iTouch Report – April 2011

It’s that time of the month to talk about what you have been listening to.  My list surprised me a little, but when I gave it some thought I see why my list for the month is  a bit more mellow than usual.  The reason for that was the long flight to the States.  I tend to listen to less metal and more prog and other slower stuff to keep me realized.  So here is what I have been into in April  starting with #10 and working to my most played song on my iTouch.  This list is based on about 600 songs loaded to my iTouch.

10.  Biffy Clyro – Born on a Horse

9.  Ensiferum – Twilight Tavern

8.  Biffy Clyro – Mountains

7.  Biffy Clyro – That Golden Rule

6.  Bullet for my Valentine – The Last Fight

5.  Biffy Clyro – The Captain

4.  Cavalera Conspiracy – Warlord

3.  Biffy Clyro – God & Satan

2.  Children of Bodom – Northpole Throwdown

1.  Amon Amarth – Destroyer of the Universe

I guess you can imagine which of these songs I worked out to and which ones were not on my workout playlist.  Biffy Clyro is one band I first heard of when they were announced as headliners on the Saturday bill of U.K. Sonisphere in July 2011.  Up to that point I never even heard of the band.  There was a lot of grumbling on Facebook about it, but I had to hear them for myself.  IMO, festivals are supposed to please a wide variety of people so seeing Biffy there is not surprising to me.

Of course, Scuzz and Kerrang starting playing Biffy videos and you what?  Biffy Clyro really isn’t that bad.  In fact my best comparison to Biffy Clyro would be Weezer and Foo Fighters, both of which I like.  Biffy might be a bit harder and darker than Weezer, but in the same ballpark.  So I bought their latest album, Only revolutions and listened to it a lot on the flight over.  That explains why they appear so much on this month’s list.  Their song Mountains was actually a good running tune along with the other metal I was running to.  If you like Weezer or Foo Fighters you might go for Biffy. Check them out.

The rest of the songs on the list really kick ass and kept me motivated while running.  I don’t have a lot of time to you use my iTouch since I am at school all day then busy with homework at night.  I have been using my computer to listen to tunes more than my iTouch, which is mainly used to help improve my fitness level.  So in May you might see a genre reversal on my playlist.  But, you never know.

So what have you been listening to?  Does your playlist change based on something like traveling or studying?  Have you heard Biffy Clyro?  What’s on your mind?

Here are a few of clips of this months iTouch top 10.

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About Reggie

Just a dude writing a heavy metal blog and always on the prowl for a cool metal show. I am also a family man...first and foremost!

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