#1
Can anyone share some tips on how to write good Black metal riffs? or even Blackend Death metal?

I know to use tremolo picking but can't find any good riffs.
Chord ideas?
Scales?

Thanks for the help

David
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#2
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Blackend Death metal?




wtf??!!??
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#3
drop c tuning and use the power chords....

or use the minor penantonic with the 1,3 and 5 of the scale more often
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#4
i would switch between power and barre chords and alot of minors

ya the guy above me knows, listen 2 him
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omg! genres are soooo out of control these days!!!! lol
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#9
to write black metal you must write riffs that are blacker than the blackest black times infinity.


i suggest learning black metal songs, ive worked a bit of emperor and thats proved to be good, just find bands you like and learn a lot of their stuff, after a while itll come naturally
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#10
Thanks guys..

Yes Blackend Death metal is practicalyl death metal with black lyrical themes with a bit of black metal thrown in.. usually its played by bands who started as BM but half morphed into Death metal, like Akercocke and Behemoth..

What are Tritones? any help on that?
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BOSS DS-2 Turbo distortion
BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS GE-7 Equalizer
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#11
An interval of three (thus "tri") tones, such as C - F#.
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Why are you bringing Cm into this?
#12
No reason to tune to drop C if you wanna play Black Metal.

The best thing to do, as someone said earlier is to learn some songs from the genre, and pick up the essential elements. It also depends on what kind of BM you're into. Some of it, like Emperor, is quite technical and complex, other bands are more simplistic.