Archive for September, 2011


Evanescence – Lose Control

Hello? Anyone out there? Can’t blame you for not visiting my blog, when I’m not even happy with myself when it comes to the blogging. I have absolutely no inspiration these days, with tons of school work and friends that need support from me, it takes all my time and energy. It’s not that I don’t like that my friends confide in me, because I do, but that means not managing to keep my hobby intact. Well, enough of my excuses, now to the real deal of this blog – music.
I’m in a all-Evanescence mood these days, so that means… yes, another Evanescence song! For today, I’ve chosen Lose Control, from the album “The Open Door” (2006) Enjoy it… with lyrics here.

 

This is a song that I can’t say much about, but I know that they have used a lot of sound effects on this one. I like that the song switches between the soft piano part in the verses, and a little heavy guitar in the refrain. I also like the vocal background, and in the end, if you listen closely, you can faintly hear Amy’s operatic vocals. The lyrics are quite deep, and hard to comment upon. Like them quite a lot too, though.

 

“If I cut you down to a thing I can use
I fear there’d be nothing good left of you”
(Lose Control – Evanescence)

 

Evanescence – The Other Side

Back again, and I want to share my excitement for the new songs that Evanescence has pre-released for us!
So, I will provide you with the ultimate link to listen to one of the new songs, “The Other Side”, (which will be on the new album, Evanescence, releasing October 11th, Woohoo!)! There is no videos on YouTube for this song (believe me, I have searched for hours without luck!)
So here it is, The Other Side by Evanescence.

(Just to warn you, there is a really small stop button on the top, right under the title, if you want to stop it, because it will keep playing until you press it or cross out the site)
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Update (2016): The link to the song expired, and it’s been years, YouTube has managed to get a copy of the song, so here it is:

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The song starts out with just drums, and followed by guitars and then Amy’s wonderful voice. That’s what I’ve missed about Evanescence, and it’s back, Goddamnit, it’s back! I can’t detect that much change in Evanescence’s sound, they’re still the same, as long as Amy’s voice backs up their amazing music. What I do notice, though, is the “fun” they talk so much about. I get very excited when I listen to the new songs. It might just be because they are new, and amazing, but I think I can hear that she enjoys singing them.
Back to the song…
It’s hard core. It’s about death, but not in such a sad way that every other artists make it to be. I have also noticed that mid-way in the song, there is a piano sequence too, which I love. The song builds up greatly. I love the chugging guitars and it’s sort of simple, but brilliant, and not so simple after all. I feel like I use the word “love” a lot, but that’s what describes my feelings best, I love the lyrics, and I love Evanescence! ❤

 

11th of October, 2011…
I can’t wait much longer!

 

“I want you back
Holding together by the shards of our past”
(The Other Side – Evanescence)

 

 

The title says it all, how sorry I am for not blogging in almost two weeks. Was never the intention, but I have had 5 texts/presentations that I had to write this and last week. The weekend wasn’t for anything else, and I haven’t had any inspiration for this week, and I can’t write without it! I would only have ended up with a couple of crappy posts, and no-one likes that.
Well, that was the official apology for my almost two weeks of full blog stop…
Again, SO SORRY!

“Can’t break the silence, it’s breaking me”
(Your Star – Evanescence)

Well yes, of course I know that it came out a couple of days ago, but as I actually wrote in my Facebook status (originally in Norwegian): “If I had the chance to shoot the person who made country limitations for YouTube, I would have done it now, preferably five minutes ago.” I got a couple of likes, and one “Calm down”… I really needed that.
That translates to the fact that because YouTube has, for the past week, said that I live in the wrong country, (I couldn’t watch and share my enthusiasm about the music video. I hate that.  But, as I refer to the title of this post, I have finally seen it, and what more is there to say other that it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Amy Lee is so beautiful and awesome, and I loved her outfit, I just love the style. Brilliantly directed too.
Well, instead of going on and on about what I think about it, I will just post it and let it speak for itself. Period.

“Somewhere beyond the pain there must be a way to believe we can break through”
(What You Want – Evanescence)

Evanescence – My Immortal

Hey ya’ll!
It’s the last post of the weekend, and I thought “Hey, why don’t make it a grand ending?” (I know the time is after midnight, but still).
Thereof this choice. My Immortal by Evanescence. Published on “Fallen” in 2003. Lyrics and REAL music video, for a change (it has been a couple of songs since there have been an official music video on my blog)!

This is wonderful. Such a beautiful song, with great lyrics. I really love all versions, but I love this one the most. It depends a little on my mood though, because when I want a slow version, I put on the all-piano version (link here). There is also a version with different text, which is the original, written exclusively by Ben Moody(according to The Evanescence Reference) (Video link here, lyrics link here).
I really love how the song is built up. It’s slow through almost the whole song, but from “I’ve been alone all along” and to the end, they’ve put in guitars with a little solo part and drums. Love that. I also love the piano playing, I really love it. The melody is perfect, too.

