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Billy Talent – Saint Veronika

January 26, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Billy Talent are the quintessential band to listen to when you’re pissed off, need some energy, or want to vent out rage over clearly been the victim of exploitation (which I cannot go into in this post but I refer back to this and explain at a later date – dickheads). They have consistently written incredibly catchy riffs and ultimately great songs:

First Album:
This is How It Goes*****
Living In The Shadows*****
Try Honesty*****
The Ex******
River Below
Cut The Curtains
Nothing To Lose
Voices of Violence*****

Second Album:
Devil In A Midnight Mess************
Red Flag 
This Suffering****** <— check out the epic live mix
Worker Bees******
Pins & Needles******
Fallen Leaves
In The Fall
Burn The Evidence***************

Latest and Third Album:
Devil On My Shoulder********************** <— one of the best riffs ever?
and Saint Veronika******

Find me a band with more than 18 energetic hits over three albums and I’ll eat my musical hat.

Saint Veronika starts with a syncopated guitar riff which you never realise is so until 00:06 secs when the guitar kicks in. It gets me every time. But it’s the chorus first heard at 00:42 secs with its descending chord progression and angry, harmonised vocals which is the real deal.

Actually, you know what, it’s the break down from 2:00 exactly which is where shit starts going down. At 2:19 the smoothest of distorted guitar sounds come in to rip it up until 3:14 where the song suddenly strips to a single clean electric guitar…and then BAM, at 3:30 those ridiculous drum hits bring the chorus back and smash you up once more.

Billy Talent – Saint Veronika by masstsnk

  1. ambiguous_angel
    January 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    i just found your blog:)

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    January 26, 2010 at 11:06 PM

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  3. Rml
    January 27, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    The section between 2:19 and 3:14 is awesome with that distorted guitar! But the following 16 seconds (3:14 – 3:30) with a clean sound and him singing the first lines of the chorus are just great, and they actually made all the difference to me: the drums coming back all out are much more easily appreciated after such a smooth interlude.And I can see what you meant when you mentioned its being a "venting out" song… Indeed!

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