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What is the sickest breakdown you've ever heard in a song?
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#2
what. is. a. breakdown?

i've been asking for this for what seems like months and i never get a real answer
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what. is. a. breakdown?

i've been asking for this for what seems like months and i never get a real answer


I'm not sure it's even a legitimate musical term.
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#5
Search on youtube for "top 5 greatest breakdowns" or something like that. I seen a video about this once. For me, just about any Despised Icon song.
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I'm not sure it's even a legitimate musical term.

what exactly is it though? what constitues a "breakdown"?
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On the dropped c-string.

|:00--000-000000----0-0-000-0-00-0-0-0000000-0-0-00000

or something like that.

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Cast Down the Heretic

Where is the breakdown in that song?

Cryptopsy - Slit Your Guts

EDIT:

A breakdown is a part where all the instruments go slower at the same time

it doesn't necessarily have to be chugging the lowest string, that's just how a lot of metalcore and deathcore bands do it

Poorly, I might add
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#9
So I was listening to music
In the car
It broke down
It was sick.

On a more serious note; Whole Lotta Love by Zeppelin, that breakdown is fairly mental.
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what exactly is it though? what constitues a "breakdown"?


Like an interlude, I think, usually after the second chorus.
At least that's what I always thought it was.
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On the dropped c-string.

|:00--000-000000----0-0-000-0-00-0-0-0000000-0-0-00000

or something like that.





i just searched "top breakdowns" on youtube and then i saw your post and thats exactly what they sound like rofl
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what exactly is it though? what constitues a "breakdown"?


awww c'mon man it does what it says on the tin, work it out it's common sense.
The whole song 'breaks down', hence the name!

Generally just leaving bass and drums to jam, maybe some kinda light guitar playing over the top or some short vocal lines. The band is usually introduced live by the singer in the breakdown of a song at a gig or something.

Also, the breakdown is usually 3/4 of the way through the song. Sometimes called a 'middle 8' or something along those lines
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#16
hysteria the run down the low e string then goes straight into the solo after a few times
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#17
Guns for show, Knives for a pro - Parkway Drive.
I'm not a big fan of breakdowns or that genre all together...
But that song makes me headbang everytime.
#18
The bit before the big build-up in Delirium Trigger by Coheed and Cambria. The 'Spin round the carousel' part. It's so beautiful and then builds into something so epic.
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#20
"Endorphins" - August Burns Red. Not much of a fan anymore but their breakdowns are great regardless.
#22
We Are The End - 1000 Bodies To Bury

chugging riff is like

-4
-3
-4

not

-0
-0
-0
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one day, all the breakdowns will have been used up, then there will be no more.


They'll use the same ones again.. Yay for originality!


#26
Any Pantera breakdown...

That is, if I have the right idea of what a "breakdown" is...
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#27
Here, this whole song is practically a breakdown. Well, at least the first while of it.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=3gHFwhHJqJE


Edit: oh shiz, someone else beat me to We are the end! Different song though.
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chugging riff is like

-4
-3
-4

not

-0
-0
-0
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my favorite has to be Reminissions-A7X
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Alot of KoRn's breakdowns makes me want to eat a my spaceship.
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This love - Pantera
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#36
The 2nd one gets used a LOT, but the breakdowns in Stiletto by Symphony in Peril are mega-brutal.

I also like the breakdowns in ABR's Backburner.
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down from the sky \m/
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Here, this whole song is practically a breakdown. Well, at least the first while of it.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=3gHFwhHJqJE


Edit: oh shiz, someone else beat me to We are the end! Different song though.


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