As most of you know, I rely heavily on music for flow and movement in my writing. It’s been awhile since I’ve shared what I’m listening to, so I thought today would be a good day for it. This week’s songs are all on the playlist for my novel in progress, Armageddon Rising. It’s one of those projects where I can’t decide if it’s hard or not. The plot has been fun to write so far, but the character… you all know Lydia St. Clair by now. She’s a bit of a hard-ass, but she also has a soft spot for family. I’ve been using this book to get out a lot of anger and frustration. I’m making her deal with the potential end of the world, so all of my emotions are becoming hers, and there are places where it’s definitely not pretty.
That having been said, there’s a lot of loud, angry music contained in the walls of this post. By the way, all of this music can be found in a neatly contained Spotify Playlist. There’s more than just the metal on there, and it may give you a small glimpse into my psyche, however scary that may be. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Oh, and this post is dedicated with tons of love and affection to Stephen Zimmer, who needs this music as much as I do right now.
#1. Five Finger Death Punch – “Lift Me Up”
This one is sort of Lydia’s theme song. No crap. No drama. Just get above the fray and keep pushing forward.
#2. Black Veil Brides – “Wretched and Divine”
This is my mood setter. It’s dark and melodic, but it gives me the exact feeling I need when dropping Lydia into the fray among angry gods and threats of the end of the world.
#3. Avenged Sevenfold – “Carry On”
It’s loud, it’s angry, and it’s inspiring. “Carry on” is sort of her motto, which is why I chose this song.
#4. Children of Bodom – “Scream for Silence”
Chaos whispers silence. ‘Nuff said. It speaks to me.
#5. Cradle of Filth – “Nymphetamine”
I just love this song. It’s sad, but it moves and the music is beautiful. I can’t do a whole lot of CoF at one time, but the instrumentals are awe-inspiring feats of musical genius. The music behind this one is no different.
#6. Soil – “Halo”
And last but not least… Lucifer’s theme song.
So there you have it. The heavy metal highlights from the Soul Collectors soundtrack. There are plenty of honorable mentions scattered throughout the playlist. And again, the whole thing can be found on Spotify. Come visit some time.