Sunday, February 13, 2005

And the Grammy for best hard rock performance goes to...

"Slither" by Velvet Revolver? I mean, its okay, I guess, if you like mediocre, derivative, throwback rock. It's not a bad song by any stretch, but is it better than top contender, "Duality*"? No way, they're not even in the same league.

Duality was a masterpiece. It was amazing; they were actually playing Slipknot on the radio. If you can make such dark, heavy music mainstream, now that's a feat. And Slipknot didn't get on the radio by going all pop-y or holding back on their heavy riffs. They retained a complex, dark sound, but it was just undeniably great music.

Now, Slipknot is not my favorite band, and I do think there masks are ridiculous, but denying Duality its proper spot at the top of its genre is a travesty. My blog will go black in protest.

Push my fingers into my eyes...
It's the only thing that slowly stops the ache...
But it's made of all the things I am today...
Jesus, it never ends, it works it's way inside...
If the pain goes on...
Aaaaaaaah!

I have screamed until my veins collapsed
I've waited last, my time's elapsed
Now, All I do is live with so much fate
I've wished for this, I've bitched at that
I've left behind this little fact:
You cannot kill what you did not create
I've gotta say what I've gotta say
And then I swear I'll go away
But I can't promise you'll enjoy the words
I guess I'll save the best for last
My future seems like one big past
You'll live with me 'cause you left me no choice

I push my fingers into my eyes
It's the only thing that slowly stops the ache
If the pain goes on, I'm not gonna make it!

Pull me back together
Or seperate the skin from the bone
Leave me all the Pieces, and then you can leave me alone
Tell me the reality is better than dream
But I found out the hard way,
Nothing is what it seems!

I push my fingers into my eyes
It's the only thing that slowly stops the ache
But it's made of all the thing I am today
Jesus, it never ends, it works it's way inside
If the pain goes on, I'm not gonna make it!

All I've got...all I've got is insane...
All I've got...all I've got is insane...
All I've got...all I've got is insane
All I've got...all I've got is insane

I push my fingers into my eyes
It's the only thing that slowly stops the ache
But it's made of all the thing I am today
Jesus, it never ends, it works it's way inside
If the pain goes on,
I'm not gonna make it!

* Click on the link and watch the Duality video. The video cost about a half million to make, for reasons which are obvious, if you watch it.

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