The Best of IVM Vol. 1

By Brandon J. on November-9-2008 | Filed under Compilations, Hot! Downloads | Tags : , , | Share

The Best of IVM Vol. 1

The Best of IVM Vol. 1 is a collection of songs selected from all of our recent compilations. Here you’ll find selections from Hearts Bleed Passion Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol.3, and Vol. 4 plus songs from Summer Slam Vol. 1, Summer Slam Vol. 2, and Fighting From the Ground Up Vol. 1. There are also a couple of rarities added for fun from Quick and the Dead, Kings to You, Makeshift3, and Thrush (featuring members of Craig’s Brother, Too Bad Eugene, and Next in Line). Get all these songs completely for free right here.

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All artwork by: Isaac Ohman

The Best of IVM Vol. 1 Tracklisting:

1. Amaradio “She’s Got You”
2. Amen. the Animal “The Message Is You”
3. The Apprentice “Disease”
4. Arkeo “Epic”
5. Burning Tree Project “Put Your Helmet On”
6. Cathy Crescendo “Can’t Breathe”
7. Chasing Victory “Step Into the Light”
8. Darkroom “My Window”
9. Dennis Zender “One Love”
10. Dogwood “A Cause, A Plan, An Execution”
11. Erika Soto “Streetlights and Roads”
12. Esterlyn “Emptiness”
13. Ever Stays Red “Save This Heart”
14. Failure to Excel “Close Your Eyes”
15. Fairgreen “Sleeping for So Long”
16. Finchley “Walking With Angels”
17. Forever Changed “Consequences”
18. Hands “Speak to Me”
19. Kessler “Bravo”
20. Kings to You “Closer”
21. Makeshift3 “The Darkest Nights of the Soul”
22. Man Alive “Invincible”
23. My Jeremiah “Moving On”
24. Ocean is Theory “By No Means”
25. One Hot Minute “Skies Vs. Urchins”
26. Paul Wright “5th and Broadway”
27. Project 86 “The Kane Mutiny”
28. Quick and the Dead (The Advantage) “Better Off Without You”
29. Say You Will “Running Away”
30. Send Out Scuds “This Is So Cliche That It Will Rot Your Teeth”
31. Sleep for Sleepers “The Fearless”
32. Stavesacre “This Madness”
33. Thrush “Rise and Fall” (Featuring former members of Craig’s Brother/Too Bad Eugene/Next in Line)
34. The Trade “White Noise”
35. Tumbledown “Atlantic City”
36. We Shot the Moon “Sway Your Head”
37. Orion Walsh “Melt With the Snow”
38. The Echoing Green “Suffer”
39. Blood & Water “Losing Ground”
40. Avery Pkwy “Anchor”

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About the author Brandon J.

I am 36 years old living in Orange County, CA. with my wife, 2 children, and one teenager. I enjoy living a life for God, Family, Passionate music, the ocean, the mountains, gardening, and working in the Machining industry (Real Job). I founded this site in July of 2000 and love the community we have here. View my new personal blog here. (Check me out on Twitter @brandonaaero) View all posts by Brandon J.

48 Responses to 'The Best of IVM Vol. 1'

  1. AARON says:

    I can’t get the link to download the zip file?


  2. Brandon says:

    I had to take it down for a few minutes. It’s back up now and working. Try it!


  3. dOdOng says:

    Great! Another treat… Thanks IVM! :D


  4. Michael says:

    You’re missing Daven on the list!


  5. Brandon says:

    Wow Michael that is old school ;)


  6. LenIVM says:

    Is that your ear Isaac?


  7. Brandon says:

    Sorry for the serious lack of “hard” music on this compilation. I was saving those tracks for a future compilation though I’m still unsure whether I’ll do it or not. Does anyone have an idea for what to call our official “Hard Music Compilation”. It would be all the hardcore/metalcore/screamo bands that appeared on our compilations. Plus I’d find a couple of new bands to slap on there too.


  8. technpunk says:

    How about calling the metalcore compilation something like “Metal Servants To The King” or “Light From Alloy” or “Precious Metal” or “Fearfully and Wonderfully Rocked” I don’t know…cheesy? maybe a little bit. Sounds like i’m trying to hard. But I don’t see any other ideas. Of course it’s still early….


  9. Ryan says:

    ^ the best of ivm volume 2?


  10. tyler h says:

    “Ow, My Freakin Ears!” Vol. 1


  11. nodes says:

    why do they have to scream? VOL 1.


  12. technopunk says:

    how bout “the hardest of ivm vol 1″ ?


