Parkway Drive Songs Ranked

Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2018, Parkway Drive has released six studio albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album, and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive. The band’s latest four albums have reached the top 10 of the Australian ARIA Charts, with Ire reaching number 1 in October 2015, and Reverence in May 2018. The band’s line-up has been consistent since the addition of bassist Jia O’Connor in 2006, with Brett Versteeg having left in 2004 and Shaun Cash in 2006. Here are all of Parkway Drive songs ranked.

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20. Unrest (Deep Blue, 2010)

“The heaviest Parkway song, the whole song is a breakdown, by far my favorite song by them, so brutal and in your face”

19. It’s Hard To Speak Without a Tongue (Killing with a Smile, 2005)

“It’s an incredible song, and the chorus is haunting. All of the instruments complement each other, resulting in a really fantastic song! Not my absolute favourite, but a very viable contender for second or third place.”

18. A Deathless Song (Ire, 2015)

“This song is EPIC! The screams, riffs, and drums are on point. Makes me headbang every darn time. Emotion, melody, and brutality. This song is perfect.”

17. Pandora (Killing with a Smile, 2005)

“The intro and main riff is one of the best things I’ve ever heard and the guitar solo is absolutely amazing! This song is so underrated. Very good lyrics about an atomic bomb.”

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16. Feed Them to the Pigs (Horizons, 2007)

“This song is the best off the album. Just a really bangin tune. If you haven’t heard the album yet, listen to this song first”

15. Swing (Atlas, 2012)

“No contest, hands down some of the most beautifully brutal music ever produced. Listen to it now and crank it. Last 40 Seconds of this song = the Best breakdown I’ve heard so far.”

14. Frostbite (Horizons, 2007)

“Maybe a bit different from the usual Parkway song structure, but such an amazing guitar riff and intense vocals! The song is a masterpiece in structure, melody and intensity. A shame they never play it live…”

13. The River (Atlas, 2012)

“The intro to this song is simply breathtaking. Winstons vocals are some of his best ever in my opinion. Incredible lyrics and some great guitar work! Best song on atlas. So much power and emotion behind this song. And it’s heavy and the riffs are badass.”

12. Smoke ’em If You Got ’em (Don’t Close Your Eyes, 2004)

“The Hardcore intro and all those killer riffs-those breakdowns. This is an epic. That intro has to be one of the most iconic Parkway intros”

11. Horizons (Horizons, 2007)

“This is perhaps one of the greatest tracks of the genre, in my honest unbiased opinion it truly holds a place in the history books, the pure passion and story it tells, people need to be hearing and reading up on the lyrics and taking time to understand its meaning. It’s absolutely unbelievable.”

10. Vice Grip (Ire, 2015)

“Can’t beat that, awesome breakdown, great vocal ranges growls screams and clean vocals. Insane riffs and overall energy. Top that. Seriously if you don’t feel energized and motivated after hearing this song, I’d be questioning if you are alive.”

9. Idols and Anchors (Horizons, 2007)

“One of the best Intros I’ve ever heard. Love every riff. Drums are amazing. Vocals are equally incredible. I can’t believe this isn’t in the top ten let alone the top 3. Just listen to this song and I promise you too can understand the true meaning to live.”

8. Crushed (Ire, 2015)

“This song is so revolutionary the 3rd or 4 th time I was listening to this my eyes watered up and I was headbanging while I was crying. Come on folks vote this up to the top 10s!”

7. Boneyards (Horizons, 2007)

“This song is nuts! Really catchy guitar riff at 0.51 and really good screams from Winston throughout the whole song. Definitely gives songs like Carrion and Idols and Anchors so much support off their best album!”

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6. Dark Days (Atlas, 2012)

“I have been listening to these guys for years now and their latest album blew me away. This and Slow Surrender are incredible. Passionate, meaningful, excellent vocal work from Winston McCall, nice riffing, insane breakdown! Carrion close second though.”

5. Karma (Deep Blue, 2010)

“Amazing song. Kicks off with an awesome drum solo and just has addictive riffs throughout the whole song. Absolutely cannot get enough. First Parkway Drive Song for me, the song’s just one big breakdown and it’s awesome for that”

4. Wild Eyes (Atlas, 2012)

“ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Fantastic highs and lows! Don’t even get me started on the instrumentals! Not only that, but the lyrics are downright phenomenal. Just look it up if you can and fall in love with this!”

3. Sleepwalker (Deep Blue, 2010)

“Best parkway song ever! Song slays romance is dead and carrion. Sleepwalker is parkway at their absolute best. This song is all Jeff ling. The best riff he’s ever come up with for sure  I can listen to this song again and again and it never gets stale. And especially from 2:48 – 3:30. I get chills every time. It’s just so smexy.”

2. Carrion (Horizons, 2007)

“While I get why this song is now atop the leader board and love the song, it’s really hard for me to pick a number one song from these guys. I mean you got Idols and Anchors, Sleepwalker, Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em (which is down at 18 for some reason), and more. I really do enjoy it and listen to it a lot (as I do with all Parkway Drive songs), but I just can’t pick a number one. A top 5 for sure, but not a number one. Too many smexy songs by these guys to single out just one.”

1. Romance is Dead (Killing with a Smile, 2005)

“The brutal breakdowns that fluctuate from beginning to end, contrasting amazingly with the ambient strings in the final moments. This is what makes this song so powerful. So diverse. Throughout the whole song the quality of blending and harmonizing of the instruments is done almost perfectly.”