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Hey! It’s been a month since I last posted. I’ve thought a lot about writing something of finishing something I’ve already started, but I never got around to it. Now, I have a new idea! I “waste” a lot of time on a meme website called 9GAG. Right now, someone’s started a trend of making a list of “need to know” songs and putting their list on 9GAG. I thought I should hop on the train and make such a list of my own. The first one that started this trend (that I noticed, at least), had a rule not to include more than one song per artist/band, and so I wanted to do the same, but realized that it was too difficult for some bands, so I only tried to not include too many. I will just dive right into it, with no arrangement to the order in which I list the songs I feel you need to know. (of course this will be mainly rock/metal, since that’s my forte, but I might include some other songs as well, if I feel like you really need to know/listen to them).
I’ve made the list in Spotify, so you can go in and have a listen right away. Might get back to this post later and make a YouTube-playlist of it as well, but for now Spotify will have to do.

  • Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence / Down With The Sickness
  • Evanescence – Bring Me To Life / My Immortal
  • Paramore – Misery Business
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare / Afterlife
  • Black Sabbath – Iron Man
  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Foo Fighers – The Best Of You
  • Bullet For My Valentine – Tears Don’t Fall
  • Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
  • Slipknot – Psychosocial / Duality
  • Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Royal Blood – Better Stangers
  • Linkin Park – Numb / Faint
  • Machine Head – Darkness Within / Davidian
  • Korn – Thoughtless
  • Coldplay – Fix You
  • Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
  • Helloween – Mr. Torture
  • Halestorm – Love Bites (So Do I)
  • Ghost B.C. – Cirice
  • Dimmu Borgir – Gateways
  • Five Finger Death Punch – Coming Down / House Of The Rising Sun
  • Audioslave – Show Me How To Live
  • Soundgarden – Live To Rise
  • Drowning Pool – Bodies
  • The Cranberries – Zombie
  • Brandi Carlile – The Story
  • Deftones – Change (In The House Of Flies)
  • AWOLNATION – Sail
  • Johnny Cash – Hurt
  • Dream Theater – A Nightmare To Remember
  • Nomy – Cocaine
  • Radiohead – Creep
  • Tribal Ink – Refugee
  • Avantasia – The Scarecrow
  • The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • Amy Lee – Lockdown
  • Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
  • System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B.
  • Volbeat – Still Counting
  • Alice Cooper – Poison
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman
  • Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Breaking Benjamin  – So Cold
  • Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark
  • Dio – Rainbow In The Dark / Holy Diver
  • Rammstein – Du Hast
  • Device/Lzzy Hale – Close My Eyes Forever
  • Lady Gaga – Til It Happens To You
  • Muse – Plug In Baby
  • Rise Against – Hero Of War
  • Chevelle – The Red
  • Thee Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You
  • Axel Rudi Pell – Glory Night
  • In Flames – Alias
  • My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
  • Green Day – 21 Guns
  • Elton John – Candle In The Wind

There’s just a handful of these songs that I don’t know every single word to, but they still evoke something in me that makes me think everyone should hear them. These songs are iconic to me, representing the band, the genre and the time period they were produced in perfectly. A few of these are covers, but I included them because they are so good that I feel they both do justice to the original artists and the songs, in addition to the covers being iconic themselves.

Links to the two lists that I found already, there are some very good songs in there, and some I have yet to check out.

http://9gag.com/gag/aG1K8Xn

http://9gag.com/gag/amYNNyo

Am I missing something obvious to you? Would you perhaps replace the song I’ve chosen by a(n) artist/band? What would be your most iconic/”need to know”-songs? Please let me know in the comment section.

“So paint it black and take it back
Lets shout it loud and clear
Do you fight it to the end
We hear the call to
To carry on
We’ll carry on”
(Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance)

“I raise my flag and dye my clothes
It’s a revolution, I suppose
We’re painted red to fit right in”
(Radioactive – Imagine Dragons)

Playlist: Super-excited

Hi there! As I was telling you in the last post, I have kind of taken a one-year (and then some) vacation from my blogging, and there is some things I’ve wanted to show you but haven’t gotten around to yet. I realize I never got to write about the Avenged Sevenfold concert that I went to November 2013. I can’t remember all the details now, so I’ll just say that except for almost passing out and getting stomped on by several mosh pits, it was amazing, and even better than I expected. They really are as good live as they are in the studio, and maybe even better. Their playing is impeccable.

So, abut this playlist: about two months ago, I was planning my return to the blogosphere, and after the past few months regaining my music excitement and inspiration, I made a playlist for myself of some of the songs I’ve gotten most excited about this past year-or-so. I will eventually blog about the songs that’s on this list, and some I’ve already blogged about, so don’t freak out that you haven’t heard them on this platform before. For now I’ll just leave this here for you to listen to and judge for yourselves.

