Best Blindside SongsA metal band with an incredibly distinct sound, and some amazing songs. Here are what I think are the best, over their 6 albums as well as their EP.
Everyone knows this one, but there's good reason for that. "Pitiful" is a good, old-fashioned rock and roll jam. This song comes across strong on the CD, but is one of Blindside's most looked-forward-to songs for their shows. One listen is all that's needed to sell this song.
As I said before, Blindside's strength is their ability to be evocative, and "All of Us" is certainly that. With a great ascending chorus melody, this song even got a little radio play. This is the kind of song that makes you feel like your soul was just ripped open for the world to see.
It's hard to top "Pitiful, " but I've got to give "When I Remember" the number 1 spot. The lyrics match the music perfectly, and you can feel Christian's passion coming out as he sings this one. As I said, The Great Depression was the masterpiece, and this is the one that, by far, got the most airtime in my life!
Relentless! This song starts out hard and fast and never lets up, with a hook that everyone remembers. This is an older Blindside song, yet very few of their later (and really very good! ) works were able to surpass this thrasher. This is Blindside to a tee.
The Great Depression is, in my opinion, Blindside's masterpiece, and "Ask Me Now" is definitive of that album. With a nearly spoken verse and a passionate chorus, this song deviates from the band's wheelhouse and breaks new ground in stellar fashion.
This is one of those obscure tracks deep in the album, but the quick drive of the verses blended with the mesmerizing chorus makes for an excellent song that was really a peek into Blindside's future direction, vis a vis The Great Depression.
This was the climax of the album that solidified Blindside's legacy. I remember listening to this CD, anticipating the last song, which is just a powerful, loud song, with a cool second movement that continues the emotion found on the rest of the album.
After a 5-year hiatus, Blindside returned with a new album and a return to the style of Burning Fire and Silence. Bloodstained Hollywood Ending has another great hook and lets Christian show off the way he effortlessly shifts between singing and screaming.
After listening to their first 2 albums, a song like "Roads" is a bit of a surprise, but what makes Blindside so great is their ability to write evocative music, fast or slow. This is a song that stands out on a standout album, which certainly earns it a place on this list.
The opening riff sold me the first time I heard it, and the lyrics stand out as very interesting. There are several hooks to draw you in to a song like this, from the great chorus, to the variation in the verses to the sprinkling of Christian's distinctive scream.