That's a very straightforward E phrygian riff. There's no reason it shouldn't work.
Someones knowledge of guitar companies spelling determines what amps you can own. Really smart people can own things like Framus because they sound like they might be spelled with a "y" but they aren't.
The powertab I had said it was in the key of F, which is probably why everything sounded bad, E Phrygian sounds better. Thanks.