“Discordia” is the name of the collaborative effort between Queensryche lead vocalist Todd La Torre and former King Diamond and Megadeth guitarist Glen Drover, which has recently been awarded one of the 2014 Music Enthusiast Magazine Awards for Best Song of the year. “We are both very happy and proud of how this song turned out,” Drover previously offered, and so are the heavy metal community, who out of the nearly 100,000 fans who participated gave the song nearly 40% of the total votes.
This unification was even able to outweigh choice selections from the latest studio albums from Judas Priest, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and Uriah Heep, amongst others. In second place was Judas Priest’s “Halls of Valhalla,” which still took back 24.5% of the votes, while AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” followed with 14.5%. Stryper frontman Michael Sweet‘s “I’m Not Your Suicide” was next with 6.3%, whereas Pink Floyd’s “Louder Than Words” brought home 4.5% of the total votes.
In sixth was Kix‘s “Can’t Stop the Show” with 3.2%, while former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley‘s “Change” amassed 2.7% of the votes. Uriah Heep’s anthemic “One Minute” compiled just above 2%, whereas Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “U Get Me High,” Asia‘s “Valkyrie,” and FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty‘s “The Bloom is Off the Rose” all rounded out the poll with less than 2% of the total votes.
Listen to Todd La Torre + Glen Drover, “Discordia”