Let's see... last week we did soft, right? Well, then I suppose I need to get something epic going today. For today's Paladin Playlist, I give you Wield My Sword by Yngwie Malmsteen.
Now, I first encountered this song only a few years ago, but it does hail from the '90s. And trust me when I say this, the song is a masterpiece of Swedish epic rock. If you're writing anything with fantasy involved, especially a sword and shield novel, this is your jam.
When I listen to harder rock while writing, it's generally for when the protagonist and crew are getting the short end of the stick, but this... this is different. When it's time for a hero to rise, when it's time to slay the dragon, when it's time to raise your sword and smite evil, this is the freakin' song to listen to! From the awesome lyrics to the incredible guitar solos, this song nothing short of epic.
So, for this 31st edition of Paladin Playlist, please enjoy Yngwie Malmsteen's Wield My Sword.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.