Thursday, January 20, 2011

Five Random Songs

I admit that I am stealing this idea from a former music publication.  While interviewing a musician, the writer asked said musician to hit shuffle on their Ipod, and comment on the first five tracks that pop up.  I thought this idea was pretty cool, so I am going to do the same.  Hopefully, it will give you some insight to bands you should check out, or perhaps it can spark debate.  So I'm hitting shuffle, on my 160 GB pod,(with 33GB of music) and lets see what pops up.

First song:  Vampires(Don't Kill for the Money)
Artist:  Bleed the Dream
Album:  Killer Inside

This is a pretty decent rocktune.  The band changed singers, and this is the second singer.  The band started of as more of a post-hardcore band, with screamo tendencies.  The newer singer took the band into a more radio-friendly direction.  This is one of the better tracks on the record, catchy, and pleasant.  This band was garbage live, however.

Second song:  O Holy Night
Artist:  Go Radio
Album:  A Fearless Christmas

This is obviously a Christmas song, which seems weird to listen to a month after Christmas.  The track is really a beautiful song.  Jason Lancaster is definently one of the best frontmen in the genre.  Gotta love a Christmas song with guitar solos and catchy hooks, right?

Third Song:  Flannel is the Color of My Energy
Artist:  Four Year Strong
Album:  Enemy of the World

If you live bands like A Day to Remember, you will love Four Year Strong.  The band uses dual vocalists, and this song is aggressively catchy.  It has breakdowns for the hardcore kids, and catchy hooks for the pop kids.  Very fun music.

Fourth Song:  On Account of an Absence
Artist:  Misery Signals
Album:  Of Malice and the Magnum Heart

A solid hardcore band out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and one my favorites.  This is their last album with their original singer.  For a metalcore band, it is surprisingly melodic with the vocals, and the guitars are very heavy.  The drumwork is quite good as well, with plenty of double-bass to go around.

Fifth Song:  Why is 6 Afraid of 7?
Artist:  Before Their Eyes
Album:  Self-titled

This band is very similar to Hawthorne Heights.  A decent band, and this isn't really a standout track in my opinion, the band has done much better things recently.  If you are a fan of Hawthorne Heights, you should check them out.

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