Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hump Day Hot Ticket: Orion's Reign “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

Band photo

As I mentioned last Friday, the review writing has been put on “cruise control”, and I am turning it over to holiday music.

With the holiday season under way, the time for playing festive songs for the occasion has arrived. We all have our favorite seasonal tunes, and each year it is guaranteed that at least one of our favorite musicians will release a Christmas album.

That being said, until Christmas, both on Wednesdays and Fridays, I am going to feature two artists within the symphonic metal genre that have come to make Christmas music their specialty.

One of these is the Greek band Orion's Reign, whom I have reviewed here before. Known for their symphonic metal renditions of Christmas classics, Orion's Reign creates a holiday soundtrack for those who like a little more heaviness in their Jingle Bell Rock.

The video for “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is over 5 years old, but the song itself is far see than that, so who cares? I only have a short window of time to review cool metal Christmas videos, so I am gonna review this one.

Featuring vocalist Marit Børreson and symphonic metal mastermind PelleK, Orion's Reign wishes us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in the grandiose, dramatic way that only a symphonic metal band can do. Marit and PelleK are dressed up in Santa hats, the band performs among a Christmasy backdrop, and stockings adorn the drums and guitars.

For more information on Orion's Reign, visit their official website.

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