Top 10 Original Killswitch Engage Songs

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The Top Ten

My Curse
best intro ever, plus howards vocals are amazing
This song makes me rock my head so HARD!
This song is the most rocking song... You should try
Lamb of god redneck or mettalica one
People who are awesome fans of heavy and trash metal should try lamd of god and metallica
[Newest]My favourite metalcore band.. And my curse is just outstanding, breakdown and intro is like.. Great

2This Fire Burns
Gives an internal feeling of beating someones ass out...
this is my favorite song in the world kill switch engage is one of my favorite bands ever
[Newest]A very simple but outrageous song to play.. Breakdown is great..

3The End of Heartache
This is the best KSE song ever... Howard rocks...
The End of Heartache is one of the best albums ever released...
Damn these guys should win a Grammy to say the least...
KSE forever!
Perfection. This man knows how to sing from his soul. His screams are ear piercing, yet he finds a way to serenade you with his voice of baritone beauty. It's the cure for almost every mood: neither too soft, nor too heavy. Give it a try why don't ya!
You wait, you miss, you hurt. The mere absence is HEARTACHE. :I
[Newest]The guitar riffs and breakdowns, nothing short of epic.

4Rose of Sharyn
No fancy solo, but with such epic continuation of a great riff who needs one?
Intro riff is so lethal dude.. It takes you by surprise.. And then pitch shift in the middle of the song adds colour, great song
Personally my favorite... I pretty much love every song on this album though.

5My Last Serenade
I don't know what the hell this song doing down there... It should be first. And their new vocal Jesse Leach is thousand times better than Howard...
This definitely is my favorite KSE song! Awesome music and meaningful lyrics. Jesse's vocals is pure epic.
Where on earth is Rise Inside and Element of One? They were absolutely ingenious tracks that brought metalcore to a new level.
[Newest]This should be on top! I feel that hardcore feeling not the metalcore!

6The Arms of Sorrow
Killswitch Engage is my favorite band, I have all of their albums with Jesse and all of the Albums with Howard. I also Have most of the Music Adam D. has produced (August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, etc. ) But out of all of that music I've never heard something as beautiful as this song Lyrically and musically
Beautiful... This song deserves to be no. 1. Absolutely brilliant vocal work, and everything in this song just fits in so perfectly. It's simply amazing, and definitely deserves a higher rating and more popularity.
This song is just so heavenly beautiful. It's like a gift God sent from heaven. It's heavy and melodic, emotional and powerful, it's just THAT damn superb of a song. I totally understand Jesse and why he considers this his favourite Killswitch Engage song. Look at those lyrics! "Imprisoned inside this mind, hiding behind the empty smiles". It's just a masterpiece, AND it sends a positive message. Not to mention Howard's vocals, he KILLS it, especially on this one. The Arms Of Sorrow for the win!
[Newest]The lyrics have deep meaning and the music take you to a different place laugh out loud, I love killswitch engage

7In Due Time
This is the best song on their new album. This song definitely deserve to be in The Top Three, at least.
Hell yes jesse leach is back and this song kicked ass first time I heard it
Amazing and unique riff with very nice lyrics. Also the cymbals sound great. This is definitely one of my favourite KSE songs and the new album will probably rock as hell.
[Newest]I love both vocalists but I think it's such a crock of crap that most people consider Jesse inferior to Howard. Listen to this mans passion. It is unmatched. This song is legendary form top to bottom and deserves to be in the top there. Also, where's fixation on the darkness?

8This Is Absolution
This song is no doubt my favourite of all time. The guitar in this is incredible and same goes for the lyrics.
Vocals in this song are amazing.

9When Darkness Falls
One of my favourite choruses! Definitely in the top 3.
Great song. I love playing its verse and chorus.. Breakdown as well

10Reject Yourself
Woah, This is REALLY under-rated, I think this deserves a lot more votes
Day intro riff. Enough said.
Agreed it is under-rated... Very positive message and its a powerful song makes you think
[Newest]The intro reminds me of Amon Amarth!

The Contenders

11Holy Diver
It can't be better than dio's! But it's a damn good cover and they really put their style into it. Much respect to Killswitch Engage!
Epic Tune! Jump on the tiger!
Amazing cover! Much more hardcore the original. Awesome guitar and vocals.
[Newest]Much better than Dio's. End of discussion.

12Fixation On the Darkness
This song is one of the greatest. And it kicks ass so much live in concert. I love the varying scream levels in Jesse's voice, and the death growl undertone in the chorus.
I was shocked this was not on the top 5.. But this song kicks ass.. A taste of melody in metal does not take away the "metallity" of the song, just saying..
Such a sick song. Can't believe it's not at the top. Also the first Killswitch song I ever heard which got me interested in the band.
[Newest]How can this be at 22nd? How can this be? This must be one of the biggest mysterious of

13Beyond the Flames
It is from 'Disarm The Descent'. Try it!
Haven't heard a lot of KE, but this is my favorite song so far
What will you do if you have seductive women troubling you?

14Daylight Dies
this has an absolutely EPIC intro
Great screams and catchy vocals!

