Sunday, May 18, 2014

Song of the Day: "Mordred's Song" by Blind Guardian

LOOK! It's another non-cover! I'm so proud of myself :D

Anyway, Mordred's Song comes off of an awesome album - Imaginations from the Other Side - by an awesome band - Blind Guardian. The song is all about Mordred, of King Arthur infamy, but tells the dark tale from Mordred's side. The song is rather light and anyone can enjoy it!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Song of the Day: "War Ensemble" Ukelele Cover by Rob Scallon (Slayer Instrumental Cover)

Yep, I already missed a day! But you know what? This will absolutely make up for it! Slayer's "War Ensemble" covered by UKELELE!!!! And it's AWESOME! I'll just leave it at that. :D


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Song of the Day: "A Tout Le Monde" by Megadeth



Well, today is World Suicide Prevention Day, so here's the saddest suicide song that I know: Megadeth's "A Tout Le Monde". Despite their name, this song is NOT particularly heavy, and is easily enjoyable by anyone!

Note: According to wikipedia, Dave Mustaine has stated "It's not a suicide song. What it is, it's, you, it's when people have a loved one that dies and they end on a bad note, you know, they wish that they could say something to them. So this is an opportunity for the deceased to say something before they go. And it was my impression of what I would like to say to people, if I had say, 3 seconds to do so in life before I died I'd say to the entire world, to all my friends, I love you all, and now I must go. These are the last words I'll ever speak, and they'll set me free. I don't have to say I'm sorry, I don't have to say I'm going to miss you, or I'll wait for ya. You know, I'll just say I loved you all, good, bad, indifferent, I loved you all." Despite this, and despite MTV banning the video because they thought it was PRO suicide, I've always considered it an anti-suicide song because of how sad it is to even think of some random person taking their life this way.

For those curious, the french translates to: "To all the world, to all my friends, I love you, I must leave."


Monday, May 12, 2014

Song of the Day: "YYZ" by Rush (Drum Cover by 7 Year Old Avery Molek)

Yeah, yeah, it's still a cover sort of, but YYZ has no lyrics so it's not like it's a completely different song. Besides, the fact that a SEVEN year old is doing a drum cover of one of the hardest songs to drum is just insane. Avery has a whole bunch of other songs he's done as well, including Judas Priest's "Painkiller", Avenged Sevenfold's "Beast and the Harlot" and Metallica's "Master of Puppets".

"At the Hard Rock", AGE 5!!!! 

YYZ is a pretty crazy song anyway, and for those who don't know what it is (or who Rush even is, shame on you!), the video is worth checking out just for the song. For the rest of humanity, again, seriously - 7 years old! NOT Rock Band drums, REAL drums!

Make sure you check out the rest of his Youtube channel, as well as the webpage (http://www.averydrummer.com)


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Song of the Day: "Mama Said Knock You Out" by Five Finger Death Punch (LL Cool J Cover)


Happy Mother's Day! To celebrate, I figured I'd find a Mother's Day related song, and while the song is technically about LL's grandmother, the song is still far more fitting than I ever would have originally imagined. See, James (Ladies Love Cool James) was inspired by his grandmother to "knock out all his critics." She, like many of our mothers who inspire and keep us going, still had faith in his talent.

Of course, what's more fun than sharing the original? A cover of course! This one is by Five Finger Death Punch, the guys who did "The Bleeding", "Never Enough", "Stranger Than Fiction" and at least two other awesome covers - "Bad Company" and, more recently, "House of the Rising Sun".

Enjoy the song!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Song of the Day: "In The Navy" by Alestorm (Village People Cover)

The last couple days, I shared a "Song of the Day" on my personal Facebook page, and I figured it'd be fun to bring it over here to my blog as well! The first song I shared was this one - "In The Navy" by Alestorm. Yes, that "In The Navy", the one by the Village People. You know... "In the Navy, you can sail the seven seas!"

Anyway, this one HAD to be my first song of the day for a few reasons:
  1. When else can you headbang to "In The Navy"?
  2. Alestorm is a "Scottish Pirate Metal" band. Yep, that's what they call themselves, and it's perfectly fitting for them as well with songs like "Heavy Metal Pirates", "Keelhauled" and "Of Treasure".
  3. Good covers are ALWAYS worth sharing!
Enjoy the song!