  • Paramore – Now
  • Amy Lee (feat. Dave Eggar) – Lockdown
  • Audioslave – Show Me How To Live
  • Avenged Sevenfold – St. James
  • Machine Head – Now We Die
  • System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B
  • Korn feat. Amy Lee – Freak On A Leash (live)
  • Avenged Sevenfold – I Won’t See You Tonight Part 1
  • Disturbed – Stricken
  • Imagine Dragons – Battle Cry
  • Evanescence – If You Don’t Mind
  • Machine Head – Game Over (added to the list today because it’s stuck in my head, and I get excited by listening to it!)

I’ve made the list on Spotify, but with some of my local files that I’ve downloaded.
Here’s the link: https://open.spotify.com/user/catta_94/playlist/4FruvOaAr5DmbJ779jy7lm
I’ve also taken the time to make the playlist on YouTube for you.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcBOQEQM17Cs9V2-qeqJ3yhlDM7UXWQbo

“Don’t try to take this from me, don’t try to take this from me now”

(Now – Paramore)

“And if you don’t mind, I would like to live a lie that I will survive”

(If You Don’t Mind – Evanescence)

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)

Anger Nurturing – playlist

Hey! Thought I might post a playlist, since it’s been so long since last time I did that.
Today I’ve decided to put together something to nurture the anger in you all, since it’s growing so well in me! -haha.
I chose some songs with aggressive playing and lyrics, so I hope you enjoy this little treat.
Here is a link to the list  on Spotify – for those who use it.

In random order, I present to you the list I call “Anger Nurturing” :

  • Korn – Thoughless
  • Linkin Park – Faint
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Desecrate Through Reverence
  • 12 Stones – Enemy
  • Evanescence – Going Under
  • Slipknot – Duality
  • Three Days Grace – Overrated
  • Evanescence – Taking Over Me
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Critical Acclaim
  • Linkin Park – One Step Closer
  • Volbeat – Still Counting
  • We Are The Fallen – Burn
  • Evanescence – Everybody’s Fool
  • Three Days Grace – Riot
  • Paramore – Ignorance
  • Slipknot – People=Shit
  • The Pretty Reckless – Zombie
  • Evanescence – Call Me When You’re Sober
  • Linkin Park – From The Inside
  • 12 Stones – Welcome To The End
  • Halestorm – I Miss The Misery
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Second Heartbeat
  • Slipknot – Psychosocial
  • Evanescence – Made Of Stone
  • Five Finger Death Punch – Dying Breed
  • Linkin Park – Given Up
  • Three Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You
  • Evanescence – Sick
  • Slipknot – Spit It Out
  • We Are The Fallen – Bury Me Alive
  • Three Days Grace – Goin’ Down
  • Evanescence – Sweet Sacrifice
  • 12 Stones – Games You Play
  • Slipknot – Before I Forget
  • We Are The Fallen – Through Hell
  • Three Days Grace – Home
  • Evanescence – Weight Of The World

(Tried to make it varied, but it was a bit hard…)
Hope you liked it!

I seriously want to quote all songs, but I’m limiting myself to the first three…

“All of  my hate cannot be bound, I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming”
(Thoughtless – Korn)

“Don’t turn your back on me, I won’t be ignored”
(Faint – Linkin Park)

“I’m not your friend, I won’t soothe your soul, and in the end you’re all dead to me”
(Desecrate Through Reverence – Avenged Sevenfold)

Paramore – Playing God

Hey! Now it’s time for a review of the song Playing God by Paramore. It was published in 2009 on the album Brand New Eyes. Here are the lyrics, and the music video:

The lyrics have an attitude, but because of the music, it doesn’t come across as strong as with heavier guitar riffs and more aggressive drums. The song is sort of quiet, but the music video say so much, that it seems right that it is. The music video certainly match the song. Hayley is disguised as a sweet housewife, but really has poisoned and kidnapped the rest of the band, like the lyrics are disguised by the not-so-hard tone of the song. I don’t know if any of that really makes any sense, but I like the song, and that makes sense to me at least.

 

“Next time you point a finger I might have to bend it back or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger, I’ll point you to the mirror”
(Playing God – Paramore)

 

Hey there! Apologies for not blogging in a terribly long time! Now, today’s post will be about Brick By Boring Brick by Paramore. The song was published in 2009 on the album Brand New Eyes, and was the second single off the album. Here are the lyrics to the song.

 

This is a song with a little attitude, and it tells a story. It has so much power, even if it doesn’t seem so complicated, Hayley’s voice gives off a lot of power, along with the drums and guitars. Even the meaningless humming gives off power and attitude.

The music video seems very sweet at first, but turns out to be pretty dark, especially the end, despite the bright colors. (Also, weird seeing Hayley with blond hair!)
“Go get your shovel, and we’ll dig a deep hole to bury the castle”. A creative way to tell someone tho forget the thoughts about a perfect life, living like a princess. At least that’s what I get out of the song lyrics.

