The dawn of a new music genre continues to fuel the teenagers across the world. As you seek to understand this generation, perhaps a look at our favorite music may offer a hint as to who we are now versus who you were then. Take a look into these hot bands and see what you think.
Suicide Silence– Just the name brings forth concerns and worry to every parent. Take a moment, sit and relax with your coffee and listen to more than just one song. Listen to the words and tones rather than just the noise. Try out Slaves to Substance for a decent take. Best advice is to watch the song with the lyrics coming up. The video depicts a young boy fighting zombies to protect himself and ultimately a young girl trapped in a building before he realizing that she too has been infected. In the end, he succumbs to the same fate. The moral of the song is to fight for yourself and others that are close to you in their battle to stay clean and sober in a drug filled culture. Category: Death Metal
Memphis May Fire– Don’t the let name cause question as to the band’s intentions. This band offers smooth vocals with lyrics of the heart. Lyrics that question the morals, choices, thoughts and actions of one’s true self. The words are crystal clear and not heavily overtaken with the instruments. They rather implode the lyrics into a serene understanding. Take Miles away for example, the fight within the heart and mind about the choices of a love versus the family. They are both necessary and need action in life but what exactly is the right choice and when is the right time to make that choice.
The Notwist– is a more subtle easy on the ears, they speak to the listener about life, love, choices and ways to hear it, live it and most importantly get through it. Find yourself at any cost and understand that with every choice, there is always a backlash of some sort. The instruments take one into serene state of mind while the lyrics bring forth the words. Clearly this band was far ahead of their time and knowledge in their times or perhaps, nothing has changed but the years as they go by. Can it be possible that the lessons of life remain unchanged? Take a moment to step back and enjoy: Consequence
The Bunny the Bear– Formed in 2008, TBTB’s founder and Tybor writes the music and lyrics to the songs. The songs offer a mix of screaming vocal with calm and collected vocals. Tybor and the other vocalist have defined roles with Tybor always performing the screaming vocals. Their music flows together in a harmony that only those who truly understand could accept. “To know your struggles is too find the words in music that speak the most to your soul” (Ethel DeGroodt). If you prefer to hear one of my favorite songs try out Ocean Floor as you connect to where you are, have been or don’t want to be.
Open your ears, minds, thoughts and most importantly let down your preconceived notions of what should or should not be in music. Step outside of your box and take a moment to listen to the words that we speak rather than what you think we have done or been a part of. While we may like different types of music, we gravitate to that of which we can understand and feel a part of.