8 years agozorton213
8 years agozorton213
Just signed up onto Google +. So far I'm liking. It's got a much cleaner feel than Facebook.
FB is suffering from the same thing Myspace did during the end of its run: it's too full of crap. There simply is too make and the pages just look over-saturated. Google + is much easier on the eye.
On another note, I just reinstalled Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. I forgot how much fucking fun this game is. Everyone should seriously reinstall it now and blow a load of nostalgia all over it.
9 years agozorton213
Just got home from an interesting night.
The show was great. Mic mentioned that it was the biggest single show they've headlined.
We were in the middle of the crowd.
At the end of NWFT there was a big mosh pit in front of us. Someone landed on a friend who was with me and my friends knee got hurt pretty badly. He was unable to stand on it. One of the people from the crowd helped to clear a path through everyone else to the back
The security took us backstage to wait for an ambulance. It took them till the end of 21:13 to get there, so we got to see the rest of the show from backstage. I waved at Travis and he waves back when they walked off after In Keeping.
Maybe not the best concert experience I've had, but definitely one of the more interesting ones...
9 years agozorton213
Year of the Black Rainbow is upon us. After much waiting and anticipation I finally got the album. Here are my impressions.
One - First, let me say that I'm very happy that they went back to instrumental intros for their albums. They always gave that perfect take off point for the rest of the album, and "One" is no exception. It's a beautiful, yet creepy tune. That said, I probably wouldn't listen to this unless I was listening to the rest of the album. Otherwise I would likely skip it if it came up on shuffle.
The Broken - The first song we heard. It's the perfect song to really kick things off. I love the energy the band packs into this song. Everything is really top-notch in The Broken and it has easily become one of my favorite Coheed singles.
Guns of Summer - The first time I heard Guns Of Summer, it didn't really hook me. But the more I hear it, the more I like it. They opening still doesn't catch me. But from the point the first chorus begins, I love it. Claudios vocal range in this song is truly amazing, but it's Chris who owns this song. His drumming is impossible to ignore. It's something unheard in anything Coheed has done bofore.
Here We Are Juggernaut - The 2nd song we heard. From the moment I heard it, it instantly became a favorite of mine. It's another song where you get a lot of energy from all the members. And the lyrics are some of their best. "This is not your place. This is not your playground, it's my heart."
Far - Far follows in the footsteps of songs like "The Light & The Glass" and "Mother Superior", and that's nothing to complain about. Just like them it starts quieter, but picks up as the song progresses without every loosing it's feel of being a beautiful song. The lyrical structure really sticks out in this song for me. Travis' guitar work in the solo is another thing that staples this as one of my favorite songs from the album.
This Shattered Symphony - Another song that doesn't pick up for me until the chorus hits. Fortunately, after the point that it grabs me, it really holds me. The quick build up to the chorus is the best thing about this song. You can really tell they had fun writing this song.
World of Lines - Truly amazing. I just love how everything works together so well in this song. All the instruments and the vocals match each other so well. There's never a point where you wonder if it could be better had something been done differently, because it's so perfect.
Made Out of Nothing (All That I Am) - Doesn't grab me as much as some other songs on the album. It's catchy and well put together, but something about it doesn't hold my attention as much as most other songs on the songs on the album... but it has been growing on me. Something about the structure/sound of the song makes it feel as if it should be one of the last couple of songs on the album. I can;t really put my finger on it.
Pearl of the Stars - You can really feel the PFI in this song, mostly in Claudios vocals. His deeper singing in the verses was risky, but worked out really well. It has instantly become one of my favorite quieter Coheed songs, second only to TL&TG
In The Flame of Error - Probably my least favorite song on the album. It's not bad, but it can't hold a torch to the other songs. It doesn't hold my attention nearly as well as most other Coheed songs, much less songs on YOTBR.
When Skeletons Live - I find this song a lot of fun to listen to. The pacing is perfect. The guitar, drums, bass, and vocals really work together well in this song. I could see this see this quickly becoming a staple live song.
The Black Rainbow - I have very mixed feelings about this song. One one hand, it really feels like that epic "end" song. Having it start quite and end heavier, coupled with the fantastic guitar work, really lends itself to that. On the other hand it gets really repetitive, which turns me off to it. I felt the same way when I first heard "On The Brink", but that did eventually grew on me, so I expect this song to do that same.
The laughter at the end makes me thing of Pink Floyd... and that's never a bad thing;
Overall, I was very happy with the album. There is a lot of emotion behind it and it really feels like a perfect place for this story to end.
Song rating from best to worst:
1. The Broken
2. World of Lines
3. Pearl of the Stars
4. Here We Are Juggernaut
6. When Skeletons Live
7. Guns of Summer
8. Made Out of Nothing
9. This Shattered Symphony
10. The Black Rainbow
11. In The Flame of Error
10 years agozorton213
It's over. Four long nights of Coheed and it's over.
Neverender in two words: Halo Shit!
Everything was flawless. The band sounded great. The songs were perfect. Some that stood out to me were IRO-Bot, 2113, Light and the Glass, Willing Well I-IV, Road of the Damned. So epic.
Mic's opening speech to night two was fucking hilarious. "I'm a botanist!".
The acoustic performance was beautiful.
Davenport Cabinet was amazing. "I'd like to bring out a friend of mine for these next two songs. He's been in a couple of bands in New York. You may have heard of him. He's kind of made a name for himself. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Claudio Sanchez!" I love Travis.
The Trooper as an encore night 3 killed my voice. So good.
Night 4, they brought out Warren Haynes and played I Shall Be Released. Win.
Claudio recognized me when he saw me at the Kill Audio signing. That ruled.
Best concerts ever. If you're a fan, get the DVDs when they come out...
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