SINGLE OF THE DAY: “Diggy Diggy Hole” by Wind Rose

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Once upon a time, heavy metal was the only genre, but nowadays there are infinite niches to be filled with sub-genres and when pirate metal debuted with Alestorm, we knew it was only a matter of time before other goofy, nerdy, and somewhat too-specific bands would follow suit. One of such bands is the dwarf metal group from Italy, of all place, known as Wind Rose.

“Diggy Diggy Hole” was originally done by Yogscast member Simon Lane, but was expanded on and turned into a video later on:

Admittedly, while I am a huge nerd, I haven’t played a lot of Minecraft, so I didn’t know that Wind Rose had covered the song. I just thought that another campy band had set out to make me laugh a whole bunch again and succeeded. As such, I nominated it for Best Party Song of 2019 in our staff awards, though technically cover songs aren’t eligible outside their own category (Best Cover Song). That made it problematic when “Diggy Diggy Hole” won. So while it couldn’t stay the best party song of 2019, it still is one hell of a funny song and a nice metal rendition of the original, and it definitely deserves a listen if you like the sort of metal (or covers) that are just silly enough to be wonderful.

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