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Within Temptation at Wembley Arena

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Well, you may have already read my thoughts on the support, to sum it up they were bloody fantastic, but what about the main attraction? Upon seeing the Dutch symphonic metal giants for the third time it is safe to say that they are as good as ever. While Hydra isn’t their best album to date it’s still a strong offering and it hasn’t impacted on their live performance at all. Read the rest of this page »

Song of the Day: Not Enough by Delain

I went to see Within Temptation at Wembley Arena on Saturday, completely forgetting to even find out who the support was. When I got there it turned out to be a band called Delain. Strangely I recognised the name but wasn’t entirely sure if I had listened to their music before. Upon listening to April Rain later on I think I had come across them before in my musical travels.

Anyway, this was the third time I had seen Within Temptation and I can’t remember the support for the first two times and hadn’t expected much this go around. Turns out it was third time lucky. Read the rest of this page »

140 Character Interview with Lem and the White Fire

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve had a 140 character interview on here! But it’s back and it’s with an awesome band. Lem and the White Fire have an excellent sound and make for an exciting listen. I was more than happy to take the opportunity to grab them for a quick interview over Twitter.

@musicment: Describe your music?

@lemwhitefire: L&TWH is described to exude originality and quirkiness. This is an organic project which hopes to deliver music to the people with honesty. Read the rest of this page »

Song of the Day: Night Song by Family Band

Night Song by Family Band starts of steadily, the beat going strong and worming its way into your head. The vocals begin and sound just a little bit like Debbie Harry’s, they entwine expertly with that beat and joins forces with it in order to burrow its way deeper into your head. Read the rest of this page »

Song of the Day: Tale of You & Me by Wild Child

This is a bit of an odd track, it’s as if there’s a hidden song added onto the end of it. Not that I’m complaining, it’s a good upbeat one.

Anyway, the beginning of Tale of You & Me is pretty great. There’s a lot of furious, fast-paced violin that compliments the hugely energetic and dramatic lyrics. The two vocals work really well together, balancing the track and adding two perspectives to the narration. Read the rest of this page »

Song of the Day: Keep the Streets Empty for Me by Fever Ray

Keep the Streets Empty Me is a little different from the usual music featured on here. But that’s good, variety is awesome and great music comes from anywhere.

Keep the Streets Empty for Me is a moody atmospheric song that manages to maintain the same feeling throughout its entirety. It’s a sort of slow track, perhaps mild is a better way of describing it, the vocals are the key to this. Read the rest of this page »

Song of the Day: The Hills of Jericho by Carly Jamison

I initially thought I’d be using a different song from Carly Jamison as my song of the day. I was pretty much certain from the moment I first heard the other song. Yet, I was at work and in my head I was reciting The Hills of Jericho.
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