I did my best to find a way to link to something official for this one, but I can't find a YouTube channel or a Twitter account! Still, music is music and this is a song I love for inspiration in fights. From Shawn McPherson for the Capcom game Devil May Cry 3, I give you Taste the Blood.
This is an intense, dirty, aggressive song meant to only do one thing: get you in the mood for ass-kickery. You're wandering around in Devil May Cry and some enemies pop up? This song hits. It's not just motivation, it's a challenge. The song dares you to stand up to the opponents the game provides, taunts you, and warns you that you are not worthy.
If you've been following my blog, I would hope the usefulness of this song would be obvious, but just in case, lemme clear it up. A warrior is faced with a swath of demons. They want his blood. His life. His soul. He doesn't have the option of running or hiding. There is no surrender. The demons know they are superior, in numbers, in strength, and in raw power. They have nothing to fear. The warrior's bravado is nothing but a facade and they will end it. The will not only defeat him, but make him cry out in terror, make him announce and exclaim his fear to the whole world before they grant him the boon of death. If you have stepped in front of these demons, you have done so in error. You are not prepared. You are not worthy. You will not survive.
But... just like in the game, if your warrior survives this, it's all the sweeter. Damn this is a great ass-kicking song!
Enjoy Taste The Blood by Shawn McPherson, from the soundtrack to Devil May Cry 3.
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