We asked Trivium‘s Paolo Gregoletto to count down his favourite tracks from 2014. In no particular order, this is the list he came up with.
King 810 – “Fat Around the Heart”
When our manager first told us about King 810, I wasn’t sure what to make of them. After hearing the album and revisiting this song (as well as seeing them live all summer long on Mayhem), it quickly became a favorite.
Slipknot – “Custer”
This song is Slipknot boiled down to it’s most primal and punishing form. I seriously want to ram my truck into other vehicles when it comes on.
Judas Priest – “Halls of Valhalla”
Judas Priest are shoe-ins to the Hall of Fame some day (they should already be in) and they seem to have turned what could have been just another album into a modern day classic. This song is epic. Seeing them play it live made it one of my all time favorites for sure!
Mastodon – “The Motherload”
I have loved these dudes ever since I heard Remission. They truly get better and better, and they seemed to have hone in on the melodic side and made a killllller song with this one!
Foo Fighters – “Something for Nothing”
If you haven’t seen the Sonic Highways series on HBO, get on it! I loved this song when I heard it on the radio and loved it even more after watching the episode it was featured on.
Slash – “World on Fire”
Again, another example of a guy that IS in the Hall of Fame and making amazing music this far into his career. Slash is literally on fire (cool pun!) with this one. Sweet!
Cannibal Corpse – “Kill or Become”
Every few years, Cannibal Corpse release an album, and yes this song confirms they still are the KINGS of death metal.
Bring Me The Horizon – “Drown”
Divisive and controversial before even striking a note; I really have become a big fan of this band. This single was a departure from the GREAT album they released last year. That’s a ballsy move to make when you have something work so well before hand. Keep up dudes!
Winery Dogs – “Elevate”
You had me at Billy Sheehan. This debut from the power trio of Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, and Mike Portnoy is a master class in mixing virtuosity with great song writing. Kotzen was the least known of the three before I heard this record, and he really shines front and center on it. This track is the opener and a great entry into a bad ass record!
So, would you agree with Paolo’s picks? Which of his choices would make your top list? Let us know, in the comments.
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