Will do~ Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to sit down and listen to anything these past few days (>_<) but I'll let you know when I do! Strings are always a nice sound to me, so I'm sure hearing them in metal will be really interesting. :~)
Aha, well, I'm mostly in to alternative music and such. Alternative is somewhat of an odd genre as a lot of the songs are often seen as pop-ish or get grouped with those songs, but are usually a bit different. I enjoy it for the more unique sound of the bands, and I find that the vocals are always great and can hit some good notes. In terms of groups, I'd say Imagine Dragons is my favorite. I don;t tend to like groups as I often find that I only like one or two songs from a band, but with them, there's only one or two that I don't like. A lot of people seem to know them for their two biggest hits, Demons and Radioactive, but those are just okay, in my opinion. They have better to offer, I'd say. My personal favorites from them are Fallen and one of their more recent songs, Polaroid. Would check them out if you get the time.
In terms of songs in general, there's this one called Kathleen by Catfish and the Bottlemen that I really like. It has a faster pace but with vocals that you might associate with slower songs, and it sounds pretty cool. Another one I like is called Don't Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes. It's a slower one, but I like it a lot. There's also a song called Hollow Moon by AWOLNATION, which is pretty good and is perhaps a bit metalish. (probably not but hey ) As you can probably tell, I don't talk about music much so apologies if my descriptions of songs aren't very good. ^^ You'll have to listen to them yourself to get the true message, I suppose.
Yeah, it's a written type of thing. That makes it more interesting and makes the product itself enjoyable without having read the stories involved, which should increase readership and thus the number of people who get interested in and read the stories.
Brass instruments indeed have a lovely sound to them. I've always enjoyed their shiny exterior and smooth + jazzy interior. ^^ Didn't realize there was also a size difference, but that's pretty cool! After a search, I must say, bass saxophones are quite large. ._. Alto is more my style, I think.
Metal isn't exactly my cup of tea, though I did enjoy really enjoy that solo! Jazz and metal - who knew? They make an interesting mix, to say the least. I may just have to check out some other metal songs with brass influence. Folk metal seems a lot more my style than normal metal, so that will be something I have to check out soon, especially if some pieces have violins in them. Violins are perhaps my favorite string instrument, so this keeps sounding better and better... literally.
I shall definitely put it on my list~ It sounds interesting!!
The saxophone is perhaps my favorite jazz instrument! (Don't actually know the differences between each type, but I love to sound it can make!) I heavily considered taking lessons for it when I was younger, but decided to go with the trombone instead. I was only in classes for a year and only learned the basics, actually. It was a rather hard instrument for me to play, though I enjoyed the sound of it and liked getting to slide it around. I also took piano lessons for two~three years and still remember the basics and can play some songs off of memory or other simple songs that I'm not familiar with. I was never the best at practicing, so my skills developed rather slowly. I've also been thinking about teaching myself some songs on the guitar one day as I can get one free of charge, but sorta lack the motivation to get started. ^^ I've always admired people who teach themselves to play instruments; I think that it's such a cool skill, and can take a lot of time to do.
Nowadays, I just listen to music and will sometimes try and find new artists. xD You're in to metal music, correct? Out of curiosity, is it possible to play that type of music on a saxophone?
I haven't heard of Keroro Gunsou, though Death Note and Silver Spoon are ones that I have~ Death Note was okay for me, though I did enjoy Silver Spoon's slice-of-life aspects. Perhaps not so coincidentally, it was recommended to me by Flaze as well.
Ahh music; what a great art form. (~: Can't blame you for spending your time there. Do you play any instruments? From reading your fist story, I would guess guitar. ^^