Metal, surprisingly to many, is one of the nerdiest genres of music out there. Entire bands are dedicated to writing songs about science fiction, history, and even The Lord of the Rings. This is probably why I love it. As a history nerd and a metal head I really enjoy bands that combine the two (which I generically refer to as history metal).
Last week I came across Ex Deo, a side project by the lead singer of Kataklysm. Sadly on permanent hiatus the band released two albums that focused exclusively on Roman history. The songs I’ve heard from Ex Deo so far are really fucking badass. My favorite is I, Caligvla (tru kvlt spelling):