Sometimes we take our favorite music for granted by forgetting just how talented these heavy musicians really are, but thanks to the advent of games like Rock Band and the website YouTube, we can hear our favorite parts completely isolated from the rest of the band.

When a band submits a song to something like the Rock Band video game, they deliver whats called “recording stems” which are basically audio files containing each separate musicians parts on individual files. These heavy songs come directly from the recording studio in which the album was created, and are a great reminder of why we appreciate the artists we love.

Alice In Chains

Would

Drums | Guitar | Backing Tracks | Vocals

Anthrax

Caught In a Mosh

Drums | Bass | Guitar | Vocals

Danzig

Mother

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Dethklok

Bloodlines

Drums | Guitar | Bass

Dream Theater

On The Backs Of Angels

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Keyboard | Vocals

Faith No More

Midlife Crisis

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals and Keyboards

Guns N’ Roses

Welcome to the Jungle

Drums and Vocals | Guitar | Bass

Helmet

Unsung

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Iron Maiden

The Number Of The Beast

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Judas Priest

Screaming For Vengeance

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

KoRn

Freak On A Leash

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Kyuss

Demon Cleaner

Drums | Guitar | Bass

Lacuna Coil

Our Truth

Drums | Vocals

Marilyn Manson

The Beautiful People

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Mastodon

Curl of the Burl

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Megadeth

Peace Sells

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Metallica

Battery

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Motörhead

Overkill

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Nine Inch Nails

The Hand That Feeds

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Nirvana

In Bloom

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Ozzy Osbourne

Mr. Crowley

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Pantera

I’m Broken

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Rage Against The Machine

Killing In the Name

Guitar | Bass | Vocals, Drums, and Bass

Rush

YYZ

Drums | Guitar | Bass

Slayer

War Ensemble

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Smashing Pumpkins

Cherub Rock

Drums | Bass | Vocals

Soundgarden

Spoonman

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals | Spoons

Stone Temple Pilots

Plush

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Tool

Vicarious

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Van Halen

Hot for Teacher

Drums | Guitar | Bass | Vocals

Theres definitely no shortage of these videos on YouTube, all you need is to search some of your favorite song titles followed by “guitars only” or “drums only” to find the isolated audio from the actual album itself.

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