Best Parkway Drive Songs

The Top Ten

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

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

No contest

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 - hellboy15

3 Sleepwalker - Deep Blue Sleepwalker - Deep Blue

Absolutely love the riffs throughout this one. GENIUS!

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

4 Wild Eyes - Atlas

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 Dark Days - Atlas

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.

6 Karma - Deep Blue

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

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

This song is amazing and addictive

7 Boneyards - Horizons

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

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 Vice Grip - Ire

Yeah, yeah yeah, get up get up

Can't get it out of my head

Their best song in my opinion.. Don't know why it's so far down the list

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

10 Horizons - Horizons

The emotion... The passion! This song made me love parkway as a band and cause of it I will always regard them as one of the most talented bands.

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


The Newcomers

? Absolute Power - Reverence
? Prey - Reverence

The Contenders

11 Idols and Anchors - Horizons

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.

12 The River - Atlas

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

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

13 Smoke 'em If You Got 'em - Killing with a Smile

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

14 Frostbite - Horizons

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... - OpenedFist

The tapping part is awesome!

15 Swing - Atlas

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

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 - Horizons

Title itself deserves top 10 spot

18 A Deathless Song - Ire

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.

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19 Unrest - Deep Blue

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

20 Deadweight - Deep Blue

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

21 It's Hard To Speak Without a Tongue - Killing With a Smile

Should be in top 5

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.

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22 Shadow Boxing - Reverence
23 Atlas - Atlas

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

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... !

24 Deliver Me - Deep Blue

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?

25 Pressures - Deep Blue

Definitely the best off deep blue

26 Sleight of Hand - Atlas


27 Bottom Feeder - Ire

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!

28 A Cold Day in Hell - Killing with a Smile

For me, it's a tie between this and "Romance Is Dead". This song is one of the best endings to an album I've ever heard. - ThatStrangeKid42

Underrated song! Deserves to be ranked higher!

29 The Siren's Song - Horizons

Great guitar. A fast paced song with a great breakdown

30 Blackout - Killing With a Smile
31 Killing With a Smile - Gimme Ad

How on earth is this rated so lowly? This is an insane song, so heavy

This is ironically their best and most pure sound yet not that popular apparently! - SummonSkeletons

32 Cemetery Bloom - Reverence
33 Destroyer - Ire
34 Five Months - Horizons

This song is executed to perfection. It is easily one of the top 3 songs on Horizons. Gets you so pumped! - eyah

Such a Brilliant Masterpiece on the Last position?!
Clearly it should be at the top. This song is overall so good,. I mean the guitar solos and riffs are just so good.

This should be top 3, this and horizons are my favorite but there are so many good songs from parkway all albums are good.

I believe this is the only song currently released by the band which you can hear winstons clean vocals, not a bad song

35 Dead Man's Chest - Horizons
36 Home is for the Heartless - Deep Blue

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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37 Blue and the Grey - Atlas

Should be way higher on the list, hands down the best song of the album. It may not have as catchy of an intro as wild eyes, but it kills it for awesomeness.

One of their best. This and A Deathless Song sure deserve a spot in the Top 10 list.

The lyrics to this song are so powerful and the outro leaves you thinking. Honestly there are too many amazing parkway drive songs to make a list laugh out loud

This song should be top 10. Just amazing from start to finish. Atlas is their best album in my opinion and this and the river should be top 10.

38 Dedicated - Ire

This song is impossible to be this low. Arguably the best song on IRE.

Can't be on 44 lol this must be a mistake one of their best songs

Seriously don't get how this song is so low, it's #1 for me. One badass riff after another, and doesn't get repetitive! Powerful vocals and lyrics that send a great message.

This song is amazing, the breakdown is one of their most brutal to date!

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39 Fractures - Ire
40 Wishing Wells
41 Vicious - Ire

Darkness behold
This hell we call home!
Just a super awesome song. - Mixer

42 Mutiny - Killing With a Smile

No way this song can be discounted, one of the greatest riffs ever blasted directly into the brain, heavy enough for the breakdown, but just to badass to be held down into simply one portion of the song. Worth reconsidering.

How is this not on the list. It was the first song I heard as well as my favorite.

43 Wreckage - Deep Blue

In my opinion definitely top 5 insane pwd song deserves to be higher

That is so sad that this song ranks so low on this list. Who the hell compiled this list anyway? Best Parkway song yet.

Best riff and breakdown

44 Anasasis (Xenophontis) - Killing with a Smile
45 Sparks - Atlas
46 Breaking Point - Horizons

EASILY one of the top 5 songs that they have! I mean just listen to that opening guitar! The screams are just on point as well, especially when it starts to get about half way through the song. How is this song so low on this list?

This song just destroys! I can't say how underappreciated this song really is compared to more of the classic Horizon's songs. The solo that is the intro along with the breakdown at the end of the song are just flat out amazing.

47 Leviathan I - Deep Blue

I hate to give a favorite overall song for parkway drive because so many are good. This song is probably the best underrated song they have. It is just crushing from start to finish and ends with a brutal breakdown that will make you want to crush someone.

41! No way! Should be top 20. My personal top 10.

How is this not in the top 5 or even listed on here for that matter?
my absolute favourite parkway drive song

Def should be higher up

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48 Dying to Believe - Ire


Great song

49 The Sound of Violence - Ire
50 Alone - Deep Blue

Kickass song! It just has so much to tell!

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