You know, I've been feeling much more attached to my music lately. Its such a nice feeling, that frankly faded quite a bit for a long time. I didn't think that much of it at the time, but looking back at it, that's really sad. Way back in the day, I used to share countless songs, and talk about music semi aimlessly on the Facebook page. Back then it was called Music= Life, then did get changed to Immortal Music, but that was still back in 2012.
The random love of music has been sparked again. I actually went to a concert (I Prevail) where I didn't even have my phone on me. Going into it that felt foreign, and I thought I would hate that. Not being able to record or take a single picture? Its unheard of for me, but you know what? That ended up being the most therapeutic thing I think I ever could have done for myself. I forgot how absolutely incredible it is to stand on the edge of a massive mosh pit, watching from a safe distance, screaming your heart out to songs while surrounded by 2,000 strangers doing the exact same thing. All that mattered was the music, and its been almost a week, yet I still feel so much better. I honestly don't remember the last time I left a concert feeling RELAXED.
That isn't what I wanted to talk about, I actually in a way, wanted to do a little catch up. I'd like anyone who reads this to do the same too. I used to periodically post about the bands and songs I was loving at the moment, and frankly wanted to bring that back. Partly to share, and see what others are listening to, but also to look back on.
I was talking about this with a friend of mine the other day, and one of the things I love is that I have eight years of content to look back on through my website. And that includes how much my music tastes have changed. My favorites have evolved so much, and I've had so many small phases with various bands. Some have stuck longer than others. Some I was into heavily for a month, some have lasted ten years.
From what I can see, the earliest I mentioned my favorites was actually before Immortal Music as its now known existed. It used to be mostly through Blogger, if you look hard enough, you can still find it. That was before I found a good balance to make it all work on one website. It appears in November 2011 my favorites were Escape The Fate, Mayday Parade, Art Of Dying, All Time Low, and sort of seems like a touch of Black Veil Brides. Though I did at one point still acknowledge that "Scars" from Papa Roach is my favorite song. Course I called it my 'theme song', which I would never say now, but it still reigns true.
Now I would say my favorites are fairly different. While I still love all of those bands, none of them are what I would call my favorites now. Though I do still find myself playing a lot of Escape The Fate and All Time Low. All Time Low has recently come back into my rotation actually, I feel like I moved away from them for a while there. For no particular reason, though I admit I didn't care for the Last Young Renegade album that much. So that might not have helped.
My favorites today though are I Prevail, Shinedown, Beartooth, Papa Roach, and A Day To Remember. Now I threw Beartooth in there, but it is only really their Diseased album. I am somewhat new to them and so far, I only have select songs from their earlier work I really like. THat's still subject to change, of course.
Shinedown, Papa Roach and A Day To Remember are three bands that honestly never leave my favorites list. Even if I'm not actively playing them a lot, they will always hold a special place in my heart. As for I Prevail, they've been in my list also constantly since they released their Lifelines album in 2016. If I'm honest, without getting into it, I Prevail has helped get me through a lot of hard things life has thrown at me, and they continue to do so to this day.
I've also been feeling a pull back to some of my old favorites, like Bullet For My Valentine and Three Days Grace. Those were two of the bands that actually lead me into getting into rock music several years ago. I'm talking like 2007. Three Days Grace has always been something I find myself going back to periodically, but Bullet not so much. "Waking the Demon" though will forever be a classic for me, and i will always love it, I swear.
As for specific songs, where do I even start? After seeing I Prevail on August 3, I've had "Bow Down" and "Gasoline" stuck heavily in my head. They mix better than you might expect, I might add. I've also been loving, "Afterall" and "Believe" from Beartooth for months, no idea why really, they just speak to me. I've also been slightly attached to "Stronger on Your Own" and "The Light" by Disturbed, just because they're both super uplifting, and powerful.
Oh! And I've been playing All Time Low again lately as well, but that's not for any particular reason. I just randomly chose to listen to them again one day last week, and went down a rabbit hole. I'm sure we all know how that goes.
I honestly think that about covers it. Please let me know who and what you've been listening to. I'd love to hear what you all are thinking, and I will speak to you soon, hopefully.
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