The soundtrack of my life
As I type this, I'm listening to Lacuna Coil's latest album,
Karmacode. Their trademark dark, haunting vocals and off-key
melodies are as evocative as ever.
Ah, Goth Rock. Raw, angstful, and powerful.
Yet, as always, it's the power ballads that pack the most punch for me;
They have all of the bands's power on-tap, but rather than throw it in
our face, it's barely restrained, each note hinting at the beast caged
While the raw power draws out the angst, focused restraint builds the
necessary realization and understanding needed to channel that raw power
into a way to lift yourself up and out.
This isn't the first time Lacuna Coil has done that for me. Their
music has seen me through several turning points in my life. Sort of
the right thing at the right time.
It's odd, the way you don't notice something slipping away until it's
completely gone and suddenly comes back and smacks you in the face with
its full force.
The soundtrack of my life's been..well, silent. There are, of
course, many small reasons, all fairly insignificant, but their
cumulative reprocussions have been fairly extensive. It's nice that I'm
coming out of this extensive rut..
I _really_ need to re-skin my djembe. It has that raw power that
my little doumbeks, while tons of fun, just can't touch. Only a month
left until the next Paralounge drum
...Meanwhile, Lacuna Coil's drummer still rides the cymbals
far more than is healty. But I guess that means I still have my
Syndicated 2006-10-19 15:58:28 from Solomon Peachy