Tag Archive: 2010


Hi there! It’s about time I did another song review, like I normally do. I’ve had this song stuck on my mind for the past week or so, which came out of nowhere – I haven’t listened to this song in a long time. The song I’m writing about today is called Slip To The Void by Alter Bridge off the album AB III (2010). I think you will notice I’ve thought of and listened to this song a lot. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

I can’t really put my finger on it, but there is just something about this song that is greatly satisfying to listen to. Myles Kennedy’s voice is amazing, the guitar riffs are heavy and sort of edgy, and the song just rocks out to lyrics that are actually pretty depressing and haunting. The intro is calm, with an eerie mood, introduced by a synth, and Kennedy’s voice almost whispering the imperative “Slip to the void, to the dark, to the fall…”. The calmness is not comforting, but more like a sense of  ‘calm before the storm’. Moving on, the song introduces the strumming of a guitar and muffled sound of the bass, as Kennedy goes on with more warnings, and you can almost feel the guilt sneak up on you with “My God, what have you done? You don’t belong here”.
The song hits a break-through point as Myles goes off with his voice “Sever the ties, trip the wire, dig your hole…”, and you can see the full potential of the song. Kennedy really can do wonders with his voice, taking it down to almost a whisper and up to those high notes.
Harmonizing vocals in the chorus and bridge with Mark Tremonti makes the sound very full in volume, their voices really fit well together. In the bridge there is a split guitar solo as well, between the singing, which is quite good, but isn’t very long in duration, and it seems like the guitar riffs is more important in this song rather than the solo, which I don’t mind.
The song finishes the way it started, drums stopping as sudden as they had started, fading out the guitars, and takes it down to only the synth as it also fades out to a stop. I’ve listened to this song so many times this week alone, I really can’t count it, and still manage to get a creepy feeling in the intro, a feeling of guilt and shame by the lyrics, and a sense of satisfaction by the harmonizing chorus and awesome guitar riffs.

 

“Doubt is alive and you know
You were once led to believe
You were young and so naive
But now no longer”
(Slip To The Void – Alter Bridge)

 

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Hi there! I have done something I consider myself smart for. I have really been looking for the lyrics to the song My Hollow Shell by Swedish heavy metal band Corroded, which I did a review of back in 2012 ( which you can read HERE). I was annoyed that the lyrics to this song was not published anywhere, and it seems as if there are many of you out there that searches for these lyrics. My review of the song is actually 6th if you search on google for “my hollow shell corroded lyrics”.
Now, however, the smart thing I did, was that I bought the album the song is on, and because of that, got the lyrics in the CD booklet. I am now giving them to you. ( I took the liberty to correct a grammatical error in the lyrics, though, as I am pretty sure that they mean “lose” instead of what they wrote: “loose”, in the refrain).

My own hard copy of Exit to Transfer - Corroded

My own hard copy of the album Exit to Transfer by Corroded

Here are the official lyrics for the song My Hollow Shell by Corroded, off the album Exit to Transfer (2010):
My personal decay, further, faster longer gone
Killing my mind for it to leave me in peace
Once with eyes of clarity, shrouded in a veil
Yearning for relief that is nowhere to be found 

I don’t want to be so broken
I don’t want to be, so scarred beyond belief
There is nothing left to lose, but I’m bound to try
Nothing left, nothing to repair
I don’t want to be so broken
I don’t want to be, so scarred beyond belief
There is nothing left to lose, but I’m bound to try
Alone in my hollow shell

A sense of purpose left, since long gone lost
Treading on glass in the minefield of my brain
Hollow thoughts where once a mind was found
Screaming at the ghosts whom are long gone now

(Guitar Solo)

I don’t want to be so broken 
I don’t want to be, so scarred beyond belief
There is nothing left to lose, but I’m bound to try
Nothing left, nothing to repair
I don’t want to be so broken
I don’t want to be, so scarred beyond belief
There is nothing left to lose, but I’m bound to try
Alone in my hollow shell.

I hope you will enjoy the song more with the knowledge of what they actually are singing. I know I feel a sense of relief for it. They are dark and sore, which fits the song perfectly, and as metal should sound. Don’t have much else to say, but I really hope you appreciated this post, and I hope you will read my review as well.

“Yearning for relief that is nowhere to be found”
(My Hollow Shell – Corroded)

Hi! I’ve been a bad bad blogger, but now I will try to be better. So, I chose to write about  God Hates Us by Avenged Sevenfold off the album Nightmare (2010). Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

I simply love the intro. The way it builds up from just the strumming of the guitars to this high-powered rock song is awesome. There is so much energy in the drums, you get amped-up whether you want to or not. The Rev was so brilliant. I definitely hope they play this song live, because the atmosphere would be epic. The lyrics are deadly heavy, and in the way they are preformed by M. Shadows, he sounds like the devil.

 

“You wanna hear my side?
You need to drown to know
When all the times it hurt me to fuck you
I built a wall with your blood to show”
(God Hates Us – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

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)

 

 

Hey! It’s time for another song by We Are The Fallen. This time I’m writing about a song called I Am Only One, which was published on the album Tear The World Down in 2010. Here are the lyrics.

