Use My Voice – Evanescence
Amy Lee is a musician I would want around for a long time. The sound of her voice (which can be mournful, aggressive, rageful and happy) always gets me interested and the messages in the songs are genuine.
Relationships are difficult and they become even more difficult when one side tries to force their personality onto the other, speaking for them and even questioning them in a negative way in front of others.
Use your voice people, don’t suppress it. Its special and unique to you. This applies to everything in life and not just to relationships. Because no one is entitled to speak for you except you.
Space – Biffy Clyro
This band is hit and miss for me. They have me interested, then they lose me and then they get me again.
And this song has me back again about having a space in your heart for the special someone who is in and out of your life.
Maybe It’s Time – Sixx AM with guests
I liked this song when it appeared on their 2016 album “Prayers For The Blessed”.
It’s been redone now with a lot of guest vocalists to raise awareness of addiction and recovery.
“When I was young, I was dumb”
Getting old was never in my thoughts.
Jumping out of moving cars, getting drunk and generally mucking around, sometimes dangerously, was bred out of pure boredom.
And not of all of us got out alive. People committed suicide and others got addicted to drugs, living a hard life right now with shakes and aliens in the fridge.
“Maybe it’s time to deal with the pieces in my life”
There has to be a reawakening, a turning point. Some people believe they need to help you see it, but I believe you need to get to that point yourself.
For me, it was lying in a hospital bed with my foot broken and my face bruised and bleeding because I was drunk and jumped out of a moving car. I just had surgery to insert screws and a long road to recovery.
Cruel Hands Of Time – Tygers Of Pan Tang
It’s a crazy world we live in when “Tygers Of Pan Tang” are putting out some of their best music. Guitarist Robb Weir is the only original member left from the 80s.
The riffage on this song is straight from the Sunset strip and I’m pretty sure it’s from the fingers of Michael Crystal who has been in the band since 2013 and vocalist Jacopo Meille has some nice pipes, so the melodies are infectious.
Talk To Me – Apocalyptica with Lzzy Hale
These dudes from Finland have been on my radar since they covered Metallica songs on the cellos. And they have done everything, from the covers, the instrumental originals and the vocal originals.
This time they have Lzzy Hale, the best rock voice.
Satellites – Andy James
That chorus lead melody that kicks in at about the minute mark is emotive and the harmonies just add a nice complexity to it.
One of the best instrumental guitarists right now.
World On Fire – Daughtry
It’s so good to have Daughtry knocking on the door of hard rock again. He’s angry and the addictive melody is perfect over the aggressive guitar riffs.
Stressed out, head trauma, took a beating
Life is already difficult from our own doing and the trauma we inflict on ourselves with our thoughts and feelings So when society gets a hold of us, we are even more beaten down, shaped and moulded.
But we find ways to survive, to move on.
The final part to August 2020 is coming up.