Music Match Volume 3 – Shampoo, Republica, Chumbawamba
Music Match Volume 4 – M83, The Moth & The Flame, iiO
Music Match Volume 5 – Nintendo Theme– Saint Dragon, Ffejery Plexco, The Rabbit Joint
Music Match Volume 6 – David Bowie covers – The Wallflowers, Lulu, Xu Xu Fang
Music Match French – Sophie Hunger, Indila, Air
Music Match Rain – Garbage, Radiohead, Enya
Music Match Summer – Hoku, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Lana Del Rey
Music Match Summer 2 – Enigma, The Muppets, The Tokens
Music Match Volume 7 – TLC, DMX, Metallica
Music Match Volume 8 – Tricky, Madonna, Celso Piña
Music Match Summer 3 – Deftones, Mungo Jerry, The Ataris
Music Match Volume 9 – Christina Aguilera, Godsmack, Weezer
Music Match Volume 10 – The Crystal Method, Destiny’s Child, Jane’s Addiction
Music Match Volume 11 – Nikka Costa, Tantric, P.O.D.
Music Match Volume 12 – Eve, She Wants Revenge, Soundgarden
Music Match Volume ?
Music Festival MiscRave
Music Match Pilot 1 – Marie Mai
Music Match Pilot 2 – Highly Suspect

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