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cobhcjohn
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#1
What are some of your favorite riffs of all times?

A Call to Arms by Exodus is just amazing.
Butt Rayge
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#3
Pull Harder by Trivium and Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold.
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#5
Napalm Death - Scum


/thread
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#7
white walls - between the buried and me
sex, drugs, and rock and roll have turned into aids, needles, and techno..
Tedward
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#8
the breakdown thing in ISIS' Hive Destruction is pretty sick
Butt Rayge
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#9
Quote by fli.pansy
white walls - between the buried and me

omg yes btbam are so awesome they rite some sick deth metal riffs
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#10
Cemetary Gates by Pantera.

Pantera is not even my favourite band, but that is by the the most bad ass riff I have ever heard.
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#12
Bombfood by Artillery

SOOOLDIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER
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#13
I'm not trolling with this, but The Thing That Should Not Be by Metallica is one of my favourite riffs.
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#15
Déesse Du Crime by ADX is pretty badass too
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Scout1011
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#16
In Death's Sleep by Dismember. I love the intro riff on that song.
I can take a road that'll see me through.
tancanada
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#17
Quote by GodofCheesecake

EDIT: Oh god, I mean TDWP. >.>


Uh what?
Berzerker's into riff by ATB
love is love // return to dust
GodofCheesecake
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#18
Quote by tancanada
Uh what?
trollz.
Quote by tancanada
Berzerker's into riff by ATB

That's more of a lead than a riff. But if you'd just said "any ATB riff" I would've agreed.
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#19
Fates Warning - Epitaph - 1:54

As much as I love Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, Fates Warning one-upped them in the epic traditional/doom thing with that song, and in particular, riff. Epic does not get more epic than Epitaph.
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#20
Impetuous Ritual - Convoluting Into Dependent Anachronism

the riff at 2:21 is the most evil riff of all time. no exceptions!
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#22
The Leper Affinity, intro riff.


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#24
Mutiilation - Magical Shadows of a Tragic Past.

hearing it will take the will to live out of you.

as will every riff on Sorrow Galaxies.
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Last edited by The Wildchild at Apr 22, 2010,
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#25
Walk by Pantera!
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#26
Cynic - Uroboric Forms. The riff right before the first verse. + the clean break for the epicness. 8)

And the second riff (aka the verse riff) on Overactive Imagination. Cause it's so badass.
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#29
Quote by STABxYOU
Jesu Død.


this too.

Also My Journey to the Stars, especially the one at 4:54. This is what really got me into Burzum.
lstfm

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I'm a Nazi, yes I am
I'm a Nazi schatzi, you know I'll fight for the Fatherland
Last edited by The Wildchild at Apr 22, 2010,
Cianyx
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#30
Quote by Zero Substance
the beginning of World Eater by Bolt Thrower. no contest

Dropdead works as well
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Stranglehold
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#31
Quote by Zero Substance
the beginning of World Eater by Bolt Thrower. no contest



Definitely. To quote Ignivomous, 'Heavier than collapsing stars', haha...
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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linfield4466
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#32
Sort of a dumb thread, but the intro riff to Cromlech by Darkthrone is genius. It's impossible to refrain from headbanging, air drumming, and riffing along to the song.

+1 to Bolt Thrower, although every one of their early songs has insurmountable amounts of epic in the intro riffs.
Glance into my eyes
and see the darkest shadows dancing
Playing in the desert of my life
Burning, -
and my soul is descending...



Last edited by linfield4466 at Apr 22, 2010,
cobhcjohn
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#33
Quote by tancanada
Uh what?
Berzerker's into riff by ATB


I feel dumb but who is ATB?
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#34
Toxic Garbage Island - Gojira
So badass!

Combustion - Meshuggah
Wild riff madness
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Cianyx
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#35
Quote by cobhcjohn
I feel dumb but who is ATB?

Don't feel dumb. Consider yourself blessed
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#36
If I ever saw Atheist live, Kelly Shaffer could pee on the crowd while they played nothing but that riff from Mother Man for an hour and it would be an amazing show.
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#37
Quote by linfield4466
+1 to Bolt Thrower, although every one of their early songs has insurmountable amounts of epic in the intro riffs.
Fix'd.


Seriously, although I haven't listened to all of their albums, they seem to reliably write some of the chunkiest riffs ever committed to tape on all of them.
If I took this cigarette and put it out on you...


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#38
Quote by StewieSwan
Leviathan Awaits - Revocation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kRZ1YG5ugY

Opening riff


Superb song and band, through and through.
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#39
Atlantean Kodex - A Prophet in the Forest
8:47 into the song it starts a majestic sounding lead, continuing in different forms before disappearing entirely with just the rhythm guitar playing still, sounding extremely heavy but just as epic, before returning to the lead melody to finish the song off.

Dark Forest - Excalibur
At about 4:45 breaking out of a ripping solo and frantic sounding riffs, it all slows down to a full on epic metal moment, getting some awesome vocal lines and leads in there. Always makes the hairs stand up on my neck.

Slough Feg - Hiberno-Latin Invasion
The entire song, epic melodies sounding like Thin Lizzy gone metal.

Solstice - Cimmerian Codex
The solo section of the song at the 5 minute mark, just sounds amazing.