The X Playlist
#1 Zac Brown Band f/Chris Cornell - Heavy Is The Head
Dude: Oh My Goodness, that's a really cool song! Is that Chris Cornell from Soundgarden on vocals killing it on that song? It almost sounds like Audioslave! The X: That was The Zac Brown Band... Dude: WHAT THE F--- X? YOU ARE PLAYING COUNTRY MUSIC ON YOUR STATION NOW?!?! Don't be that guy. That guy is dumb.
#2 Breaking Benjamin - Failure
It's been 6 long years since we have heard anything from the band Breaking Benjamin. Well, they are back. And this time...it's personal! The new album will be out soon, please enjoy this short preview of said album in song form.
#3 Theory Of A Deadman - Angel
One of your favorite bands, Boise. We know it and you know it. Embrace the awesomeness and go get their latest album “Savages”. It’s that good and so is this song. See them at X Day At The Fair at the Western Idaho Fair on August 26th, too!
#4 - Royal Blood - Little Monster
Your favorite English duo is back with a vengence. You have heard 3 songs of their debut album and all of them have been great. So at this point you should be wind sprinting to your nearest record store and purchase the album. It's the smart thing to do!
#5 Three Days Grace - Human Race
What's this? A Three Days Grace song with a guitar solo in it? A real guitar solo? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! It's damn good one at that.
#6 Muse - Psycho
This is one of the biggest bands in rock. There is no denying that. It's nice that they put out a big, badass guitar-driven song that we can play and you love! Maybe this means the band will finally come to town and put on an amazing live show? Hello??
#7 Amaranthe - Drop Dead Cynical
Between Avatar, Lacuna Coil, In Flames and this band, we think it's safe to say The X is your home for Eurpoean hard rock. These guys and gal from Sweden are starting to pick up steam and you proved that by voting for them on Cage Match. If you listen to the X and loved a song you heard, but didn't know what it was...I bet it was this song.
#8 Devour The Day - Faith
These guys were just in town and took care of business, as they always tend to do! We love them, they love you, it's a damn love-fest. You love that, don't ya?
#9 HellYeah - Hush
We have no problem with this band coming to town every other week. That's how good their live show is. You'll be able to see for yourself when they are on the main stage for Mayhem Fest on July 1st. Be there, yo!
#10 Nothing More - Jenny
Really cool, really touching song about the lead singer's sister. This band is the real deal, which you would have known if you showed up to our Free X Show with them last year. Where you there? Oh, you were...then we're cool.
#11 Seether - No One Praying For Me
Don't be so hard on yourself, Shaun Morgan! I tell you what though, I am praying that you guys finally wise up and start selling those "Boobie & Ranch" hats you were wearing in the video for your last song. Because those hats were tight. Lord, hear me prayer.
#12 Godsmack - What's Next?
Another kick ass Godsmack track, that's what's next! Another great song off of 1000 Horsepower. Shannon brings the pain on the drums and the guitars in this song are on point. I feel like Guy Fieri talking about things on Triple D.
#13 Halestorm - Amen
Lzzy, Joe, Josh and Arejay are takin' you to church on this one. Of course, there's a little bit more of an adult theme in this song than you would find at your church on Sunday. Although, I suppose that all depends on what kind of church you go to, am I right. Hello?
#14 Saint Asonia - Better Place
Say what you will Adam Gontier (formerly the lead singer of Three Days Grace) knows how to write a damn hit song. He has recruited Mike Mushuk (of Staind), Corey Lowery (of Eye Empire) and the drummer from Finger Eleven to put this band together. Supergroup alert!
#15 Starset - Halo
I'm not so sure we know anymore about the secret messages that this band has in their music courtesy of the Starset Society. But, we do know these guys are a great band and this song about Angels fighting demons, or something. Doesn't matter. It's a great song.
#16 Dead Sara - Mona Lisa
The fact that this band isn't one of the biggest rock bands in the country is a damn shame and insulting to any person that has ears. But you know what? Boise loves this band and so do we. We'll do our part, you just keep requesting them and coming to see them when they place here live, yes?
#17 Crobot - Legend Of The Spacebourne Killer
This alien bastard has something in his hands! I don't like the sound of that at all. Of course, these guys do smoke a ton of weed, so there may be no Spacebourne Killer at all, just like someone's neighbor that's angry about all the partying happening at Crobot's apartment. Place is always packed.
#18 Red - Darkest Part
The mighty return of our favorite band with just a color as the name. Think about it, other colors wouldn't sound nearly as bad ass. Blue? Nope. Brown? Absolutely not. Green? Meh. We love you, RED!
#19 Apocalyptica - Cold Blood
Yes! This band was just in town and they are the real deal. Yes, they have a full time vocalist now, and yes, they have a drummer too. But trust us, they still bring the cello greatness to the table. Every time.
#20 Shaman's Harvest - Dirty Diana
Finally Michael Jackson gets covered by Shaman's Harvest, like most of you we thought this was pretty much inevitable. What with the dynamic choreography of the SH live shows, it had to happen. Surprising noone, the band knocked it out of the park, too. America!