heaviest riff u ever heard


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03-31-2006, 01:33 PM
whats the heaviest riff u ever heard or something that sounded heavy. now i like bands that have heavy riff in it but not all open on the drop d. bands like lamb of god, trivium, COB

paws skags
03-31-2006, 01:39 PM
Hammer Smashed Face

03-31-2006, 01:41 PM
The heaviest riff ever to me atleast, is "Funeralopolis" by Electric Wizaed. But heavy is relative.

03-31-2006, 01:42 PM
All The Small Things, oh hell yeah.

Mortal Hero
03-31-2006, 01:43 PM
Although it's probably not what you would consider heavy its the heaviest song I've heard.
Fallen by Haste The Day
That might not be heavy but sounds cool and anyone who can play that has mad skillz.

03-31-2006, 01:44 PM
arena of concealment by caliban. the ending is uber heavy.

03-31-2006, 01:51 PM
Children of Bodom-- "SixPounder"

03-31-2006, 01:51 PM
Probably not too heavy, but the main riff in Counterfeit God by Black Label Society. Those chords hit you in the chest like a sack of potatoes.

03-31-2006, 01:52 PM
aerosmith-dont wanna miss a thing?

03-31-2006, 01:52 PM
Some Pantera song my friend played (cowboys?)

03-31-2006, 01:56 PM
The outro/final riff on Domination (Pantera). That IS heavy.

03-31-2006, 01:56 PM
aerosmith-dont wanna miss a thing?


03-31-2006, 01:59 PM
thinks its motorhead Ace of Spades and Hawkwind motorhead the song but me thinks it`s Enter Sandman but we both disagree and agree that there is quite a few heavyistic riffs out there in heavy metal land but if you play the tune fae th x files at 180 bpm backwards we readily agree that this is truly the most heavyiest riff ever...

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My fellow enthusiasts..
Long live the slashmeister.
And don`t drop your doobie brothers.

03-31-2006, 02:11 PM
I like those guitar riffs of Body Count. They put me a little bit crazy. But... donīt know... Paradise City, sound very cool and heavy at same time donīt you think that?... maybe I wrong, but what the fu**

03-31-2006, 06:47 PM
The riff during the first verse of Without Judgement- Death
intro to Symbolic- Death

well...my Death collection is limited, but those two riffs kill. Just my opinion.

03-31-2006, 06:49 PM
Tales of a Scorched Earth- The Smashing Pumpkins


03-31-2006, 11:29 PM
I Want it That Way-Backstreet Boys

All in all,I think the 2nd one is a bit heavier...

the glue man
04-01-2006, 01:59 AM
any Beatles song.

04-01-2006, 02:02 AM
Most Hatebreed songs are fairly heavy, but nothing goes past Nikki Webster...

04-01-2006, 03:58 AM
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap...dont argue. it's futile.

steve vai82
04-01-2006, 04:30 AM
pantera's mouth for war

04-01-2006, 03:47 PM
something by Meshuggah

04-01-2006, 04:21 PM
part chimp, live.

04-01-2006, 04:25 PM

Jim_Dunlop User
04-02-2006, 08:55 AM
dont know about heavy but Angel of death by slayer

04-02-2006, 11:04 AM
Cannibal Corpse - Hammer Samshed Face.

'Nuff said...

04-02-2006, 05:46 PM
the rhythm guitar during the solo of inside the horror by chimaira
that **** is heavy
i love it :D

04-03-2006, 01:44 PM
I Want it That Way-Backstreet Boys

All in all,I think the 2nd one is a bit heavier...

Immortally Insane is the definetly one of the best Dime riffs ever.

04-03-2006, 03:48 PM
I don't listen to much heavy music but Bad Horsie by Steve Vai is one of my favs.

04-03-2006, 04:28 PM
Back in yer face and Talk to the hand by Hanoi Rocks.
Wild Side by Crue? lol :D

05-16-2006, 03:47 AM
What about "black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath....... That has to be the heaviest riff iv eva herd..... I think if something is really heavy it has to be really slow.... Soo slow that your head falls off........

Mr. President
05-16-2006, 04:26 PM
something along the lines of 'cry of the wintermoon' by immortal. Blows battery or domination out of the water.

05-16-2006, 06:11 PM
I Stand Alone by Godsmack

05-16-2006, 06:29 PM
hybrid stigmata - dimmu borgir

05-17-2006, 01:36 PM
pillars of serpents-trivium

leaping badger
05-17-2006, 04:06 PM
there's a bit in master of puppets that's pretty heavy (well to me anyway)

05-17-2006, 09:30 PM
Anything that is played by the angry, drunk hands of Vinny Stigma.

