Tag Archive: 2008


Hey! Been working on this post all evening/night, and finally done, I don’t want to wait any longer to publish it. Inspired by Loudwire’s list of 10 unforgettable crowd participation moments (which you can find here), I wanted to make a list myself. It contains my favorites, including many of the suggestions made in the comment section on YouTube, which, in my opinion, were far better than many of the one’s on Loudwire’s list.
This is in no particular order, so don’t come complaining about that to me. I’m doing it this way because many of them are equally great in different ways, with their own qualities and moods which they evoke.

Avenged Sevenfold – Unholy Confessions (Live in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, 2014)

 

Foo Fighters – My Hero (Live in Bogotá, Colombia, 2015)

 

Linkin Park – In The End (Live at Rock Am Ring in Mendig, Germany, 2004)

 

Metallica – Creeping Death (Live in Moscow, Russia, 1991)

 

Slash, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Sweet Child O’ Mine (Live in Mumbai, India, 2015)

 

Disturbed  – Down With The Sickness (Live at Rock Am Ring in Mendig, Germany, 2008)

 

Evanescence  – My Immortal (Live in Paris, France, 2004)

 

Rammstein – Du Hast (Live at Download Festival, Leicestershire, England, 2013)

 

AC/DC – Thunderstruck (Live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011)

 

Machine Head – Darkness Within (Live in London, England, 2014)

 

So, here you have it. I personally think these are just as good or even better than the list Loudwire made, even though several of the ones on Loudwire’s list were great (I couldn’t just copy it either, could I?). I could go on and on about things you should notice, like the band’s reaction to the fans, or the sheer loudness and harmony of the crowd. This kind of interaction between artists and fans is an extraordinary phenomenon.
I want to know what are your contribution(s) to the list, what do you think I should check out? Are there even better versions of the artists and songs I’ve chosen? Please leave a comment below.

 

“Music, my savior, save me”
(Darkness Within – Machine Head)

 

Volbeat – Still Counting

Hey! This time I’m writing about the song Still Counting by the Danish band Volbeat. It was published on the album Guitar Gangsers & Cadillac Blood in 2008. You can read the lyrics here.

 

 

The lyrics are first and foremost what I like about this song, mostly the first verse. Genius. I think the vocalist, Michael Poulsen, has a very special voice. The first time I heard this song was when was when a friend sang it to me (just the first verse), and she’s not so very metal-friendly, which I think very ironic. The guitar riffs are nice, and the whole song seems very upbeat. I like it!

 

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

 

Hello there! Today’s song is Sally’s Song sung by Amy Lee from the cover album of The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack (1993) called Nightmare Revisited, which was published in 2008. The song is originally from the film The Nightmare Before Christmas written by Tim Burton in 1993. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy.

I just adore Amy Lee’s voice. The song itself is a sweet piano ballad, and I love the melody. The lyrics are great and sort of sad, but I really like them a lot. This is just beautiful.

 

“I sense there’s something in the wind that feels like tragedy’s at hand”
(Sally’s Song – Amy Lee)

 

Rise Against – Savior

Hello there, ya’ll! Today is the birthday of one of my friends, so I let him pick the song I’m doing a review of for today. He chose the song Savior by Rise Against. It was published on the album Appeal To Reason (2008). Here‘s the lyrics.

I really liked the guitar riffs in this song. I think this song has a lot of energy, especially because of the high tempo of the song, and the band shouting in between the lyric lines amps it up even more. The lyrics are great too, Tim make them rock.

 

“We never had a choice
This world is too much noise”
(Savior – Rise Against)

 

Avantasia – Twisted Mind

Hello there! Now, this is my 99th post, and I’m writing this in honor of my biggest fan, Markus. One of his favorite bands is Avantasia, a German power metal “project” (according to Wikipedia, their words, not mine), and since it is, I figured the best way to honor him on my blog is to write about them. I’ve chosen, with a little help from him, the song Twisted Mind, off the album The Scarecrow (2008).

I really love the dark sound and lyrics of this song. The guitar riffs are simply awesome, and really fit the lyrics, just as heavy, dark and twisted as the rest of it. I quite like the vocalists, Tobias Sammet’s voice. It’s pretty big and powerful. I also think the small touches of piano that can be heard in the background between the chugging of the guitars are nice. In addition, they managed to sneak in a very short guitar solo, which is needless to say, I also liked.
Bottom line, genius song.

 

“I never tried to hide away, or tried to keep your pace
You walked me to the slaughter with a smile upon your face”
(Avantasia – Twisted Mind)

 

Hey! Since YouTube decided to be an ass to me today, and took away the only freaking video I had prepared for today, I’m posting a little live treat today. This time it’s Avenged Sevenfold with Gunslinger, in their “Live in the LBC” show  (2008). I hope you enjoy it!

