Riff Fest !!!!!

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tomas
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Riff Fest !!!!!

Post#1 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:11 pm

very easy question...
which songs have the best riffs ever ?????
since this is a metal forum, everyone on it should be obsessed with riffs, lik i am ... 8)

my selection:
Sepultura - From The Past Comes The Storms: this one is a major riff fest. one superthrashing riff is followed by another superthrashing riff!!!!
Heavy Load - Full Speed At High Level: classic heavy metal riffing. easy but effective.
Kreator - Under The Guillotine- no explanation necessary :)
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ION BRITTON
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Re: Riff Fest !!!!!

Post#2 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:17 pm

tomas wrote:very easy question...
which songs have the best riffs ever ?????
since this is a metal forum, everyone on it should be obsessed with riffs, lik i am ... 8)

my selection:
Sepultura - From The Past Comes The Storms: this one is a major riff fest. one superthrashing riff is followed by another superthrashing riff!!!!
Heavy Load - Full Speed At High Level: classic heavy metal riffing. easy but effective.
Kreator - Under The Guillotine- no explanation necessary :)
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Everything JUDAS PRIEST did from '79-'84.
First 5 BLACK SABBATH albums.

A very metallic one that comes to my mind right now is the main riff on WHIPLASH's "Burning of Atlanta".
Good against Evil, Evil sure to win

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Post#3 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:26 pm

DARK TRANQUILLITY - The Dividing Line (and in fact the whole GALLERY album)
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omen of hate
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Post#4 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:49 pm

BLACK SABBATH "Iron Man"
METAL CHURCH - Metal Church
most "Bonded by Blood" riffs
a riff from a song of 2nd ICED EARTH album, but I can't remember the title of the song, sorry !

and many many more ....

odin

Post#5 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:38 pm

my favorite riffs are quite simple and catchy



Overdrive-Dream Away main riff
Hirax-Born in the streets from the demo 1984

This list is based on a compilation I made with some of my favorite riffs and vocal patterns.
Manilla Road-Prologue
Manilla Road-Necropolis
Attacker-The Hermit
Agent Steel-Back to Reign
Brocas Helm-The Chemist
Helstar-Baptized In Blood
Omen-Last Rites
Jag Panzer-Licensed To Kill
Medieval-The Seventh Seal
Brocas Helm-Black Death
Anvil-March of The Crabs
Running Wild-Adrian S.O.S.
Cloven Hoof-Cloven Hoof
Metal Church-Hitman
Mercyful Fate-On A Night Of Full Moon
Witchfynde-Devil's Playground
Witchfinder General-R.I.P.
Abbatoir-Screams From The Grave
S.A. Slayer-Go For The Throat

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Re: Riff Fest !!!!!

Post#6 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:29 pm

tomas wrote: Sepultura - From The Past Comes The Storms: this one is a major riff fest. one superthrashing riff is followed by another superthrashing riff!!!!
Yup, completely agree. The whole album is full of good riffing. "From the Past etc" is of course the best of the lot. ... and now I remember "Rest in Pain", the starting/chorus riff - THRAAAAAAAAAAASHHHHHH.

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omen of hate
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Post#7 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:59 pm

It's true that old SEPULTURA riffs are killers.Let's mentionned the "Innerself" riff (from " Beneath the Remains") which is also amazing.

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The Sentinel
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Post#8 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:38 pm

The old Sepultura's are indeed riff-machines, same goes for the old Slayers
Long Live The Loud !!!

