1 “This Fire", Killswitch Engage
"It combines really heavy, thrashy riffs with a melodic chorus. I like that it’s got so many diverse things going on in it."
2 “Grace”, Lamb of God
"It has a really beautiful melodic intro, and then it just smashes into this really heavy 'fuck shit up' riff. I just love Mark Morton’s guitar playing; he is a genius."
3 “Frisk Me Down”, Katchafire
"I’ve always liked reggae in a minor key, and every single instrument in this song complements the others so well. And they are New Zealanders and Maori, like me, so there is a strong connection between us."
4 “The Living Dead”, Shihad
"I love the opening riff, and how well the drums work in that song. And they are another iconic Kiwi band."
5 “Lenny”, Stevie Ray Vaughan
"Stevie Ray Vaughan is the reason I started playing guitar when I was 3 years old. It’s such a good instrumental piece, with so much emotion in it. It’s a really peaceful song."