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Garabage - Why Do You Love Me?
I don’t normally listen to this type of music. I guess this is pretty much ’90s alternative rock, of the non-grunge variety. I mean, it does sound a bit grungy - but I don’t think Garbage is typically classified as grunge or post-grunge. That being said, I do like this song. This song is quite heavy - and it shows that women can, in fact, rock just as hard as the men do.
Sometimes, I feel like such a bad feminist - because I don’t listen to too many bands with female vocalists in them. I’m sure this song will grow on me, as I listen to it more. 9/10 (for now, anyway).
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.”
oh my god this is heartbreaking
Talk about objectification and misogyny at its extreme! *shakes head*
Maybe future women who come from families with a history of breast cancer should make their husbands sign a contract that say something like this: “I, *hubby’s name*, solemnly swear that… in the instance that my wife might need to get her breasts removed… I will continue to stick by her and value her for the person that she is… and not for the lumps that fat that might, one day, need to be removed.”
Even though Corey Taylor has become a quite well-respected vocalist as of late, Slipknot does still get a lot of shit from metal elitists. I do admit that some of their songs are a bit too screamy for me - and I tend to prefer some of what I’ve heard of Stone Sour, actually. Not Bother or Through Glass, those are too soft for me - but I really dig Say You’ll Haunt Me and Absolute Zero.
This song is a bit more melodic than Slipknot’s usual fare. I wouldn’t say that there are really any bluesy guitar riffs in the song, but the melody itself appears to be a bit blues-inspired. 9.5/10
Five Finger Death Punch - Lift Me Up (feat. Rob Halford of Judas Priest) (2013)
To be honest, I really don’t know how to describe the song exactly. I mean, I love the song a lot - so it’s definitely a 10/10. I guess I’d best describe the song as crunchy groove metal, although I’m quite certain “crunchy” is not a technical music term. This song also features guest vocals from Rob Halford of Judas Priest.
The feminist side of me would so much like for there to be an all-female band that sounds similar in style to Five Finger Death Punch.
that I found on article describing Avenged Sevenfold in 1999, as if they were already a firmly established band back then - as well as a mention that were about to go on tour with Five Finger Death Punch… a band that I don’t think even existed, yet.
prior to Sounding the Seventh Trumpet? I believe three were released in 1999, and then two more were released in 2000. And then different versions of those songs all show up on Sounding the Seventh Trumpet.
So… I guess the Sounding the Seventh Trumpet album was actually recorded back in 1999 - when some of the band members weren’t even eighteen, yet. So I guess the album wasn’t released until two years after it was recorded - so, on the first album, we’re literally hearing a bunch of talented kids playing.
On a side note, I wonder if Sounding the Seventh Trumpet was ever released on cassette. Because, from what I understand, they did still sell cassette tapes back in 2001 - even though they were, increasingly, becoming more rare… and well on their way to being phased out.