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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)

 

Happy holidays! Here comes the first in a line of blog posts in my holiday vacation free time, (that’s right, I haven’t had much free time to blog this holiday). We’ll see the when the next post will be, I really don’t know. Hope you are enjoying yourselves in these festive times. Today’s blog post will be a review of a little pearl of a song from a project by Dave Grohl, the frontman of Foo Fighters (and former drummer of Nirvana, for those of you that didn’t know that). The project is a documentary called Sound City (2013), and is a tribute to the recording studio and equipment used in Sound City Studios, where all the artists featured in the documentary and accompanying soundtrack (Sound City – From Real to Reel, 2013) have all recorded music when the studio was running. The song is called From Can To Can’t, sung by Corey Taylor of Slipknot (and Stone Sour), accompanied by Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen (of Cheap Trick, among others) and Scott Reeder (of Kyuss, among others). Here are the lyrics. Enjoy.

Added the behind-the-scenes footage and music video of the song, makes you realize how great musicians they all are.

So much and at the same time so little to actually be said about the song. I adore it, the whole thing, with guitars and drums and bass and Corey Taylor’s amazing voice. The whole setup is just great, with a song that builds towards a climax, that hits every expectation in my book, and is taken to a short breakdown before a great finish. The melody is nice, as you can hear clearly in the first verse, with the strumming of the guitar and the bass, and then roughs it up with an electric guitar and drums, building up the song more. The lyrics are poetic and sore, together with the talent of Corey Taylor, which can do both careful vocals and add more force with a raspy voice, this seems like the perfect match for the complete song. After you’ve watched the behind-the-scenes part, you can better notice the small and yet significant details to the song, like the use of the E-Bow on the guitar in the background, especially in the first chorus. The music video is great, showing the parts of every musician in the song. A great piece of music, played with historically great equipment, by historically extraordinary great musicians.

“Look at all of these people
Tragic little people
They smile and then they don’t know what for”

“Our houses are haunted, dark and deserted
They’re made of my secrets and shame”
(From Can To Can’t – Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder)

Halloween play list 2013

Hello! So, it’s freaking Halloween, so of course I need to make a special Halloween play list for you. In no particular order, these are the songs I came up with for my list:

  • Halestorm – Mz. Hyde
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare
  • Helloween – Mr. Torture
  • We Are The Fallen – St. John
  • Evanescence – Haunted
  • Slipknot – Eyeless
  • Linkin Park – Part Of Me
  • We Are The Fallen – Through Hell
  • Avenged Sevenfold – A Little Piece Of Heaven
  • Halestorm – Daughters Of Darkness
  • Evanescence – Whisper
  • Linkin Park – Crawling
  • Machine Head – Darkness Within
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman
  • Slipknot – Vermillion
  • Three Days Grace – Scared
  • Within Temptation – The Howlling
  • Machine Head – I Am Hell (Sonata In C#)

Now, I think these songs are great and pretty perfect for Halloween, both in sound and in lyrics, but I’m wondering if you have any others I need to add to my list?
What are your favorite songs to listen to on Halloween? Hit me with your best, scariest, most awesome songs.

 

“I’m the spider crawling down your spine,
Underneath your skin.
I will gently violate your mind,
Before I tuck you in.”
(Mz. Hyde – Halestorm)

“I am hell to thee 
Down here all shall suffer with me 
Die purified 
Rise the ashes to the sky”
(I Am Hell (Sonata in C#) – Machine Head)

 

 

Hello there! I guess you’ve been expecting this to come, and I must oblige to that, so I’m doing a post on the title song off the new Avenged Sevenfold album; Hail To The King (2013), which was released August 23. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video.

I like the intro, the riff is cool. The sound is so much different than all the other work from Avenged Sevenfold, and though I really love their earlier albums, that doesn’t mean that they can’t do something different and still be good. The lyrics are brilliant, there are so many great elements in there, I could pick ten separate genius lines to quote; “Let the water throw it’s shades of red now, Arrows black out all the lights”, “There’s a taste of fear, when the henchmen call”. You see what I mean.
I also find that the song is very catchy, I’ve got it stuck on my mind now from hearing it, and I really look forward to hearing it live. As well as the lyrics are great, I think that, even though it’s not like his other masterpieces, Synyster Gates delivers an awesome guitar solo.

I’m a little bit upset about all the critique they’ve gotten, because yeah, sure they might sound more like other bands now, but of course they would when they’ve been looking for inspiration elsewhere this time. They’re still just as talented musicians as before. People just have to accept that this album has a new sound, and though it was a bit strange in the beginning to listen to for me too, I like it.

 

“Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid”
(Hail To The King – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

Hi! So, this comes quite much later than planned, due to limited internet access and loads of other things to do, but hey, it’s not been a month – yet… For the post on Device, I’ve chosen the song You Think You Know, off the album Device (2013). Here are the lyrics, and below is the song. Enjoy!

The song is heavy from start till end. The sound is almost a bit messy, but it all makes sense with the industrial metal genre. I really think David Draiman’s voice is just awesome, I can’t find any other words to describe it better. The whole sound image in the refrain is perfect. The lyrics are great too, they’re a little aggressive, but I like them that way. I really think this might be one of my new favorites, I like it that much. I can’t wait to hear them live, it will be epic.

 

“Don’t hang me, on another problem
I really don’t give a fuck if you believe me 
I can see that you were not the one to confide in
I cannot abide by you anymore”
(You Think You Know – Device)

 

NEWS!

Hey! So, I have some great news here… I’ve wanted to tell you for so long… for some time ago, my friend and I ordered tickets to the Avenged Sevenfold concert in Oslo, Norway in November! Yes, you read right, AVENGED SEVENFOLD! If that wasn’t enough, the support bands for this concert is Five Finger Death Punch AND Device! So, yeah, I’m super excited, and I wanted to share this good news with you (and make you envy me a little). BUT, not only that, I decided to make a big deal out of it on this blog, so for the next three posts, I will be dealing with songs from these three bands, starting with Avenged Sevenfold, of course.
ALSO: Avenged Sevenfold comes out with their sixth album on August 27th titled Hail to the King, and Five Finger Death Punch is coming out with their fourth album on July 30th titled The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1. For those of you who don’t know, Device is a newly formed industrial metal band, with David Draiman from Disturbed in the front, and they published their self titled debut album (Device) earlier this year (2013). So now you might form a vision of how this might sound.

This means there’s a lot of more good music coming on this blog soon, so stay tuned for more music and awesomeness.

 

“Come back to me, it’s almost easy”
“I’m losing the fight, I’ve treated you so wrong, now let me make it right”
(Almost Easy – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

 

Paramore – Still Into You

Hello there! Today, straight off their brand new album Paramore (2013), and also the second single, I’m bringing to you Still Into You by Paramore. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video…

At first I didn’t really know what to think about this song, it’s such a new direction for Paramore, so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did with their earlier work. After I had listened to it a couple of times though, it grew on me, so now I really like it. I mean it’s not exactly the same kind of attitude and rock we got off their earlier albums, but it’s catchy and sweet, and I still like Hayley’s voice a lot, she’s still got that edge. The music video is basicly diabetes material, but it works for this song. I Also saw a clip of them preforming on The Graham Norton Show, which was great, really enjoyable. I also think the lyrics are cute and good, so with their new invention of Paramore, I think they will reach far with this single.


“Baby, not a day goes by that I’m not into you

I should be over all the butterflies, but I’m into you”
(Still Into You – Paramore)