For as long as I can remember, I’ve always battled with my weight. Yes, I know that might sound like a weird way to start a post about a hardcore metal song, but bare with me. :
What do the two things have to do with each other? Simple: I would have never have started working out where it not for Biohazard and their ass-kicking anthem, Resist.
I mean seriously, just listen to that song – doesn’t it just get your blood pumping? Doesn’t it make your adrenalin surge through your veins and get you in the mood for some kind of heavy hitting work out?
It did with me.
I Resist The Pressure to Be Who You Want Me To Be
Biohazard came into my life through a friend I met in college called Karl. If I remember rightly Karl spent some time with goth rock band Sinnergod, which is mostly irrelevant to today’s post, but worth mentioning anyway since Sinnergod is an awesome group in their own right.
Karl had given me a couple of albums to borrow, one of which was Spineshank’s The Height of Callousness and the other was Biohazard’s New World Disorder.
I remember loving both albums, but there was something about Biohazard’s savage blend of brutal guitars and F-U vocals that really got under my skin in the best possible way.
I couldn’t help bust listen to the opening track, Resist, and feel ready to go tear something up. It energised me, made me feel alive, made me feel like I had to do something.
So I did – I started working out.
I would put New World Disorder on, lift weights, do cardio, do whatever I could to get in shape and get my weight under control.
I Resist So I Am Free
I must admit that I’ve dropped off the working out thing several times in my life, always whilst dealing with other issues, but you can bet your last that whenever I get back to it, Biohazard isn’t far behind.
Today, as I write this, I’m fitter, healthier, and in better shape today than I’ve ever been, and you better believe that I owe much of it to the time Biohazard inspired me to start working out.
Resist by Biohazard is the 25th song in my list of 52 songs that changed my life. Other entries in this list are below:
- Michael Jackson – Bad
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Queen – The Hitman
- R.E.M – Drive
- Pink Floyd – The Wall
- The Eagles – Take it Easy
- Beautiful South – Old Red Eyes is Back
- Coal Chamber – Loco
- Type O Negative – Everything Dies
- Monster Magnet – Space Lord
- Live – The Dolphin’s Cry
- Metallica – The Memory Remains
- The Prodigy – Poison
- Nirvana – Territorial Pissings
- Iron Maiden – The Angel & The Gambler
- Metallica – Creeping Death
- Pantera – Cowboys From Hell
- System of a Down – Sugar
- Guns ‘n’ Roses – Garden of Eden
- Guns ‘n’ Roses – Mr. Brownstone
- Metallica – King Nothing
- The Cranberries – Zombie
- The Offspring – The Meaning of Life
- Muse – New Born