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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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Featured Video Game Music: Final Fantasy X Battle Music

Posted by triforce624 on August 15, 2008

Oh my god, sorry I haven’t done this in a while.Just been busy as heck these past days. Animation, batch files, making people websites, yeesh.

Ok, so yeah, the FVGM of this post is the FFX battle music.

I’m not really into FF anymore, the only songs I like in it are the Prelude, FFX Battle Music, and the Red Wings theme from the SNES FF2.

This song is repetitive, but in my opinion beautiful at the same time. My rating would be 9/10.

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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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haahaa, dis song ih funneh

Posted by triforce624 on August 6, 2008

there you have it. the name of it is Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, it is a song made for a Flash video on newgrounds. so its not on an album or on the radio or anything. “Gandolf the greay, and gandolf the white, and monty python and the holy grail’s black night” danananana “all came out of nowhere lightnin fast and kicked chuck norris in his cowboy ass” dananana. so, here’s the original flash:

Video and lyrics: 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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Twin music post: Metal Slug X Final Mission(?)

Posted by triforce624 on July 31, 2008

Sorry guys, about the unusual amount of post from me. After this post, I’m taking a break to finish off a video I’ve been working on. You’ve probably noticed that the title of this post doesn’t begin with Featured Video Game Music. Well, that’s because from now on every other post I make will be Twin Music Post. That’s right. A TMP post is two featured musics from a certain franchise. Today, I bring you two musics from the game, Metal Slug X Final Mission (or is is just MGX?)
First we have the assault theme. Video: Read the rest of this entry »

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Featured video game music: Nancy drew theme

Posted by triforce624 on July 30, 2008

Nobody was posting in the last two days, so I figured I wouldn’t kick anyone off the top and get this one over with.

My mom and I play these games a lot. They’re the PC Nancy Drew games. I’m currently playing the second one for the DS, Mystery of the Clue Bender Society and have finished the other one. These games are fun, but their theme is awesome (but not better than the DS ND theme song! i couldn’t find that one on youtube.) Here it is: Read the rest of this entry »

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Featured video game music: Metroid-Kraid’s Lair

Posted by triforce624 on July 27, 2008

Yes, the Godzilla who has three bellybuttons, using which he shoots feet and shoots fastballs with his fingernails. Yes, here we have it, Kraid’s theme song.

This song plays repetitively throughout the Kraid’s Lair stage of Metroid Zero mission and the original metroid.

Video: 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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