“Above and Beyond” – Bassnectar
“Above and Beyond” takes bass to a new level of profound subterranean sound. The electronic lows created by DJ Bassnectar in this staggering track are excessively deep. Don’t miss the relief of the unexpected string and piano melody either. Complexity at its finest, “Above and Beyond” is a legitimate explosion of bass and sound.
“Hysteria” – Muse
From the British rock group Muse, comes “Hysteria,” a heavy electronic track chock full of momentum and stamina. Bass is the central motif from the first note to the last, enhancing the falsetto vocals of front man Matthew Bellamy. The real magic happens during the bass guitar arpeggio solos, especially after the second chorus when the riff takes center stage.
“M.A.D” – Hadouken!
Full of chaos and pandemonium, “M.A.D.” by London group Hadouken! brings excessive electronic hype. The crackling bass threatens to “crack your cranium,” and the steady hammering of drum and bass support the harsh, electronic lyrics and mayhem. Every single second is madness, and enigmatic rises and drops keep you on your toes. Only the best floor-standing speakers can replicate the agitation and tension of this pumping track.
“Papercut” – Linkin Park
The first track on Linkin Park’s debut album “Hybrid Theory,” “Papercut,” is an immensely satisfying rock metal hit. Paranoid and extreme from the get-go, “Papercut” excels in the head-banging sound straight from a rock concert. As is usual with Linkin Park, this heavy track features a unique sound heretofore unheard of with its edgy bass that is anything but mild. Spine-chilling lyrics and metallic bass riffs are incredibly eerie in the best way, for an easy escape from monotony.
“Sail” – Awolnation
Written and recorded by front man Aaron Bruno, “Sail” is Awolnation’s most successful and popular hit. Simple lyrics leave the bass unobstructed and free. From the start, the driving bass adds force and momentum to the crashing symbols and haunting vocals.