All songs on this segment are gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here
The Classic: Deep Purple - Highway Star
I know, I know, "Smoke On The Water" is more of a classic than "Highway Star", but this is my playlist, and to be perfectly honest, "Smoke On The Water" is about as exciting as dust. Besides, Deep Purple is not a one hit wonder, they have several songs that could have made it in here, but I chose "Highway Star" for its confidence and its excellent solos. Just a brilliant song to play while taking a long road trip.
The Newcomer: Devin Townsend Project - Failure
This song does not live up to its name, because it is the exact opposite of a failure. This song is close to be larger than life, a slow, epic, and simple tune that builds up an unforgivable mood. Devin's vocal performance is one of the most delicate he has ever done, and the chorus is not easy, but man is it epic. And then we have the solo, the freaking solo man. It destroys everything in its path, it is so freaking awesome. How can this man still come up with these amazing ideas?
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "Transcendence"
The Personal Favourite: Gama Bomb - Terrorscope
The Northern Irish band Gama Bomb has always been a little favourite of mine, mostly thanks to the humour and the insane speed these guys can produce. "Terrorscope" is not your regular crossover thrash piece, it is a furious ball buster that turns your head into a whirlwind, and your mouth into pure gibberish. It is a ridiculous song in many ways, but the most ridiculous thing here is the video to it, one of the best music videos I have seen in recent years. Just look at those special effects!
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "The Terror Tapes"
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson