So i've been coming up with a fair amount of riffs but then when i actually put them to the song i'm writing i end up with much simpler power chord, three-chord, punkish riffs and frankly i don't want any technical, Death/Vader/Scar Symmetry type complexity but just something to give the guitar some life that goes with the lyrics and doesn't sound like ridiculous wankery underneatht the vocals...i'm going for some post-grunge btw...and if anyone has any suggestions or tips on how they write riffs to songs help would be appreciated
I play what I feel like. When I make a riff, I integrate it by just playing next what makes sense to me.