 

This is a slow and beautiful song. I like Carly’s vocals very much, and the lyrics are sore, but very good. I must admit, I liked it so much the first time I heard it, that I cried a little. I think the violins make the song more dramatic, and the piano melody is very nice. In the end you also hear the intro to the song Tear The World Down.

 

“Ever after never came, and I’m still waiting for a love I’ll never have
And all the dreams I lay to rest, are ghosts that keep me
After all that I’ve become, I am only one”
(I Am Only One – We Are The Fallen)

 

12 Stones – Enemy

Hey!  Today’s song will be Enemy by 12 Stones. The song was published on the EP The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday (2010). The lyrics are here (though a little grammatical incorrect), and the song is below:

When taking a stand against judgmental people, people who has made up their mind about you before even knowing your name, this song fits perfectly. “So you think you know who I am? You ain’t seen nothin yet”. Makes me want to show all those little bitches what I really stand for. I think the guitar riffs are good, and Paul preforms the lyrics with the attitude that they deserve.

 

“Now, don’t show your teeth to me. 
It won’t hide the fears that are growing underneath your see-through pride”
(Enemy – 12 Stones)

 

 

Hi there! I’m still alive! Sorry for not blogging in over a month now, had a lack of inspiration, time and willpower to write anything, but now I’m back, and hopefully for good.

I asked a friend of mine to pick a song, to get started, and chose My Hollow Shell by the Swedish heavy metal band Corroded. Intentionally or not, this friend made it hard for me by picking one of the songs that are no registered lyrics on. None  what-so-ever! Anyway, the song was published on the album Exit To Transfer (2010). I won’t bother now with finding out what the lyrics are, you can listen and make up your own minds about it. Enjoy!

First of all, love the heavy guitars chugging through the whole song. The vocalist has a very deep voice, making the song sound even darker, which I really like. I also very much enjoyed listening to the guitar solo. Well played, Sweden, well played.

Now, I listened a couple of times (more like 20!) to the refrain to maybe get a quote out of it, and I don’t know if it’s correct, but here it is:

“There is nothing left to lose, and I’m about to take my lonely, my hollow shell”
(Corroded – My Hollow Shell)
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UPDATE:
I have bought the album, and will deliver you the magnificent lyrics to this song in my new post:
https://unseenandunheard.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/lyrics-to-my-hollow-shell-by-corroded/
And, correction to the song quote (which wasn’t very wrong, AND, there is a grammatical error in the lyrics):
“There is nothing left to loose, but I’m about to try, alone in my hollow shell”
(Corroded – My Hollow Shell)

Hey! Today I’m doing a review of the song Welcome To The Family by Avenged Sevenfold. The song was published on the album Nightmare in 2010. Here are the lyrics, and below is the video:

This song, as many other A7X-songs, have amazing riffs, and an incredible guitar solo. I really like the whispering in the song, it creeps me out a bit, but it sounds awesome. The lyrics are very relevant today, with everyone complaining about everything and thinks that they’re the only ones who feels that way. “In a way it seems there’s no one to call when our thoughts are so numb and our feelings unsure. We all have emptiness inside, we all have answers to find, but you can’t win this fight!”. This says it all. Everyone has problems. Welcome to the family!

 

“Not long ago you found the answers were so crystal clear
Within a day you find yourself living in constant fear”
(Welcome To The Family – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

Hello there! Today’s song will be Don’t Leave Me Behind by We Are The Fallen. The song is from the album Tear The World Down (2010) You can find the lyrics here. Enjoy the listening.

 

 

I really enjoy listening to the whole song. It has some great components, both the piano intro, the “dramatic” violins, and the guitar solo. Carly Smithson has a pretty good voice that sets its mark on this song, especially in the refrain. She is holding on to every word and making them all important, reinforcing them. The lyrics are excellent, and may sound a bit needy when you just read them without music, but when backed up by drums and guitars it just sounds great.

 

“So afraid of dreaming
The story is repeating, screaming, monsters, I’m bleeding”
(Don’t Leave Me Behind – We Are The Fallen)

 

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing a song by the band 12 Stones called “Welcome To The End”. It was released in 2010 on the EP “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”. The lyrics are both in the video, and here.

 

 

I sort of already knew that 12 Stones was a good band, because Paul McCoy, the vocalist, featured with guest vocals in “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence. Well, at least I knew that they had a good vocalist, the rest I had to check out.
Pretty awesome song. It sort of has an attitude. Especially in the end of the end of the refrain; “We’ve finally reached our bitter end – Welcome to the end”.
The riffs are good too. Playing in general is great. It doesn’t stand out that much, but I like it. It rocks, and that’s enough. It’s really grown on me, sort of gets better and better. And the refrain is catchy. That’s hard to find in a rock song, actually.
I’ve reached the end…

 

“I’ll be standing in the fire when it all goes up in flames”
(Welcome To The End – 12 Stones)