I have been doing a lot more cardio as of late. This has been in response to my recent shoulder injury which is apparently quite common with, and I quote my physical therapist, "muscleheads." Even though I am not feeling like one as of late thanks to my lack of lifting I am enjoying a different pace, regardless of how hard it may be to adjust.
This whole ordeal made me realize that I may spend a good deal of time on a treadmill or bike, which meant I had the time to listen to longer songs than the usual ones I hear when I work out in a group. Cardio means headphones because it is more about pushing yourself than pushing an object, and its kinda boring without some distraction.
So, I decided to make a list of tracks from artists that are at least ten minutes in length. This list is long to some but I actually ran out of titles quicker than I had hoped. If I had made the limit around eight minutes then this list would be uber extensive. However, this made it kind of fun, some bands offering many tracks while others only had one maybe. Agalloch, for example, has plenty of songs that run longer than ten minutes, but I decided to only pull one song from each artist so that it did not get diluted or seemed one sided. The list is below, not by favorites, but by length. One of my top favorite Be'Lakor songs barely struck out yet I had one to add at least so that makes up for it. There are no links because you are all adults and some independent work would do you some good...buncha slackers. I did all the work! What more do you want!?
Anyway, enough rambling, more Metaling. Be warned, some of these songs are not for the faint of heart (Wolveserpent is the one I warn you most about and may not be ideal for your activity or preference). I do believe this catalog offers something for everyone and I also hope it gives you some new band or song that never crossed your path before. Without further ado, THE LIST!
Long Tracks For Long Treks
Wolveserpent - In Mirrors Of Water - 21:39
Hacride - To Walk Among Them - 15:03
Mourning Beloveth - Primeval Rush - 12:44
Agalloch - Into The Painted Grey - 12:25
Opeth - Blackwater Park - 12:08
Iron Thrones - Cover Of Smoke - 12:07
Ne Obliviscaris - Tapestry Of The Starless Abstract - 12:02
Swallow The Sun - The Giant - 11:55
Gwynbleidd - Nostalgia - 10:54
Mastodon - The Czar: Usurper/Escape/Martyr/Spiral - 10:54
Omnium Gatherum - White Palace - 10:40
Ihsahn - On The Shores - 10:12
Be'Lakor - Countless Skies - 10:00
*This list adds up to be just a tad over three hours if listened to in its entirety.
THE MAD BARRON
Join me as I reach into the darkness and pull from it the madness within...
The Source Of The Metal