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►What’s in the Playlist: I’m So Sick by Flyleaf

Posted by Mercenary Spark on October 6, 2008

Since no ideas come to mind about this week’s song and I have to mke an article, I’ll just choose the first song that I listen to when I begin writing this, and that is I’m So Sick, probably the best song by the band. The song’s about a person that’s spirtually/mentally sick as a result from a selfish relationship he/she wants to break free off. The sound’s ok and the lyrics too, may remind you of those mass epidemic or zombie movies. Also, I plan on doing some big changes to the blog, and maybe returning to doing some game reviews (I have an idea for one).

Rating: 8/10 – Good song. Listen to it from the video, if you want it In the Corner, comment below asking for it.

Lyrics and video: Read the rest of this entry »

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►What’s in the Playlist: Hearts of the Innocent by Kutless

Posted by Mercenary Spark on September 22, 2008

Sorry everyone, I’m still here even if I still have heavy rains All Around Me and a small wall fell on top of a nearby house. I want to thank you all for your patience, and today that classes were suspended, I finally post an article.  During my posting abscence the blog got to 15,000 hits, with some posts we might have gotten about a 1000 more in that time. I’ve been busy and I left my blog as middle priority in my life.

This week’s What’s in the Playlist song is by one of my favorite Christian Rock bands, Kutless. The song (unlike most songs by now-mainstream rock bands) does rock, but the band’s latest album To Know That You’re Alive has over half of the songs as “soft rock” ballads. The song’s about people who are criticized (for expressing their faith and being who they were) and are pressured to be like the rest, to be hopeless, faithless, suffering and without the important values of life (not having unity in the family). Jon Sumrall, the lead singer of Kutless said “this whole song is a little in-your-face perspective in that we have things in our hearts that we believe are right and true, and in the same nature that Paul did a couple thousand years ago, we feel like you can ridicule us, point fingers at us, yell at us and do whatever to us, but we believe in this and you can’t make us stop.”

Rating: 9/10 – A good Kutless song with great meaningful lyrics. Though I still like Treason better. The song is available In the Corner for you to listen.

Lyrics (since it has no official video): Read the rest of this entry »

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Video of the Month: Talking to the Walls by Finger Eleven

Posted by Mercenary Spark on September 3, 2008

Sorry, everyone for keeping you waiting for another article, but schoolwork and work on the forum on my free time haven’t allowed me to do much around here. This article will get published in the midst of stormy weather. For this month, I chose a video I found a few days ago on the web. It’s by Finger Eleven, one of the coolest Canadian rock bands I’ve heard recently. The song’s good, but the reason I chose it was because of the originality of the video. This video is actually a recopilation of videos of the band playing, all filmed, edited and directed by fifty of their fans. Anyone can edit their own version of the video by clicking here.

Lyrics to the song: Read the rest of this entry »

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►What’s in the Playlist: Frontline by Pillar

Posted by Mercenary Spark on August 17, 2008

School didn’t start as I expected it to (homework) and it’s late, so I’ll post this article today and keep it short. I found this song some time ago, I like the instrumentals, the lyrics and their message. The song’s awesome (gets you pumped) and the lyrics have a fighting spirit to them (great before playing a competition or during workout). My interpretation of the song’s message is that you’ll always have others (God, your friends and your family) besides you wherever you go (even at death) to confront problems head on.

Rating: 9/10 – Pillar’s best song (in my opinion). I would give it a 100/10, but I won’t give ratings over 9 except for really good songs I like. The song is available In the Corner.

Lyrics: Read the rest of this entry »

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10,000 Hits!

Posted by Mercenary Spark on August 8, 2008

Yeah! Well we got to 10,000 hits today, the 8th of August of 2008 at 8 pm GMT (it was 4 pm here, which is Atlantic time, but GMT’s the one that really matters). Also if my Math is correct, it’s been exactly 200 days since I created this blog (it’s the 201th day, but I created the blog on the afternoon and I’m counting days that passed). Thanks to all the authors and readers of this blog for your help. All of you have helped to make this one of the top 5 music and gaming blogs in the web (when in doubt ask google). Our start was as rocky as any other blog, but we have come a long way, thanks to all of you. Again I thank you all for your support and not giving up.

The stats of this blog in its first 200 days: Read the rest of this entry »

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►What’s in the Playlist: One Step Closer by Linkin Park

Posted by Mercenary Spark on August 2, 2008

Well, my vacation’s almost over, in a few days, I’ll have to return to school. To let you know how I feel about it, I picked one of my favorite songs for the playlist this week. One Step Closer is the second song on Linkin Park’s first album [Hybrid Theory] (back when they rocked and rapped more). It has screaming, overall heavy sound and extremely angry, powertful lyrics. The song’s meaning is self-expalanatory, the guy’s angry at someone because (s)he keeps on talking, which brings him ‘one step closer to the edge’. He tried to ignore him/her but finally breaks and yells the person to shut up. The video shows a guy and a girl following a hooded, masked man towards an underground tunnel where the band is playing and other masked men are doing a sort of rite (or just dancing).

Rating: 9/10 – One of my favorite Linkin Park songs, always there on my mp3 player. Also the song is followed up by With You, another hard rocking song. You have to love the Shut Up part (so many people you would want to yell that to). 💡 The song is available In the Corner.

