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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)

 

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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)