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Metalheads: What are your favorite riffs?

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12 hours ago, Brunell4MVP said:

this is the one that came to mind.  Friedman is awesome on this.

 

 

When was Friedman not awesome?

From the same Rust In Peace album, Hangar 18 is awesome with riffs galore.

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10 minutes ago, Captain Cranks said:

More of an 90s alt band, but this riff is hard enough for this thread.

Hum - Stars

One of my favorites. I love this song and album.

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13 hours ago, MindCrime said:

The Big 4 (Riff Battle)

Metallica vs. Anthrax vs. Megadeth vs. Slayer

Despite the guitar cover nature of this video, it really shows off how amazing those four bands are/were. 

 

This was great - thx for sharing

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9 hours ago, honky kong said:

Anything Tony Iommi ever did.

He's essentially the patron saint of this thread.

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9 hours ago, honky kong said:

Anything Tony Iommi ever did.

Interesting.  I just read that he joined Jethro Tull for a brief moment before rejoining Sabbath.  

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54 minutes ago, Captain Cranks said:

Interesting.  I just read that he joined Jethro Tull for a brief moment before rejoining Sabbath.  

Correct - he was with them for only a few months. But long enough to appear with Tull in The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus.

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Diamond Head - Am I Evilhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVid_fLzN5g

The proto-Metallica sound before Metallica. 

Neurosis - Lost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HJF9fg0u-M

One of my favorite songs, I recommend listening the whole way through, but it picks up around 3:19.

Melvins - A History of Bad Men: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3KNj1U8iZM

The first song my 15 year old ipod plays after it crashes (which it does frequently). Down-tuned, nice and slow, perfect. 

 

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On 9/16/2019 at 9:09 PM, DocHolliday said:

Lack of Communication - Ratt

Not as deep into metal as most in this thread ... but I appreciated this call and the one for "Lay it Down". Warren DiMartini was an unsung master on the axe -- never hear his name anymore and hardly ever heard it back then.

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12 hours ago, MindCrime said:

Wow... this thread has me digging into some amazing albums. Sorry if I turn this into “My Favorite Thrash Songs” thread. :headbang:

Metal Church - Badlands

Armored Saint - Reign of Fire

Anthrax - Madhouse

Savatage -Strange Wings

Love the Metal Church and Savatage selections.  Strange Wings is probably their best rock radio song.  Such an underrated band.   

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13 minutes ago, Doug B said:

Not as deep into metal as most in this thread ... but I appreciated this call and the one for "Lay it Down". Warren DiMartini was an unsung master on the axe -- never hear his name anymore and hardly ever heard it back then.

DiMartini had a fantastic sound and unique style.  So easy to pick out Ratt songs as soon as you hear that guitar.  

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1 hour ago, huthut said:

Melvins - A History of Bad Men: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3KNj1U8iZM

The first song my 15 year old ipod plays after it crashes (which it does frequently). Down-tuned, nice and slow, perfect. 

 

A Senile Animal is one of the best albums ever. It rips all the way through.

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Fastway - Say What You Will

Simple little opening riff from Fast Eddie Clarke, but very memorable from the early-ish MTV days.

ETA: love the YouTube comment below the clip: The only Band Rudy Sarzo never played bass for.

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This thread is going to take me a while to get through.  Nice work everyone.  

Been on a Scotty Ian kick lately.  SOD and Anthrax.  YouTube has a video “My Favorite Riffs with Nikki Sixx and Scotty Ian” which is fun but at some parts sounds like a foreign language.  

Any other day might make an argument for Kerry King.  But, could argue for most of these riffs.  

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7 hours ago, GStrot said:

This thread is going to take me a while to get through.  Nice work everyone.  

Been on a Scotty Ian kick lately.  SOD and Anthrax.  YouTube has a video “My Favorite Riffs with Nikki Sixx and Scotty Ian” which is fun but at some parts sounds like a foreign language.  

Any other day might make an argument for Kerry King.  But, could argue for most of these riffs.  

SOD is riff heaven.  

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On 9/19/2019 at 11:17 AM, zamboni said:

Fastway - Say What You Will

Simple little opening riff from Fast Eddie Clarke, but very memorable from the early-ish MTV days.

ETA: love the YouTube comment below the clip: The only Band Rudy Sarzo never played bass for.

Ironically, the original guitarist of Motorhead - Larry Wallis - just died a few days ago.

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Tons of good ones. 

Metallica - ...And Justice For All

Metallica - To Live is to Die

Slayer - Angel of Death

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