Tag Archive: Volbeat


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)

Long day (playlist)

Hi! I feel this has been a long day, and that is why I put together this “little” playlist of songs. This is just in the alphabetical order  by artist, so mix and listen, if you’ve had a long day too (or not, this music is awesome anyway!).

  • 12 Stones – Enemy
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Critical Acclaim
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Desecrate Through Reverence
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Unholy Confessions
  • Breaking Benjamin – Breakdown
  • Corroded – My Hollow Shell
  • Evanescence – Going Under
  • Evanescence – Sick
  • Evanescence – Sweet Sacrifice
  • Evanescence – Weight Of The World
  • Five Finger Death Punch – Dying Breed
  • Halestorm – Daughters Of Darkness
  • Korn – Thoughtless
  • Linkin Park – Faint
  • Linkin Park – Crawling
  • Linkin Park – One Step Closer
  • Machine Head – Darkness Within
  • Slipknot – Before I Forget
  • Slipknot – Duality
  • Slipknot – People=Shit
  • Slipknot – Psychosocial
  • Slipknot – (Sic)
  • Slipknot – Spit It Out
  • Three Days Grace – Overrated
  • Three Days Grace – Riot
  • Volbeat – Still Counting

 

“All of my hate cannot be bound, I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
So, you can try to tear it down, beat me to the ground, I will see you screaming”
(Thoughtless – Korn)

“Everybody hates me now, so fuck it
Blood’s on my face and my hands, and I don’t know why
I’m not afraid to cry, but that’s none of your business”
(People=Shit – Slipknot)

“Counting all the assholes in the room, I’m definitely not alone, well I’m not alone”
(Still Counting – Volbeat)

 

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)

Volbeat – Still Counting

Hey! This time I’m writing about the song Still Counting by the Danish band Volbeat. It was published on the album Guitar Gangsers & Cadillac Blood in 2008. You can read the lyrics here.

 

 

The lyrics are first and foremost what I like about this song, mostly the first verse. Genius. I think the vocalist, Michael Poulsen, has a very special voice. The first time I heard this song was when was when a friend sang it to me (just the first verse), and she’s not so very metal-friendly, which I think very ironic. The guitar riffs are nice, and the whole song seems very upbeat. I like it!

 

“Counting all the assholes in the room, well I’m definitely not alone, well I’m not alone”
(Still Counting – Volbeat)