“I’m not giving in, I will not bow, I will not break”….. motivation song with a powerful rhythm section. Breaking Benjamin added a little scream-o on this “ballad” and other tracks on Dear Agony. This band out of Pennsylvania has grown with each CD and adding a little more aggression to their sound really works here.
“JOEY” CONCRETE BLONDE
Johnette Napolitano and her band, Concrete Blonde, hit the Top 20 with “Joey” in the early 90’s. They did an amazing acoustic version of this song which ups the intensity level. Concrete Blonde retired in 2006 and Johnette left this message to her fans, “Music lives on. Keep listening. Keep believing, keep dreaming. Like a ripple, the music moves and travels and finds you. Drive to the music, Make love to the music, cry to the music. That’s why we made it. Long after we’re gone the music will still be there.”
“THE ISLAND (DAWN MIX)” PENDULUM
First heard about Pendulum before seeing them open for Linkin Park. “The Island” is a 9 minute epic song with 2 parts, Dawn and Dusk. Pendulum is an electronica band out of Australia that relies heavily on drum/bass. The positive energy on this track is overwhelming, you can’t sit still on this one.