Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic  
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Baroque1
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:28 am
Posts: 162
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:57 am 
 

A lot of the bonus tracks on albums seem like filler to me. Do you know of bands that released some of their best material as a bonus track(s)? If so which tracks?

An example would be In Flames, two of the best songs on their Colony album were released only as bonus tracks in Japan.

Top
 Profile  
ENKC
Veteran

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:28 pm
Posts: 2707
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:59 am 
 

Two of my favourite Dio tracks only appear as bonus tracks on Japanese editions. Those being God Hates Heavy Metal from Angry Machines and Prisoner of Paradise from Master of the Moon. No doubt they'll emerge on a compilation or a reissue sooner or later.
_________________
John_Sunlight wrote:
Gif logos are a rare and special thing. They should be reserved only for truly exceptional and rare and special and important bands, bands like Blind Guardian and... Blind Guardian. This should be in the rules.

Top
 Profile  
Azordon
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:37 am
Posts: 345
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:04 am 
 

I like "Beyond the Sun" by Amebix which was a bonus track on Arise. Nice and relaxing song with good atmosphere and emotion!

Top
 Profile  
Baroque1
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:28 am
Posts: 162
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:07 am 
 

The bonus track on Essence - Last Night of Solace called Fractured Dimension is in my opinion the best track on the album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y81YY4g3GnE

Top
 Profile  
Peroy
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:44 am
Posts: 360
Location: Germany
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:32 am 
 

Morbid Angel's "Lord of All Fevers & Plague" was an CD bonus track (niftly placed in the middle of the track listing)... that's not only a good song, I can't really imagine Altars of Madness without that one, too...

So yeah, that's my pick... :P

Top
 Profile  
ThePoop
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Posts: 473
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:46 am 
 

Black Sabbath's "The Devil Cried" was only included on the Dio Years compilation. It's easily one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs with Dio. The lyrics, the riffs, the atmosphere are all quite sinister.
_________________
My favorite Carcass album is Swansong.

Top
 Profile  
ancientorder
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:38 am
Posts: 249
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:08 am 
 

Running Wild - Libertalia. Best song on Rogues en Vogue as well. Why not included as actual album track? Who knows.

Satanic Warmaster - Legion Werwolf. Originally a LP bonus track but later added to the CD. Great rocking track.

Top
 Profile  
BastardHead
Magic Mike

Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:53 pm
Posts: 5256
Location: Oswego, Illinois
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:12 am 
 

ancientorder wrote:
Running Wild - Libertalia. Best song on Rogues en Vogue as well. Why not included as actual album track? Who knows


I came in here with two obvious ones in mind, this was the big one. Seriously, Libertalia is the ONLY good song on Rogues, it's actually one of my personal favorites. I'll never understand why it wasn't included on the album as a legit track.


The other one would be "Symbol of Eight" from Bolt Thrower's final album, Those Once Loyal. Really, this track is Bolt Thrower in a nutshell. Everything I love about the band it just right in your face here, and I love that. Some of their absolute best riffs as well.
_________________
Lair of the Bastard: LATEST REVIEW: Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call

Top
 Profile  
Grave_Wyrm
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:55 pm
Posts: 2065
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:22 am 
 

This leaves no ass unkicked.


Top
 Profile  
Umodian
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:28 am
Posts: 18
Location: Denmark
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:58 am 
 

I honestly like the bonus tracks on 'Black Metal' more than the album itself. (My version has 9 bonus tracks)

Special mention goes to this version of Nightmare. (Which I also prefer to the single released after 'Possessed'.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5x8ogCFzOo

Top
 Profile  
Zerberus
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:29 pm
Posts: 1340
Location: Silkeborg, Denmark
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:08 am 
 

I liked the bonus track "One of the B-Sides" on Bark at the Moon. That shit has a really catchy 80's feel to it.
_________________
Reviews: http://gouls-crypt.blogspot.com/
Latest post: Forsaken Legion - Seeds of Black Dawn
Next post: Uncoffined - Ritual Death and Funeral Rites

Top
 Profile  
Tornado
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:21 pm
Posts: 388
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:10 am 
 

Grave_Wyrm wrote:
This leaves no ass unkicked.



It's an outrage that 'The Lake' was not part of the original album and simply used as a B-Side for the Halloween 12" single. It's a great track. It should have replaced the pointless 'Voices from the Past', in my opinion.

A couple I can think of, off the top of my head are...

Marduk - 'Coram Satanae' from Serpent Sermon. Fantastic track. One of the best from the latest album. Why is this a bonus track and not part of the album?

