These are genre classics, fan favourites and my personal favourites that i think newcomers to rock music or metal music can enjoy and make them more viable to become a fan...
15. Killswitch engage - My curse
This came off the album that was featured in resident evil: apocalypse..
This was not featured in the film, but in my opinion it should have , as it is a metalcore/rock anthemic song. Howard's singing vocals, the perfect mix of melodic groove rock and screamo, not too extreme or screamy, but still enough to headbang to, there's hardcore breakdowns and groovey harmonics, but a pop feel to it aswell.
14. At the gates - Slaughter of the soul
This one is a bit more heavier, but none the less a classic staple of melo-death.
In 1995, this song and the whole at the gate's album in 1995. defined metalcore and modern rock music.
Just listen to the main anthemic riff, so melodic. but still retains the heaviness of death metal.
13. Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
Grunge, Nirvana's best and most well known record...The song everyone knows but can't remember the name to...or the lyrics....
Where ....the ...duh duh........oh yeah that song?
12. Black veil Brides - Set the World on fire
11. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
10. Slipknot - Before I forget
9. Soufly - World Scum
Nu-metallers, groove metal. Whatever you wanna call it..... I don't care, all i know is soulfly rocks....
Formed from cavalera conspiracy and former sepultura vocalist/guitarist Max cavalera.
You have the double bass drumming and cattle decapitation's vocalist backing vocals, and neo-brazilian rock style riffs
8. Paramore - Crush Crush Crush
Pop punk emo, but still not bad...
7. Necrophagist - Epitaph
Necrophagist is a little weird and alien to some people, and takes a while getting used to... They have a lot of classical and jazz influences.... it's pure technical death metal with a twist...
But once you do, you can apprecieate Turkish guitarist Muhammad Suicmez fine sweeps and arpeggio and weird style influenced by Neo-classical rock guitarist Ygwie Malmsteen
6. Origin - Infinite
This one is pure tech-death, technical death metal. fusing the abrasive and aggresiveness of death metal with the complex and progressive elements of progressive rock and jazz music...
It's groovey, fun and heavy.....song to thrash around to.
5. Slayer - Raining Blood
Slayer's iconic 9 note riff, the creepy parrelel fourth harmonies, chromatic riffs.
Spooky atmosphere, thrash metal almost going death metal
the nice little thrashy breakdown at 2:11 , and the rain adds to it.
4. Carcass - Heartwork
Micheal Amott's former band, Carcass from england liverpool. Before he went to form Arch enemy. This was his main band, and this argubably their best record off their best album..
Basically the Beatles on Steroids and acid, It's heavy , it's melodic and groovey at the same time..
3. Soilwork - Rejection Role
2. Evanscence - Bring me to Life
1. Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
A cover of Micheal Jackson's Smooth criminal, rock version........so cool.