This is BREAKDOWNS...
I like my music heavy. It helps me not bash my fists against inappropriate things. On similar threads such as "This Is Gangsta and This Is Not" and "This Is Metal", it is very specific in that the things that you post should fall under the very regimented categories of Gangsta and Metal. This thread is different.
For a long while, between 5-10 years, I neglected my heavy choice of music, eschewing it in favour of hip hop, provided the hip hop was bass heavy, had a darker message and avoided the RnB connection. When I returned a little over 2 years ago to the heavy scene, I found myself confronted with a whole new type of heavy music.
The problem with the new genres of Hardcore, Deathcore, Metalcore, Mathcore, Crabcore and the fucking thousands of others, is that sometimes you have to wade through **** in order to find a riff that blew your mind as well as giving the sensation of blowing your penis. It was difficult for me, being of the generation where heavy music began and ended with bone crunching riffs that excited the body and sent the brain into a meltdown akin to Fukushima. To listen to what was essentially pop influenced punk/rock/electronica in order to find that breakdown that loosened bowels.
At first I couldn't do it, my "research" often had me view the first twenty seconds of a song and hammer the keyboard in disgust, cursing the person who recommended the band as being "really heavy". But then something curious happened. I must've left a song playing accidentally one time, maybe I thought I'd give it a chance, maybe I had zoned out, maybe I got caught up in some catchy pop melody and "forgot" to mash the keyboard. Without warning my ears realised that the pansy band I had just been listening to had been devoured by a psychologically deranged super beast of heavy music that made Rob Zombie's cumulative projects appear as Enya's greatest hits. I cannot remember which band it was, exactly, but it was at that moment that I decided to, sometimes with extreme frustration, force myself to hear the whole song, hoping that these kiddies with their over abundance of tattoos, large hoops parading as earlobes and jeans that ensured a discontinuation of their family line, would provide me with a new generation of heaviness that would allow me to forgive them for their punce-ingness.
And find them I did.
This thread is dedicated to songs with pants shittingly awesome breakdowns. I'm not talking bands like Emmure, where the song is a breakdown within a breakdown ending with a breakdown. I'm talking breakdowns that seem to come out of nowhere, or are in contrast to the rest of the song, or contribute a blasting to your memory banks so big you simply must post it.
I'll start with one from After The Burial. Although it doesn't necessarily fit my above description of having "pop" in it, rather more of a punky- hardcore-y chant, it does have a breakdown in it that fires me up so completely that I begin throwing elbows and knees. I've banned myself from playing the song while I'm on crowded public transport since the, uh, unfortunate-ness.
So, post songs with epic breakdowns that make you ensure you are wearing your brown underwear, you know, "just in case". This thread was created so you can be without fear of reprisal from purists, as you can't be a subgenre purist and if you are, you're an idiot. Even if it is shrouded in pop, punk, punce, *****, pansy-ness, provide it if it produces poop in your pants.
Way to play it safe, there, Rabbit.
Hahahaha never been to a Pantera concert?
Originally Posted by battlefields
Definitely not safe, man.
Guys, don't listen to the Doff, he's being an idiot. You only need to listen from 3:07 onwards. You crack me up, Piz.
Originally Posted by PizDoff
I've been digging Across The Sun lately:
why I like them: I like the combination of clean vocals with the fry screams. In this genre, I like it when people use both, rather than one of the other. Also, they can get to awesome guitarwork like five seconds in, like in this one:
My brother is a huge ____core enthusiast and guitar player, but he generally listens to gnarlier stuff than me. Nile, bands like that. Anyway, he was one of the founding members of a band called The Fire Restart. They had this screamo dude singing, but also this skinny model girl with a really beautiful voice, so the contrast between the two voices is really striking. My bro was the guitarist (the guy on the far right in the picture), and he's quite good. If you just listen to one song I posted here, check out this one:
Not exactly breakdown, but these guys get you in that same kind of trance:
Genghis Tron is like the soundtrack of xenomorphs clawing their way into your shelter.