Favorite bands :
System of a Down, Bullet For My Valentine, The Carrier, In Flames, Killswitch Engage, As Blood Runs Black, All That Remains, Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen, As I Lay Dying, Slipknot, Chevelle, Atreyu, At The Gates, Breaking Benjamin, Funeral For a Friend, Coheed and Cambria, Flyleaf, Linkin Park, Nickelback, Pantera, Psychostick,
I'm a 18 year old guitarist from the Chicago area. I've been playing for about 10 months now with no formal training. I'm a Christian, not a very "good" one I'll admit, but I like to think that somebody is watching over me...and that would be my religious beliefs summed up right there. Don't read into them too much lol.
I'm into alot of metalcore/hardcore as well as nu-metal, but I'd have to say my favorite thing to play is blues.
Hmm.. how about some insomnia-driven self analysis?
Overall I would classify myself as a loner. If I am ever with a group of people I'm usually the one in the back, at least one headphone in my ear. I wouldn't quite call it me being anti-social, I'm far from it, but I still value time for personal reflection and growth. At the same time though, while alone I slowly become more cynical and jaded. It is very curious... but I'll dive into that later as it is currently 3:40am and I have to be awake in about 3 hours...
I find that I have a hard time expressing myself in words. I know full well what i want to say and exactly how I want it to be heard, but I can never fully express said ideas. (Like right there, I'm sure that made no sense to anyone reading this.)
Because of this, I tend to look for music in which the lyrics mirror my thoughts/feelings. I usually find what I am looking for in metalcore, blues and some, dare I say on UG...emo. <<<Get over it, I'm definitely not emo.
A few striking lines that interest me at the moment (some of these are weak when taken out of context but I'll post them none the less):
"Every time I'm left alone, my misery begins to drown me"
"Love is not when you feel only pain"
-All That Remains
"You would rather bleed than be without her"
"Sleep brings release and the hope of a new day.
Waking the misery of being without you."
"You can't kill someone who's already dead.
You can't even begin to understand the thoughts in my head.
I beat my self over and over again about nothing, just sensing reality is dead."
These are the hours left to ghosts.
These are the times reason fails to reach.
These are the places from which echoes fail to return
and solitude runs hand in hand with disaster."
"Oh, my God
I hate the me that I've become
this needy useless forgetting one
Truthfully I can't be the me that I've washed up to be"
On a lighter note, I've recently been posting videos on youtube, lol, here's one: