Who doesn’t like jamming with their mates? No matter how famous you get, doing a song with a pal, or someone you admire is always a tantalising objective. Here are five heavy collaborations that absolutely rock.
All In The Family - Korn (ft Fred Durst / Limp Bizkit)
Ah, the 90s, when ’say what’ was the dopest thing to say, and breakdancing was cooler than the other side of the pillow. Following Korn flinging Limp Bizkit to the lime-light, they collaborated on the 1998 album ‘Follow The Leader’. This wasn’t the only cameo on the album, with Ice Cube featuring on Children Of The Korn and Tre Hardson on Cameltosis.
Witness The Addiction - Suicide Silence (ft Jonathan Davis / Korn)
It’s a fairly well known fact that the guys from Suicide Silence are massive Korn fans, so they must have been stoked to get Jonathan Davis to feature on The Black Crown. Do his vocals fit the song? That is the question. Some people like it, some people hate it. What do you reckon? Side-note: The album cover was designed by Ken Adams, who also designs artwork for Lamb Of God.
Know Your Enemy - Rage Against The Machine (ft Maynard James Keenan / Tool)
Even if you hate RATM, you have to admit that the opening riff using tapping and kill-switch is, and will always be, incredible. The band has known Tool for a long time, being LA alternates from way back. Over the years Maynard has performed the song live with RATM, always with his signature move of standing-the-fuck-still. If you watch the video below he answers his mobile phone shortly after performing his vocal line. Fun fact: Tool’s Part Of Me and Rage’s Killing In The Name were formulated during the same jam session.
Ghosts - August Burns Red (ft Jeremy McKinnon / A Day To Remember)
Friends since 2008, McKinnon jumped at the chance to collaborate on the album Found In Far Away Places. The song revolves around how we as a society turn our backs on people who need our help, and McKinnon added his own lyrics to the song. The band said they were stoked with his performance, both his clean vocals and screams.
Doomed From Birth - Thy Art Is Murder (ft Joel Birch / The Amity Affliction)
It’s always cool to see Aussie bands getting together for a good collaboration. The final track from the 2012 album, Hate, features Joel Birch from The Amity Affliction, a far cry from their usual style of music. Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon featured on Wish For Wings’ song Erase, almost completing the story as they and The Amity Affliction grew up in the same scene, North Coast Hardcore. Hate also features Nico Webers from War From A Harlots Mouth on Dead Sun.
What collaborations are on your list? Leave it in the comments, and tag a mate you want to collaborate with.