Post a song that has affected you in a positive or negative way or changed your outlook on something. where were you when you heard it? how did it make you feel?
I dont know if this has been done before. I searched for it before posting with no results.
Mine would have to be Jet black By Jawbreaker. If I remember correctly I was sitting in a Van somewhere in California the first time I heard it. I thought that it was good song hearing it but it wasn't until I bought the Album Dear You and was sitting back in my apartment in Florida that I really actually listened to the lyrics and song. It was something special to me. The fact that I could relate so much to something someone else had gone through made me feel better and not so bad about myself.
Post by stringypoo on Jul 27, 2018 11:44:17 GMT -5
Mine would be from Thursday's War All The Time album, which was the first of theirs that I bought. Really, every song was a game changer for me, but at the time, none hit me as hard as the first track, "The Workforce, Drowning." At the time, I was in middle school, and I found their lyrical approach to be jarring and beautiful, using poetic devices that I had not heard in similar bands. And Geoff Rickly's voice was clearly not the greatest in the business, but there was an honesty in the presentation, which complemented the music and the lyrics in a way I still today feel is unparalleled by other bands. I grew a major liking to the lyrical approach, which was generally bleak, and full of striking metaphors and simile. The lyrics were smart and imaginative in a way that made me pick up the lyrics booklet and got me to memorize all the words. I've never done that with any other band.
The best thing about this album for me is that I can continue to return to it all these years later and still pick up on something new. Like a couple years ago, I realized the beautiful and imaginative sharpness of the ending to "Steps Ascending" in which the song describes the scene of witnessing the suicide of a loved one by gunfire, and watching the loved one being transported in the night by hospital. I loved the lyric about watching the red lights from the ambulance as it drives away and it "turns into red roses." When I realized the beauty of that line, it brought me to tears time and time again.
Yeah, Thursday are one of my all-time favorite bands.
I had been into heavy music for a couple years before a friend sent me this song, literally 15 years ago (FIFTEEN YEARS?!). I had never heard of this band before and honestly wasn't always into metal that wasn't either more mainstream, or more metalcore. I did like Dillinger Escape Plan and Ion Dissonance though, and some other crazy mathy bands, but when i listened to Between the Buried and Me it was immediately clear this was something completely different, and became my favorite band.
I gotta say this one. It was december 2013, I was at the moment visiting my sister in the States, I was listening to some music while looking for some more to download and I thought it would be a great idea to read some reviews of "the best of the year". Not only metal, but I was reading reviews from sites like Alternative Press and then I came across Pitchfork. After scrolling through some free jazz albums and maybe some weird rap shit I came across this pink cover. The word "Black Metal" was inside the review and first thing I thought was "a black metal album with pink on it's cover? that's bullshit". I thought it was funny so I decided to check it out. Youtube > deafheaven > pink cover thumbnail > "Deafheaven - Dream House" > click. Put my headphones on, music was at perfect volume, got outside to smoke a cig and then... Boom.
I was fascinated. I couldn't believe I was listening to such music, I was captivated by it's atmosphere. The vocals were flooding my mind trying to think I slept on probably the best record of the year. Next thing I did was buy the album from the Deathwish site.
xElegyx - Solitary Resolution The entire 2016 demo, especially the song xelegyx.bandcamp.com/track/solitary-resolution made me become vegan straight edge. I had been admiring that lifestyle all my life, but could not get myself to really live it. This Demo EP made me want to be vegan straight edge every day and forever, so here I am, vsxe for 2.5 years now and counting ...
This song changed my life when I was 15, I drove 2 hrs to the nearest city to buy Deftones first album, then listened to it every day for a year. Still to this day every time any song off this album comes on I will rock the fuck out.
Before I listened to this track, the hardest music I have been listening to was Punk Rock mainly Rise Against. After listening to this song I was shocked.. like wtf happened... does he mean what he sings? Are these people really killing people? Can you even call this music? I was 13 years old and confused. The song and video were engraved in my mind, but it took me a week to listen to it again, but then I was hooked. Listened to everything Deathcore and Death Metal had to offer for the next few years.