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#1
I didnt see any other threads like this, just wanted to know what your favorite metal riff was. For me its Gyroscope by In Flames
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#7
I really dig the into to Sweating Bullets by Megadeth.
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#9
At the moment I'm in to the riff from "Black Spell of Destruction" by Burzum. It sounds so.. evil.. it's amazing .
#10
Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do) by Bullet for my Valentine, the riff right after the solo.
#12
It's gotta be either..
Four Horsemen - Metallica [the whole song & its several riffs]
Hells Bells - Ac/Dc [if you wanna consider it metal]
AEnema - Tool
Seek & Destroy/Sad But True/Master of Puppets are standards obviously.
idk

one of those.
#14
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It is the original metal riff, can't go wrong with that. My favorite riff could very possibly be In The Grip Of Winter-Autopsy. But theirs allot of others that i like just as much from all over the place.
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#16
err pick one riff outta a million is a bit harsh but atm im thinking

Across the Vast Oceans of Time by Casketgarden -intro-
#17
Black Sabbath - Letters From Earth. If you haven't heard it, do yourself a favor and listen to it.
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#19
For some reason i'm really hooked on the intro riff and interlude to The Fun Palace by Annihilator. So catchy and melodic...yet still evil and badass.

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#20
at the gates - primal breath

the part around: "The wind, full of hearts that beat quick and strong"

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#21
Hm my fav part in primal breath is when it changes... groove or something XD "all the dark birds, rush from the river, living only the stillness, of their language" XD
#22
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Hm my fav part in primal breath is when it changes... groove or something XD "all the dark birds, rush from the river, living only the stillness, of their language" XD



That whole song is awesome... <3Alf<3 lol
#24
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Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do) by Bullet for my Valentine, the riff right after the solo.


No, no, no.


I have thousands of favourites.

The lead riff over the chorus of Nevermore-Born.

Dream Theater-Root of All Evil main riff

Opeth-Leper Affinity. All of it.

Morbid Angel-Maze of Torment intro

Meshuggah-In Death-is Life (all of it), intro and melodic bit of Straws Pulled at Random, Combustion

Destinity-Murder Within main riff

At the Gates-Blinded by Fear

Arch Enemy-Nemesis, My Apocalypse, Silent Wars, Dead Bury their Dead

SYL-All Hail the New Flesh, Decimator, bridge of Consequence, Far Beyond Metal, most of Skeksis and Shitstorm,

Deicide-Homage for Satan

Death-Scavenger of Human Sorrow and Flattening of Emotions

Quo Vadis-Break the Cycle


I could go on.
#25
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No, no, no.


I have thousands of favourites.

The lead riff over the chorus of Nevermore-Born.

Dream Theater-Root of All Evil main riff

Opeth-Leper Affinity. All of it.

Morbid Angel-Maze of Torment intro

Meshuggah-In Death-is Life (all of it), intro and melodic bit of Straws Pulled at Random, Combustion

Destinity-Murder Within main riff

At the Gates-Blinded by Fear

Arch Enemy-Nemesis, My Apocalypse, Silent Wars, Dead Bury their Dead

SYL-All Hail the New Flesh, Decimator, bridge of Consequence, Far Beyond Metal, most of Skeksis and Shitstorm,

Deicide-Homage for Satan

Death-Scavenger of Human Sorrow and Flattening of Emotions

Quo Vadis-Break the Cycle


I could go on.



Yes please.

Also, the riff after the first verse in 'The Exorcist' by Possessed. If you are a Possessed fan, you will know which one im talking about.
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#26
decapitated - post organic from 3 min
meshuggah - pineal gland optics from 2,40
#27
Spheres of Madness.

The cool riff. after the intro chugging. kick ass riff.
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#28
It's hard too choose, so many good ones. Though my absolute favorite would the Cryptopsy - Phobophile, the one that starts at 2.12.
#29
I got a few...

Opeth - Serenity Painted Death (chorus), The Night and The Silent Water (Verse), Black Rose Immortal (Intro), Advent (4:24)

Dream Theater - About To Crash (Reprise), Constant Motion, As I Am, Fortune In Lies

Cannibal Corpse - Psychotic Precision, Submerged In Boiling Flesh, Pit of Zombies (those last two are so friggin' headbangable).

