#1
These are just two different riffs that I came up with that I like. I am more fond of the second riff to be honest, I think its memorable. Anyway, are they to cliche? overused? etc? I think the first one kinda sounds like an As I Lay Dying rip off so any feedback would be awesome

http://soundcloud.com/rshunks/just-some-riffs
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#2
they are kind of generic sounding. like 2005 post hardcore or metalcoreish , not bad but still get your creative juices flowing! Learn diminished progressions (angry feel) and minors(sad feel)

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#3
I liked the second riff better as well! Like mikevmpr3 said though they do sound a bit generic, which I don't really think it's that bad unless the whole song sounds like that. So I think that it's a good riff, but I would like to hear it as part of a whole song and see how it goes as part of a whole creative process rather than just "some riff".

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https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1526635