15Rise Inside

16Starting Over
One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, it transitions from harsh vocals to one of the most stunning choruses I have ever heard
Very good lyrics, in fact, all the song is very good

You are no god to me this the reckoning man what an aweson song should be in the top 10 it's so epic

18Eye of the Storm
Best 30 seconds of any killswitch song ever! very good lotsa shouting but it sounds very good

19Numbered Days
Can't believe this song is so low. I love everything about this song. Should definitely be in the top 5. I'm surprise 'Temple From The With' on their first self titled album isn't higher as well
My favourite Killswitch Engage song. Everything about it is awesome. The passion in Jesse's voice too... Wow. How is this not closer to the top?!
With a chorus like this, the song deserves to be in the first 5. I mean come on, it's Alive or Just Breathing, their best album.
[Newest]Such a good song the clean lyrics are more full of passion than lots of bands

20My Obsession

21Let the Bridges Burn

22The Hell In Me
Best song on the new album by far.
Awesome song... Top ten at least...

23The Element of One
How come this song isn't on the list? Its one of the most beautiful songs with jesse.
My favorite KsE song. An amazing blend of melody and aggression.

24Break the Silence
If we can't break the silence how can we survive. Amazing song and has a great song meaning to it. It's about making society better for the future.
High voice pitch. Why not in the top 10?

This song is so amazing! Always & My Curse are my favorites <3 This song mean so much to me. / I am always with you, From the darkness of night until the morning, I am with you always, From life until death takes me / So great and deep lyrics! Should be in the top 5 at least
Such a beautiful meaningful song

26A Tribute to the Fallen
The whole album Disarm the Descent is really well done but this song kills it. Jesse nails it with his shouting like screams and then goes for an insanly epic clean vocal chorus that blows my mind away. The bridge with the solo feels fresh and is totally different from the rest of the song. The ending part fades out perfectly and the accoustic part following up just perfectly fits to this modern metal masterpiece. Jesse is finally back, better than ever!
Best song on Disarm the Descent...


Guys never heard this one? Just give it an ear and you'll see.. Listen to melodic chorus. thisSong is amazing

28No End In Sight
I love this song way too much, I don't know Why... If you are a metalcore fan you will like it also..
Amazing song so underrated

29All We Have

30World Ablaze

31Breathe Life
Why is this not inn the top 10?

32The Return
Without a doubt, this is the most underrated killswich engage song. This song is fantastic. Amazing vocals. Beautiful lyrics. This song should moat definitely be in the top 10

33Take This Oath

34A Light in a Darkened World
How is this song not at the top? It's fast, got a great riff, and it's one of howard's best performances ever. Even got a kicking outro to go along.
Amasing intro and lyrics one of my favourite killswitch song ever, way better than some of the songs above it

35Time Will Not Remain

36Save Me
This one one of Howard Jones' best works and should be at least in the top 3
If not #1 on this list seriously just listen to it it has some of the best vocals in Killswitch Engage

37Vide Infra
This song is pure dope, probably their hardest track ever. Jesse nailed it. In my opinion Howard wasn't able to keep up with songs like this one or "When The Balance Is Broken", though these are some of the least popular songs from KSE, sadly.
The most original KSE song ever, includes original singer Jesse Leech


Declaration Riffs is the best ever. Howard's sing is beautiful!

39In the Unblind

This is not their best but it definitely should not be all the way down here
I love this song, the chorus is awesome, it definitely should be in the list!

41Hope Is...

42This Is Confrontation

43Just Barely Breathing
Best Song I ever heard in my life awesome scream and powerful lyrics I think this should be in top 3
The best KSE chorus ever and one of the most epic and atmospheric songs ever.

The second half of this song is pure perfection.

44Still Beats Your Name
The verses are standard KSE but the chorus is EPIC. Listen and wait for it. If you don't start singing along with this, you must be dead

45Self Revolution
Song with the probably best chorus ever. I love the whole buildup, great scream parts by Jesse and like said before unbelievably well done clean singing chorus. Also I really love the meaning, Self Revolution is an underrated masterpiece and maybe the best original Killswitch Engage song.

46New Awakening

47A Bid Farewell
I am extremely surprised to see that no one has shared anything about this song.. Guys you should go and check out this song.. The album is kinda gold certified you punks. !

48The Turning Point
This is an awesome song, one of the best on disarm the descent. it needs more recognition.

49In a Dead World
This song should be top 5 at least...

50This Is Goodbye
While this isn't the best song they have done, it still is fantastic! It's probably the best song off their 2009 self-titled album!. I defiantly think that it should be in the top 20 or top 15 for sure!
Why is this not on the list?
It's Over, Please leave me to Rest, Forgive-me, Let me go!

51Take Me Away
What... No. 47? How is this possible?

52And Embers Rise...

53Desperate Times
Desperate times is one of the amazing songs from As daylight dies.. Chorus is like very well vocal work by howard jones..

54Temple from the Within

55The Call

56Blood Stains

57Slave to the Machine

58For You

59One Last Sunset

60When the Balance Is Broken

61Without a Name

62Untitled and Unloved

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This list was created 6 years, 74 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 9 times.

Updated Sunday, May 03, 2015

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