There are few things we we love more than a mosh call. That one moment in a song when you know it is going to go down in a big way. The catalyst for absolute hell to be unleashed. We love them so much that we felt like we should list all of our favourites.
KNOCKED LOOSE - BILLY NO MATES
Knocked Loose have been making serious waves this past year, but there are few moments as tsunami sized as when that hearty "ANGUISH" is bellowed on this riff laden masterpiece. Highkicks for absolute days.
MALEVOLENCE - IN THE FACE OF DEATH
These Sheffield shredders have not only mastered the perfect crossover between hardcore and metal, but also shown that they don't have a limit for how low they will go. It's already common knowledge that when a single china symbol chimes you are in for a pain storm, but when you have Alex Taylor bellowing "But in the face of death I am stronger" just before it, you really should have known what was coming.
STICK TO YOUR GUNS - SUCH PAIN
There are few bands who embody the passion, ferocity and brutality of hardcore quite like those Stick To Your Guns chaps. If you're able to listen to Jesse Barnett shout "My only enemy is me" without beating on your chest like King Kong in a Minor Threat shirt, then we will buy you a Fanta.
FIRST BLOOD - RULES OF CONVICTION
Members of the old guard and still going strong, First Blood have incited more pits than you've had hot dinners. Though they're not letting age get in the way of chaos as they proved last year with this utter behemoth. All together now "THESE BELIEFS WILL NEVER FUCKING FADE"
THE GHOST INSIDE - BETWEEN THE LINES
Merchants of some of the most hearty mosh calls ever committed to tape, it was hard to nail just one of The Ghost Inside's for this here list. Yet there's something about the goosbumps that pop up all over your skin when Jonathon Vigil asks "What do you stand for" that cannot be ignored.
COUNTERPARTS - COMPASS
If all was well in the world, Counterparts would be playing arenas every single night. Can you imagine what 20,000 pit fiends bellowing "I watched the world give up on me" before bringing absolute hell would look like? We can still dream.
CODE ORANGE - MY WORLD
You can't talk about mosh calls without bringing those Code Orange scamps into the mix. Hell, even the opening guitar riff of this absolute cesspool of a track makes you want to highkick around your room so much that your mum tells you off. You can explain to her where that hole in the wall came from and all while you're at it.
A DAY TO REMEMBER - MR HIGHWAY'S THINKING ABOUT THE END
To pin this down to one A Day To Remember mosh moment is almost impossible. But we remember the first time we heard Jeremy McKinnon shout "Disrespect your surroundings". We were tucking into some sausage and mash. You better believe we weren't allowed back into The King's Head after the mess we made.
THY ART IS MURDER - REIGN OF DARKNESS
Now this beauty is all about the build up. We know you want to punch your best mate in the face, but just wait. Let CJ McMahon do what he has to do. Then when he finally bellows "Reign of darkness" and that sweet sweet breakdown comes in, it will be all be worth it.
PARKWAY DRIVE - ROMANCE IS DEAD
Wow, someone REALLY pissed Winston McCall off back in 2006. So much that he packed THREE different mosh calls into this hate filled love song. Imagine being that person and hearing this on your radio. Well, to be honest you're probably not going to hear "So cry me a fucking river bitch" blasting out of Radio 2 at 10 in the morning.
WAGE WAR - WITNESS
Ahhh the hallowed squealy breakdown. What an unexpected treat. Made all the better by a mosh call as gutteral and glorious as the one found on this Wage War highlight.
BEARTOOTH - BODY BAG
Beartooth sure do love inciting mayhem. If you're not already swinging from a ceiling fan by the time Caleb Shomo splutters "Make sure it ends with you still living" then you have let yourself down. We're not angry, just disappointed.