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    Ok, breakdown time. I've been considering making a journal, but, I hadn't found what it would be about. So, after some soul searching, I came up with nothing, then I came upon an idea. My journal will be reviewing songs, no matter what genre (though mostly it will be rock and it's subgenres). Bare in mind, I'm just another regular Joe, so the things stated here are my humble opinions.

    Enough blabber, back to the journal. Here's how it'll work: I will listen and discuss my thoughts on a song I select or is suggested by the readers.

    So, let's get right into it.

    Pick no. 1 This War is Ours ( The Guillotine pt. 2)

    This is a great song preformed by Escape the Fate off of their latest full length album This War is Ours. First off, let me say I am the last person to say he's a fan of post-hardcore music. I've always seen this genre in a negative light due to the music scene where I live, but, that's a topic for another day.

    This song has the greatest opening riff I've heard in a long time. It starts out with awsome sweeping from Brayn "Monte" Money on lead guitar. This was one of the factors that got me hooked on this song. Now, apart from the opening riff this song has great guitar lines wich I enjoy alot.

    In the vocal area, it's not that far from what I've come to expect from this genre, all the high pitched screeching and low 'growling' are of no surprise. But I have to comend vocalist Craig Mabbitt on the lyrics of this song, I enjoy them very much, especially the corous (I'm not sure how to write that word...). 'And I will see you through the smoke and flames, on the frontline of war.' this line inspires my mind to wander to the side of those brave men and women who are out there on the frontlines fighting for our country.

    Well, that's my first review, I hope you all enjoy it. Please send feedback, I'll be greatful.

    P.S. I forgot to say that you can all send me songs you want me to review, I'll be happy to give my opinions on as many as possible.
    Sitting under a dead tree, taking shelter from the rain...

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    I love that song! one of my favorites actually!
    good pick
    "My body needs a hero, come and save me."
    ~.You have all the weapons you need, Now fight.~
    *x*~Queen Echelon~*x*
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    oh, and all the Alice haters can bite me.

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    Thanx, I really enjoy it alot.

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    Good song Didn't know it.



    One for all and all for adore !

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    I'm glad you enjoy it.

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    Killer opening riff, but I can't handle the growls,(my personal taste)

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    Maybe they do a non-growling unplugged version of this for people with our sophisticated musical taste Magic...

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    I like the song "Harder Than You Know" by Escape The Fate, it's softer for ya LG

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    Is that a request Demolition?

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    oh, i was talking to LG
    you can post a review if you want dear

    its not my say tho

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    Maybe at some point down the line. My next review will be a classic, I'm torn between wich, but I should have it up soon.

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    awsome, take your time, no pressure

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    I love that song, cd, and band.
    ETF is awesome.

    Try reviewing When The Levee Breaks by Led Zepplin for a classic song.
    That drum intro is one of a kind.
    Small, simple, safe price.
    Rise the wake and carry me with all of my regrets.



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    Pick no. 2 : Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    Today, I sit infront of my laptop, ecstatic with the opportunity to review Stairway to Heaven. But, I feel the need to tell my readers (all three of them) that no matter what I say or how I say it, this review will NEVER do justice to this song, for this song is beyond human understanding, it is a sublime treat bestowed upon an undesrving humanity. Why undeseving? Because even with all it's brilliance, and it's perfection, there are still those who don't care for this song.

    Where to begin? Stairway to Heaven has so many qualities that make it so unique, so perfect that there are not enough words to describe it.

    I, as a guitarist myself view Jimmy Page's composition of this song pure genius, how the guitar goes from the greatest acoustic riff ever into a brilliant middle section played perfectly on an electric guitar and becoming the hard yet riveting end. This song takes us on a journey, bringing us fron the slow acoustic begining to a hard rock end. I have to say that just for composing this song Page should be included with the only other composeres that can write music at this level: Beethoven, Mozart and Bach.

    "There's a lady who knows all that glitters is gold..." - Robet Plant

    Stairway's lyrics are -in my humble opinion- some of the best ever written. Every time I hear them, they take me away from the world around me, showing me images that depict every word sung by Plant. "My hand was writing out the words..." said Plant. I belive this was a gift given to us by Muse, for I find it difficult to percive that a human's mind, so limited could concive these lyrics. But, forgetting the source of these incredible lyrics, I must restate that these are my favorite lyrics ever.

    Now, on to drums. First, I must state that Bonham is a very talented drumer. Although he is absent atleast for half the song, he comes in at the right moment, bringing the song to the peak of it's intensity, helping guide the listener's emotions through the transition from rock to hard rock. I also love the rest of his work and I'm sure he is dearly missed.

    Overall, I belive this is the greatest song brought to humanity by rock music ever. I hope that you also feel this way, and if you don't, I truely feel sad for you.

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    Very well written and I respect your feelings about this epic song Solstice.

    It is not my all time favorite though, hugely inspirational and influential I will agree, but it was simply played to death when it was released up until now. I have heard it probably 100's of times in my life, I still play IV, but the radio stations have almost worn this song out for me.

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