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Greetings, dear readers!
I am so incredibly happy and excited! I’m going to this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting. I finally get to see my all time favorite band, Evanescence! Not only that, but I’ll be staying for the whole festival, and get to enjoy bands like Axel Rudi Pell, Five Finger Death Punch, Rammstein, Alter Bridge, Epica and In Flames. On that occasion, I’ve made a playlist with the bands that I’m definitely going to see. You can find the list here on Spotify. I will of course see a lot of other stuff, but my main goal is to see these bands. The festival is from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th, so it will be four days of pure metal epicness. Please let me know what you think of the list, and which other bands you think would make for an incredible memory.
Graspop-Metal-Meeting-2017-Lineup-Poster

“Do what you, what you want 
If you have a dream for better”
(What You Want – Evanescence)

 

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Epica – Unleashed

Today’s song is Unleashed by Epica. It was released on the album Design Your Universe in 2009. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video:

 

 

I will say that this song is really epic. It’s grand, with an amazing choir and Simone’s wonderfully executed vocals. I also think the music video is pretty damn cool. And they all look posessed without looking awful. The whole concept of symphonic metal is surprisingly big in my ears. Every little sound feels like it’s filling my ears, even the rather quiet ones.  I am really impressed when simone takes the whole song up a notch in the end. What a voice!

 

“Time is just a concept, and always the first thing to fade”
(Unleashed – Epica)

 

Epica – Never Enough

Hi there! Sorry, I’m a bit behind on my schedule now, but I hope you forgive me. At least I’ve managed to keep the posts within 24 hours of each other. Today I’m writing about the song Never Enough by Epica, a Dutch symphonic metal band. The song was released on the album The Divine Conspiracy in 2007. The epic lyrics are here (though I think they are a bit wrong, but I’ll get back to that), and the official music video is (or at least should be) below:

The voice of the Simone Simons, the vocalist, is really remarkable. It is downright grand. In the refrain we can hear both Simone’s wonderful voice, and the other vocalist, and founder of the band, Mark Jansen’s deep growls in the background.  The song is really big and sort of gothic, even though it’s not really what you would think when you read the lyrics. I like the whole sound of the song, the combination of Simone’s voice, the synth piano and violins, and the constantly chugging guitars.

I think there is an error in the lyrics, and I couldn’t find any lyrics page that had the right ones. Instead of “Because you are consumed and incontent”, I think it should be “Because you are consumed and in contempt. What do you think? I think it sounds better, since I’ve never heard of the word “incontent” (and neither did the online dictionaries!), and “in content” sounds weird to me, but “in contempt” would suit well for the context, I think. This kind of ruined my quote. Damn it.  (Let me know what you think!)

The music video is really self explanatory, so I don’t have to say much about it, except from stating the fact that Simone looks smashing, and that I like the fact that the band is flashing on and off again in the video. Cool concept.

 

“Always hearing what your ears can’t hear
Feeling what your hands can’t touch
Thinking you’re incomplete”
(Never Enough – Epica)

 

New challenge – New artists

Yes, you read right. As a follow-up on a suggestion from one of my readers, I will find 5 new artists and blog about them. Have already looked through lot of “new” bands and artists, and I think I will manage to pick out 5 of them to blog about. The “new” part is that they are new to me (and new to this blog), and I guess some readers will think that I’ve missed out on something, since I’ve only just discovered the bands before, but at least I’ve checked them out now!
The 5 “new” artists I will blog about are the following:

  • Halestorm
  • 12 Stones
  • Red
  • Epica
  • Dream Theater

… in that order, I think. I will see what kind of inspiration that comes to mind when I listen to their songs… At least I think I have decided which songs to write about for these artists, and that’s pretty good, considering I have trouble with deciding pretty much anything.
I hope you will enjoy this, because I think I will! Happy reading!

 

“Now that I know the way you play, I don’t want to”
(Forever You – Evanescence)

 

Valentine’s Day!

Hi there! It’s Valentine’s Day, and in that event, I would like to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day, to those with or without someone. I would also like to put out a list of songs for those who are lonely (and maybe broken) this Valentine’s Day. Here’s my playlists for the ones with a broken heart on Valentine’s. (I put My Immortal on both lists, because you can listen to it with the piano version or the band version).

Rock Playlist:

  • My Heart Is Broken – Evanescence
  • Make Me Wanna Die – The Pretty Reckless
  • Tears Don’t Fall – Bullet For My Valentine
  • Someone Who Cares – Three Days Grace
  • Don’t Leave Me Behind – We Are The Fallen
  • You Don’t Belong – Daughtry
  • Anything For You – Evanescence
  • Emergency – Paramore
  • From The Inside – Linkin Park
  • Promise Me – Dead By April
  • I’m Not Okay (I Promise) – My Chemical Romance
  • The Change – Evanescence
  • Almost Easy – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Love/Hate Heartbreak – Halestorm
  • What Have You Done – Within Temptation
  • World So Cold – Three Days Grace
  • New Way To Bleed – Evanescence
  • Bittersweet Memories – Bullet For My Valentine
  • In The End – Linkin Park
  • Over You – Daughtry
  • Made Of Stone – Evanescence
  • Within My Heart – Dead By April
  • Frozen – Within Temptation
  • Never Enough – Epica
  • Over And Over – Three Days Grace
  • What About Now – Daughtry
  • Going Under – Evanescence
  • All We Know – Paramore
  • A Little Piece Of Heaven – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Gone Forever – Three Days Grace
  • Already Over – RED
  • Taking Over Me – Evanescence
  • That’s What You Get – Paramore
  • I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace
  • My Immortal – Evanescence

Soft Playlist:

  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • Solitude – Evanescence
  • I Am Only One – We Are The Fallen
  • Grenade – Bruno Mars
  • Who Knew – Pink
  • Titanium – Collin McLaughlin
  • Sally’s Song – Amy Lee
  • Dear God – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Give Unto Me – Evanescence
  • Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley
  • When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne
  • The Last Song I’m Wasting On You – Evanescence
  • Because Of You – Kelly Clarkson
  • Last To Know – Three Days Grace
  • Broken – Amy Lee Feat Seether
  • Battlefield – Jordin Sparks
  • Take A Bow – Rihanna
  • Missing – Evanescence
  • Jar Of Hearts – Christina Perri
  • So Far Away – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Fall For You – Secondhand Serenade
  • Be Mine – Robyn
  • Sleep Well, My Angel – We Are The Fallen
  • All I Need – Within Temptation
  • My Immortal – Evanescence

    

I hope you enjoy your day with or without a date. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

“I will wander till the end of time torn away from you”
(My Heart Is Broken – Evanescence)

“Never mind I’ll find someone like you”
(Someone Like You – Adele)