Okay, let’s face it, we have all had that moment that we walk out of a theater humming the soundtrack to the latest movie we have watched. Whether it was The Hunger Games with “The Hanging Tree” or the entire soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings, the composers behind movie and tv soundtracks are absolute geniuses at what they do. Which, when they are not entertaining us, is adding to the story of the movie.
I’m sure I’m not alone when I have had those days where I need a soundtrack to my own life. Especially on those days where you are just so down in the dumps or your well of creativity has dried up and you are wracking your brain for motivation to get back to work. It was when I was out of ideas and lacking the spirit to get back to my writing about four years ago during one fateful NaNoWriMo (national writing month in November) experience that I stumbled upon a treasure trove of beauty and inspiration that I would come to know as the orchestra called Two Steps from Hell.
Simply put, I have yet to stumble onto a song they have created that I did not like. Every piece is like going on an adventure, a rollercoaster of emotions and epic battles and journeys through my mind–Two Steps From Hell is where I lovingly push my writing and non-writing friends alike toward when they are looking for a new source of music.
Trust me, if you are getting bored of the popular, mainstream music you hear on the radio, you will love this orchestra; however, if you can’t take my word on it, at least let the music speak for itself. Here are just five of the many songs that will have your head bobbing, your foot tapping and your mind spinning as you are whisked away into the world of music.
1. Flight of the Silverbird from the album Battle Cry
2. Archangel from the album Archangel
3. Heart of Courage from the album Invincible
4. More than just Friends from the album Amraia
Last but not least:
5. Men of Honor from the album Miracles
Men of Honor is especially near and dear to my heart. The first time I heard this song, I wept. When I listened to this piece for first time, I had just lost my grandfather, who fought three rounds of cancer before he passed away about three years ago in May. Now, my grandfather wasn’t a soldier, but in a fight against the enemy which is cancer, he was the commander, the general and the army all in one.
I listen to this song and I hear two stories. I see my grandfather and his fight, and the soldiers that fight overseas for their country. Both are men of honor. So, to say I have a connection to this song is an understatement. This song tugs strongly at my heart and still brings tears to my eyes to this day. This song, which may be just notes on a page to someone else in the world, is a story to me that I lived through, and maybe it’s has a story for you.
I hope that you have all enjoyed this little adventure into the realm of epic music
What is your favorite type of music? Feel free to comment below!