Marty Friedman - "Sorrow and Madness" ft. Jinxx of Black Veil Brides
Written by: Lexie
Let Marty Friedman take you on one hell of an emotional rollercoaster! "Sorrow and Sadness," a track from Friedman's upcoming album, "Wall of Sound," features Jinxx of Black Veil Brides, and it is a perfect example of the capabilities and power of music! While the song omits vocals, this song is far from lacking.
Friedman reconstructs expectations and standards for instrumental music with his own talents and vision in "Sorrow and Sadness." He and Jinxx have created a piece that fluctuates between audible highs and lows -- appropriately representing the instability of strong emotion. The entirety of the song goes back and forth between a fierce guitar and vulnerable violin -- clearly marking where "madness" and "sorrow" overtake one another; in a few cases, the two instruments play alongside each other, conveying a conflict of emotions that expresses their complexity. In the midst of these highs and lows, we are left waiting for the inevitable peak, which comes in the form of a chaotic intensity that explodes toward the end of the song. The song provides a bit of closure when it ends with the instrumentals gradually winding down -- seemingly expressing the calming of emotions.
Overall, this song is a success in that it doesn't need to rely on lyrics to further establish the song's mood or purpose. The feelings evoked by this is piece are incredible, and it is for this reason that "Sorrow and Sadness" earns a perfect 10 out of 10! Definitely check this track out and let us know what YOU think!