(For this post I will use two quotes from the song, so here they come):

 

“These wounds won’t seem to heal, this pain is just too real,
there’s just too much that time cannot erase”
“I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone, 
but though you’re still with me, I’ve been alone all along”

(My Immortal – Evanescence)

Nomy – Cocaine

Hello there, my dear followers! (and others, if there are any).
This time  I’ve chosen the song Cocaine by Nomy, from the album Song Or Suicide (2009). The lyrics is here, and the song itself:

 

This is just a song that rocks. Absolutely love the guitar riffs, and the vocalist’s voice is rough and cool. The lyrics is good, not much to say about them, unfortunately, it’s actually hard to say anything special about this song, it’s just good! This is the first time it has been this hard to say something about a good song!
Nomy is a Swedish singer/songwriter without any contracts, he has published all his music online for free. This has actually been successful, and Cocaine has been one of the most popular songs he’s made. All his songs is made exclusively by him.  He’s definitely worth a listen.
Now, since I had such a hard time writing about this song, I will finish here, before I make a fool out of myself.

“Now it’s too late, too late to live, and my conscience killing me
So am I alive, but I’m not free”
(Cocaine – Nomy)

Hey there!
It’s Friday (Friday, gotta get down on Friday! Just kidding, don’t like Rebecca Black, but that song sure does stick to your brain, whether you like it or not!), and that means weekend, which then again means blogging! Gosh, how lovely it will be! And what a week! And I mean that in a weird way. Wednesday/Thursday was crazy… just saying.
Now, I can save my weeks events to the other (Norwegian) blog, and my music taste for this site.

 This time I will be writing about Lacrymosa by Evanescence. Published on The Open Door – album in 2006. Lyrics and video (just a random one):

This is a brilliant piece of music. Inspired by Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” sequence from Requiem Mass in D Minor. Well, not just inspired, as they have used the first part of “Lacrimosa” as the base of this song.

The name of the song comes from the Latin word Lacrimosa, which means “tearful” or “mournful”.
In the chorus, the choir sings “Lacrimosa…dies illa…Lacrimosa…dona eis requiem” which can be translated as “tearful…that day…tearful…grant them rest”

This song is grand, with a powerful choir, and that music piece from Mozart is absolutely fantastic, and brilliant to use in a “awesome metal epic”, as Amy described herself.
The solo was really great, in my opinion, and the heavy use of bass makes the song heavy too. (I’ve just noticed the bass in this song, as I got a new headset not too long ago, and felt it quite good)

The real lyrics to Lacrimosa is “Lacrimosa dies illa /Qua resurget ex favilla /Judicandus homo reus/Huic ergo parce, Deus/Pie Jesu Domine/Dona eis requiem. Amen”, which means “Tearful that day/on which will rise from ashes/guilty man for judgement/So have mercy, O Lord, on this man/compassionate Lord Jesus, grant them rest. Amen”.
The real Lacrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem you can listen to here:

 

“I can’t change who I am. Not this time, I wont lie to keep you near me, and in this short life there’s no time to waste on giving up. My love wasn’t enough.”
(Lacrymosa – Evanescence)

REMINDER!

I just wanted to remind you all of the “Questions” column at the top of the page, where you can ask almost any question anything. It can for example be about my blog, myself, of my opinion on something, of maybe a suggestion of a song I might like, and even make a review of.

I’ve written almost the same in the page, by the way, so… well, whatever. I live for comments on this, so please do!

Bye now…


(“The Last Supper”  Evanescence)
Worlds coolest pic, but then again, all pics of Evanescence and Amy Lee are cool 😛

 

Second thing first, it’s not me (being a total ass, that is), but my memory is, though, and I consider it not to be a part of me, as it is not often as great as the rest of me (not that I’m THAT great, but that says more about my memory than it does about me!)
Anyway, what I really mean, is that my memory forgot that I was supposed to pack my power cord to  my computer, which I didn’t, and that resulted in me not blogging yesterday.

Now for the song, which was really yesterday’s song. Any day, the song I chose, was Hallelujah by Paramore. It was published on the album “Riot!” in 2007. By the way, not to be confused, it’s all their song, not a cover!
Technical things first, the lyrics you find here, and here’s the music video:

Wow, what a voice! I’ve probably mentioned it before, but it is remarkable that someone so young can be so talented (but then again, many starts out that young and also younger). She has an amazing voice anyways. I do suspect that the lyrics site I’m using is a little wrong, but that’s nothing I can do about, I’m too lazy to find another page, and it was only one word.
This video doesn’t actually have a story, but it helps more with just following lyrics, and simply enjoying the music. Loving the riffs, wishing for more of the solo, I say nothing more.

“Somehow everything’s gonna fall right into place. If we only had a way to make it all fall faster everyday”
(Hallelujah – Paramore)

Hi! As I said, I will blog all weekend, and since in Norway the time is just half past 11 in the evening, it’s still the 3rd of September.
Now, today’s song is Tear The World Down by We Are The Fallen. Published on the album with the same title, Tear The World Down, published in 2010. Lyrics here, and at least there’s sound in the video below:

Now, the long, almost forever-lasting intro is slow and nice, with lovely violin, making a nice transition into the rocking guitars and great drum work. I usually don’t comment the drums, but they’re pretty good here. The song, with it’s long intro, is a tad too long for my taste, as I need variation, and tend to get bad conscience when I switch song before the current is done. Anyways, need to make this short, if I’m gonna make the deadline (haha, like I really had one!). Like the use of choir in this song, like many of the other goth-songs (if you think this song belong under another genre, don’t be afraid to shout out!) they have, it makes it greater with a choir. (You hear it best in the end).
Another thing I like, is the great violin in this song. I love the combo of rocking guitars and aggressive violins.

“I suffer through through the shame, wishing hope would just abandon me till this is over. “
(Tear The World Down – We Are The Fallen)