April writing challenge
Put your music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play.
OK so these are the 10 that my iTunes came up with.
1. Darkness Within – Machine head
2. Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit
3. Violent Pornography – System of a Down
4. I’m not Jesus – Apocalyptica feat. Corey Taylor
5. Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
6. By Demons Be Driven – Pantera
7. A Grey So Dark – Trivium
8. Clenching the Fists of Dissent – Machine head
and I was doing so well until…
9. Saving All My Love – Whitney Houston (off a random 80′s compilation album!)
10. Live Forever – Oasis
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After months of waiting, these two gigs were finally upon us.
Trivium at Wolves Civic – Friday 2nd December
On arrival I looked on with my confused face at Ghost whose lead singer seemed to be dressed as a scary Pope. Never one to judge a band by it’s cover (see also The Defiled) and coming from a huge Slipknot fan it would be silly to do so. They’re music was quite good but I didn’t catch enough to fully get them. I need to take time to listen to them but due to their name it’s a bit difficult to track them down. Googling Ghost wasn’t very helpful!
In Flames were ace and just what I needed to get going. I’ll be checking out their latest album for sure.
Trivium kicked off with In Waaaaaaaaaaaaves, the title song of their recent album.
They played Departure from Ascendency which was a first I think. Matt Heafy still looks too young to be that good but he still is. Gutted I missed out on Corey’s pick which landed right next to me but was quickly snapped up by someone younger and more sprightly than me.
Machine head – Sunday 4th December – Birmingham NIA
A big group of me and my mates got together to go to this.
After catching half of the mighty Devildriver we retreated to the bar whilst Bring Me The Horizon were on. To be fair their music was good, the screamo vocals were not our thing at all though. I fail to see the point in people who watch the supports just to moan about them. Seems people try too hard to be cool not to be cool. You could see the older metalheads jeering or putting ther fingers in their ears. A bit unnecessary I thought. They obviously have a big following and as I often say I would rather our ‘youth’ get into (versions of) metal like this than be at a some charty shit pop band.
Anyway, onto Machine head. We’ve seen them loads of times, maybe into double figures now and they are always awesome. A good mixture of songs old and new. Stand outs from the new album were of course Locust, I Am Hell and Be Still and Know was good for a singalong. I always get very excited at The blood, the sweat, the tears live.
You can see some photos from the gig here courtesy of Danny’s Concerts Captured.
The best thing was despite messing my neck up at Trivium moshing all night to Machine head seemed to stretch my neck back into place and I was fine in the morning. Bargain.
So on my to do list include trying to find some Ghost to judge them properly and getting the In Flames album.
Cheers for reading.
Turn them up to 11. Very difficult to pick just seven but here I go, in no particular order (apart from the first!). . . .
Machine head – Davidian
We were there! Machine head are one of my fave ever live bands. Will be seeing them on the 21st Feb so I’ll be blogging all about it.
Metallica – Battery
Pantera – Domination
Slayer – Raining Blood
Slipknot – Pulse of the Maggots
Trivium -Pull Harder on the Strings of your Martyr
Sepultura – Roots Bloody Roots
These are the songs that will get me on the floor to mosh and bounce like a crazy lady. There are many many more but I have to be strict.
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