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SONGS I LIKE BY BANDS I DON’T

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Yesterday’s news that Haste the Day have kicked the bucket seemed perfectly times with a post that those fine madams at Reign in Blonde dropped over the weekend: “Songs I Like By Bands I Don’t.” I share my fellow Mansion inhabitant Axl’s viewpoint that Haste the Day’s demise isn’t worth shedding any tears over, but they did have this one song — one song — that I really dig. It’s the self-titled opening track from 2007’s Pressure the Hinges:

More than anything it’s that opening guitar riff that gets me — the swagger, the groove — while the rest of the song, kinda like the band, is interchangeable with any average or slightly-above-average metalcore released in 2007. But man, that riff! That riff.

I could go on about songs I like by bands that I don’t, but I’ll leave that to you guys; is there a band you can’t stand except for one slammin’ song that gets ya in that special spot?

-VN

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