High Road

Album: Once More Round the Sun (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Guitarist Bill Kelliher wrote the music for this song, composing the riff on a James Hetfield model ESP, whilst drummer Brann Dailor penned the lyrics. Kelliher recalled to Artist Direct: "I was sitting in my hotel room in Luxembourg because we had a couple of days off there. It's a very simple, easy, and heavy riff. I didn't think it would catch on with anybody else, but Brann was like, 'I hear some really cool vocals there!'"

    "It just blossomed into this huge six-minute song with cool leads," he continued. "They're not solos, but leads in the middle of the song I put together my song. It's something I worked really hard on."

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