Something has happened to me 3 times over the last few months that's never occurred before.
As most of you know, we're wrapping up production on our latest cd and so this means varying revisions of the cd have constantly been in everyone's car/boombox/computer, etc. Any person in any band will tell you that it's really hard to judge your own songs. I mean, you can tell what's total crap and what's not when you're writing, but it's a lot easier for me to listen to another band and know if a certain song really catches my ear or not. It's really hard to do that with your own songs and i imagine the same applies for any kind of art whether it be music, painting, or pottery for that matter.
However something really cool has happened throughout the past few months that's never happened to me before. 3 times so far i've turned on the radio and for a few seconds I didn't realize what was playing and I thought to myself "What is this song/band is this? It sounds really cool". Then quickly i realize that i'm listening to our new album. On one hand i felt like a jackass, but on the other hand i was pleasantly surprised because for a few moments i was able to hear the song from a fan's perspective, and i really liked it!
So, while my comment may come across as totally arrogant I really don't mean it that way, it's just simply awesome to hear a song of your own and think it's some other band....even if it's just for a few seconds. This happened 3 times, on 3 different songs and it's an awesome feeling. Each time i thought "Wow, this song is heavy, yet sounds different from other heavy bands these days."
I can't wait until we release this CD so everyone can hear it!
(we should be making an official announcement regarding the release date in the coming weeks)