I like starting a topic like this at each forum I go to, to get a taste of what kind of music each person is into, and to try out new bands and songs that I have yet to listen to.
You can post anywhere from 3-20 songs that you recommend others to listen to, you may include descriptions as well.
Here’s my recommendations:
1. Deftones (ft. Maynard from TOOL) - “Passenger”
It’s a thoughtfully intense song with vocals by Maynard of Tool. The song starts out really awesome as well. If you’re into Tool or Deftones, be sure to check it out.
2. A Perfect Circle - “Judith” (remix)
Ok, if you haven’t heard this yet, GET IT! It’s so great and keeps the same even feel that was built into it. If you’re a fan of Reznor type remixes (yes, Danny Lohner did the remix, but it sounds SO NIN it’s not even funny), you’ll like it.
3. Tool - “Sober”
The lyrics to this are very soothing and catchy at that. I highly recommend this song, so check it out, if you haven’t.
4. Oleander - “Hands off the Wheel”
This song is really great. The raspy whispers and defiant yells from the lead singer become a fourth instrument that complete the tune of this song.
5. Oleander - “I Walk Alone”
This song is a softer rock song, but it has some really good lyrics and also includes some great phaser-effect guitar.
6. Earshot - “Get Away”
This band kind of reminds me of Tool. This is one of the only songs I can find by them, but it’s really good, so if you’re into Tool check them out.
7. Disturbed/Tool - “Killing You Now”
Featuring both David Draiman and Maynard, this song is pretty decent. I don’t know much to say about it, other than you can definitely tell Draiman is in it by his screams.
8. Jars of Clay - “Flood” (Extra Guitar Remix)
Yeah, it’s Christian rock, but this song is just awesome, especially if you’re able to get the Extra Guitar remix, which includes rifts from an electric guitar.
9. Led Zeppelin - “Stairway to Heaven”
Ok, you may not die, until you have heard this song. I hope most people have heard this before, but if not, check it out. It’s kind of soft though.
10. Tool - “Aenima”
Aenima makes me salivate - you just need to listen to appreciate it. Powerful lyrics and gripping vocals…Oh wait…that’s almost every song by Tool lol
10. Tool - “Eulogy”
You’ve probably noticed by now that I like Tool. This song challenges the character of everyone who has a message to preach but are really just as weak and feeble as every one around them. Very powerful lyrics.
11. Tool - “Third Eye”
Even despite it’s grandesque 13:00+ minutes, “Third Eye” never looses my interest - in fact, it’s one of the best album closers I’ve ever heard.
12. Tool - “Schism”
This song is awesome. If you’ve never seen the video, check that out as well. Visual masterpiece.
13. Staind - “Mudshovel”
Other than the fact that Aaron Lewis’ vocals are a bit on the raspy side, the music makes up for it. This song has it’s soft points and has it’s harder points.
14. Godhead - “The Reckoning”
If you’re into Nine Inch Nails, this song is reminiscent of some of their songs, at least to me anyhow. They are a techno-industrial band and I just love this song.
15. Goo Goo Dolls - “Iris”
This song is a classic. An overproduced song, but it’s rounded out and full of depth.
16. Creed - “Bullets”
I don’t like much of Creed’s music, but this song is kind of on the hard rock side. The beginning is slow, but it picks up and is just really good, in my opinion.
17. Rob Zombie - “Living Dead Girl”
I love this song. Rob Zombie is a great vocalist and this song proves it. Not much I can say about it though…
18. Live - “Dolphins Cry”
Great song that returns the band to their anthem rocker roots and are easily as catchy and compelling as previous singles produced by them. It’s also more dense and layered than their previous stuff.
19. Bush - “Glycerine”
The song itself is the perfect blend of guitar, vocals and a small string section that slowly creeps up on you. For the most part the music is recessed and put in the background while Gavin Rossdale’s vocals take center stage. Trying to decipher the lyrics is best left up to personal interpretation because the song is straight cut in some parts and extremely loose in others.
20. Tonic - “If You Could Only See”
It contains both a sweet, alternative, yet soft sound with lyrics anyone could appreciate, you can feel that their music is written from the heart.
There goes my list, although I actually recommend ALL Tool songs. Or Third Eye Open, a tribute band to Tool, if you’re into string instrumentals.