One of the best covers I’ve ever heard, you can tell they did it out of their love for Mercyful Fate. Five Fate songs done Metallica style? Awesome.
Also pretty amusing to hear James sing about Satan in this song.
I have just spent ages compiling a list of most of the bands I have seen live. Here it is…
30 Seconds to Mars [x2]
A Day to Remember
The Acacia Strain
Took a back seat for a7x tonight, it made me realise how huge they are. I remember seeing them in tiny venues and now they are onto selling out arenas. Couldn’t wish a band more success even if I tried. Very, very proud after tonight.
I don’t like to lower the tone on a blogging website, but I feel like this needs to be said as it’s quite important and has been bothering me a lot:
I didn’t actually think I’d be able to write about my feelings concerning the Ian Watkins trial and his plea of guilty. The news and details left me in a state of shock- although it was quite obvious to me that he wouldn’t have been accused on false evidence, nor would he be denied bail without valid reasoning. With that being said, I don’t think anybody was prepared for the graphic nature of the counts which he admitted to.
It is clear that as a man of presumed celebrity ‘status and power’, he abused his position to commit acts which cannot even be imagined. It’s highlighted a major point which I hope people can comprehend- celebrities are NOT these god-like idyllic individuals who can do no wrong. Of course no-one would think their favorite celebrity or rock-star would be capable of committing such atrocities, but there you have it; celebrities are looked at too much through the lens of rose-tinted glasses. The notion of a celebrity is fundamentally flawed, people are elevated and thought of as ‘not being capable of doing bad things’, and it’s just ridiculous. People even after the trial were defending his actions. I am 99% sure they would not be supporting a random man on the street if he did the same thing.
I also can’t believe Police took four years to respond to accusations against Watkins- would this really be the case for an individual out of the celebrity eye? Rumors get circulated about celebrities all the time but surely they should have acted much quicker in this case. I’m literally dumb founded that police did not react earlier to such offenses and accusations.
The other thing that bothers me about this case is responses such as ‘he deserves hanging’, ‘just kill him’. A death penalty (which was abolished in 1998 for those of you who seem to think otherwise) would be an easy way out for Ian Watkins. Closure would come about, which is understandable, however would it not be better to lock him up for testing? Psychologists need to better their understanding of pedophiles and the faulty cognitions/manipulative behavior which offenders inhibit. For instance questions need to be asked surrounding why a successful individual becomes involved in these sort of crimes. Surely this would be better for preventing future cases- just killing him off would not act to better society. This is just an idea as knowing our criminal system, he’d probably be let off with a short sentence with good behavior or something ridiculous. I’m obviously not a lawyer but its clear he deserves to be locked up away from the rest of a functioning society for life. If anything.
I hope this case sheds light on these points. As for people who were saying that his trial was a ‘bad day for the music scene’, I think you need to re-evaluate and consider the bigger picture. It was a bad day for humanity.
(This is just my opinion- I’m not writing this from other viewpoint other than my own).