This week we’re reflecting on what we rocked to 10 years ago as we close out the '00s!
“Twilight Of The Thunder God” is the title track of the Nordic mythology concept album by Swedish metal band Amon Amarth. The album was a huge success across Europe(especially in their home country) and made multiple year-end top 10 lists. Vocals are heavy, insane drums drive the song, and distorted guitar keeps a half-time recurring riff over the top.
Making a triumphant return from the original Rock Band setlist is The Killers' fan favorite “When You Were Young”. The band formed in Las Vegas in the early 2000s and were propelled to super-stardom with the release of their sophomore album Sam’s Town. “When You Were Young” would become one of their most successful songs, reaching #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart and attaining platinum status in the US. Brandon Flower’s vocals move in eighth note phrases, while the guitar plays between arpeggiated riffs and power chord strums. Bass and drums lock in a steady groove.
Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 3 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for $13.49.
* Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Tuesday, November 30th.
- Amon Amarth - "Twilight Of The Thunder God" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 3 Spotlight Pass)
- The Killers - "When You Were Young" (Rewind)