Clicky Island Discs / Jake Pike

Inspired by the legendary Desert Island Discs of BBC radio, we’ve asked the Clicky team; before they’re castaway on a remote desert island in the middle of nowhere with only themselves as company, what 5 songs, book and luxury item would they take with them?
It’s the turn of Jake Pike to reveal his Clicky Island Discs, who recently joined Clicky as a Front-End Developer:
Whilst these days I may have traded in the hair half way down my back and stage diving for a desk and shirt, my love for all forms of extreme metal still stands. Having attended 200+ concerts & festivals in 5 countries, my taste is pretty huge, so narrowing it down to just the 5 was tough, but I tried my best! A little warning, some of these are pretty full on!

Songs

1. Almost Again by Strapping Young Lad
Strapping Young Lad have stood as one of my favourite bands since my early teens, whilst this may be one of their lighter tracks it still stands out as my favourite. Sadly they have since gone their separate ways with their vocalist Devin Townsend going on to find huge success with a solo career.

2. Ye Entrancemperium by Emperor
Probably one of the heavier tracks on the list, Emperors 1997 album ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ is up there with my favourite albums of all time. This album is quintessential to the early to mid 90’s growing Black Metal scene in Norway, and it’s incredibly hard to pick just one song from this album.

3. From The Sky by Gojira
French heavyweights Gojira are in my opinion one of the better bands to come to success in recent times, blending together the likes of Technical Metal, Progressive, and Groove, they make for a unique sound that can be hard to find elsewhere. Having seen these guys a few times in their home country to some of the biggest crowds I’ve ever been a part of, they continue to go from strength to strength.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j82cCjI0ecc
4. The Drapery Falls by Opeth
In my mid teens I had the album Blackwater Park by Opeth on a constant loop, not a single song on it fails to impress, but it is the 10 minute epic ‘The Drapery Falls’ that remains my all time favourite.

5. Hey You by Pink Floyd
I’ll end this with a classic, Pink Floyd, who remain to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Whilst it’s near impossible to choose a single track, for now, I’ll go with ‘Hey You’.

Book

Surviving on a deserted island for Dummies?

Luxury Item

A boat
As peaceful as the island sounds, I’ve come back to the mainland every now and then to pick up some grub, I don’t want to start eating as if I’m taking part in a constant bush-tucker trial.
Missed last week’s Clicky Island Discs? Not to worry, you can find it here.

Written by Shannon May