When I met my husband he loved Metallica. While I love a couple of their songs I don’t prefer a steady diet of the stuff. Last night while checking the Billboard charts for music to spotlight I happened onto a song performed by Avenged Sevenfold that blew my socks off. An American rock band that originates from Huntington Beach, California, Avenged Sevenfold has a sound reminiscent of Metallica, at least in this song. “Hail to the King” starts off with amazing guitar riffs that literally get your blood pumping and fire you up from the get go long before the drums start pounding the driving beat that is prevalent throughout the song. It is one bad assed song and I love it. I love the intricate guitar solos and the driving force of the drums. It is my kind of rock song. I am caught up with the music until the last guitar riff fades.
Even though Memphis, Tennessee based band, Skillet, has been around since 1996, I have obviously been under a rock as usual. I happened across their latest single “Sick of It” quite by accident and LOVED it. I simply cannot get enough of it and immediately downloaded it to my phone. My phone is full of music that I must listen to and this song has joined the ranks of a quick favorite. I love the driving force and energy of the song, the vocals which begin whispery and explode with power at the bridge. Now that this American Christian rock band is on my radar, I will be exploring more of their music with little doubt that I will love it. They have a great sound. Starting in October they are touring with Nickelback, another one of my favorites and I can just imagine what an amazing concert that will be. I hope you have enjoyed Tuesday Tunes this week as much as I have. Until next time, crank the tunes, and rock on!