In our Triple Play feature, Euro Rock Scene asks our favorite up-and-coming bands to have each member to give a detailed description of their top three favorite songs in order to give their listeners a better idea of the music that has inspired them as individuals and the band as a whole.
Today, we’re asking Columbia-based hard rock band, Dark Below, to share their triple play.
Josh Campbell (Vocals/Guitar):
- “Tomorrow” by Silverchair
This is one of the songs I can remember listening to as a kid who was just getting into music and thinking, “Holy shit, this is amazing. I need to play music.” Even 20 years later, I have to crank it up every time I hear it.
2. “Yellow Ledbetter” by Pearl Jam
There are so many amazing Pearl Jam songs to choose from, but “Yellow Ledbetter” is my favorite. I have so many memories of listening to this song as a kid with my dad and that’s something I’ll never forget. I remember it being a pain in the ass to find the CD, but once we finally managed to get a copy, we wore it out.
3. “Polyamorous” by Breaking Benjamin
I can still remember hearing this song for the first time when I was over at a friend’s house in junior high. He said, “Hey, check out this new band called Breaking Benjamin. They kick ass.” Honestly, my expectations weren’t all that high, but holy shit was I blown away. I think we listened to them all night and that song was absolutely burned into my brain.
Quin Koldan (Drums):
- “Who’s Got My Back” by Creed
One of the bands I would listen to in the car growing up is Creed and “Who’s Got My Back” was always my favorite from them. The intro made it sound mysterious and otherworldly almost, and it had a weird calming effect to me.
2. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
I remember seeing Green Day play this on the TV when ‘American Idiot’ came out. I must’ve been 10 or so. I sorta liked the music my parents played, but when I heard this, I was blown away. And realized there’s so much more out there. After that, I needed to play music.
3. “Given Up” by Linkin Park
Truthfully, a lot of Linkin Park songs would fit here; they really influenced my music tastes. But I chose “Given Up” because I was also teaching myself guitar while learning how to play drums and this song was the first one I learned on guitar the whole way through.
Josh Grove (Bass/Backing Vocals):
- “Everlong” by Foo Fighters
“Everlong” is one of the first modern rock songs I remember hearing on the radio as a kid. My dad owned a copy of ‘The Colours and Shapes’, but it essentially became my CD quickly there after. I still regularly listen to that album, but “Everlong” resonates the most with me.
2. “The Red” by Chevelle
This one got me into screaming in songs, which eventually translated into me wanting to do so with music as well. Prior to hearing “The Red”, I hadn’t listened to anything much heavier genre wise. This song opened the door for me to eventually dive into metal, etc.
3. “Clever” by Beartooth
“Clever” is a new song released by Beartooth this year, but sometimes, a song just does it for you. Spotify was excited to let me know that I played this song a ridiculous amount of times this year. No shame.
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