Any band in the hard rock genre prides themselves on writing the type of songs that could scare you to death. Some bands never stray from their brand of ferocious hard rock that they can almost do no wrong in their confined bubble of musical kickass. So, what happens when the writers of these heavy songs write slowburns?
Even though the pedigree for any rock band is how loud or fast their riffs are, the best opportunity for bands to show their true artistry is when they go into a room with an acoustic guitar and hammer out a tune. It's never an easy decision to go acoustic for a track. With the song completely bare, the performer is left essentially naked as they have to let their song stand on its own without any grandiose additions. That doesn't mean the greats of the genre haven't stepped up to the challenge though.
All across the hard rock spectrum, artists have come out with songs that have both the same musical punch as a rocker while not being too over-the-top to constitute being a glossy power ballad. These songs are proof that underneath the hood, these bands have an extremely solid sonic foundation when left with only their bare essentials.
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