These are the 10 heaviest songs on FOO FIGHTERS

At a time when electric guitar-oriented music is arguably the least popular, fooo fighters are one of the few bands that have managed to transcend generations and wider musical tastes, while selling out stadiums and headlining festivals around the world. While they certainly have their fair share of sweet, understated material, the band certainly know how to kick things up a notch when they want to. fooo fighters – and more precisely David Grohl‘s – affinity for metal is well documented. Superb sound Probot project showed his love of underground heavy music, as it was the Dream Widow project created for the recent Studio 666 motion picture film.

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Time will tell what future awaits the act in recent tragic death of longtime drummer taylor Hawkins, but their huge and diverse catalog is packed with some of the best rock songs of the last two decades and more. So during fooo fighters‘ wrote soulful and moving anthems, let’s put them aside for now and explore the 10 tracks where they threw caution to the wind and shook hell…

Kicking off our list is one of the greatest hard rock debut albums of all time, “All My Life.” Combining the key attributes of hard rock and stadium rock, its lead riff and excellent chorus make it one of the best things around. fooo fighters‘ did. The building of tension, the intro-repeat in the bridge section that leads to a massive, climactic final chorus is pure songwriting genius.

A number specifically written for the live stage, the powerful, mosh-ready “Enough Space” is essentially anchored to a great riff. Written for the fooo fighters‘ second feature film color and shape, the energy that the song contains – thanks to Grohlthe vocals and drums of – for a raging beat of 150 seconds loud/quiet.

Built around the end taylor Hawkins‘ best drum work, the unleashed “Low” is as heavy as fooo fighters‘ve never had. The One by one the track contains some great guitar work, but you can’t say enough about it Hawkins‘ playing; going from a relentlessly fast tom-groove to 16th-note hi-hats, with some nasty fills thrown in, it’s one of the best things he and the band as a whole have created. Regarding the Jack Black-featured movie clip… Wow.

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A bonus tune only found on the Japanese edition of the fooo fightersself-titled debut album, as well as single ‘Big Me’, ‘Podunk’ is a wicked, distorted track. It has a super raw feel, but isn’t super fast, rather built around a heavy mid-paced groove. Tons of squealing feedback between guitar riffs and raw vocals are perfect for “Podunk’s” subtly free attack.

“Stacked Actors” is a thunderous way to kick off the fooothe third LP of There’s nothing to lose. Tuned all the way to A, it has a thick, crisp lead riff that serves as the main backbone of the track. Sure, things calm down in the verses, but that only serves as a buildup when the titanic guitar part returns for the chorus. Plus, the vitriol-filled lyrics targeting celebrities only add to the aggressiveness on display.

Despite being the title track from their second release, “The Color and The Shape” can only be found on the deluxe reissue of the record, as well as the B-side of the hard rock “Monkey Wrench” (which just missed our list). No dynamic flourishes or emotive ballads here, just dirty guitars, screaming vocals and powerful drums. How the comment-laden behemoth didn’t make the album proper is beyond us.

The breath-taking two-minute “Wattershed” is a raging riff driven, to the point track. Not subtly here; just a fast pace, Grohlstrong voice and a superb heavy choir. With a foothold in both hardcore punk and metal, it’s certainly a lot more visceral than stadium-filling rock. fooo fighters are best known for. Excellent underrated song.

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Another selection from the first fooo fighters‘ full-length, the scream-filled “Weenie Beenie” is a rip-snorter of a tune. The main riff is pure metal, while the bridge dives into almost thrash metal territory. Although the chorus passage is a bit more melodic, it’s far from polished commercial rock. There’s a real rawness to it that gives it a compelling attack.

The heaviest song fooohad been writing for years, “White Limo” is certainly reminiscent of the band’s aforementioned debut album. Lots of catchy riffs, and Grohl shredding her vocal cords, it almost looks like pseudo Olivieri-time queens of the Rock Age on time. He gets bonus points for his lo-fi, Lemmy-with a movie clip too.

Yet ANOTHER heavy fooo fighters‘ number starting with the letter ‘W’, color and shape”Wind Up” is thick, riff-driven hard rock. While the band had begun their rise to mainstream rock stardom on their second album, tracks like “Wind Up” made it clear that they were still more than happy to crank out heavy, BS-free tunes. More Grohl really has a great cry.

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How did we go? Are there other fooo fighters‘ harder and heavier songs than the ten we’ve chosen? Also, are you heading to one of the taylor Hawkins‘tribute shows? Let us know in the comments!

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