Hello there! I guess you’ve been expecting this to come, and I must oblige to that, so I’m doing a post on the title song off the new Avenged Sevenfold album; Hail To The King (2013), which was released August 23. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video.
I like the intro, the riff is cool. The sound is so much different than all the other work from Avenged Sevenfold, and though I really love their earlier albums, that doesn’t mean that they can’t do something different and still be good. The lyrics are brilliant, there are so many great elements in there, I could pick ten separate genius lines to quote; “Let the water throw it’s shades of red now, Arrows black out all the lights”, “There’s a taste of fear, when the henchmen call”. You see what I mean.
I also find that the song is very catchy, I’ve got it stuck on my mind now from hearing it, and I really look forward to hearing it live. As well as the lyrics are great, I think that, even though it’s not like his other masterpieces, Synyster Gates delivers an awesome guitar solo.
I’m a little bit upset about all the critique they’ve gotten, because yeah, sure they might sound more like other bands now, but of course they would when they’ve been looking for inspiration elsewhere this time. They’re still just as talented musicians as before. People just have to accept that this album has a new sound, and though it was a bit strange in the beginning to listen to for me too, I like it.
“Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid”
(Hail To The King – Avenged Sevenfold)
Hi! I’ve been a bad bad blogger, but now I will try to be better. So, I chose to write about God Hates Us by Avenged Sevenfold off the album Nightmare (2010). Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!
I simply love the intro. The way it builds up from just the strumming of the guitars to this high-powered rock song is awesome. There is so much energy in the drums, you get amped-up whether you want to or not. The Rev was so brilliant. I definitely hope they play this song live, because the atmosphere would be epic. The lyrics are deadly heavy, and in the way they are preformed by M. Shadows, he sounds like the devil.
“You wanna hear my side?
You need to drown to know
When all the times it hurt me to fuck you
I built a wall with your blood to show”
(God Hates Us – Avenged Sevenfold)
Hello there! So, I’ve been eager to show this song for quite some time, but I’ve had so much other stuff to do, but now is the time… So, I’m doing a post on the song I Am Hell by Machine Head, off the album Unto The Locust (2011). The song is divided into three parts called Sangre Sani, I Am Hell, and finally Ashes To The Sky. Here are the lyrics, and below is the song in its wholeness.
The atmosphere of the whole song is so dark and beautiful. The song is called I Am Hell, and that’s for a reason. I feel the darkness swelling over me, swallowing me, and I let it, because this is a beautiful piece of music, and I surrender to it completely. My whole body follows the rhythm of the song, I sit here in quiet surroundings, rocking back and forth with both body and soul. The words and riffs and rhythm speak to me like the sweetest poem, touching my heart and my love for music. It is quite true what they say, you can’t touch music, but music can touch you. “I am death”, “I am hell”, “I am wrath”. Yes, today, I am hell to thee.
“I am hell to thee
Down here all shall suffer with me
Rise the ashes to the sky”
(I Am Hell (Sonata In C#) – Machine Head)
Hi! Now, for the post on Five Finger Death Punch, I’ve chosen Coming Down, off the album American Capitalist (2011). The music video contains strong images, so this might be hard to watch for some people. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video.
This song has a very strong message, which I thing is very important to get out to people. That’s one of the reasons I chose to blog about this song, but obviously also because I really liked it.
The lyrics and the music video fits together, and the music video tells the stories of two young people with problems that led up to their suicide, as we saw in the start of the song, but which was prevented in the end by a “friend”. The lyrics, as I said, presents a strong message, and I like them a lot. There’s not much more to say about them, because the theme is so important, that it speaks for itself. The lyrics are simply just a brilliant way of expressing something so sad and important.
The song itself is good too, I like the build up from the verses to the refrain, and the refrain just kicks ass, it really brings out the lyrics great too. I especially like the drums in this one, and, of course, the guitar solo. It’s just a great song with great lyrics and a very important message.
“Was there ever any question
On how much I could take?
You kept feeding me with bullshit
Hoping I would break”
(Coming Down – Five Finger Death Punch)
Hey ya’ll! So, to start off this thing, I’ve chosen to write about Almost Easy by Avenged Sevenfold. The song is off the album Avenged Sevenfold, published in 2007. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video.
The guitar riffs and the solo in this song is just another proof why I love Avenged Sevenfold so much. I’m not insane when I say this song will take the roof off of the place if they play this live. M. Shadows’ vocals are impeccable, and the lyrics are insanely good. I just love the little laugh Shadows has after he sings “I’m not insane, I’m not insane” after the bridge, it’s like he’s contradicting himself, and it fits so perfectly. This song is one of the classics by A7X in my opinion. You can’t go wrong with it, and you can hear all the characteristics of their music in here. I just love it.
“I feel insane every single time I’m asked to compromise
Cause I’m afraid I’m stuck in my ways, and that’s the way it stays
So how long did I expect love to out weigh ignorance?
By that look on your face I may have forced the scale to tip”
(Almost Easy – Avenged Sevenfold)
Hello there, followers (and other (un)fortunate ones who stumbled upon this blog by accident)! Are there any readers still out there, or have you abandoned me completely, like I did for a while with this blog? I will try to be back for as long as I can, and I will try to post more, but I can’t guarantee anything while I’m working, and don’t have Internet access at home. However! Today I’m doing the best I can with the limited Internet access I have, and so, I’m doing a post on the song by Slipknot called Vermilion. It was published on the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) in 2004. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video.
The song itself sounds vicious almost, with the little piano melody mixed with the guitars and Corey’s disturbing (and awesome) voice, and the programming isn’t making the sound any better. Anyhow, I love the way it sounds, it’s not bad just because it sounds dark, rather the opposite. The lyrics makes the song complete, with these small sentences that make it sound like the writer is mad, it brings the wholeness out even more. I won’t even bother to tell you that I liked the guitar solo, however short it was. There is a part 2 to this song, which you can check out here (which I will deal with on a later occasion). The music video is rather disturbing as well, but hey, it’s Slipknot, what were you expecting?
“I’m a slave, and I am a master”
“I won’t let this build up inside of me”
(Vermilion – Slipknot)
Hey there! So, suddenly inspired and after checking that I didn’t do anything with this song before, I chose today to write about Weight Of The World by Evanescence. The song was published on the album The Open Door in 2006. Here are the lyrics. Listen and enjoy.
The intro is really rocking and cool, and I like the sound of Amy’s voice when she sings “Feels like the weight of the world, like God in heaven gave me a turn”, it sounds almost distorted, I think it’s really cool. I also like the choir, especially in verse two, the wailing sound fits the song perfectly. Amy’s vocals are rocking this song, and the most awesome feature in this song is the incredible falsetto voice she goes into towards the end, and what’s more incredible is that she does that live as well! The whole song is influenced by the attitude in Amy’s voice, just awesome. The lyrics are a little dark, and seems even darker by the sound of the song. The riffs are rocking too, and the drums… you hear it even better in the live version how cool it is. It’s brilliant.
So, here is a live version of the song from Rock In Rio 2011, hope you enjoy this as well, it’s such a great performance.
“Feels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has come unheard”
(Weight Of The World – Evanescence)