You should check the other stuff section in this post if you aren't that interested the lists and such, there's a cool moment I try to describe.
I kinda picked up running which has allowed me to listen to a decent amount of music despite not having a chance to listen to anything at all for about a week of the last month due to multi day training exercises.
1,090 which makes for 34 a day, like I said I'm pleasantly surprised by that number considering how many days the number was 0.
1.Anti-Flag - 65 plays
2. Arctic monkeys - 48 plays
2. Neck deep - 48 plays
4. In flames - 21 plays
5. Jeff Williams - 18 plays
I'm pretty sure I mentioned that I'd been enjoying A-F’s new singles last time. The album dropped early this month (November) but I kept hyping myself for it by having the singles pretty much on repeat all October. Neck deep also remained an obsession and the songs by the two bands formed most of what was stuck in my head during the training exercises with lines like “pain pain go away” and “these are the days that test your heart and soul” ah good times (not).
1.Anti-flag - The criminals, 16 plays. The one with the “these are the days that test your heart and soul” line, an absolute rock tune. Doesn't sound like a traditional Anti-Flag song aside from the lyrics but a great song none the less, especially the catchy chorus.
2. Anti-flag - American attraction, 13 plays. The first single from the album really showed that there was a new style to the old name. Heavier and far more rock than punk feel with a slower tempo and a guitar riff that'll sick in your head for weeks.
3. Anti-flag - racists, 12 plays. A far more traditional Anti-Flag song with fast pace and upbeat melody and of course topical punk lyrics.
4. Neck deep - where do we go when we go, 10 plays. A great song to run to and many great lines to sing while waiting for a long day to finally be over, such as “pain pain go away” and “the world is a funny place, it kicks you when you're down and knocks you out when you get up again” with slight alterations the latter is almost too perfect.
5. Neck deep - don't wait, 9 plays. I think I've said all I have to say about the songs on this album already so I'll only repeat myself by saying it's worth listening, do it right now.
Ensiferum's victory song is an epic masterpiece which I'd recommend listening to, fits especially well in the background of fantastical viking battles. Also a quick mention of a once in a lifetime moment courtesy of Finnish defence forces. After a couple mentally and physically super draining field days (and nights) we had an event one evening which opened with Petri Laaksonen's version of täällä Pohjantähden alla. The atmosphere of about a hundred soldiers staring at a couple campfires with a touching Finnish song playing was something else. Tears were shed and minds wandered as the warmth originating from our hearts beat the darkness and cold of the harsh October conditions. The poetry I poured into that paragraph hopefully helped you picture the moment.