Genesis is one of the few bands that managed to produce tracks that are both catchy and heavy. From the early days of Peter Gabriel’s prog-rock era to the more pop-oriented songs of Phil Collins’ tenure as frontman, the band was always willing to experiment with their sound. Here, we take a look at the heaviest tracks ever made by Genesis.
Genesis may be known for their pop hits, but their catalog is full of hidden gems that showcase their heavier side. From intricate arrangements to hard-hitting riffs, these tracks prove that Genesis was more than just a pop band.
10. ” … In That Quiet Earth”
This instrumental track from the album “Wind and Wuthering” showcases Steve Hackett’s guitar prowess, with its heavy riffs and intricate solos. It’s a true testament to the band’s musical prowess.
9. “The Musical Box”
One of Genesis’ earliest hits, the song is a dark, surreal story of a boy’s transition into manhood. It features some of the band’s heaviest riffs, culminating in a frenzied guitar solo that is sure to get heads banging.
8. “Back in N.Y.C.”
This hard-rocking track from the album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” is one of the band’s most aggressive songs, with Peter Gabriel’s raw vocals and Tony Banks’ pounding keyboards driving the track forward.
7. “The Return of the Giant Hogweed”
The song’s ominous riff, aggressive drumming, and Peter Gabriel’s manic vocals make it one of the heaviest tracks in the band’s catalog.
6. “The Waiting Room (Evil Jam)” (live)
This live track features the band in full-on jam mode, with Tony Banks’ keyboards and Mike Rutherford’s bass driving the track forward. Steve Hackett’s guitar solos take center stage, adding to the song’s overall heaviness.
5. “Supper’s Ready”
This 23-minute epic is a true prog-rock masterpiece, featuring some of the band’s heaviest riffs and most complex arrangements. The song’s multiple sections flow seamlessly, building to a dramatic conclusion that is both heavy and cathartic.
This song from the album “A Trick of the Tail” is a showcase for Phil Collins’ drumming, with its heavy, pounding rhythm and driving tempo. Tony Banks’ keyboards add to the song’s overall heaviness, making it a fan favorite.
3. “Down and Out”
This track from the album “…And Then There Were Three…” is a hard-hitting rocker, featuring some of the band’s heaviest riffs and most aggressive vocals.
2. “The Knife” (live)
This live version of the song from the album “Trespass” is a blistering showcase for the band’s musical prowess. Peter Gabriel’s vocals are raw and intense, and Steve Hackett’s guitar solos are nothing short of epic.
1. “Fly on a Windshield”
And finally, taking the number 1 spot is “Fly on a Windshield.” This track from the album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” is a true prog-rock masterpiece, with its heavy, swirling riffs and intricate arrangements. The song builds to a dramatic climax, with Peter Gabriel’s vocals and the band’s instrumentation creating a sense of chaos and urgency.