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Todd C Matthy Hard Music

We all know “Number of the Beast”, “You Got Another Thing Coming”, and just about every song by Metallica, but for every “Enter Sandman” there’s a dozen of just as good (if not better) songs.  Want some examples? Here are ten (in no particular order) of the most underrated songs by some of the greatest bands in hard rock.

  1. “The Sleep”-Pantera-Cowboys From Hell: Honestly, it’s a mediocre song. However, it features one of Dimebag Darrell’s greatest and most epic guitar solos ever in the middle of it.
  2. “Sabbra Cadabra”-Black Sabbath-Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: A hard, spacey, journey stuck in the middle of a classic album.
  3. “The Rover”-Led Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti: A great opening from Bonham, a great riff, and a catchy hook, make this song a hidden classic. Its too bad Zeppelin never played the completed song live.
  4. “Cadillac Rock Box”-Anthrax-We’ve Come For You All: Dimebag joins the band and brings the groove with a solo and introduction.
  5. “S.I.N.”-Ozzy Osbourne-No More Tears: A catchy chorus, good ending solo, pacing, and Zack Wylde’s guitar make this one worth checking out.
  6. “Don’t Tread On Me”- Metallica-The Black Album: Patriotism never sounded so metal. Inspired by the flag from the Revolutionary War, this song makes you want to go out and hunt some Taliban.
  7. “Hell Patrol” – Judas Priest- Painkiller: After the thunderous opening of “Painkiller” the band slows it down with this anthem that is perfect for bikers who want to let the squares know they’re riding into town. It’s also fun to blast out of your car stereo with the windows down.
  8. “The Clansman”-Iron Maiden- Virtual XI: The best song to come out of the Blaze Bayley era. This song is Maiden’s version of Braveheart, both lyrically and musically. Personally, (and I know I’m sinning here) I think Blaze’s vocals are more tailored to this song than Bruce’s.
  9. “I’ll Get Even With You”-Megadeth-Cryptic Writings: This smooth yet creepy song is perfect for plotting revenge. And who better to write it then Dangerous Dave.

10.  “Right Next Door to Hell”-Guns N’ Roses- Use Your Illusion I: If ever there was a song to ruin an ex-girlfriends wedding with, this is it!  Probably the best opener ever. Cut the lights, let the tension build through the bass, wake everyone up with the drumbeat, than blow everyone’s mind with the intro and the lyrics. Why this song isn’t used for a wrestler’s entrance is beyond me.

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