Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Snapshot 5 by Ash

my kind of music

     "The crap I listen too", or so my mom calls it, is usually not regarded by most people as suitable music for their boring ears. from Red and Breaking Benjamin to Five Finger Death Punch and Avenged Sevenfold, I tend to lean more towards new rock or soft metals. I hate having to describe what genre I listen to, the short descriptions usually lead the listener to assume the worst. somehow in modern society if you tell someone you like metal they get the quick generalization that your some mentally disturbed "skreamo" fan (a completely different genre). listen! I enjoy a good group of instruments with a well written, well sung, and well preformed lyrics. Yes, some of what I listen to is dark but that's probably one of, if not, the only way i express some emotion in my life. I may be a really, really terrible vocalist, but that will never stop me from singing with all my might along to some of my favorite artists and bands.
     One of my favorite styles is a slow build up to a climactic ending of a song, Avenged Sevenfold is notorious for executing some of their best songs in this manner. their newest album features a new song called The Stage., its about 6 minutes long and talks about the ignorance of the world and how were all just humans, the lyrics are amazing and around the 430 mark it hits the climax, to which I practiced in my truck on the way to and from school everyday with excitement and vigor.

"It took the birth of sin to snake-rattle the mind
before a blow to the head by the gavel of time
to wake up
wont you wake up

when did walking apes decide that nuclear war
was the only solution for them keeping the score
just wake up

it took me about a week but i got it down pat.

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