This is one of those tracks I listen to when I need to get some aggression out of my system. It starts calm with some nice acoustic guitar and ends in total chaos with very heavy electric guitars and screaming vocals. The transition is handled extremely well, and if I’m in a bad mood it usually helps to listen to this track a few times to make me feel better.
I suppose it doesn’t come as a shock that I enjoy the occasional bombastic track or two. If you know that about me, I guess it also doesn’t come as a shock that I very much enjoy some progressive metal every now and then. This track is one of my absolute favorites from one of my favorite progressive metal bands. Something to note is that I’m a sucker for both double bass drums as well as big choruses chanting things, and this track clearly checks both those boxes.
Sometimes I feel just the way this track describes. It’s maybe not as often as I should, but still. Right now, however, it’s exactly how I feel, and therefore this track is an obvious choice for track of the week. Enjoy!
Being a senior web developer who have been making web sites and various web applications for about 15 years, this is how I feel at times. I chose the live version of this track, because in my opinion it’s better than the original album version, and it’s slightly slower, which makes it easier to hear what he sings.
There are some tracks that can change your view of a band pretty much in an instant, for me this is exactly what this track did for Daft Punk. In the late 90s and early 00s, Daft Punk were making a name for themselves, and I remember not really getting it. The first time I heard this song was the first time I got it, and I have been ever since.
I have a certain place in my heart for great covers. I’m always happy to hear a new version of a track, doesn’t matter if it’s better or worse. However, when I hear a cover of something that I like and the new version is of equal or better quality, then I’m filled with joy. Richard Cheese’s version of The Killers’ Somebody Told Me falls in the group of covers that take a song to completely new levels, and as such, I decided it was worth a mention.
It may have an intro that’s slightly longer than 4 minutes and 30 seconds, but that’s part of the reason why I love this track. There is, of course, a radio edit, but without the full instrumental section I feel this track loses some of its appeal.
Some songs just stick with you the very first time you hear them, and this was one of those songs for me. I’m not a huge acoustics fan, but this rendition of a song that’s also very good in its original version is one I keep coming back to time and time again.
Anytime I get in a bad mood it really helps to listen to this track. It’s a very cathartic experience for me. I think it’s the fantastic combination of total mayhem and the melodic, calming, piano part towards the end. Amazing songwriting and great execution equals one happy me!