Alice Cooper - 'Under the Bed' from Welcome 2 My Nightmare. I really like this album. Again, one of the best from that release and yet its a bonus.


I look forward to hearing from those living in Japan, as pretty much every album released there contains a bonus track. Lucky buggers!

Top
 Profile  
Tornado
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:21 pm
Posts: 388
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:14 am 
 

Umodian wrote:
I honestly like the bonus tracks on 'Black Metal' more than the album itself. (My version has 9 bonus tracks)

Special mention goes to this version of Nightmare. (Which I also prefer to the single released after 'Possessed'.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5x8ogCFzOo


The Venom re-releases are great, as they contain all the singles the band released between albums. Many of these tracks should really have been on albums, as most are fantastic.

Top
 Profile  
Muthafuca
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:55 am
Posts: 33
Location: Slovenia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:47 am 
 

For me, Stratovarius always had excellent bonus tracks, Cold Winter Nights from Destiny being the prime example. Also Ride Like the Wind off Elements 2 is good, and all bonus tracks from latest, Nemesis are excellent and should be on main album instead of some songs. I almost forgot, Second Sight from Polaris is better than 80% of official songs and Castaway from Elysium is no stinker either.

Top
 Profile  
joppek
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:36 am
Posts: 866
Location: Suomi Finland Perkele
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:44 am 
 

Baroque1 wrote:
An example would be In Flames, two of the best songs on their Colony album were released only as bonus tracks in Japan.


first thing i thought of when i saw the thread title was the jester race
_________________
All the best bands are affiliated with Satan. -Bart Simpson

Top
 Profile  
Deviante
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 616
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:46 am 
 

First thing that came to my mind was:

Artillery - Chaos Ride

When Death Comes was an excellent album (parring the annoying production), but it baffles me how this beast of a track only appeared on the Japanese edition of the album. I own the album but only stumbled upon this track by chance once some years ago. It's an asskicking Artillery track with excellent riffage, catchy choruses and lotsa energy.
_________________
Goatfangs wrote:
I named a praying mantis "Dio" after Dio, because he is awesome (the mantis is cool too). I even brought Dio the mantis to a metal show... so I can honestly say I was at a metal show with Dio.

Top
 Profile  
DoomMetalAlchemist
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:10 am
Posts: 515
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:49 am 
 

ThePoop wrote:
Black Sabbath's "The Devil Cried" was only included on the Dio Years compilation. It's easily one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs with Dio. The lyrics, the riffs, the atmosphere are all quite sinister.


That's a really good song, but my favorite of the three is Shadow of the Wind.

Top
 Profile  
Tired
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:12 pm
Posts: 147
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:12 am 
 

Deviante wrote:
First thing that came to my mind was:

Artillery - Chaos Ride

When Death Comes was an excellent album (parring the annoying production), but it baffles me how this beast of a track only appeared on the Japanese edition of the album. I own the album but only stumbled upon this track by chance once some years ago. It's an asskicking Artillery track with excellent riffage, catchy choruses and lotsa energy.


Warhead is also awesome, and it's only on the digipak version... That one I've never even heard before.

Top
 Profile  
SoldierOfHell
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:27 pm
Posts: 58
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:19 am 
 

Cant think of anything but Flaming metal system on Manilla road Crystal logic


I agree with the post above about Libertalia, it is really the only good song on Rogue en vogue

Top
 Profile  
dragmire
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:14 pm
Posts: 287
Location: New York
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:56 am 
 

This is an awesome Cattle Decapitation bonus track that only appeared on the Japanese version of Monolith of Inhumanity.

_________________
Last.fm

Top
 Profile  
Metallumz
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:02 pm
Posts: 145
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:02 am 
 

Dragonlord's Emerald and of course Cancer Bats Sabotage, of which was later recomissioned into a EP.

Top
 Profile  
schizoid
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:35 am
Posts: 531
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:03 am 
 

another order of badass, Killing Victims Found off World Demise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyqq0ZuJnHI

Top
 Profile  
shwartzheim
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:49 am
Posts: 300
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:08 am 
 

All are available on Reign Forever World, but the three bonus tracks on Vader's Revelations rule especially Privilage Of The Gods.

Naglfar - Tired Bones from Teras is just as high quality as the rest of the album.
_________________
Trade List
viewtopic.php?t=91226

Subterranean
http://www.reverbnation.com/subterraneanaust
http://www.soundcloud.com/subterraneanaust

Top
 Profile  
Lagartija
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 am
Posts: 475
Location: Spain
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:28 am 
 

Lately I've been fuckin' :headbang: to Benediction's covers of 'See through my eyes' (Broken Bones) and 'Largactyl' (Amebix) included on 'Killing music'.

