Posts tagged ‘Slayer’

March 22, 2010

Master of Puppets vs Womanizer

When I was a teenager I was really big into the Big Four of metal: Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. At this point, 2009, I really feel like those bands were far more poppy then I realized at the time. “Master Of Puppets” might be over eight minutes long, but if you deconstruct the song, it has a regular pop structure: Intro, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus, Outro. The main difference is that in “Master Of Puppets”, the bridge is the lengthy guitar soloing and staccato “Master! Master! Where’s the dreams I’ve been after?” part. That lengthy section serves the same purpose as the part in “Womanizer” that would be considered the bridge. A bridge is a contrasting section which leads back to the main melody. To illustrate my point, I’ve “mapped out” the sections of both songs, and you can listen along. I think you’ll be surprised.

Britney Spears – Womanizer

Intro 0:00 – 0:14
Verse 0:14 – 0:42
Pre-chorus 0:42 – 0:55
Chorus 0:55 – 1:23
Verse 2) 1:23 – 1:51
Pre-chorus 1:51 – 2:05
Chorus 2:05 – 2:32
Bridge 2:32 – 2:46
Chorus 2:46 – end

Metallica – Master Of Puppets

Intro 0:00 – 0:52
Verse 1 0:52 – 1:27
Pre-chorus 1:27 – 1:48
Chorus 1:48 – 2:10
Verse 2) 2:10 – 2:47
Pre-chorus 2:47 – 3:08
Chorus 3:08 – 3:30
Bridge 3:30 – 6:39
Verse 3) 6:39 – 7:15
Pre-chorus 7:15 – 7:35
Chorus – 7:35 – end

December 16, 2009

I’m Going To Europe This Summer

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, the Big Four, are all going to share one bill at at least two European festival dates. Of course, it would be really interesting if Mustaine joined Metallica on stage. So, who is going to pay for my airfare and hotel room?!?

Article From Pitchfork

July 29, 2009

Slayer – Raining Blood

After sifting through 80s hair metal, I’ve been reminded why I loved Slayer so much as a teenager. Good God…

BTW, watching this I get images of the Metalocalypse dudes playing this, haha.

September 16, 2007

Comment I posted on someone’s blog about why people love music.

You can read the original blog here

I’ve been listening to CDs not already on my iPod deciding what I might want to sell. I don’t have any of my Slayer albums on my iPod because I’ve not listened to them in years. Maybe since high school, which was 11 years ago. The other day I threw on “Reign In Blood” and had the same reaction I did in high school: A big goofy smile on my face. They always cracked me up because Slayer is so over the top. “Taste your blood as it trickles through the air.” LOL. And the double kick drums, and Araya’s high pitched screams, all of it cracks me up still.

I agree with Sully’s comments here. Music is everything to me. The majority of time I spend online I’m likely doing something related to music, while listening to music. The 40 hours I work, 35 of them are spent listening to music. When I go to museums, I often discuss the art by relating it in terms of music. If you looked back in my live journal when I was dating my ex, i’ve deleted most of my personally written entries, but have kept the lyrics I posted at the time. You can get a genuine sense of what happened to us with those lyrics. I have a hard time understanding how people cannot be passionate about music in some way. I’m not entirely sure why music touches me like this. Like Sully says, clearly I feel music in my soul. I think part of it is that (hopefully) the music is being written and played from someone’s soul. Thus you build a connection to the music because you can hear a piece of a person’s soul in it. Even Slayer, having dedicated their life to music, are clearly playing from their own souls. Typically, people who listen to Slayer tend to be more dark, angry (inside or outside), aggressive people. They see and hear Slayer, and they feel a kinship and understanding in the music, style, and lyrics represented by them. That is why I think people turn to the music that they do, the feeling that someone else understands and they are not alone. Even if someone listens to happy pop music like the Spice Girls, it is because the music understands that inside they just want to be happy and have a good time. There is still a potential connection of souls, yes, even with the Spice Girls.

The question for me is, why do I find Slayer funny? In that answer truly is the answer to Sully’s question.