Lyrics and Video: [Warning: If it’s late in the evening, you don’t want to disturb someone else and/or you don’t like screaming, turn your computer’s volume down before listening to the song.] Read the rest of this entry »

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►What’s in the Playlist: Pain by Jimmy Eat World

Posted by Mercenary Spark on July 26, 2008

This week’s featured song is Pain by Jimmy Eat World from their album Futures. The song’s about a guy in love with someone, but that someone doesn’t love him back and he has to let her go so she doesn’t bother him anymore. The video shows again inflicting pain upon himself (letting twins hit him with bats, covering himself with meat so a dog attacks him, throwing himself on the stairs, hitting his head on the wall) for no apparent reason until a girl comes by and “takes his pain away” (he gets a crush on her), and they go and take a walk. This song is what many might call emo for the theme. It has a guitar solo before the last chorus. The sound is the reason why I have it in my playlist and listen to it often.

Rating: 7/10 – A good Jimmy Eat World song. The music is good, the lyrics not that good. The song is available In the Corner. The Middle, their most succesful single, is also available there. I’ll probably review some of their better songs another day (like Sweetness, 23, Futures or A Praise Chorus).

Lyrics and Video: [Warning: Do not attempt the things the guy on the video does or you’ll feel more pain than the stuntman.] Read the rest of this entry »

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Army of Light RPG Forum and 8000 Hits

Posted by Mercenary Spark on July 19, 2008

We just surpassed 8000 hits earlier this afternoon. And that’s not all, because today the Army of Light RPG forum is finally open for registration. For those of you asking yourselves what is it, here’s a summary:

“The Army of Light RPG is a series of tactical role playing games developed to play on the computer by Mercenary of Light with the help of his friends and other forum members. The gameplay is based on strategy RPGs like Fire Emblem and Advance Wars, but with new characters and an original story that members of the forum create, develop and will later experience.”

The forum is basically a role-playing forum where some role-playings (Army of Light Campaign) follow the main story where I set the background, and others follow and role-play along. There members develop the backstory and personality of the main character they created and his/her assistant (on Elite Forces campaign), so that he/she/they could be included as playable character(s) in the RPG series I’m curently developing. The RPGs are a series of games I’m making from scratch on a legal free-distribution software (I’ll post the link when I finish a test version and you will be able to play the series on your computer).

Members also get to suggest ideas or submit classes, sprites and other things for the RPGs and site. The site also has other role-playing forums, sections and features. All members can also make guilds or clubs and create/keep a blog (at the moment, no widgets on the sidebar). Even if you have never played a strategy RPG, you should try it out. Check it out by clicking on the picture in the sidebar.

Any doubts or comments, reply below.

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►What’s in the Playlist: So Cold by Breaking Benjamin

Posted by Mercenary Spark on July 12, 2008

To end Breaking Benjamin week, I’m adding So Cold, one of the band’s best singles, to the playlist. The sound is good. The meaning of the lyrics is about a catastrophe occuring and 2 lovers spending their last minutes together. Ben Burley (the band’s singer) stated that they were inspired by the movie 28 Days Later (about a rage virus that causes an outbreak in England). The video instead shows a man carrying a big, heavy stone (chained to his hands) in a forest, while a group of people (wearing 19th century clothing) follow. They end up in a swamp with a preacher where the man falls one last time (from the weight) and drowns.

Rating: 8/10 – A good alternative rock song. The song is available In the Corner.

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►What’s in the Playlist: The Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin

Posted by Mercenary Spark on July 7, 2008

Sorry for not making a playlist article last week, but I’m lazy and procrastinated. I should have done it before the weekend, but I didn’t so I’ll publish it today. The RPG is still in process, but the forum will be open soon for character development. If anyone wishes to participate or submit ideas, post in the correct topic on the Hybrid Mix Forum or contact me. Now on the week’s song, The Diary of Jane, one of Breaking Benjamin’s best songs, and their second best-selling single (Their best-selling (or another great) single will be added later this week, making this BB week*). The song has some heavy drums, guitar riffs and screaming vocals. The lyrics are good but suggestive, they go well with the rhythm. My interpretation of their meaning is the guy likes a depressesd girl (Jane) who won’t tell him what she feels about him. It is then suggested (in the video at least) that she dies by drowning in the bathtub (note she can’t see her reflection on the mirrors). The guy then finds her diary and continues looking for the answer to what Jane felt for him (while contemplating her grave, in the video). I also think the Diary of Jane could be symbolic, representing her heart (feelings).

Rating: 8/10 – A great Breaking Benjamin song. You hear it and you know why it’s a hit. The song is available In the Corner.

Lyrics and Video[Warning: The song contains lyrics referring to death that might be interpreted as suicide by some.]: Read the rest of this entry »

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Mario’s Mix Volume 1

Posted by mario64mario on July 3, 2008

That’s right people, it’s finally time!!! =D

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Song Review: Spit Me Out by Collective Soul

Posted by Elven Warrior on July 2, 2008

Hello. This is my first song review. I got this one before Mercenary of Light. 😉 This song is a pretty good song. It is about a certain relationship between a woman he likes. But she rejects him in all the way’s possible. But the song has a rather, joyous cheer to it. He always finds out a way to kick things up a notch. Plus towards the ending to the song all the lyrics of together with 2 voices (as allot of other songs do).

He has allot of similar songs but never quite like this. His songs are best if your in a sad, depressed, or plain bored mood. So I suggest you listen to this song some time. The lyrics to this song are Read the rest of this entry »

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