Top
 Profile  
Lagartija
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 am
Posts: 475
Location: Spain
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:28 am 
 

schizoid wrote:
another order of badass, Killing Victims Found off World Demise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyqq0ZuJnHI

Yes!

Top
 Profile  
whiteshark761
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:13 pm
Posts: 78
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:31 am 
 

I really like Megadeth's "Kill the King" from their greatest hits comp. I'm not sure that fits the strict definition of a bonus track or not.

Top
 Profile  
Terri23
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:53 am
Posts: 2089
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:43 am 
 

whiteshark761 wrote:
I really like Megadeth's "Kill the King" from their greatest hits comp. I'm not sure that fits the strict definition of a bonus track or not.


Nah, that was a new song released on a compilation.

One of mine would be Venoms In Nomine Satanas, which is now a bonus track on Welcome to Hell. Like someone said earlier, really needed to be released on an album.
_________________
metaldiscussor666 wrote:
American isn't a nationality

Riffs wrote:
It's been scientifically proven that appreciating Black Sabbath helps increase life expectancy, improves happiness, bumps your salary by 11 thousand dollars annually, helps fight cavities and increases penis size.

Top
 Profile  
lordcatfish
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:44 pm
Posts: 192
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:08 am 
 

Bruce Dickinson - Return of the King. I think it's better than most of the songs on The Chemical Wedding, which is saying a lot.

_________________
last.fm

Top
 Profile  
shwartzheim
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:49 am
Posts: 300
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:09 am 
 

Lagartija wrote:
Lately I've been fuckin' :headbang: to Benediction's covers of 'See through my eyes' (Broken Bones) and 'Largactyl' (Amebix) included on 'Killing music'.


Great covers from a great album. Benediction can be hit and miss but when they hit.........
_________________
Trade List
viewtopic.php?t=91226

Subterranean
http://www.reverbnation.com/subterraneanaust
http://www.soundcloud.com/subterraneanaust

Top
 Profile  
Twisted_Psychology
Veteran

Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 8:22 pm
Posts: 2953
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:51 am 
 

Megadeth was the first example that came to mind for me. Crown Of Worms is a particularly awesome song and I remember thinking that Black Swan was better than a good portion of United Abominations until they put it on Th1rt3en. And whether it's counted or not, Kill The King is one of the best Megadeth songs ever written.

A more specific example that I found were the two bonus tracks on Nightwish's Once. Both of the songs end up being better than most of the actual album and sound more like a logical evolution from the Century Child sound than the final product.

Also, in terms of his solo career, Bruce Dickinson is pretty much the king of bonus tracks. While some of them are either undeveloped ideas (Darkness Be My Friend) or novelties (I'm In A Band With An Italian Drummer), some of them like Return Of The King and Confeos are quite well written.

One more album specific example I've found were the two bonus tracks on King's X's XV album. Love And Rockets (Hell's Screaming) is rather heavy by the band's standards and No Lies is my most played track due to its solid blues influence.
_________________
Spirit Division (Blues Metal): http://spiritdivision.bandcamp.com
My blog: http://psychicshorts.blogspot.com

Top
 Profile  
OzzyApu
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:11 am
Posts: 9702
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:56 am 
 

Lacrimas Profundere's Filthy Notes for Frozen Hearts has a couple duds in the latter half of the album, and it doesn't end on the highest of notes. That is, unless your copy has the bonus track "Shiver," which is one of the last and best songs they did with their original vocalist. Holy shit is it awesome, with that breathtaking lead accompanying the chorus after the bridge. Fantastic song that begs the question of "why wasn't this included originally?!"

Autumn also has two phenomenal bonus tracks for Altitude, which could have easily replaced a couple lighter songs on the album. If that was actuality, then that album would be a 100% for me.
_________________
gomorro wrote:
Yesterday was the birthday of school pal and I met the chick of my sigh (I've talked about here before, the she-wolf I use to be inlove with)... Maaan she was using a mini-skirt too damn insane... Dude you could saw her entire soul every time she sit...

Top
 Profile  
ghost223
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:35 am
Posts: 793
Location: Wisconsin
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:15 am 
 

"In Longing Spirit" from Emperor's Reverence EP. The atmosphere in the song is astounding, and while the rest of the track is simple, it blows me away each time. It's easily one of my favorite Emperor tracks.
_________________
AmishFury wrote:
I used to be a Black Metal musician like you, then I took a knife to the Euronymous

Top
 Profile  
Deviante
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Posts: 616
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:23 am 
 

ghost223 wrote:
"In Longing Spirit" from Emperor's Reverence EP. The atmosphere in the song is astounding, and while the rest of the track is simple, it blows me away each time. It's easily one of my favorite Emperor tracks.