  13. nodes says:

    although metal has cheesiness, if you’re going to create a metal comp, don’t make it anything cheesy. seriously. i won’t take it seriously or listen nor will any metal fans. make it all or nothing.


  14. CoryIVM says:

    Songs to slay dragons to.


  15. LenIVM says:

    I like Cory’s suggestion best*


  16. Brandon says:

    Hey Nodes, what would you consider Cheesy? If you’re doing the artwork for it, I wouldn’t think it would be cheesy.

    P.S. I like that title “Songs to Slay Dragons to Vol.1″


  17. nodes says:

    austrian death machine/dethklok: that mentality of using metal to make fun of itself. “oh, it’s so clich


  18. Brandon says:

    Okay, I’ll make sure not to have any spoof bands on this ;) I was thinking more about gathering the mp3s I have from all the comps. that fall in the “Hard” music category and putting them on a sampler plus then I’d add in several “new” tracks from bands that you guys recommend. hint hint.


  19. ryan says:

    someone sure sounds bitter. hate for anyone to have fun playing metal


  20. nodes says:

    why is it that anyone with higher goals than fun and partying is always perceived as bitter? i desire greatness, not just pleasing people and making catchy but forgetful music.


  21. Jeff says:

    I personally have had enough “hard” music for a while. Not to go against the crowd. I don’t think it’s needed in every comp.


  22. Brandon says:

    Well the only “Hard” bands on this compilation is Project 86 and Hands.


  23. dOdOng says:

    Yeah, I love the way Cory’s proposed name sounds. But I’d rather have it “Songs To Slay Dragons WITH”, and not “TO”. Peace out! :D


  24. Shaggy says:

    Blood and Water made the cut…nice.

    Dunno, for some reason these guys stick with me.

    See alotta potential from them.


  25. Trevor says:

    aye, good stuff here.

    Songs to Slay Dragons WITH vol.1

    :) lol


  26. Brandon says:

    The download link is fixed.


  27. liam says:

    great, thanks ivm..


  28. D says:

    Anyone else having trouble downloading this compilation? Or is it just me?


  29. liam says:

    hey, do you guys have only Christian bands?


  30. LenIVM says:

    Define Christian bands… and if it is a negative thing for you or not?


    • liam says:

      I made a commitment to only support music which promotes Christian values, so i want to know whether all bands here are Christian or not?=)

  31. LenIVM says:

    Basically, at the end of the day, feel it out Liam… that is the best way I have found it to be. Since you made that commitment, you need to check out Cathy Crescendo’s song, you will LOVE it, guaranteed.


  32. Scott.L says:

    The comp should be called “Droppin’ The Hammer” and needs to include a song byThe Lost Concept. Maybe a song by Burning Yesterday (not super heavy, kinda Since October-ish).


  33. Scott.L says:

    Liam – That’s an awesome commitment to make. I personally, think that more Christians should make a stand like that. The arguments about music are typically waged over musical styles… I think that as Christians our concern should include the values espoused in the music. I just listen to the music is about as honest as telling someone that you just read Playboy for the articles. The words are there and whether we want to believe it or not, words have a powerful influence on us. The band may not drop the f-bomb every other line… but the messages you’re getting are still worldly. Just my 2 cents.


  34. qwerty says:

    is red jumpsuitapparatus a Christian band? ive heard a Christian station play them..


  35. bec says:

    i second the red jumpsuit apparatus question. i like them. fingers crossed they are… any news guys???


  36. Joeshmooga says:

    bec–I know this is late in the game, but no, they’re just a regular band. They actually say “damn” in one of their songs.

    However, if you want to listen to secular screamo rock groups, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is, for the most part, lyrically tame.


  37. MrM says:

    Is there a limit to how many compilations IVM will offer? I was listening to the Summer Slam Vol. 3 compilation, and enjoying some Beauti. So I figured I’d come and comment on Summer Slam Vol. 3, and ask “Hey, whatever happened to Beauti?” But then when I looked, I couldn’t find it anywhere :/ I missed out on Vol 1 and 2 also. Any help?


    • Brandon J. says:

      There is no limit. As long as I have IVM to promote great unheard talent, you’ll see in continue to put out free music/compilations. I enjoy this music and hope you will too.

      As far as Beauti goes, they changed their name but I forget to what. They released one last ep last year then broke up

    • MrM says:

      Aweh, too bad, I enjoyed the couple songs I heard. And thanks! So is there a reason some of the compilations were taken down?

    • Brandon J. says:

      Yeah at the time we had a different web host and we were limited on space so I had to remove a couple of compilations. I still have them saved on my computers though

  38. Brandon J. says:

    Look for Volume 2 of “The Best of IVM” sometime in the next few weeks….


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