Title: Dance with the Devil (aka "Dark Times Lie Ahead")
Spoilers: Through episode 4x07; It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester
Characters: Sam, Dean, Castiel and Uriel
Tracks: 14 (runtime: 55.7 minutes)
Dedications: To my partner in crime and best friend, zed_pm . And to my beloved guardian angel, ace_of_spades6 . She's got quite a bit going on in her homelife, so send her your prayers.
Notes: This is it... My final mix of the year.
This one took me quite some time to compile. I also hadn't planned on including Uriel in the mix at first - just Sam, Dean and Castiel (my ultimate OT3). But after seeing him in the episode It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester, I just couldn't resist.
Unlike the vast majority of the fandom, I didn't see Uriel as being a 'dick'. Instead, I saw him as a strong, fearless, stern and proud warrior - someone whom you would definitely want on your side on the battlefield. And so what if he's got a taste for the theatrics? He was still able to instill fear in Sam. In other words, this Angel knows how to get the job done. Which is exactly what you need when you're fighting in the war to end all wars.
As for my song choices, I wanted to go for something that truly sounded apocalyptic. I also wanted the entire mix to be dark, with an underlying theme of hope for the future. That's why the final track is Robert Kral's Home. It's a short but bittersweet instrumental piece that's poignant in the regard that it suggests maybe - just maybe - our boys will make it through this in one piece. However, I don't foresee it. I've got the strongest feeling that this series is going to leave every single one of us broken.
Special Note: This is the only fanmix I have ever compiled that my mother literally said "wow" when she listened to it. That right there, ladies and gentlemen, should tell you something because she's one of my toughest critics.
( And at his feet, they'll cast their golden crowns )