Archive for February, 2013


Hi! Today’s song is So Far Away by Avenged Sevenfold. It was published on the album Nightmare in 2010. The song is dedicated to the late Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, former drummer of Avenged Sevenfold. Here are the lyrics.

The song is in its essence about the loss of their band mate, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who passed away in 2009, the year before the album was published, which influenced the whole album significantly. That is also why they included the military drums, at the end of the song, before the solo, which is a salute to the dead. The music video is about their story as friends, and being in a band with The Rev and the memory of him.
The lyrics are about The Rev, knowing him, and how it was to lose him. “Lived a life so endlessly, saw beyond what others see” “Sleep tight, I’m not afraid” “How do I live without the ones I love?” “And the light you left remains, but it’s so hard to stay, when I have so much to say and you’re so far away”. The guitars are brilliant as usual, expressing the sore feelings beautifully, and even though it’s not as heavy as their other songs, it’s still just as great as the rest, with much, maybe more meaning to it than the rest. This song could mean much to people who have lost or miss someone they love just as well as it means much to A7X fans.

 

“Place and time always on my mind
I have so much to say but you’re so far away”
(So Far Away – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

 

12 Stones – World So Cold

Hello there! Today I’m doing a post on the song World So Cold by 12 Stones. The song was published on the album Anthem For The Underdog in 2007. You can check out the lyrics here.

I think this song is very beautiful and something to think about. The lyrics are sad but good, dealing with the evils of the world. The song starts out slow and builds up as the song goes on to “There’s a sickness inside you that wants to escape” and so on, which I think is a brilliant part. The strings make the song more dramatic and lifts the song quite a bit. Paul’s voice is great, showing that he’s not just the heavy rock kind of guy. Yes, I like this song very much, and it reminds me to forgive and not to hate.

 

“It starts with pain followed by hate
Fueled by these endless questions no one can answer
A stain covers your heart and tears you apart
Just like a sleeping cancer”
(World So Cold – 12 Stones)

 

Evanescence – Imaginary

Hi there! So, as you all may know, yesterday was Valentines Day, but I really didn’t feel like, nor have the time to do a “romantic”  post, so instead, I’ll do you one better, by writing about a song by the band I love the most! Yes, this time I’m writing about Imaginary  by Evanescence. The song was published on their album Fallen in 2003. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

It actually took me a while to get used to this song. I couldn’t understand the lyrics, and because of that I couldn’t fully enjoy it. Now, on the other hand, I get them, and I really like them. Amy’s voice is strong, simply impeccable, as she sings these words of deeper meaning. The band is great, with awesome guitars, the piano, the strings, the beat. It just rocks so hard.
And… as a little treat for you, I added the live version of Imaginary  from Anywhere But Home (2004). Hope you enjoy this awesome piece of well-constructed sound as much as I do!

 

“I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
The nightmare I built my own world to escape”
(Imaginary – Evanescence)

 

Hi! Yes, I think it’s about time I wrote something about Three Days Grace. This time it’s The Good Life, off the album Life Starts Now (2009). The lyrics are here, and the music video below:

 

The guitar riffs in the intro are just fucking amazing. The song is heavy, and it’ts pushing forward with much energy. The music itself is heavy, but the lyrics are not as dark as the music would suggest. They deal with the need for a bit of the Good Life, getting the change that is very much needed. Adam’s voice is rough and good as always, and it brings out the lyrics in a good way. The song isn’t so long, but it’s a really good one still.

 

“All I want is a little of the good life
All I need is to have a good time”
(The Good Life – Three Days Grace)

 

Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box

Yes, why not? I’m back, with a review of Nirvana’s Heart Shaped Box. The song was published in 1993 on the album In Utero. Here are the lyrics, and below is the crazy music video. Enjoy!

This is kind of a love-hate song. You either hate it, or you love it. I’m with the last crew. This is the typical Nirvana kind of song, with Kurt’s well-known voice and the stripped-down grunge sound. You can hear every sound they make, nothing gets lost, and I think that’s great. It would be a shame if I didn’t mention the awesome sound, the guitars, the drums, the bass, and, of course, Kurt’s great voice. And the short, but cool solo. Yes, I said great. The lyrics are brilliantly deep and out of the ordinary, just like this band is. The music video is strange and original, just like the song itself, with, among other things, an almost completely naked, old man on a wooden cross in a field of fake flowers, a fat, “skinless” lady with wings, and glimpses of Kurt Cobain’s beautiful blue eyes between the otherwise blurry clips of him, and the band rocking out in front of the cross. There is so much to this song that makes it unique and special.  It’s bizarre and awesome at the same time. Just love it.

 

“Hey! Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice”
(Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana)

 

Hi there! I’m trying to get some real blogging done, now that I have the time, so today it’s
Scream Aim Fire by Bullet For My Valentine. The song was published in 2007 as a single, and later on the album with the same name, Scream Aim Fire (2008). Here are the lyrics.

I like the drum intro of the song, and the general speed of it, it’s pushing fast forward, and gives the song much energy. The lyrics are awesome, and I especially love the chanting “Over the top, over the top!”. The guitar riffs are cool, and I’ve always liked heavy guitars. The guitar solo is also very much worth mentioning, since I think it’s pretty good. The whole song has a war theme, with both the lyrics, the manic drumming, and the music video, with it’s clips of weapons being fired and such. I think it’s awesome.

 

“Bodies falling, voices calling for me
Limbs are flying, men are crying
Such a hurtful sight”
(Scream Aim Fire – Bullet For My Valentine)

 

Hello people! Today I’m doing yet another post on one of Halestorm’s songs. This one is called Hate It When You See Me Cry, and was published on the Deluxe Edition of the album The Strange Case Of… in 2012. Here are the lyrics.

It’s very simple and straight forward, but so good. The song starts right on with the vocals and a guitar, and the rest of the band kicks in on the second time Lzzy sings “I hate it when you see me cry“. Of course I like the guitar solo, though it’s not the most awesome I’ve ever heard, I always like a good guitar solo! The lyrics are both sweet and cool. “I’m here to save the world, but who will save super girl?”. I mean, that’s awesome. This song rocks, it just does.

 

“I’m your rock n’ roll Joan of Arc
The Queen of broken hearts
I’m here to save the world, but who will save super girl?”
(Hate It When You See Me Cry – Halestorm)

 

Halestorm – Break In

Hello there! Yep, it’s time for another song by Halestorm! This time it’s Break In off the album The Strange Case Of… (2012). Here are the lyrics.

The melody of this song is very beautiful. It’s a very calm and sweet song, compared to the rest of Halestorm’s repertoire, and so good. Lzzy’s voice is much more vulnerable when not accompanied by rough guitars and drums, but still very powerful. The lyrics are so sweet and great, well written.

I really wanted to show you a special live version of the song that was performed on every show of the Carnival of Madness Tour last year. You see, since both Evanescence and Halestorm were on the same tour, Lzzy and Amy Lee decided to work together on this song. Here you see the (in my opinion) fantastic result of the collaboration:

 

“You let me fall apart without letting go
Then you pick up the pieces and you make me whole”
(Break In – Halestorm)