An interlude is a perfect way to slow things down on an album or even prepare the listener for the devestation which is still to come. Here are 10 of the very best.
10. TRAITORS - 'INTERLUDE'
The typical interlude is a moment of rest between the chaos. No-one told Traitors. They go in just as hard on their moments as calm as they do in the bulk of their album. The way it should be.
09. BELMONT - 'INTERLUDE'
A relatively new one but still an absolute belter. Featuring the tender keys of emo songster Shinigami, this is an emotional moment of solace in between the crunchy pop-punk cuts.
08. OCEANS ATE ALASKA - 'EQUINOX'
For a band as sporadic and unpredictable as Oceans Ate Alaska, this minute of calming guitar comes as a nice surprise. Yet they couldn't resist throwing in a few mangled chugs for good measure.
07. YOUNG GUNS - 'INTERLUDE'
'Bones' is one of the most anthem filled albums that British rock has ever seen, and Young Guns made sure the interlude towards the end of the record had the same level of grandour as the rest.
06. BLINK 182 - 'THE FALLEN INTERLUDE'
No-one was really expecting Blink's self titled album to be as bleak and as experimental as it was. Yet things took another unexpected turn as off beat pianos led into weirdly dark drumming on this downbeat restbite.
05. ASKING ALEXANDRIA - 'INTERLUDE'
Asking Alexandria nailed the electronics on their debut post-hardcore classic, and this interlude added an extra level of drama to proceedings.
04. LIGHTS - 'INTERLUDE'
A vocal refrain layered on top of each other served as a perfect moment of beautiful calm on Lights' epic concept album.
03. MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE - 'INTERLUDE'
Placed stragetigically between the heartbreaking 'The Ghost Of You' and the frantically emotional 'The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You', this interlude helps bring you back down to Earth after the tears have dried, ready to go back in all arms waving.
02. ATTACK ATTACK! - 'INTERLUDE'
An interlude so good that it became a viral sensation when it was featured at a bunch of college basketball matches. There's a dance and everything!
01. ENTER SHIKARI - 'INTERLUDE'
The kings of the interlude. The band who connect songs together with the most ease and creativity. There are plenty to choose from but the building synths and intensity mixed with the chant of "and still we will be here, standing like statues" just has to take the top spot.