 

“If it’s not real, you can’t hold it in your hand, you can’t feel it with your heart, and I won’t believe it.
Well if it’s true you can see it with your eyes, even in the dark, and that’s where I want to be.”

(Brick By Boring Brick – Paramore)

 

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)

Happy Halloween!

Hi there!
Well, it’s Halloween today, and I thought that since it’s a special day, and I’ve always liked Halloween, that I would blog twice today!
Have already posted a review on the song “Someone Like You” by Adele, but I thought, “It’s Halloween, and that song doesn’t fit the occasion very much”, so I’m making a playlist, made of songs that I think fits for Halloween:

Evanescence – Haunted

Helloween – Mr. Torture

Evanescence – Sweet Sacrifice

Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare

We Are The Fallen – St. John

Linkin Park – Papercut

Evanescence – Whisper

Paramore – Monster

Three Days Grace – Scared

Avenged Sevenfold – A Little Piece Of Heaven

Evanescence – Your Star

Three Days Grace – Animal I Have Become

Avenged Sevenfold – Welcome To The Family

Evanescence – Sick

We Are The Fallen – Trough Hell

This list is made with the criterias:

  • Sound great
  • Have brilliant lyrics
  • Rock

Sorry if it’s not really varied, but that’s a mix of my favorite artists, so dig it or ditch it.

In addition, I’m quoting some of my favorite songs that I think fit this day perfectly.

 

“Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can’t find what keeps me here
When all this time I’ve been so hollow inside
I know you’re still there”
“Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down”
“Haunting you I can smell you alive
Your heart pounding in my head”
(Haunted – Evanescence)

“Welcome to the torture chamber
Said the sign above the entrance
Laughing as he takes you by the hand
Looking like a manic savage
Inside you can sense the anguish
Theatre of pain has just begun”
“Mr. Torture gives pain
With his whips and his chains
He knows just what you crave
Mr. Torture”
(Mr. Torture – Helloween)

“It’s true, we’re all a little insane
But it’s so clear
Now that I’m unchained”
“Fear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time”
(Sweet Sacrifice – Evanescence)

“You should have known, the price of evil.
And it hurts to know that you belong here, yeah
No one to call, everybody to fear.
Your tragic fate is looking so clear, yeah
Ooooooooh It’s your fuckin’ nightmare”
(Nightmare – Avenged Sevenfold)

“This night is alive with the smell of insane
It’s reaching for me and its calling my name
I beg for silence to drown out their weep
How did this asylum become where I sleep”
“All my Questions get no answers
Locked up tight from the world outside me
(No,No)
Mommy come get me out tonight
All my Questions have no answers
I can feel the fear inside me
(No,No)
Mommy come get me out tonight”
(St. John – We Are The Fallen)

Happy Halloween!

Paramore – Careful

Hello? Anyone there? I really hope so.
For the day, I’ve chosen to write about the song Careful by Paramore. It was published on their album “Brand New Eyes” in 2009.
Lyrics here, and video below:

 

The best thing about this song, I think, is the lyrics. You really need to do something yourself, if you want it. Hayley’s voice is amazing, and I really feel that she means what she sings. I think that’s important. Of course I love the song itself too, I mean, I don’t just listen to it for no reason! Don’t actually have so much to say about the song, besides the fact that the lyrics really matters a lot to me, and that’s why I wanted to share the song with you.  I hope that you take it in, and consider the fact, that you need to do something yourself if you want something, go get it!

For once, just for fun, I’m going to include a photo I took yesterday!
Please comment, both the song and the photo!

 

“You can’t be too careful anymore 
When all that is waiting for you 
Won’t come any closer 
You’ve got to reach out a little more”
(Careful – Paramore)

Second thing first, it’s not me (being a total ass, that is), but my memory is, though, and I consider it not to be a part of me, as it is not often as great as the rest of me (not that I’m THAT great, but that says more about my memory than it does about me!)
Anyway, what I really mean, is that my memory forgot that I was supposed to pack my power cord to  my computer, which I didn’t, and that resulted in me not blogging yesterday.

Now for the song, which was really yesterday’s song. Any day, the song I chose, was Hallelujah by Paramore. It was published on the album “Riot!” in 2007. By the way, not to be confused, it’s all their song, not a cover!
Technical things first, the lyrics you find here, and here’s the music video:

Wow, what a voice! I’ve probably mentioned it before, but it is remarkable that someone so young can be so talented (but then again, many starts out that young and also younger). She has an amazing voice anyways. I do suspect that the lyrics site I’m using is a little wrong, but that’s nothing I can do about, I’m too lazy to find another page, and it was only one word.
This video doesn’t actually have a story, but it helps more with just following lyrics, and simply enjoying the music. Loving the riffs, wishing for more of the solo, I say nothing more.

“Somehow everything’s gonna fall right into place. If we only had a way to make it all fall faster everyday”
(Hallelujah – Paramore)