Archive for December, 2012


12 Stones – Games You Play

Today’s song is Games You Play by 12 Stones. The song was published in 2007 on the album Anthem For The Underdog. Here are the lyrics. I unfortunately only got a Spotify link for the song, since it’s nowhere to be found on YouTube except from cover versions, and that sucks, but that’s life. Enjoy!

12 Stones – Games You Play

I really enjoy the guitar riffs in this song, and the drums make it even better. The lyrics are brilliant, they have both an attitude and also some vulnerability. The song is a very straight forward rock song, and though I kind of miss a solo in there somewhere, the bridge make up for it all. I really really like this song a lot, and thought it was important to share this with you, maybe especially because it can’t be found on YouTube.

 

“I don’t know why and I don’t know how I let you control my inner self
As cold as you are, I’m counting the scars
They’re proving to me just who you are”
(Games You Play – 12 Stones)

 

Evanescence – Understanding

Hey there! Now I’m finally doing a post on the song Understanding by Evanescence (which I planned to do many weeks ago). The song was published 1998 on the Evanescence EP. and is credited as the second song ever written by Evanescence. Here are the lyrics, as well as in the video below.

 

The song starts with an audio clip from the movie “My World Dies Screaming” (also known as “Terror In The Haunted House”) from 1958, and an organ, which makes the mood of the song kind of gloomy and gothic. The song also contains some audio clips from the movie “When A Man Loves A Woman” (1994). Of all the audio parts, I especially liked “But the imprint is always there, Nothing is ever really forgotten” from “My World Dies Screaming”. The mixing of audio clips and music is strange, but interesting, and not a thing that you hear very often in music. The song moves slowly forward until 04.38, when the guitars kick in, and we get the more rock-like sound that we all like so much. I’m also very fascinated by Amy’s vocals, she sounds almost like in agony, but still it is very beautiful. It’s actually Amy that sings the extremely high notes of the soprano voice in the background as well. The song ends as it started, with an audio clip and the organ. The lyrics are beautiful and deep, and just as gothic as the music itself.

 

“Can’t fight it all away, can’t hope it all away
Can’t scream it all away, it just won’t fade away, no
Ooh, can’t wash it all away, can’t wish it all away
Can’t cry it all away, can’t scratch it all away”
(Understanding – Evanescence)

 

Well, hello there! This is ridiculous, I haven’t blogged in almost a month, I really need to get my ass in gear. So, a little ironically intended, I’m doing a post on Not Ready To Die by Avenged Sevenfold, since the doomsday prophesy failed. The song was published as a single in 2011 for the video game Call Of Duty: Black Ops. This is the first recorded release by Avenged Sevenfold with Arin Ilejay as drummer for the band. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

The whole song starts off with an organ piece (the instrument, not a body part – haha), and in the middle of it guitars sneak their way into the intro, and playing a few riffs before the singing starts. Almost through the entire song we hear the chugging of heavy guitars and some good riffs, and a steady drum beat in the verses. The guitar solo is also noticeable, as always when it comes to Avenged Sevenfold. M. Shadows’ vocals are impeccable, and makes the song like a complete A7X song.  The little detail with the sweet, but disturbing little piano melody in the bridge was a nice touch. Don’t really like that the song has a fade ending, but that’s not very important. I like the lyrics too, they have a lot of energy and are all about power and survival, but more controlling than in other songs by Avenged Sevenfold.

 

“Say goodbye to your life
Left to rot in your darkest hour
Prayers won’t help you now as long as your mine”
(Not Ready To Die – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

Loudwire Music Awards 2012

Hey ya’ll! Just wanted to tell those of you who didn’t know, it’s time for the Loudwire Music Awards 2012!
Vote for your favorite bands, artists and music to win in the following categories:

  • Most Devoted Fans
  • New Artist
  • Drummer
  • Bassist
  • Guitarist
  • Vocalist
  • Metal Band
  • Rock Band
  • Metal Album
  • Rock Album
  • Live Act
  • Rock Titan
  • Rock Goddess
  • Metal Video
  • Rock Video
  • Metal Song
  • Rock Song

(Every category is “of the year”)

That’s a LOT of categories, so make sure you vote for your favorites! You can vote once per hour.
The voting closes at January 15.
You can begin to vote here, and just move on to the next category by pressing the red button below the results.
Happy voting!

 

“Fuck me, I’m all out of enemies”
(Spit It Out – Slipknot)