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September 8, 2008

One Day As A Lion

July 22, 2008

I’ve been a fan of Rage Against The Machine for awhile now.  I first heard of them back when I was 13.  It saddened me when I found out they broke up.  Zack De La Rocha, their lead vocalist, took off, and the rest of the band moved on to do other side projects, including Audioslave(wtf).

Zack is what really made me love RATM.  His lyrics and voice had such power that you just couldn’t help but love the songs.  Anyway, there’s been rumor that RATM is getting back together.  They’ve been doing some concerts and hopefully working on a new album.

In the mean time, however, if you want some Zack, here’s a new band called “One Day As A Lion” with their debut EP.  Zack hasn’t changed, and the music is still as awesome as it was in RATM.  I think it’s a 2 person band.  Definitely pick it up.



Seven Songs

June 10, 2008

In no particular order:

Waylander – Beyond the Ninth Wave

From their latest album “Honour Amongst Chaos”. Waylander is a folk/celtic metal band from Ireland. I just got it last night, so I’m enjoying the album now.

Sheryl Nome starring May’n – Iteza Gogo Kyuuji Don’t be Late

A song from the anime series Macross Frontier, found in the “Diamond Crevase” single. This is the only anime I’ve watched after 2 years. I’m not a big fan of anime, but this is an exception since it’s MACROSS!!

Mithotyn – King of the Distant Forest

This song was in my head all day at work yesterday. Mithotyn was a viking metal band from Sweden, too bad they disbanded. They made a great viking metal sound, especially in the first album “King of the Distant Forest.”

Yasunori Mitsuda – The Theme of Rogue Galaxy

I won’t be a real gamer if I didn’t post any gaming music! This here’s from the “Rogue Galaxy Premium Arrange” album, it’s a compilation of arranged tracks from Rogue Galaxy by several composers including Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Xenosaga), Yoko Shimomura (Parasite Eve, Kingdom Hearts series), Noriko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3), and Motoi Sakuraba (Vagrant Story, Valkyrie Profile), to mention a few.

Fire Bomber – Dynamite Explosion

Opening song of Macross 7. Fire Bomber is a band from the series, which is known for the music, instead of INSANE ROBOT BATTLES OMGLOL111one.

Otyg – I Trollberg Oeh Skog

Otyg is a folk metal band from Sweden. A side project by Vintersorg (which is also the name of his band), Otyg was put on hiatus 1999 due to lost interest and inspiration in the project. The song is from the first album “Alvefard”.

Moonsorrow – For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica Cover)

Moonsorrow is an epic/pagan metal band from Finland and is one of my favorite bands. This song is from their “Tulimyrsky” single. What’s great about this song is it’s not just a normal cover song, they were able to make it sound like one of their songs by incorporating the whole Moonsorrow style instead of just playing the Metallica style. Fucking awesome.

I think that’s it.

– vemp


Funny Bunnies..

June 10, 2008

Nothing much is new. Summer classes started yesterday. //Yawn… Pretty boring stuff. Apparently I wasn’t enrolled for biology, but I was enrolled in Earth Science. Studying rocks…wow. Just wow. I know it’s an important science and all that mumbo jumbo, but OMG. Studying seems so sad. My professor seems overly enthusiastic about it, too. I must admit, though, that I am a little interested in the meteorology aspect of it. It’s space. COME ON!

Space rocks? Yes please!

In other news, I think I’m finally over my jetlag. I woke up at midnight to eat dinner because I fell asleep early, but I was able to get more snoozies in from 2am to 5am so I’m all good!

A couple funnies for the day..

I hate it when this happens! Commander Riker, I feel your pain. //Salute

For some reason, Segways piss me off. I don’t know why, maybe it’s their “I’m all high and mighty” look. I can deal with bicycles, tricycles, those single wheeled cycle thingys, and even heelys, but it’s just something about Segways that make me want to Hulk punch their faces in. This video was so satisfying. Too bad it wasn’t the one doing the stupid dance that fell. Not sure if it’s fake or not. The camera seemed to zoom in right before she fell, so, you be the judge. Fake or not, it’s very satisfying. 🙂

I recently bought a couple of albums. One of which was Paramore’s “Riot!” album. I listened to a couple of songs in pimptastic’s car and they weren’t bad, so what the hell. The album is O.K., I haven’t had enough time to listen to all of the songs thoroughly, but some songs stick out. I really like the melody of the song ,”Hallelujah”.

I’m a sucker for female vocalists…



Seven Songs

June 9, 2008

So there’s this semi-new meme going around like electronic clap. List seven songs you are into right now, it says. No matter what the age or genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. So here goes:

1.) “Fill You In” – Josh Pyke

This one’s got a bit of a Simon and Garfunkle vibe going on, and I like that the lyrics are all cryptic and morbid without actually losing the melancholic imagery.

2.) “The Background” – Third Eye Blind

Yeah, I’m still obsessed with this song. Jenkins’s subdued (literally) vocals only adds to the sadness of this song’s acoustic landscape. Someone bring back Cadogan. Please?

3.) “Decepticons” – Transformers OST

This is one of the songs that don’t really sound like they’re from a movie about giant robots, but once you get into the evil tribe-li-ness of the bad robot camp, you get it. Man, do you get it.

4.) “This Could Be Anywhere in the World” – Alexisonfire

I enjoy listening to loud music when I’m dozing off. Seriously. I like having something loud to ignore. I hate the screamer in this band though. But Dallas Green should be… I dunno… a clock or something.

5.) “Man Overboard” – Polytechnic

Try commuting home in the rain with this pouring into your ears. Ten bucks says you’ll feel like kicking the guy to your left and sticking your tongue down the girl to your right’s throat. I know I did.

6.) “Finding New Ways” – Mint

So it’s not just sad endings but also lucky, convenient, I’m-switching-to-your-equally-hot-sister endings, yeah? Yeah. Noice.

7.) “Jenny Don’t Be Hasty” – Paolo Nutini

I sorta feel like Mayer’s lost a bit of what makes him Mayer, and I sorta wished this was his single, but I guess this works too. Ride-em-high opening riff carries over all the way to the end, at which point a lead riff pulls up the octave into an almost danceable identity. Listen, listen.

– johnamor