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Post#9 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:00 pm

Some songs with OTT riffs are:

SLAYER-Face The Slayer(HELS-Birth is pretty identical,fuck whatever HELS is a top Swedish band)/Die By The Sword/Black Magic/South Of Heaven...
ICED EARTH-Prophecy/Iced Earth
ACCEPT-Get Ready
CRAAFT-Breakin' The Walls Ain't Easy
RAZOR-Evil Invaders/Grindstone
PURGATORY-Lost Angels
AGENT STEEL-100.000 Gone
BARREN CROSS-Deadlock
SAVATAGE-Beyond The Doors Of The Dark/Sirens/Holocaust/Living For The Night/Warriors/Necrophilia ...
CANDLEMASS-Demon's Gate
GRAVESTONE-Back To Attack/I Love The Night
TYRANT-Danger
VETO-Desert Kings
HEAVENS GATE-Tyrants
WITCHHAMMER-Kill All In Sight
MANIAC-Ready
TNT-Listen To Your Heart
BROCAS HELM-Ravenwreck
MANILLA ROAD-Divine Victim
CIRITH UNGOL-Frost And Fire
VENDETTA-Fade To Insanity/Brain Damage

some faves i can think of

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Post#10 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:38 pm

Anvil - Shadow Zone
Judas Priest - Exicter (this one is too easy)
Artillery - At War With Science
Mercyful Fate - The Oath
Exodus - Deliver Us From Evil
Manilla Road - The Veils Of Negative Existence
Trouble - Gideon
Phantasm - Heavier Than Hell
English Dogs - Ordeal By Fire
Cirith Ungol - Master Of The Pit
Guns N Roses - November Rain

and some others I cant think of right now...
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Korgüll
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Post#11 » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:58 am

'WHIPLASH - Stage Dive' from Power And Pain!!!!
As a matter of fact the whole P&P album! Great riff-ing!

and IRON ANGEL - The Metallian & Black Mass - killlerrr!

...and any riffs by Steve Ramsey of PARIAH, SKYCLAD, BLIND FURY, SATAN!

he's a KILLER riff-meister, one of my faves for sure!

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Post#12 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:32 pm

Out of a quadrillion bands the one that popped up at the moment was nwobhm masters SPARTA. Their crunchy brand of generic riff-Metal is definition of the word "facepounding" :twisted:

And what would be the ultimate riff-fest albumwise? Maybe PENTAGRAM - s/t LP.
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Post#13 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:40 pm

One of my alltime favored metal guitar riffs comes from the 'Reign Of Terror' album by Wild Dogs!
Especially the riffs from "Metal Fuel" (*) and, to a lesser extend, "Spellshok"
and some other songs from this metal gem.
Jeff Mark is one of the most underated metal guitarists from the 80's
(give credits where credits are due!).

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(*)Being somewhat tone deaf (what's that?), I dare every guitar player on this forum to send me some tabs of both the beginning and the actual riff of this song!
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Post#14 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:40 pm

A few I like ,that I can think of right now :

Defleshed - All Of Under The Blade (Even if it is the ultimate Destruction rip-off :lol: )
Manilla Road - The Riddle Master ,Flaming Metal System.
Cirith Ungol -Death of the Sun
Rainbow -Stargazer (naturally...)
Sabbath & Motorhead -Too many to mention
Priest - Bloodstone
Billy Thorpe - Mamma
Accept -Balls To The Wall
Saxon -Unleashed The Beast
Warlord - Child Of The Damned
Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
Tank - Reign Of Thunder
Deep Purple - Flight Of The Rat
Uriah Heep - Gypsy
Thin Lizzy -Emerald
Manowar - Gloves of Metal

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mordred
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Post#15 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:58 pm

Riffs is the cornerstone of all things metal so the real honesty is that there are far too many to mention.
But still, if one tries to be objective and place credits where credits are due, the best and most memorable riff ever is the one in "Children of the Grave". It's a riff whose legacy will live forever on - just think about that pretty much every doom or doom-ladden metal band with an ounce of self respect have made a song more or less based on variatons of this riff. And they pretty much all crush.
Here's just a tiny few:

Candlemass - Cry from the Crypt
Mercy - Judgement Day (and HM Warrios too)
Mercyful Fate - The Lady Who Cries
Trouble - Wickedness of Man
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