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03.28.21 Shuffle03.10.21 An Intro to System of a Down
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02.18.21 Throwback: Post Hardcore02.04.21 Throwback: Nu Metal
01.28.21 Throwback: Metalcore



If I were to introduce someone to metal, I would start with this song. People tend to think of fast-paced, testosterone-fueled music when it comes to metal, but dark and brooding atmospheres are just as viable of a representation.
2Joy Division

The Eternal

The gothic wall of sound and piano theme are nothing short of iconic. And all of the subtle elements propel this song into a tier of musical expression that never existed before or after it was released. The electronic intro that sounds like sprinklers to introduce the unfathomably sad tale of a mentally disabled man who has been confined to his yard since childhood. Even the tiny guitar strumming towards the end packs a punch that few artists could pack with the largest of crescendos.
3Pig Destroyer
Prowler in the Yard

Pornographic Memory

I would say that nearly half of the songs on this album are masterpieces, but this one is particularly tantalizing. It's not the feverish pacing and dynamics that sets this apart, but the elements that generally go unnoticed in such extreme forms of music. The song structure is symmetrical; something that I have never seen anywhere before. And the masterfully poetic lyrics flow from verse to verse, circumventing the chorus, adding a surreal element to the song and adding an almost infinite depth to the message and power of this 57 second track.

5Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral


People forget about this song because it was played to death when it came out and due to it's seemingly gimmicky chorus. But this is truly Trent Reznor's magnum opus. The song and it's lyrics fit seamlessly into the heart of it's concept album and the 3 minute instrumental outro is pure brilliance.

Ice Will

Pure viscera
Kid A

8The Bled
Found in the Flood

Hidden Track

There are no words to describe this song. To me, it isn't even a song. It's the closest thing to a religious experience that I'll ever have. Concealed as a hidden track at the end of an obscure metalcore album, it feels like it shouldn't exist. But it does. It's inception a complete mystery, as the tone and ambience doesn't begin to match anything put out by The Bled or any other artist for that matter. I've listened to it at least once a week since I first discovered it over a decade ago at 16. I get choked up just sharing this song with people, as I feel I am sharing a part of my deepest and inner most feelings. This is, in my mind, the most important contribution of human existence.

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