Apart from having an amazing trumpet solo the track this week has some of the best lyrics ever written. For a track that starts out very innocent, it quickly escalates into something frantic that describes the destructive nature of humanity. This track also has a great flow and rhythm, which together with everything else makes it pretty darn good.
I wanted a track from Volbeat’s 2008 album Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood to be the track of the week, but I honestly had a very hard time choosing which of my two favorite tracks to go with. In the end, it was the first few lyrics from this track that made me go with this one over Hallelujah Goat, which has a great title. What I like most about this track is that it’s hard and heavy with great vocals.
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.
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.