I heart hardcore.. AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME!!
Back in the day (hahaha "back in Narm") I was into the usual music. Pretty much, if it was on the radio, I liked it, and so did all of my friends. If I was to hear something sounding different from the norm, I didn't give it the time of day. That was, until a boy I was casually seeing asked me to go to a concert with him, I liked him, so of course I went along, even after he told me I may not like it. I thought I could deal with it if it meant I got to hang out with him haha. It was I Killed The Prom Queen's 2006 "Tour For The Recently Deceased". Not that I cared, he was HOT! Anywho, I went along and MY GOSH I was completely blown away... and not just literally by the bruising breakdowns and searing vocals. To be honest, I can't remember all the bands that played that night but I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere, the way everyone was so engrossed in the music, the moshers and the drums... I had never heard drums like that. I still don't know what it's called, that kind-of 'tapping' sound, you know the one? Well Prom Queen were amazing that night but it was The Daylight Curse that had me hooked from their first tune, a QLD band who have since split up :( I'm so glad I decided to go to that gig, because if it wasn't for that boy, Prom Queen or The Daylight Curse.. I'd probably be sitting here listening to Lady Gaga or Timberland. And, personally, i couldn't think of anything worse!
So that's the story of how I was captivated by such an obscure form of music. And you know, that "mindless screaming" takes an arseload of talent and practice, and those "words you can't understand" are some of the most profound and moving lyrics I have ever heard. To see and hear these bands portray such raw emotion (be it anger, sorrow, love or bliss) live, is a truly incredible experience! Over and out :D
P.S. BAM!! my first ever blog :) tell me what you think guys, hopefully it wasn't too much of a FAIL haha