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Let’s begin with the basics;
If you want it, come and get it.
Find my hand in this sea of satin,
Wrap your fingers around mine and begin.
With this lock and key you’ve placed around my heart
I’ll never stray to any other bed
So just kiss my lips and scratch my back.
Please just tell me you will stay.
Promise you’ll never leave me.
Go visit the Sikh,
Fifty cents and he’ll speak;
He’ll tell you of worlds unknown.
For a much larger portion,
He’ll read you your fortune
And surely you’ll reap what you’ve sown.
Deep in my head
Are thoughts that I’ve buried
And horrors you’ll never know.
You’ll never hear of
All the secrets I carry
Or the nightmares hidden below.
The leaves are changing.
As am I, within my soul.
This is the fallout
Of my changing emotions.
I will decay with the warmth.
Please stay by my side.
I’ll meet you beneath the pines
Where we can fix this.
Light will creep through the needles
As the warmth makes its return.
Well, the Sabbath boys are back. With Ozzy on vocals, Tony lommi on guitar, Geezer Butler on bass and introducing former Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk, three-quarters of the original Black Sabbath proves that even after over three decades of playing together, they’ve still got it. Remaining true to that old school Sabbath sound with a satisfying modern touch, 13 is exactly what die hard fans have been waiting for. Dark, gloomy, poetic and heavy, 13 reminds us that both time and sobriety do not always have a negative effect on an artist’s work. Breaking out of his negative drug-riddled and MTV sell-out persona, Ozzy demonstrates that he has still remained true to his heavy-metal roots. The only negative side to this album is the story-telling. Sabbath used to be able to paint a magnificent picture in the listener’s mind, but this album happens to be a bit lackluster in the imagery department.
Personal Rating: 8/10
Favorite track: Age of Reason
Least favorite track: End of the Beginning
Dallas Green, former frontman for the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire, has released his fourth studio album under the moniker City & Colour. Offering softer music and more relatable lyrics compared to that of Alexisonfire, City & Colour reveals a more poetic and sentimental side of both Green and his musical talents. After his subtle change of sound found in Little Hell, Green offers a wonderful mix of music reminiscent to that of Sometimes and Bring Me Your Love equally combined with the full-band sound that Little Hell offered. Often simultaneously upbeat musically and melancholy lyrically, The Hurry and the Harm serenades its listener and shows the remarkable evolution of Green as both an artist and as a musician.
Personal Rating: 10/10
Favorite Song: Take Care
Least Favorite Song: Thirst
I will be using this blog as a place to post my personal writings and film projects, as well as a place to post film, book and album reviews. I will also answer any questions (to the best of my knowledge) that my followers have concerning any of those topics. I plan to be adding some reviews to the page in the next couple of days, so sit tight.