Tag Archive: Rock


Hi! Time for a new song review. This time I’ve chosen a song by the American rock band Flyleaf, called Set Me On Fire, off their album Between the Stars (2014). Here are the lyrics. Enjoy.

 

If not anything else, at least it’s heavily catchy. Really stuck in my head  on and off a lot since the first time I heard it. Not many songs that manage that with me. Maybe I’m not Flyleaf’s biggest fan, but this one went straight to my Starred list on Spotify (except now Spotify has decided to remove the song again – thank God for YouTube). Like the riffs, and like Kristen’s voice, too. Love the prominent bass in the verses, which really makes the otherwise pop-ish tune sound more like rock. The song really comes through in the choruses, loosing somewhat the pop-sound, and Kristen uses her voice more for an energetic rock sound.

 

“Now I feel the fear rising up
Climbing up, taking over my body
And I feel my pulse starting up
Waking me again”

(Set Me On Fire – Flyleaf)

 

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Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box

Yes, why not? I’m back, with a review of Nirvana’s Heart Shaped Box. The song was published in 1993 on the album In Utero. Here are the lyrics, and below is the crazy music video. Enjoy!

This is kind of a love-hate song. You either hate it, or you love it. I’m with the last crew. This is the typical Nirvana kind of song, with Kurt’s well-known voice and the stripped-down grunge sound. You can hear every sound they make, nothing gets lost, and I think that’s great. It would be a shame if I didn’t mention the awesome sound, the guitars, the drums, the bass, and, of course, Kurt’s great voice. And the short, but cool solo. Yes, I said great. The lyrics are brilliantly deep and out of the ordinary, just like this band is. The music video is strange and original, just like the song itself, with, among other things, an almost completely naked, old man on a wooden cross in a field of fake flowers, a fat, “skinless” lady with wings, and glimpses of Kurt Cobain’s beautiful blue eyes between the otherwise blurry clips of him, and the band rocking out in front of the cross. There is so much to this song that makes it unique and special.  It’s bizarre and awesome at the same time. Just love it.

 

“Hey! Wait!
I’ve got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice”
(Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana)

 

Loudwire Music Awards 2012

Hey ya’ll! Just wanted to tell those of you who didn’t know, it’s time for the Loudwire Music Awards 2012!
Vote for your favorite bands, artists and music to win in the following categories:

  • Most Devoted Fans
  • New Artist
  • Drummer
  • Bassist
  • Guitarist
  • Vocalist
  • Metal Band
  • Rock Band
  • Metal Album
  • Rock Album
  • Live Act
  • Rock Titan
  • Rock Goddess
  • Metal Video
  • Rock Video
  • Metal Song
  • Rock Song

(Every category is “of the year”)

That’s a LOT of categories, so make sure you vote for your favorites! You can vote once per hour.
The voting closes at January 15.
You can begin to vote here, and just move on to the next category by pressing the red button below the results.
Happy voting!

 

“Fuck me, I’m all out of enemies”
(Spit It Out – Slipknot)

 

12 Stones – Infected

Hey! This time I’m doing a review of the song Infected by 12 Stones off the album Beneath The Scars, published February this year (2012). Here are the lyrics, as well as in the cool lyric video below:

 

This is a really good rock song! Very catchy, got it stuck on my brain all day long yesterday and today.  The guitar riffs are awesome, I especially liked the intro very much, and the solo is awesome too. The riffs sounds almost creepy, and they’re heavy but not dragging you down, if you know what I mean. The lyrics are cool and strong. Not directly negative, just aggressive and pushing forward, and kind of looking for a solution. Paul McCoy’s voice is just straight out a rock voice, a little rough, but still clear, really enhancing the lyrics well.

 

“I feel weak, I feel numb
Had enough of this poison we’ve injected
Living in this world infected”
(Infected – 12 Stones)

 

 

Linkin Park – Faint

Hey there! This time I’m doing a review on the song Faint by Linkin Park. The song was published on their album called Meteora (2003). Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video:

 

I love the combination of rap and rock in the songs of Linkin Park, this song is no exception. Rapping the verses, rocking hard in the refrain, mixing the best of two worlds. The lyrics are brilliant, and with the screaming, they become more aggressive and awesome. It’s like I could quote the whole song, I think it’s that awesome.

 

“It’s like no matter what I do I can’t convince you for once just to hear me out
So I let go, watching you turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I’m not, but I’ll be here, ’cause you’re all that I got”
(Faint – Linkin Park)

 

Hey there! I though that since so many enjoyed the last live show of Evanescence, I could post a great video shot from Evanescence’s concert at Rock am Ring in Germany this year. This time it’s the entire concert in one video (thank God!). The only thing that sucks about this live take is that we miss the beginning of What You Want because of the show hosts, but otherwise this is a great concert by Evanescence, that really rocks! (Of course, it’s called Rock am Ring for a reason!).

 

Slightly disturbing those huge yellow balloons they trow around, but otherwise a great show. Thought it was a bit funny when Amy repeatedly said “Danke” (which means thank you). Also loved the idea that they started with a new song, and ended it all with Bring Me To Life. The audience was much better here than in Morocco, though. At this concert they actually sung along and cheered a lot, and I can’t help myself but smiling when they went wild between every time Amy sung “I can’t see your star”, (in the song Your Star, obviously!) and it seems Amy couldn’t either.

 

“Can’t break the silence, it’s breaking me”
(Your Star – Evanescence)

 

Linkin Park – In The End

Today’s post is going to be about the song In The End by Linkin Park. The song was published on the album Hybrid Theory in 2000. It was the fourth single off the album. The lyrics are in the link here.

 

 

This song is, like many Linkin Park songs, a mix of rock and rap, which I quite like. Sort of a smart way to carefully try to convert rap-lovers to rock/metal lovers. I like the soft piano intro with a simple melody, which you also can hear in the background throughout the song if you listen closely. This melody is also heard in the refrain and the bridge on the guitars. There is also some programming to make it even cooler. This song got kind of a little bit of everything, with Chester Bennington’s voice sometimes sounding like one off a boy-band, and other times sounding almost as the roughest rocker. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.

 

“I had to fall, to lose it all, but in the end it doesn’t even matter”
(In The End – Linkin Park)