You know how you make a song even better than it already is? You add in a vocal sample that's how! it could be a film quote, it could just be the band having a chat in the studio, either way it adds an extra layer of brilliance. Here are some of the best.
DON BROCO – 'PRETTY'
Lifted straight from the audio of Lars Ulrich talking about the track on his Beats1 show, “Bedford, where's Bedford? Come On” has become iconic in its own right now. When two worlds collide perfectly.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – 'OUTNUMBERED'
Part of what made Prada's 'Zombie' EP so wondefully sinister was the small bits of dialogue that carried the story along. When it comes to 'Outnumbered' the frenzied plea from the public service announcement fills us with the sort of fear that only the apocalypse can conjure.
BASEMENT – 'FADING'
The first thing we hear on Basement's 'I Wish I Could Stay Here' is a quote from the 1957 film 'An Affair To Remember'. Have you ever felt so nostalgic, sad and cultured as this? No, you haven't.
MAYBESHEWILL – 'NOT FOR WANT OF TRYING'
One of the great cinematic moments is Peter Finch's impassioned and still all too relevant speech from the 1976 film 'Network'. Combine that with the uplifting and inspiring post-rock of Maybeshewill and you have a recipe for a total hit.
TAKING BACK SUNDAY – 'GREAT ROMANCES OF THE 20TH CENTURY'
Though not appearing on the version on the band's debut album 'Tell All Your Friends', the original recording of this TBS classic featured heartfelt dialogue from 96's 'Beautiful Girls'. It's all too fitting for a song that makes you want to cry in the shower.
LIFERUINER – 'YOU LOOK BETTER WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK'
Before they slowed things down and got a bit more serious, Liferuiner were a total party hardcore band. All of their songs seemed to start with a movie quote of some kind which only added to the atmosphere before the carnage kicked off. In this case, the band pulled one of the most damning insults from Bad Santa and stuck it at the start of this beauty. Ouch.
SLIPKNOT – '742617000027'
Disconcerting, uncomfortable and perilous, the introduction to Slipknot's ravenous debut is as scary as it gets. Though it's the repitition of “the whole thing I think is sick” that sticks with you, which first appeared in an interview about the crimes of the Manson Family.
VARIALS – 'THE NEW DAMNATION'
The Devil's Advocate is a film chock full of unreal quotes, thanks to the incomparable Al Pacino. Though it's this aggressive call that features at the start of this total stomper. Try not destroying everything in your path when this kicks in.
A DAY TO REMEMBER – 'RIGHT BACK AT IT AGAIN'
Something that made 'Common Courtesy' such a special album was the humility displayed by the band by leaving in the studio chat between songs. In all serious, who could ever forget that “BIIIIIIIIIIIITCH”?
SUICIDE SILENCE – 'CEASE TO EXIST'
Now this one is only subtle but it just shows how much the band loves this fucking riff. Listen carefully and you will hear a cry of “YARGH” just before the savagery kicks off again.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – 'WE ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT'
Vampires are well spooky aren't they? Well Motionless In White helped to make their homage to them ever spookier when they opened this track with a sample from 1931's version of Dracula. Makes your blood run cold.
NECK DEEP – 'ALL HYPE, NO HEART'
One of ND's most frantic moments kicks off with a quote that's been pulled straight from Back To The Future. Iconic recognises iconic in the most iconic of fashions.
BLESSTHEFALL – 'COMING HOME'
One of the cutest things that has ever happened in metalcore palyed a huge part in the closing track on BTF's latest album. The song concludes with a recording of Beau Bokan's daughter Rocket singing the song's refrain “it's not living if i'm not living with you”. It's incredible in every single way.
NOTHING,NOWHERE. – 'STRANGER'
Heartbreak comes in many forms. In the case of this atmospheric interlude from Joe, it's a sample from romantic drama The Vow. We're not crying, you are.
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