05-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Oddly enough, but Fozzy's "The Way I Am" always feels like it's going to crush my skull. Heavy stuff.

05-19-2006, 05:59 AM
For heavy in a catchier way you can't beat Refused's New Noise. Then there's Thrice's Silhouette. Simple yet damn heavy. Obviously there's Battery, Damage Inc. and I think the riff from Holier Than Thou is damn heavy; the way the drums lock in just kick ass.

05-20-2006, 12:51 PM
define heavy ? they're are different types. I'd say Fear Factory's Edgecrusher, Bonescraper and stuff like that are pretty ball breaking, but "Black Sabbath" is also damm heavy. Or Cannibal Corpses "Kill" the sounds on that are insane, its kinda like a warm fuzzy chainsaw

05-20-2006, 12:52 PM
You can't weigh music, silly. :)

05-20-2006, 12:56 PM
Morbid Angel- Fall From Grace. Kickass riff that's been overused since that album came out.

05-21-2006, 11:17 AM
Return trip - Electric Wizard
Dopethrone - Electric Wizard
Funeralopolis - Electric Wizard

Heaviest band ever, nuff said.

05-21-2006, 02:41 PM
sarcophagus by nile

Dr. No
05-21-2006, 06:02 PM
Walk - Pantera

05-22-2006, 03:13 AM
Pantera: Floods(around 3:00)
A New Level
end of Domination

Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor (pre-verse)

Lamb Of God : Laid To Rest(chorus)
11th Hour (breakdown)

05-27-2006, 04:26 PM
nevermore- born (a retribution of spiritual sickness)

05-27-2006, 04:31 PM
Anything off of This Godless by nevermore is pretty heavy.

Alot of the **** off of Metallica's self titled and Justice era is heavy.


How about God of Emptiness? Thats ****ing heavy. Crank it up on your stereo and it just grinds.

05-27-2006, 04:33 PM
Cannibal Corpse - Barbaric Bludgeonings, after the short silence. That riff ****ing owns! :headbang:

05-27-2006, 04:33 PM
Atheist - No truth.

05-27-2006, 04:34 PM
Tales of a Scorched Earth- The Smashing Pumpkins


everybody knows its about cranking the subwoofer on Galapagos and Tonight off that album ;)

05-27-2006, 04:44 PM
Job For A Cowboy - Relinquished
Dream Theater - Honor Thy Father (For DT, it's heavy)
Behemoth - anything off Demigod. (SLAVES SHALL SERVE)

05-27-2006, 05:36 PM
Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

05-28-2006, 12:18 AM
the beginning of Finale is semi-heavy

05-28-2006, 12:19 AM
or is

05-28-2006, 02:54 AM
sarcophagus by nile
Good answer

Its obvious that most of you dont listen to doom metal

05-28-2006, 08:16 AM
machine gun part in One- Metallica is pretty heavy

05-28-2006, 08:20 AM
Masters Apprentice - Opeth..the main riff is pretty damn heavy...

its got a groove to it aswell...gets the head nodding:headbang:

Maxwell Bass
05-28-2006, 09:07 AM
just put a cd case on a scale and see if its heavy thats what i do, i think the nirvana boxed set is up there

05-28-2006, 10:32 AM
How come none had said Simple Plan?! Their riffs are awez0mzor

05-28-2006, 02:36 PM
New Millenium Cyanide Christ - Meshuggah

Mr. President
05-28-2006, 03:13 PM
mortician riffs are damn heavy

06-01-2006, 07:36 AM
end of The Heart Collector- Nevermore.
5 Minutes Alone.
Loads of Dream Theater riffs.

06-02-2006, 10:11 AM
Personae Non Gratae, track 11, of the album catch 33-Meshuggah. Following close behind, "Concatenation" track 1 off the album "Choasphere" Meshuggah forever

06-02-2006, 10:12 AM
whats the heaviest riff u ever heard or something that sounded heavy. now i like bands that have heavy riff in it but not all open on the drop d. bands like lamb of god, trivium, COB


I can't just pick a single riff, I know 100's of heavy riffs off by heart, it's impossible

06-06-2006, 09:42 PM
when I first heard them, I thought sweet leaf and symptom of the universe (both sabbath tunes) were the heaviest songs I'd ever heard.

06-06-2006, 09:52 PM
Pantera's "Five Mins Alone" and Metallica's "Sad but True."

