My latest reworked recording.
I intend for this to be part of one of the new albums.
"The Rage of Samson"
by Corey Finney
You've gouged my eyes,
But now I can see!
The beauty that has manipulated me
No longer has power over me.
You've rejoiced in my weakness
And brought me to my knees,
But I'm not bowing to you:
I know the One who is above you.
It might look like victory is yours
As I lean on the pillars of your temple,
But my trust is not in your lifeless gods.
I know I've been paganized by my own flesh,
But this is my final decree:
Holy Spirit, come once again into me!
With these hands I tear down your kingdom.
With these hands I bury your idols.
With these hands I crush your bones.
O YHWH, destroy this temple for Your glory!
I will die to rise in glory!
Crucify this wicked flesh.
Let the Rage of Samson arise in me,
The glory of Jesus Christ my King.
Arise in me; strengthen me--
Cause my enemies to be crushed all around me!!
My personal application of the 16th chapter of Judges.
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I had some shredders lined up and ready to do some recording for me for the reworking of certain parts of my songs, but they all seem to have disappeared. Hey, my wife said I ought to stick to doing this stuff myself, anyway!
I came across this opportunity at IndabaMusic.com a little too late to finish it on time. I thought I could get it done in time, but I was a couple days late. Oh well; enjoy, everyone!
I've decided to play around with video game design for a little bit, but I'll be back into the music before long. One of these days I'll finally complete something worth publishing!
This is a piece derived from my last posted item. It's original music I created for my brother to use in his game project, if he wants it. It has some minor audio glitches that will have to be masked by sound effects, but I like it a lot.
Here is my latest work. This is a drastic sidestep from my normal, but I've wanted to do something like this for awhile.
There is a site called Overclocked Remix that deals mostly with video game music. I discovered it listening to last.fm, since some of their artists are present there. I thought it would be fun to do some things to post over there.
Hey there, everyone. This is a message to let everyone know about my latest creative activity. I'm still waiting on some details to completely finish my last three songs. In addition to that, I'm thinking of reworking some of the vocals.
I know I've posted this one before, but IT'S SO GOOD!!
This might be the final version. I'm not sure, but I might add some backing vocals and, of course, there may be some better leads in there eventually.
"The Haunting" (two guitars/no vocals--quick mix)
"9.5 minutes?!?!?" You might say. Yes, the lyrical part of the song is a somewhat extensive narrative. I actually cut a little out of it for this recording (unimportant facts, lengthy phrases, too much repetition). After all, I wrote the poetry maybe about 10 years ago.
"The Haunting" (one guitar/no vocals--quick mix)
Since Halloween is approaching, and so many people seem to be intrigued by demonic and occult topics this time of year, I thought it fitting to share a true story concerning something that happened to one of my brothers when he was a kid. That is all I will say until this song is finished.
"Kills All Evil"
This should be my final version, unless I can get Tom to do some better shredding for me. Honestly though, I like the lead guitar parts I played on this track quite a lot.
"Kills All Evil" (two guitars/no vocals--quick mix)
"Kills All Evil" (work in progress)
Tomorrow I will begin working on a re-recording of an OLD OLD Exalted Dirt song from around 1997, called "Kills All Evil". This was on Exalted Dirt's very first ever recording, and it was extremely sloppy. Very few people have ever heard this music, including a few co-workers and family members. I let Tom Colter hear the old recording, just so he could laugh at it. The first recording will be quick, somewhat of a rough draft, due to time constraint. Then I will follow it with another version in which Tom will do some shreddelicious guitar leads. If he can get it done for me on time, perhaps I will release the FINAL version only. Expect to see it up at indabamusic.com in less than a week.
This song is from Petra's JEKYLL & HYDE album, but the live recording is from their FAREWELL tour sometime around 2006. Petra can hardly be classified as a metal band, even though they have delved into the style. Their first album was in the early 1970's, and might remind one of music from bands such as the Allman Brothers. When you've been on the scene for as long as they have, it's natural to go through an evolution of style, based on trends from the time.
Searching out the name Detritus on the 'net will only find a few results for this band. They put out two albums in the early 1990s, PERPETUAL DEFIANCE, from which this song comes, and IF BUT FOR ONE. All other results are for a techno group/artist of the same name, which is more recent.
This one's from around 1994. I picked up the cassette sometime around 1997, I think. It had no cover, so I had never seen the picture of the tornado heading toward the church building until recently. Ah.... the wonder and glory of the internet. It can be so evil, and yet so good.
One of my fans asked about the Christian metal scene. I don't really follow it much anymore since the early 1990's, but I DO occasionally find a band I really enjoy giving my attention to. Whitecross was the very first one to capture my attention with this song right here. "Who Will You Follow" was a blatant evangelical song with a simple and blunt message which made me really consider who I was to the Lord Jesus. Even though I've had struggles with a terrible sin addiction most of my life, and only recently have come to truly understand the spiritual forces that had been causing me to fail, this song was the thing that started me on my path of Life.
Even though Sardonyx's album MAJESTIC SERENITY is fairly old, I just discovered it recently as a free download offered by the band themselves. The style reminds me of a mix between old Metal Church and Megadeth. I've found myself in tears listening to this song, for the thought of God's goodness toward me over the course of my life, even though much undeserved. He is SO GOOD!
This is a song from a CD I wore out for nearly five months straight in my car. At first, Holy Blood's lead vocalist had too harsh of a style, even for my taste, but this whole album had me hooked before long. None of the lyrics are in English; they are from the Ukraine. This song irritates and annoys my daughter. When she hears it she goes,"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!" along with it!
Brutal and majestic! Another favorite of mine. I have to get this album sometime. I'm hoping these guys come a little closer to my neighborhood sometime.
I recently discovered this band listening to last.fm. They're one of my new favorites.
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Tom Colter did some shredding for me on this one. Yes, this is me (Corey Finney) and Barry Manilow singing while my heavy rhythm guitars chug alongside the original studio drums and synth.
The first collaborative track by me and Tom Colter. He said his son started his Indaba Music account as "Shagg", and he wishes he could change his account name. Anyway, the rhythm guitar part was played by myself, while the bass and percussion was programmed by myself.
I'm currently in the middle of doing a remix of a Barry Manilow song called "Everything's Gonna Be All Right" at Indaba Music. The thought of it makes me laugh, but when I listened to the song, with its upbeat dance feel, the thought came to me that I could give it a Rammstein-type vibe with fast, chunky rhythm guitar riffs. I'm waiting on Tom Colter to lay down some shred on a few different spots, then I want to record some vocals to make it a duet. I'm definitely not a Barry Manilow fan, but I'm having fun with this.
A friend and co-worker of mine at Tring Corporation has agreed to help me a little on some new Exalted Dirt projects. His name is Tom Colter. You can find silly videos of him shredding in front of his computer on YouTube. He is an excellent shredder who has studied and analyzed the playing style of Joe Satriani. He has also inspired me to try new techniques in my own guitar solos. I'm expecting he'll add some needed flare to my songs. First on the list is a re-recording of "The Spirit of Ehud".
Exalted Dirt - "Spirit of Ehud"
A video featuring clips from a Mel Gibson movie and two of my favorite songs from Bloodgood (1987).
My first death metal album ever. Whoa! I'd NEVER heard anything like this before.
One of my favorite songs off a classic metal album.
Metallica? Huh? Who're they?
One of my favorite old school metal bands.