Archive for January, 2013


Hi ya’ll! It’s been a bit too long since last time, but now I’m taking the time I really don’t have to write about this song that I have been putting off for too long. This time it’s Lost In Paradise by Evanescence, published on their self-titled album (Evanescence) in 2011. I’ve both covered the album version and the acoustic version, because I love both and they are both different and special in their own way. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

This song starts out very calmly and builds up to be a powerful rock ballad. The piano and strings are sweet, but when the band kicks in the song is lifted to another dimension, it’s blown wide open and the instruments enhance the lyrics.  The lyrics are beautiful and strong, but at the same time vulnerable. Amy’s voice is powerful and captivating, and she brings out the lyrics with such gracefullness and, yes, power.
The acoustic version is a bit different, since the rest of the band is not involved, just Amy alone by the piano and no big editing, but I like it very much! I like the video itself too, it’s simple, but still good. Amy’s voice is clean and beautiful, even without the editing (like those of you who have heard the Evanescence “Anywhere But Home” live album or been to one of their concerts would know!). This song is just as good with and without the band, and is kind of a different song without the band, but still just as good in my eyes.
I think this song is just beautiful and powerful, and I really love it.

 

 
“All the promises I made
Just to let you down
You believed in me but I’m broken
I have nothing left, and all I feel is this cruel wanting
We’ve been falling for all this time
And now I’m lost in paradise”
(Lost In Paradise – Evanescence)

 

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Life changing story

Hi! As you might have noticed, this blog is blog is about the music that I love and want to share my opinion about to the rest of the world for those who want to see. That is why I think it’s time you got to know a little something special.
I want to tell you a little story. The story of how I became interested in rock music and, most of all, how I became such a huge Evanescence fan. It all started about 7-8 years ago, I think. I was looking through my CD’s for music to fill my new MP3 player with. I listened to many songs, and decided to listen through one more of the hit single CD’s I had collected over the years. And there it was, the strangest thing. I couldn’t even read the name of the band, let alone pronounce it, but the song was called Bring Me To Life.
It was like an epiphany to me, something I’d never heard before, and something I’d never thought I would like. But there it was, the sweet and rough notes of Bring Me To Life was flowing through the speakers of my stereo, and I knew I needed to hear more. I remembered seeing the name “Ev-something something” on another CD, and I quickly looked through my other CD’s, only to find only one more song, My Immortal. That was it though, I was spellbound, and I knew I had to find more of this wonderful music.
This music has inspired and helped me through a lot of things over the years, both good and bad, and I don’t know what or who I would’ve been without it. You can almost say it brought me back to life.
Today I have all three studio albums, the live album, clothes and accessories all marked with the name of the music I’ve come to love so much.
Evanescence.

My Evanescence CD's

My Evanescence CD’s

 

“Call my name and save me from the dark”
(Bring Me To Life – Evanescence)

“I’ve held your hand through all of these years but you still have all of me”
(My Immortal – Evanescence)

 

Long day (playlist)

Hi! I feel this has been a long day, and that is why I put together this “little” playlist of songs. This is just in the alphabetical order  by artist, so mix and listen, if you’ve had a long day too (or not, this music is awesome anyway!).

  • 12 Stones – Enemy
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Critical Acclaim
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Desecrate Through Reverence
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Unholy Confessions
  • Breaking Benjamin – Breakdown
  • Corroded – My Hollow Shell
  • Evanescence – Going Under
  • Evanescence – Sick
  • Evanescence – Sweet Sacrifice
  • Evanescence – Weight Of The World
  • Five Finger Death Punch – Dying Breed
  • Halestorm – Daughters Of Darkness
  • Korn – Thoughtless
  • Linkin Park – Faint
  • Linkin Park – Crawling
  • Linkin Park – One Step Closer
  • Machine Head – Darkness Within
  • Slipknot – Before I Forget
  • Slipknot – Duality
  • Slipknot – People=Shit
  • Slipknot – Psychosocial
  • Slipknot – (Sic)
  • Slipknot – Spit It Out
  • Three Days Grace – Overrated
  • Three Days Grace – Riot
  • Volbeat – Still Counting

 

“All of my hate cannot be bound, I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
So, you can try to tear it down, beat me to the ground, I will see you screaming”
(Thoughtless – Korn)

“Everybody hates me now, so fuck it
Blood’s on my face and my hands, and I don’t know why
I’m not afraid to cry, but that’s none of your business”
(People=Shit – Slipknot)

“Counting all the assholes in the room, I’m definitely not alone, well I’m not alone”
(Still Counting – Volbeat)

 

Machine Head – Darkness Within

Hello readers! This time I’m super excited to do a post on a song called Darkness Within. This little pearl of a song is by the American heavy metal band Machine Head, and was published in 2011 on the album Unto the Locust. Here are the lyrics, and the music video is below. Enjoy!

I’ve definitely missed out on something here by not giving Machine Head a shot before. Won’t happen again! I really love the intro and the first verse, how quiet it starts and how rough it gets as the song continues, and then slows down as it fades to an end. I feel blessed for finding this song just by “accident”, just by deciding to listen to one of the songs in the Loudwire Music Awards polls. I really recommend you listen to everything there, because it’s not for nothing the music there gets nominated for the awards.
I love how they make the lyrics to be about music in a way: “music it will set you free” “music my savior”. I enjoy the rest of the lyrics very much as well, of course, and the vocalist, Robb Flynn, is wonderful. I don’t really need to tell you that I think the guitar solo was awesome, you heard it yourselves! The music video, as you could see in the beginning, was filmed in Prague (and Kutna Hora), Czech Republic. (I’ve been there a couple of times, so I really knew the places that were filmed). I really enjoyed watching it, even though it was a little twisted with the whole maggot-in-mouth thing. Dark and twisted is awesome too, as you all know well. I really just love this song, it’s amazing and brilliant in my eyes, and I hope you can get at least some of the feelings that I get from this song, because that says something about the greatness of the song.

“Haunted by its melody
music it will set you free
let it set you free”
(Darkness Within – Machine Head)