Syn Harvest
06-06-2006, 10:06 PM
Pantera's "Five Mins Alone" and Metallica's "Sad but True."

Agreed those riffs are just ****ing nuts

Good Eye Closed
06-09-2006, 08:51 AM
the heaviest riff thou shalt ever hear: bongzilla - keefmaster

06-09-2006, 11:49 AM

06-09-2006, 12:23 PM
"One Step Ahead Of The Devil" or "See You In Black" both by BOC

Cal UK
06-09-2006, 03:18 PM
Cowboys from hell? I dont listen to much heavy stuff.

06-10-2006, 01:32 AM
Hold Back the Day by Devil Driver. No contest.

06-25-2009, 10:30 PM
Metallica - Sad But True
Pantera - Walk
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Snowblind
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose

As you can see, I thing slower = heavy (well except for Jesus Christ Pose).

06-25-2009, 10:42 PM

I win.


06-25-2009, 10:52 PM

It starts at 2:22.

06-26-2009, 12:35 AM
The outro riff to the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is so.....well......heavy, especially for its time.

That being said, nothing is able to surpass the heaviness that is Electric Wizard. Even their "lightest" riff is probably more heavy than 99% of riffs out there

06-26-2009, 02:23 AM
the distorted bass line in "The Barbarian" by Emerson Lake and Palmer

06-26-2009, 02:24 AM
Beer Is Good - Physcostick

anyone heard it? :p:

06-26-2009, 02:32 AM
Black Sabbath

06-26-2009, 10:51 AM
hmmmm...this is a tough one but i want to say mouth for war by pantera

06-26-2009, 11:59 PM
helter skelter

06-27-2009, 10:23 AM
eye of the storm- BFMV

06-27-2009, 09:44 PM
The opening riff to Ride The Lightening by metallica
Type O Negative - Nettie

07-20-2009, 01:24 PM
Edguy - Ministry of Saints
Saxon - Dogs of War
Megadeth - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due, Washington is Next!
Pantera - Cowboys from hell, Cemetery Gates

07-20-2009, 01:26 PM
the breakdown (i guess you can call it that... the part @ 3:00) to Meshuggah's Closed Eye Visuals

07-20-2009, 10:33 PM
Harvester of Sorrow (whole song)
Frayed Ends of Sanity (main riff)
Leper Messiah (whole song)
Devils Dance (whole song)

Domination (breakdown \m/)
This Love (chorus/outro)

White Knuckles (middle ?bridge?)

Machine Head
Halo (main riff)
Davidian (intro)

As I Lay Dying
Through Struggle (whole song/outro)

Many more but I got bored of listing.

07-20-2009, 10:45 PM
six feet under- seed of filth
or anything of acacia strain like skynet hahahaha

07-21-2009, 12:32 AM
homage for satan by deicide

07-21-2009, 04:26 AM
black sabbath by black sabbath ;p

07-25-2009, 01:13 AM
End of the Line by Overkill
Pretty much any Megadeth song, but I'll go with an obvious one: Peace Sells but who's buying (I've never heard someone say that bass intro wasnt cool)
Blackened by Metallica (Truly the most underrated Metallica song, especially on AJFA, its alot better than One)
Never Die by Creed (Don't kill me, but it's to most heavy non-metal song I've heard so far)
ANYTHING by Mors Principium Est, I find them ALOT heavier than both Kalmah and Wintersun
The part in Toxicity by SOAD where Daron starts playing fast

And +The Internets, to the guy who said Beer is good by Psychostick

10-10-2009, 03:32 AM
whole lotta love

end of discussion

EDIT:the whole album 'blues for the red sun' by Kyuss is one damned long heavy riff so that counts probably.

now the discussion ends ha

10-11-2009, 01:03 AM
I say any songs that are heavy with a great groove is heavy in my books.

The ending riff of Machine Head's Davidian is heavy as hell.

Another heavy ass song is Sevendust - Inside

Also, Metallica - Ride the Lightning, the bass is so heavy in that song

10-11-2009, 01:41 AM
Breeding Death by Bloodbath

10-11-2009, 02:47 AM
Megadeth- Sweating Bullets. the riff after the riff after the solo where dave has a voiceover w/delay part.

Deicide- Once Upon the Cross

You don't need drastic tunings to be heavy

10-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Hey Bulldog!...tun tun tururururuuu tun tun tururuururu....

10-12-2009, 01:01 AM
Some may not find this heavy, but I think it is... absolutely brilliant!

