Alternative Rock

Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway – Till the End

Tomorrow, Lil Wayne is releasing Carter V and you can consider me officially excited. This post won’t be about Lil Wayne or even rap actually. Some time ago Daron Malakian released a new Scars on Broadway project called Dictator.

As a HUGE System of a Down (SOAD) fan, I obviously have followed the solo careers of the members and even though their solo projects never reached the levels that SOAD project did, there is still a lot of good music to discover in these projects. After listening to Dictator all the way through, the same feeling came over me. There were a couple of good tracks, but most of the tracks didn’t do it for me.

A track that really did do it for me though, was this one. Till the End is a beautifully well-composed track that actually feels more like a raw pop song with some heavy rifts in the background. The lyrics are a simple, but touching as Daron plays around with the delivery of his voice. It’s definitely adding to the overall rawness of the track, and it’s perfectly balanced by the melody of the song.

Even if you aren’t usually into heavier rock stuff, I think you should give this song a chance – I’ll bet it will get stuck in your head like it happened to me (which is the actual reason for why I’m doing this post now, even though the album has been out for a while).

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Cigarettes After Sex – John Wayne

I listened to this song all day last Thursday – I listened to the album after reading a review on Soundvenue, a danish website that writes about music, movies, fashion and other current trends. And I can only agree with the review – It’s a really good album!

I was just laying in my bed listening to the album a couple of times – and suddenly, while this song was playing, something just clicked! The whole song just made sense in a different way and I actually ended up putting it on repeat for way too long.

It felt like the song captured me in a dreamy wave that carried me along in a slow and steady motion – not too slow, not too fast – a perfect middleground that’s usually really hard to capture in a song. The vocals fit the dreamy vibe perfectly and you get attached to the vibe in a weird way that makes you relate to the story in the song.

I was definitely surprised by the whole album and this song in particular. The band name (and album name) perfectly captures the whole vibe of the album so I would recommend to listen to this if you just want to relax in your bed with your eyes closed.

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Funeral For A Friend – Escape Artists Never Die

Welcome to another post on this fine monday where I will take you back to some of my favorite music from back in the days!

It’s my all-time favorite song by Funeral For A Friend and it really takes me back to the days when MSN Messenger was a thing. I always had to have some profound lyrics as my statement next to my name and it usually had something to do with love – which a lot of the songs from Funeral For A Friend are about.

The whole song is pretty great, but it really goes to another level from 2:07 where there is a break and it slowly builds up to the greatest outro (4:12) in a song! The structure of the song has always been one of my favorite things about it and I believe that’s why it’s one of my favorites.

Even though my general music taste has moved a bit away from this type of music, I can go back to it at anytime and enjoy it as much as I did back then! Give this song a listen and if you like it, try listening to some of their other great tracks as well – StreetcarRoses For The DeadHospitality.

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