Lordi's songs give me a cosy feeling inside. They make it easy to dream away and they awake my imagination like nothing else does.
Thanks to Lordi I discovered Alice Cooper, whom by now is one of my absolute favourite artists ever. The one time I saw him live was one of the best days of my life and I can't wait to see him live again this summer. His music ranges from weird to awesome. And it spans over 4 decades. 26 albums. Take your pick. I find it hilarious that my favourite artist had his biggest hit before I was even born. And those videos from the 70's are scary just cause I can't wrap my head around Alice in platform boots, tights and winged pants... (Check out The Black Widow or Cold Ethyl to see what I mean)
I also discovered Twisted Sister, and I was overjoyed when I found that they had done a co-op with Cooper back in the 80's. I'm kind of tired of the songs by them that everyone knows, although I do love them too. Still I can't wait to see them live for the first time this summer!
Then there are of course the little more modern ones: Slipknot (Before I Forget) and Marilyn Manson (Tainted Love), Mudvayne (Happy?) and Rob Zombie (Dragula). I really like both of them, but not as much as Cooper and Lordi. Not even close, though Slipknot was amazing live. When I discovered Lordi I made lots of attempts to listen to "similar" artists such as Gwar. But I never really got to like them. In some ways certain Meat Loaf videos I love qualify for this as well. Like I'd Do Anything For Love. And W.A.S.P. (I Wanna Be Somebody) definately qualifies. I also like Kiss (I Was Made For Loving You), but I knew about them way before I discovered Lordi and they're alright.
I'm a shock rock person.