Today's SotD is off a collection of B-sides by Def Leppard. An outtake from their Hysteria sessions, Desert Song is simple in structure and largely feeds off a catchy riff and some piercing and slightly melancholic lead-work. A good song that's been continuously running in my head over the last couple of days.
The Song of Today is Def Leppard's Bringin' on the Heartbreak off their sophomore release High 'n' Dry. The song was the first hit rock ballad for the band and probably was fit the blueprint for rock ballads of the time - high octave vocals, melodious chorus, harmonies and piercing guitars, a format of which I'm an inveterate admirer / sucker.
I've just started listening to Therion's new album Gothic Kabbalah. No opinions on the album as such yet (shit like this tends to grow on you, and I've learned my lesson about prejudging albums based on the first listen :P), but I do have an opinion on the first two tracks.