Excellent call on that track. Easily one of my favourites too. Dripping rich with atmosphere.
_________________
Goatfangs wrote:
I named a praying mantis "Dio" after Dio, because he is awesome (the mantis is cool too). I even brought Dio the mantis to a metal show... so I can honestly say I was at a metal show with Dio.

Top
 Profile  
Panflute
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:11 am
Posts: 448
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:06 pm 
 

The outro to Totenburg's Pestpogrom contains a cover of "Walvater Wotan" (originally by Landser). That was quite the surprise back in the day.
_________________
Black Ivory Tower zine #1 - Interbellum out now!

Top
 Profile  
Cursarion
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:56 am
Posts: 646
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:55 pm 
 

shwartzheim wrote:
Naglfar - Tired Bones from Teras is just as high quality as the rest of the album.

Hmm, I actually own the limited edition which has that, but haven't even opened the package...

And well, Doro's "Everything's Lost" which is a b-side is one of her best tracks imo. Same goes with Within Temptation's "Say My Name". Sometimes bonus tracks are bonus tracks only because they are different from the rest of the album.
_________________
Known as RonimuZ from Nov 25th 2005 to Oct 28th 2013

Empä mie semmone ou niiku sie luulet

Top
 Profile  
Evoken
Metalhead

Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 11:02 am
Posts: 553
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:12 pm 
 

I can think of a ton of examples of bonus tracks that are incredible, which is why I'm always trying to seek them out. Usually if I like a band, I enjoy the bonus tracks too.

Paradise Lost has some great bonus tracks. There's a fantastic bonus song called "Back on Disaster" which was only on the Japanese version of Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us. I think it's better than most of the songs on that album. They also have a song called "Gone" that was a bonus track on the "Believe in Nothing" album which I easily feel is the best song they wrote during the sessions for that album.

Top
 Profile  
Cursarion
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:56 am
Posts: 646
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:17 pm 
 

^ Oh, right, Paradise Lost. "Another Desire", b-side of "Forever Failure" would've worked on Draconian Times too.
_________________
Known as RonimuZ from Nov 25th 2005 to Oct 28th 2013

Empä mie semmone ou niiku sie luulet

Top
 Profile  
Thiestru
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:18 am
Posts: 1116
Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:27 pm 
 

'Snow', by Kamelot. It was a bonus track on 'Epica'. Together with 'III Ways to Epica', it forms my favorite part of the whole album, which is already my favorite Kamelot album.

Katatonia has some great B-sides that eventually became bonus tracks, like 'No Devotion', 'Fractured', 'Sulfur', 'March 4', and especially 'Help Me Disappear'. This is a trend with them. Other great songs that weren't part of main albums include 'Code Against the Code', 'Unfurl', 'Second', 'Wait Outside', 'Dissolving Bonds', 'Displaced', 'Quiet World'... man, the list goes on.

'Asylum Dance' by Soilwork is a fucking killer song and really should have been on 'A Predator's Portrait'.

Finally, Psychotic fucking Waltz. It does my head in that 'Successor', 'Spiral Tower', and especially 'Only in a Dream' weren't part of the original 'A Social Grace' record.

Top
 Profile  
ancientorder
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:38 am
Posts: 249
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:34 pm 
 

Panflute wrote:
The outro to Totenburg's Pestpogrom contains a cover of "Walvater Wotan" (originally by Landser). That was quite the surprise back in the day.

Sure, that's a great one. But I think it's a hidden track on purpose...

Top
 Profile  
Ribos
Radioactive Man

Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:10 pm
Posts: 3028
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:44 pm 
 

Motorhead covering Jumpin' Jack Flash. I guess it was first released as a reissue bonus track on Bastards, but I have it as the Japanese bonus track on Inferno, and let me tell you, it's a hell of way to close the latter album!

And then there's Squarepusher doing a song called On Fire Again. Not a metal artist, but a pretty fuckin' metal song! Story goes that this album was a collaboration with a bunch of possibly-fairly-well-known metal musicians who really wanted to work with Squarepusher and do some robot R&B? I dunno exactly what to call the album. Anyways, it's fairly mellow for what Squarepusher normally puts out, until you get to this electro-thrash... thing. Once again, only on the Japanese version of the album.
_________________
843182 wrote:
biohazard the band is not is when you want to add it to tell you that there is

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CloggedUrethra, Cold Crashing Waves, KinskiTemper, metroplex, MonumentalBlackArt, ShaunMalice, SkullFracturingNightmare and 17 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group