Top 5 Side 1 Track 1 - My list

July 17 2007

So Nathan Freeman wants us all to blog our Top 5 song list, but it has to be Track 1 on Side 1 of the LP (or first song on the CD). Here is my list:

1. Change of Seasons - Dream Theater's Change of Seasons, 1995 - best DT song ever, and I would only let myself select one DT song for this ... and that is hard with Pull Me Under and 6:00 being Track 1 Side 1 songs
2. Demanufacture - Fear Factory's Demanufacture, 1995 - the band that invented NuMetal and was always the best mix of metal and mixing
3. Acid Rain - Liquid Tension Experiment's 2, 1999 - my favorite instrumental of all time
4. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth's Rust in Piece, 1990 - The best Megadeth song of all time ... and the introduction of Marty Friedman to the general public
5. Daylight Dies - Killswitch Engage's As Daylight Dies, 2007  - I wanted something current, and this song just kicks my ass
6. Cowboys from Hell - Pantera's Cowboys from Hell, 1990 - I know many will say Mouth for War might be their selection of a Pantera song for this list, but Cowboys from Hell was the introduction of Pantera and Dimebag to the world .. and what an introduction it was

So, I tag the following 5:

Chris Blatnik
Chris Whisonant
John Roling
Greg Walrath (you can do it in comments Greg)
Ed Brill

Blog away boys!