Playlist for Chaos Unbound – Guest post from Brian S. Leon

Playlist for Chaos Unbound

31625294I’m Brian S. Leon, author of Chaos Unbound, the second book in the Metis Files series. Today I thought it would be fun to give you a playlist or a soundtrack to Chaos Unbound. These are songs that just seem to fit with certain scenes or themes within the book. I’ll admit, I’m not the most up to date on music, so once you read the book I’d love to hear your thoughts on these or what ones you think would be a better fit. If anything, I can add them to my own playlists!


Right Place Wrong Time by Dr. John. I chose this one because it just seems to be almost a personal theme song for Diomedes.

 (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult. Always liked this song and again, given Diomedes profession, it just seemed to fit.

 Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. In particular I would choose what is called the Carnage Mix for this song. Given the fact that the Hanner Brid has chosen to go to war with Diomedes it seemed appropriate. But also given that Diomedes is being chased by an old nemesis in Belphoebe, the contentious nature of the Unseelie and Seelie Court and all the other conflict, including the Libyan Civil War, it just fit.

 Coming Home, Pt. II by Skylar Grey. Something about this song really seems to fit with Diomedes in this instance. Obviously at the end, beaten and injured, and having survived another mission, but once again, at what cost?

 You Know What You Are by Ministry. Seemed to sum up the tension between Diomedes and the Hanner Brid.

 Athena by The Who. Well come on, this one should be obvious…

 Renegades by X Ambassadors. This one is mostly for Duma and Abraxos, choosing to live life their way and do whatever they deem necessary. This time Duma drags Diomedes along with him to see a bit of his world.

 Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. This is another one of those songs that seems to be almost thematic for Diomedes.

 Viva la Vida by Coldplay. This one really is very much a story of Diomedes.

 Think by Kaleida. I really like this song and the music. I think of Diomedes and Sarah and their relationship.

As I said, these are the songs I think do a pretty good job representing Chaos Unbound and, more specifically, characters, situations and themes. I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts and see if anyone has any additions or substitutions to my list—or even flat out deletions.

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