Immortal - Frozen By Icewinds

Behemoth - Thy Winter Kingdom
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#30
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I got a few...

Opeth - Serenity Painted Death (chorus), The Night and The Silent Water (Verse), Black Rose Immortal (Intro), Advent (4:24)

Dream Theater - About To Crash (Reprise), Constant Motion, As I Am, Fortune In Lies

Cannibal Corpse - Psychotic Precision, Submerged In Boiling Flesh, Pit of Zombies (those last two are so friggin' headbangable).

Immortal - Frozen By Icewinds

Behemoth - Thy Winter Kingdom


Oh yes.
#31
BLOODBATH - EATEN

God ****ing damn is it awesome.
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#32
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God ****ing damn is it awesome.


oh yeah

+ the tremolo picking riff on "Consequences" and "All Hail The New Flesh" by SYL

and the first riff from Megadeth's Reckoning Day
#33
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Opeth-Leper Affinity. All of it.

Agreed.

Threshold by Slayer has a load of simple, heavy riffs. The intro to Drag the Waters by Pantera is awesome, especially with the cowbell in the background. In Clenching the Fists of Dissent by Machine Head when the whole band kicks into the thrash riff makes me want to headbang like mad.
EDIT: The intro to Welcome Home by King Diamond is awesome.
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#34
****, one riff. That so hard to choose, so ill give a list.

Abigail Williams - Like Carrion Birds
Behemoth - Be Without Fear
Cannibal Corpse - Make Them Suffer, Hammer Smashed Face, Worm Infested
Carnal Forge - Burning Eden
Dethklok - Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
Heaven Shall Burn - Atonement
Megadeth - Angry Again, Die Dead Enough, Washington is Next, Sweating Bullets
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Satyricon - KING, Fuel For Hatred
Six Feet Under - 420
Slayer - Cult, Bloodline, Raining Blood , Seasons In The Abyss, South Of Heaven, Spill The Blood, I love Slayer
Venom - Black Flame of Satan, Straight To Hell, Hell, Antechrist, Bloodlust
Warbringer - Total War

Its hard to make a list, there are so many priceless riffs but these are the ones that came to my head, ill probably update the list later...but i really doubt ill remember to do it.
#35
Behemoth - Conquer All

COB - Tie My Rope

Death - Flesh and the Power It Holds

Decapitated - Human's Dust, Spheres of Madness

Dimmu Borgir - The Chosen Legacy

Mayhem - Chainsaw Guts**** and Deathcrush

Metallica - Battery

Nile - Black Seeds of Vengeance, Unas, Slayer of the Gods, Papyrus...

Opeth - Patterns in the Ivy, Windowpane, In My Time Of Need, The Grand Conjuration, To Bid You Farewell, Black Rose Immortal, Bleak, When, The Apostle In Triumph, In Mist She Was Standing, Godhead's Lament, Benighted, Face Of Melinda, Serenity Painted Death, Heir Apparent, The Lotus Eater, HESSIAN PEEL

As you can see, I'm REALLY starting to like Opeth
#36
I can' t think of many right now but;

The verse and chorus in 'Children of Decadence' by Children of Bodom, the riff around 2:30 in 'Northern Comfort' by Children of Bodom, and most At The Gates riffs.
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#37
Face the Slayer / Metal Storm by Slayer - 1:27 and and 2:00
Both simple but very effective riffs
#39
Pretty much all the riffs on The Four Horsemen and Jump in the Fire - Metallica. And what the dude above me said.
#40
Katatonia - 12
Primordial - The Coffin Ships
Agalloch - She Painted Fire Across The Skyline pt.3, As Embers Dress The Sky
Opeth - The Apostle In Triumph, The Night And The Silent Water
Immortal - Where Dark And Light Don't Differ
Blind Guardian - Mordred's Song
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Dissection - Black Horizons, The Somberlain, Where Dead Angels Lie
Edge of Sanity - Crimson II
Drudkh - Eternity
In Mourning - The Black Lodge
Keep of Kalessin - Winged Watcher
Ne Obliviscaris - As Icicles Fall
Nokturnal Mortem - Ancient Nation
October Tide - All Painted Cold
Tyr - The Wild Rover
Ulver - Svelen Gaaer Bag Aase Need

Can't leave it at one.