 

I really like this song, as I have pointed out in my previous preview about the song, so there’s not much left to say about this, except for the fact that A7X sound great live! I will definitely share more of this later.

 

“Never let it show
The pain I’ve grown to know”
(Gunslinger – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

Karmina – Walk You Home

Hello there! New song, this time we’re slowing it down quite a bit with a song called Walk You Home by an American sister-duo called Karmina. The song was published in 2008 on the  Karmina For Christmas -EP. The song lyrics are here, and here is the song:

 

I first heard this song on a TV-series called “The Cleaner”, and decided I had to find it! It’s beautiful. I think the way the song is built up is very good. Kelly and Kamille Rudisill have such calming and harmonic voices. The lyrics are sweet and uplifting in a way, and you could both listen to this to relax or if you are having a bad day.

 

“Even the brave they depend on someone
The moon only shines with the help of sun
And it’s not as safe when you’re walking alone
I’ll walk you home”
(Walk You Home – Karmina)

 

Hey! Here’s a review of the song Psychosocial by Slipknot. The song was published in 2008 on their album All Hope Is Gone. Here‘s the lyrics, though there are apparently many versions of the lyrics out there, and I do not know which ones are right (but if you scroll down, you see what I think is right). The music video is below:

Since everyone has different versions of the song lyrics, and can pretty much only agree upon the word “Psychosocial” and the phrase “The limits of the dead!”, I decided to post what I think are the right lyrics to this song, and if you have reasonable suggestions for changes, I might change them!

I did my time and I want out
So effusive, fade
It doesn’t cut, this soul is not so vibrant
The reckoning, the sickening
Packaging subversion
Pseudo sacrosanct perversion
Go drill your deserts, go dig your graves
Then fill your mouth with all the money you will save
Sinking in, getting smaller again
I’m Done! It has begun – I’m not the only one!

And the rain will kill us all
If we throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see
The preservation of the martyr in me

Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial
Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial

Oh, there are cracks in the road we lay
But when the temple fell, the secrets have gone mad
This is nothing new, but when we killed it all
Fate was all we had
Who needs another mess?
We could start over
Just look me in the eyes and say I’m wrong
Now there’s only emptiness
Venomous, Insipid
I think we’re done – I’m not the only one!

And the rain will kill us all
If we throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see
The preservation of the martyr in me

Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial
Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosocial

The limits of the dead!
The limits of the dead!
The limits of the dead!
The limits of the dead!

Fake Anti-Fascist lie – (Psychosocial!)
I tried to tell you but – (Psychosocial!)
Your purple hearts are giving out – (Psychosocial!)
Can’t stop a killing idea – (Psychosocial!)
If it’s hunting season – (Psychosocial!)
Is this what you want? – (Psychosocial!)
I’m not the only one!

And the rain will kill us all
If we throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see
The preservation of the martyr in me

And the rain will kill us all
If we throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see
The preservation of the martyr in me

The limits of the dead!
The limits of the dead!

 

This is a very angry song. Corey Taylor, the vocalist, is really screaming it out, literally. The whole song reeks of aggression. Chugging guitars and pounding drums are key words in this song. It just rocks straight through the whole song, and helps the aggression in the lyrics being presented stronger. The only problem about these angry lyrics, are that there are so many insecurities about them, it seems that no one really knows what the right lyrics are.

 

“Who needs another mess?
We could start over
Just look me in the eyes and say I’m wrong”
(Psychosocial – Slipknot)

 

Slipknot – Snuff

Today I am presenting a song by the famous American heavy metal band Slipknot. The song I have chosen is called “Snuff”, from their album All Hope Is Gone, released in 2008. For those who didn’t know (and I expect it’s not that many!), they are well known for their special masks that they wear when they preform, and they are known for playing heavy. That is why this song may be a bit surprising, but I love it. Enjoy listening to it, and the lyrics too, which you can find by pressing here.

 

Snuff is beautiful. It starts out slow, both in the playing, and the lyrics, blaming the “me” in the song, and as the song continues, it gets more agressive, with rougher playing, and rougher lyrics, that shifts the blame over on the “you” of the song. When I say the blame, I mean what I interpret as blame for a break-up. It goes from “My heart is just too dark to care” til the point of “You couldn’t hate enough to love. Is that supposed to be enough?” and “You sold me out to save yourself”. You see that as the song escalades, the hatred in the song, and within the singer, escalades too.
This is not what you would usually expect from Slipknot, as this song isn’t the only song I’ve checked out by these guys, but it’s not disappointing.
Sound-wise the song is special, the guitar riffs are unusual (at least I think so), and the construction is different, but that is one of the things I love about this song. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. And the lyrics explain so much.
“I only wish you weren’t my friend. Then I could hurt you in the end”
(Snuff – Slipknot)