Hey guys, here's the proper journal entry I promised from last time. I can't believe it's a week until Thanksgiving, that whole year went fast. One second it's January and I'm stressing over colleges, and now it's November and I'm just cruising along. It's nice to have some of that school related stress taken off for a while. In case you don't know, I deferred my enrollment to take a year off.
Featured music.... I'm gonna do a bunch of artists who have released new stuff within the past few weeks. Let's see there was Sleeping with Sirens, New Years Day , Brent Walsh from I the Mighty, The Ghost Inside, Defeat the Low, Lower than Atlantis, Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, and lots more I'm sure. Those are just the few I can name off the top of my head. I haven't had a chance to listen to all of the released I've named, so I'm just going to write about my top 3.
Really happy with the SWS release, "Kick Me". I know some people say that lyrically the song is kinda all over the place, but it's just a fun song to listen to. One of those songs you'd walk down a hallway to and feel like a complete badass. Previous release "Congratulations" comes to mind, and ironically that song is a lot like another badass song "Pretty Handsome Awkward" by The Used.
New Years Day, well they just keep getting better. Going even further from their initial pop punk sound, their EP "Epidemic" continues what they started with in their previous EP "The Mechanical Heart", and perfected with their album "Victim to Villain". Gothic, dark, and full of lyrics that you just want to belt out at the top of your lungs (at least for me anyway). I recommend it to anyone who is into similar bands like Motionless in White (I'm not a big fan of their stuff actually), Get Scared or Set It Off (Who also released their new album recently "Duality").
And last but certainly not least, Bring Me The Horizon dropped two singles, "Drown" and "Don't Look Down". I will adhere to public opinion, I'm NOT a fan of their rap collab on the latter single. I'm not a fan of rap, and the song just deviates from the band's sound too much for my taste. So sorry BMTH, I won't be getting that track. I understand why bands experiment, but that doesn't mean fans have to like everything (look at Blink-182 or Sum 41, even Paramore).
But "Drown", that song is perfection. It's a continuation of what BMTH did on "Sempiternal", so if you're more into their older stuff from "Count Your Blessings" don't listen to it. I love how they've grown, and yes the song is a extremely "mainstream" even compared to songs like "Sleepwalking" or "Can You Feel My Heart", but does that have to be a bad thing? Look at Paramore song "Ain't It Fun" that song FLEW up the charts, but it's still a kick ass song. I still hope BMTH doesn't lose their signature sounds, but at the same time I want more songs like "Drown".
Well, that's all for now. Pretty sure this is one of the longest blogs I've written in a while. Good thing bad thing, eh. Check in next time for my most anticipated albums for 2015, and my top 10 for 2014 (Albums and songs, maybe even artists).
Stay devious and thanks for reading,