Best Parkway Drive Songs

The Top Ten

1 Romance is Dead - Killing with a Smile Romance is Dead - Killing with a Smile Cover Art

That bit at the end gives me chill, it's so awesome and the instruments blend so well.

Throughout the whole song the quality of blending and harmonizing of the instruments is done almost perfectly.

The brutal breakdowns that fluctuate from beginning to end, contrasting amazingly with the ambient strings in the final moments. This is what makes this song so powerful. So diverse. Love it!

The breakdown in this song is so awesome and heavy I threw my neck out when I was driving the other day. #spin

Parkway Drive is one of those bands that rarely, if ever, produce an ordinary song. This song is quite simply, a masterpiece in this genre. The riffage is so mean it makes you want to run straight through walls. Awesome track.

2 Carrion - Horizons Carrion - Horizons Cover Art

No contest; nothing compares to this song well constructed, excellent vocals, and I never get tired of it. "carrion! In a moment I'm lost! Drowning from the inside! Her eyes take me away. Tare me apart from the inside out! " just look at the lyrics and fall in love. This song mad me notice them. Now I can't go back! Keep up the good work!

While I get why this song is now atop the leader board and love the song, it's really hard for me to pick a number one song from these guys. I mean you got Idols and Anchors, Sleepwalker, Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (which is down at 18 for some reason), and more. I really do enjoy it and listen to it a lot (as I do with all Parkway Drive songs), but I just can't pick a number one. A top 5 for sure, but not a number one. Too many smexy songs by these guys to single out just one.

Awesome song, just love the way he screams CARRION at the intro

A trademark song by them, why isn't it on the list. Great song.

3 Sleepwalker - Deep Blue Sleepwalker - Deep Blue Cover Art

This has the best riff of any Parkway song. I can just listen to this all day and not get over how awesome it is

Easily the greatest Parkway song. The opening riff! The opening riff!

Best parkway song ever! Song slays romance is dead and carrion. Sleepwalker is parkway at their absolute best. This song is all Jeff ling. The best riff he's ever come up with for sure

Absolutely love the riffs throughout this one. GENIUS!

4 Wild Eyes - Atlas Wild Eyes - Atlas Cover Art

Feel like I should be running into stadium about to play football with this song

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Fantastic highs and lows! Don't even get me started on the instrumentals! Not only that, but the lyrics are downright phenomenal. Just look it up if you can and fall in love with this!

Best parkway drive song ever

The screaming and the blast beats in this song are amazing. Best metal song ever!

5 Karma - Deep Blue Karma - Deep Blue Cover Art

Amazing song. Kicks off with an awesome drum solo and just has addictive riffs throughout the whole song. Absolutely cannot get enough.

This song is amazing and addictive

First Parkway Drive Song for me, the song's just one big breakdown and it's awesome for that

6 Dark Days - Atlas Dark Days - Atlas Cover Art

I have been listening to these guys for years now and their latest album blew me away. This and Slow Surrender are incredible.

Awesome song, the last 1:30 has the slickest solo to a huge breakdown I've ever heard

Best song I've ever heard

Passionate, meaningful, excellent vocal work from winston McCall, nice riffing, insane breakdown! Carrion close second though.

7 Boneyards - Horizons Boneyards - Horizons Cover Art

My first song I heard by them so I HAVE to pick it. This song got me started on PwD and they quickly became my favorite band. They don't make bad songs. Every song has a part that at one point just melts your face. I just have to go with Boneyards. Plus it has my favorite breakdown in it at the end.

Probably my all time favorite breakdown

This song is nuts! Really catchy guitar riff at 0.51 and really good screams from Winston throughout the whole song. Definitely gives songs like Carrion and Idols and Anchors so much support off their best album!

While I believe this to be their best song, this list is very accurate in terms of songs. These ten are most definitely the best ten Parkway Drive songs in my opinion.

8 Crushed - Ire Crushed - Ire Cover Art

This is the kind of thing that will bring metal in to the new era. This is the musical violence that the masses can relate to.

This song is gold

So heavy, unique, polished and diverse! Love the lyrics! Definitely stands out from the rest!

God-damned AWESOME song. I can't stop listening to it!

9 Idols and Anchors - Horizons Idols and Anchors - Horizons Cover Art

The song that got me into this band... still listen to every time I hit the gym.

One of the best Intros I've ever heard. Love every riff. Drums are amazing. Vocals are equally incredible. I can't believe this isn't in the top ten let alone the top 3. Just listen to this song and I promise you too can understand the true meaning to live.

This song is the definition of a metalcore song. Fast tempo, catchy riffs, tapping interlude and a nice solo to finish off.

Hard to say which song is actually PWD's greatest, yet I believe Idols and Anchors should be a tad further up the list.
Having said that, any of the top 10 could be.
Awesome jam.

