#1
Ok, so I know I have already made a thread asking for crit on a song, and i'm not sure if it's ok to do this or not, BUT I have a question about it. For some reason the main riff of the song sounds VERY familiar to me. I just have a sneaking suspicion it is in some song, or at least VERY close to a riff in a song. BUT I for the life of me cannot FIND a song with the riff in it. I cant figure it out. I THINK I made it up myself, but i have no clue. It just sounds so familiar.

I have no idea if this is against the rules (Ik I already had a thread for CRIT on the song, but this is just to see if anyone recognizes the riff from a specific song). If this IS against the rules, PLEASE close the thread right away.

The song is on my profile, its called 80s metal style song. http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/awesomo41894/

PLEASE if anyone recognizes the riff, tell me what song it's from so I dont use it, if it already IS in a song. If it is not, it will probably be worked into my new bands first single. Thanks to anyone who can help me! I would def. appreciate it!

Edit: the main riff starts at 00:12
Last edited by awesomo41894 at Apr 14, 2012,
#7
thanks everybody so far. SO do you guys think its a USABLE riff, albeit a generic one, or something that will get me sued down the road?
#8
Quote by awesomo41894
thanks everybody so far. SO do you guys think its a USABLE riff, albeit a generic one, or something that will get me sued down the road?

well considering everyone gets away with the I, V, vi, IV chord progression unsued, i think you can get away with this one unsued
#9
Quote by olix95
well considering everyone gets away with the I, V, vi, IV chord progression unsued, i think you can get away with this one unsued

haha I really hope so, cuz I mean I KNOW the song is a bit generic, BUT It rocks imo, and once vocals are on it, it will be awesome. and this style of music is always a bit generic anyways (80s hairmetal) haha
#12
It kind of sounds like master of puppets to me. Good song though well done should be awesome with vocals.
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#13
Either Motley Crue or Metallica is what I'm getting out of it. Not Master of Puppets though. It's cool regardless.
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Last edited by Zakkcd at Apr 14, 2012,
#14
thanks for the help everybody! Im gonna def. use this, unless someone can find a song that is ABSOLUTELY identical. I appreciate everyones help
#16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZU6eMxeltk

Sort of ^

Also, if the riff works, use it, it's not like you're nicking entire songs at a time, lots of riffs are very similar, in fact, I'd say a majority of good riffs have been already made, so as long as you don't go out and say 'I'll nick this Iron Maiden riff and write a new song with it' *coughPapaRoachcough*, you're fine.