It starts just after 1:13


10-12-2009, 08:58 AM
defeated Sanity- Psalms of the Mourbind

10-18-2009, 01:22 AM
Beer Is Good - Physcostick

anyone heard it? :p:

of course I've heard this. its just called 'Beer' though. That album is so awesome.

anyway, the heaviest riff I've ever heard is probably Obzen by Meshuggah. You don't really hear much of anything tuned lower than that.
others are:
The Heaviest Matter of the Universe - Gojira
What May Be Safely Written - Nile
Samael the Destroyer - Oceano
Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation (or) Alone in the Morgue (or) Exalt - Whitechapel

lengthy but whatever, its worth it

Mutant Corn
10-20-2009, 01:51 AM
I know it's been said, but that end part in Battery is always awesome.

Zoot Allures
06-24-2012, 05:51 AM
Black sabbath, - sweet leaf

06-27-2012, 07:26 PM
The intro to everything went black by the black dahlia murder comes to mind. That and halo by machine head, and one by one by immortal

06-29-2012, 10:31 AM
Every song on Rage Against The Machine's debut album... It's just concentrated anger...

06-29-2012, 10:49 AM
Either All Consuming Fire by War of Ages or Fartgina by Sexhavin.

Also, maybe Hacksaw Circumcision by Sexhavin

06-30-2012, 11:17 PM
Intro to Unholy confessions- Avenged Sevenfold

06-30-2012, 11:19 PM
I'd say Fear Factory is the heaviest band. They've got Dino Cazares and Gene Hoglan.

06-30-2012, 11:24 PM
against the grain - unsane

07-03-2012, 03:27 AM
How low can you tune your guitar? That is the question.

07-03-2012, 04:16 AM
How low can you tune your guitar? That is the question.
If I rember right I've seen a guy that tuned his bass down to E0

07-07-2012, 02:16 AM
The heaviest riff ever to me atleast, is "Funeralopolis" by Electric Wizaed. But heavy is relative.

The second i saw this thread that was the very first riff that instantly came in my head you nailed it


07-08-2012, 04:21 AM
omgz like totallyz tearz dnnt fall by b4mv, soo br00tz

07-08-2012, 09:00 PM
The Dark eternal night - Dream theater ; outro!

07-18-2012, 10:04 PM
The Heaviest Matter of the Universe by Gojira (I mean come on...Heavy is in the title of the song haha)

07-18-2012, 10:09 PM
The Heaviest Matter of the Universe by Gojira (I mean come on...Heavy is in the title of the song haha)

If that's the case, than SYL's first is the heaviest. It's got heavy twice in the title, and Gene Hoglan playing drums. He's like the heaviest drummer ever! He's like 784lbs!

In all seriousness though, pretty much any song by any quality funeral or drone doom band is heavier than anything that has been mentioned in this thread thus far, be it Skepticism, Thergothon, Nortt, Wormphlegm, Boris, Earth, Khanate, Sunn O))), etc.

07-18-2012, 10:23 PM
Pssh. Low tuning doesn't make something heavy. Groove and tonality do. I've heard some tremendously heavy stuff in E standard. A specific moment that comes to mind, I'm thinking the last two minutes of A New Aurora are some of the heaviest, most unrelenting moments I've ever heard.

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08-02-2012, 05:56 PM
I'm 50 years old and been playing the bass for 35 of them. The heavy of all time heavy song and riff is from Black Sabbath and the song is (Zero the Hero) !!!!!! Man is song is so heavy and deep.

08-04-2012, 08:48 AM
Sad But True!

08-04-2012, 08:50 AM
omgz like totallyz tearz dnnt fall by b4mv, soo br00tz

LOL! :haha:

08-04-2012, 09:18 AM
Vildhjarta - Focus
Dimmu Borgir - Hybrid Stigmata (intro, first minute or so)

and probably my favorite dark and heavy riffs
Nevermore - Next In Line

08-11-2012, 01:45 PM
ending to axe to fall by converge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jjBinzryFY at 1:02. The heaviest riff of all time, imo.

07-26-2013, 07:41 PM
Heavy Riffs (in no order)

Walk - Pantera
Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
I'm Broken - Pantera
Mouth For War - Pantera
Into The Void - Black Sabbath
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads

But The Heaviest Riff Ever

A New Level - Pantera

08-05-2013, 03:24 PM
Gojira, peroid

08-09-2013, 02:16 PM
Second half of Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath.

Heaviest riff I've ever heard in my life.