~~January 8, 2016~~
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
I’m not a heavy metal music fan, never have been. However, I came across this cover for The Sound of Silence from Simon and Garfunkel today.
It sure took me down memory lane!
I was coming into my own when this song first came out.
I loved Simon and Garfunkel. As I matter of fact, this LP was one of my favorites.
One I played over and over again.
Listening to this version took me back in time.
I loved this version.
It feels powerful and somewhat angry.
I believe that the lyrics fits the times that we are currently living
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. Former band members are vocalist Erich Awalt and bassist Steve Kmak.
Formed in 1994 as Brawl, the band was renamed Disturbed in 1996 after Draiman was hired as the band’s new vocalist.
Classified as a heavy metal or hard rock band, Disturbed is also regarded by some critics as nu metal and alternative metal. When asked about die-hard heavy metal fans not finding Disturbed heavy enough, Draiman at one time stated:
We probably have too much melody going on or we’re not quite as turbulent or caustic. While I really love that type of music, it’s not what we try to do. If we have to place things in context, we’re more hard rock than heavy metal these days.
The secret is that we were never really part of any particular trend, although we definitely benefited from the popularity of what was called nu-metal at the time … We never had the stereotypical attributes that those bands had. We don’t rap; there’s no turntable involved; no fusion in that respect. We play, in my opinion, classic metal.
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The Sound of Silence
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools” said I
“You do not know, silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
In the wells of silence
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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~The Sound Of Silence~
Official Music Video
~Published on Dec 8, 2015~
Directed by Matt Mahurin
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