Happy New Year, everyone.
Winter is here. Lots of snow. Lots of fear and anger. Show someone that you care about them however you can. Perform a little act to kindness. If Gandalf says it keeps the darkness at bay, then I think it's worth a try.
I've been trying out other new inputs as well. I go through phases where I listen to music while I'm writing. Other times I need it quiet. Right now is definitely a music kinda mood for me.
The big trends for me right now are epic sounding instrumental stuff like the Mad Max Fury Road soundtrack, Archangel by Two Steps from Hell, the Darkest Dungeon soundtrack, and many others. I will also admit that I'm fond of some non-screamy metal these days. I've been digging some classic Iron Maiden and another band I'll specifically call out in recommendation corner below.
If you have any epic instrumental music that you like and want to recommend, feel free to let me know.