E Nomine is a German group that mixes heavy metal with operatically-influenced orchestral music, melodramatic choral singing, and Euro techno-dance stuff. I understand that this sort of combination has been popular in Germany since, oh, Wagner. Many of their music video clips are on YouTube, and I am going to present to you two of them this "Friday". They both come from E Nomine's lengthy opus, Die Prophezeiung, which is an extremely overwrought long apocalyptic fantasy heavy-metal symphonic poem. It's not called "The Prophecy" for nothing.
The first is their very famous and popular "Deine Welt" ("Your World") from near the beginning of the opus. It involves the growly voice of E Nomine's narrator proclaiming things about "the biggest apocalypse in the world" or something like that. (Even a non-German speaker should be able to tell when he says that.) He is backed up by a strenuous operatic choir singing agitated claims that "That is the hour!" In the middle there is a calm segment and a woman singing in Latin. In most of Die Prophezeiung, singing parts are done in Latin and spoken parts in German, but "Deine Welt" has some German song.
The second is "Der Blaubeermund", which is still close to the beginning but after "Deine Welt". As far as I can tell, with my poor German, it means something like "The Blueberry Mouth." I don't understand the German growly narration, but apparently it has something to do with obsession and necrophilia. It alternates between the narrator and a female operatic singer who declaims "I love you, my beautiful star" in Latin and is backed up by a male chorus.
Both songs have a dance beat and some other alterations that make them a little inferior to the versions I originally heard, which comes from a (re?)mix of Die Prophezeiung that's much more weighted towards the operatic than to the techno. And that concludes today's "musical" "Friday".