Music that pulls you through tough times.

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  1. Cyntex

    Cyntex love & peace!

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    I read the shitty-start-of-the-year thread and I saw a lot of folks are going through a tough period. Now that made me wonder what music, songs or bands help you pull trhough those dark periods everyone encounters at some time. Because personally I can draw a great deal of strength from certain songs/artists.

    I'll go first, whenever I hit rock bottom I always tend to go back to hardcore which I seldom listen to. Back to my roots I suppose.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPosQDtkolk

    One of the bands capable of making me believe in myself again and give it all I got.

    To all the people experiencing harsh times, I wish you the BEST!

    EDIT: cant embedd the video, anyway the band is Champion.
     
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    il listen to porcupine tree coz first of all they are my favourite band and secondly there ambient stuff is soo relaxing its great if i manage to get an hour or so 2 meself il jst lie on my bed with that playing its wonderful how soothing it is
     
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    I crank up The Final Countdown first thing in the morning.
     
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    Polysics always puts me in a good mood but when I'm really down I reach for Muse
     
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    Set Your Goals, For The Fallen Dreams, and A Day To Remember, because their lyrics are so relatable.
     
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    Depends on what I have to get through...

    If I'm pissed and need angry, I usually go w/ Slayer or King Diamond.
    If I'm depressed/sad, I usually go with Al DiMeola.
     
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    Nublet Sevenstring wannabe

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    Came here to post this. Depends what "tough times" are but usually if I feel down I just get the sappiest songs and go for a walk. X Japan are also a fav of mine.
     
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    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    Devin Townsend. Dream Theater.

    That is all.
     
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    Lots of things, but lately it's been a lot of Ray Charles. Seriously.

     
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    Well when I feel down and need to collect my thoughts I go for Red Hot Chilly Peppers. And when I have somewhat oddly melancholic mood I go for Dream Theater, Septicflesh and recently Day of Reckoning(the band where Rusty Colley plays now)
     
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    I will probably be the odd ball by saying this but when I find myself in a hard place, I calm my mind and spirirt listening to Christian bands like Casting Crown and MercyMe. They always convey realistic, practical, reasonable, and logical meanings and messages in their songs and that is what I need most. I am not the kind of person to rant and rage when I feel life is being unfair to me. I prefer to quietly deal with it and think it through optimistically. No, I am not the ideal "Christian" but I have always beleived we have all the necessary resources we need to get through hard times. Family and friends being the most important.
     
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    every morning I crank Cannibal Corpse-Evisceration Plague
    every night I play The Doors-Riders On The Storm
    and I listen to the live version of The Doors-The End when I go through tough times of any kind.
     
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    This one is probably weird, but when I was 16 or 17 went through my first real breakup I watched "Roy Orbison's Black and White night" every day.
     
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    In Flames has been my best friend over the years. Music can make all the difference sometimes.
     
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    The first Misery Signals album, the first Confide album, the first Silverstein album, stuff like that. You know, really emotional metalcore bands, at their most emotional points.
     
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    This album.
     
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    Demon Hunter.

     
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    I love this song. The lyrics are pretty inspiring. Pretty much all of the vhiessu cd is amazing, and has really uplifting lyrics.
     
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