Reggie’s Essential 25 Favorite Instrumentals #20 & #19
Posted by Reggie
I love the power of a good instrumental song. Sometimes they can be energizing or even relaxing depending on the band’s intent with the song. Some bands use an instrumental song to display a different, sometimes softer side. And, sometimes an instrumental is a collection of left over riffs and drum parts that didn’t make the final cut. Or, perhaps they just couldn’t find the words to go with the music. However they are composed, the instrumental song is a track I look for and hope to find on any album; though there are some bands where it’s almost an expectation. This list is comprised of 25 word-less songs that I find essential to my music library. I wouldn’t sweat over the exact order, but yeah the ones at or near the top of this list are definitely my favorites. I know there are many more instrumental songs out there, but these are mine…so to speak. This list is also limited to only three per band and only one band made this list three times. Enjoy!
20. Last of the Wilds – Nightwish
This song has a steady cadence that I like and also has some folk elements that give it a nice touch. Symphonic metal bands do a good job with instrumental songs in my opinion. My kids actually like this one too, they think it has a cool beat. When I first heard Dark Passion Play, this song was an instant stand out for me. Other than that, this is one of the more simple entries without any in depth explanation…I just like it.
19. Canto 34 – Five Finger Death Punch
I can’t say I wholeheartedly appreciate the direction this band has taken, but I am fond of the War Is the Answer album where this instrumental appears. It’s a pretty mellow tune compared to most the album’s songs, but I like the guitar work; the riffing and the solos are the driving forces and for me that works out nicely. The song has nice flow and up to now in this list you can probably tell that most instrumental songs I like are not necessarily the heaviest o
f songs. There are some heavy songs on the way.