10 Vice Grip - Ire Vice Grip - Ire Cover Art

Yeah, yeah yeah, get up get up

Can't get it out of my head

Can't beat that , awesome breakdown, great vocal ranges growls screams and clean vocals. Insane riffs and overall energy. Top that .

Their best song yet

The Newcomers

? Emotional Breakdown - Don't Close Your Eyes Emotional Breakdown - Don't Close Your Eyes Cover Art
? Samsara - Deep Blue Samsara - Deep Blue Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Horizons - Horizons Horizons - Horizons Cover Art

This is perhaps one of the best tracks in the entire metalcore genre! The lyrics, the music, the passion...

Probably their best instrumentals in a track. It's both slow and fast at the same time! I have so many favorites, but this is the first that comes to mind.

A good change of pace. A little slower, but still has an awesome breakdown

Very good build-up, nice riffing. The middle part has a very nice flow to it. The breakdown is one of Parkway's best, just beaten by Boneyars in my opinion. The last part is just one big celebration. First place for me.

12 Smoke 'em If You Got 'em Smoke 'em If You Got 'em Cover Art

This should be in the top 3. The Hardcore intro and all those killer riffs-those breakdowns. This is an epic.

Dope Ass riffs throughout the whole songs. LOVE IT

13 The River - Atlas The River - Atlas Cover Art

One of my personal favorites, should be in the top 5 at least. Everything is good about this song, the vocals, the screaming, the guitar, the breakdown. One of the best songs on atlas.

Best song on atlas. So much power and emotion behind this song. And it's heavy and the riffs are badass.

This was one of the first Parkway songs I heard when I was getting back into metal, this song is the reason I got back into listening to metal again, should be in top 10 at least

This is so good, if you can feel the song you will be in love with this. Best fkin parkway drive song!

14 Frostbite - Horizons Frostbite - Horizons Cover Art

Maybe a bit different from the usual Parkway song structure, but such an amazing guitar riff and intense vocals! The song is a masterpiece in structure, melody and intensity. A shame they never play it live...

The tapping part is awesome!

15 Swing - Atlas Swing - Atlas Cover Art

No contest, hands down some of the most beautifully brutal music ever produced. Listen to it now and crank it.

Last 40 Seconds of this song = Best breakdown I've heard so far.

16 Pandora - Killing with a Smile Pandora - Killing with a Smile Cover Art

Heavy breakdowns, cool melodic part

Very good lyrics about an atomic bomb.
The part after 2:55 is just amazing, and energizing

My favorite from their first album...

17 Feed Them to the Pigs Feed Them to the Pigs Cover Art

Title itself deserves top 10 spot

18 A Deathless Song - Ire A Deathless Song - Ire Cover Art

Emotion, melody and brutality. This song is perfect.

An amazing song. Sadly underrated though

This song is EPIC! The screams, riffs and drums are on point. Makes me headbang every darn time.

The intro and main riff is one of the best things I've ever heard and the guitar solo is absolutely amazing!
This song is so underrated.

19 It's Hard To Speak Without a Tongue It's Hard To Speak Without a Tongue Cover Art

Hard hitting song, late chorus is epic

This should be in the top 3!

This shouldn't be so low! It's an incredible song, and the chorus is haunting. All of the instruments complement eachother, resulting in a really fantastic song! Not my absolute favourite, but a very viable contender for second or third place.

Wow! One of my favorites. Not sure how it's ranked so low. Definitely in my top 5. And yes, the chorus is amazing!

20 Unrest Unrest Cover Art

The heaviest Parkway song, the whole song is a breakdown, by far my favorite song by them, so brutal and in your face

21 Deadweight Deadweight Cover Art

One of my favourite songs by them, I don't understand why they never play this live though?!

22 Deliver Me - Deep Blue Deliver Me - Deep Blue Cover Art

Every Song should be in the Top 10

Just an awesome song!

Vocals are superb

Come on lads how the f""k can you miss this off?

23 Atlas - Atlas Atlas - Atlas Cover Art

Can't believe this song is below Dark Days. Sure, that is a good song too, but Atlas is one of the best songs ever made (at least only opinion). And that is regarding all genres... !

This song is the best off the album. Just a really bangin tune. If you haven't heard the album yet, listen to this song first

24 Bottom Feeder Bottom Feeder Cover Art

Should be way higher than 30

Easily the best track on Ire

"I've see enough to know,

Who talks the talk,

Who walks the walk,

And who's for show!

25 Home is for the Heartless Home is for the Heartless Cover Art

The guitar in this song is just unbelievable

"An icon cast in the light of freer times, now writhes in a bed of lies! "

The soul reason I started listening to heavy metal

Very emotional, great riffs and deep and personal lyrics, what's not to love

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