MSD and Friends’ Riff of the Week

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“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s riffing, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”  — Socrates

Speaking of philosophizing, I have some advice for you. Stop riding motorcycles. Just don’t do it. You are all going to die. Yeah, I know — you know what you’re doing. You’ll be extra careful. Do me a favor next time you’re “cruising” down the freeway, will you? Look around you at all the cars driving 70+mph and only a few short feet from your frail, mortal form and ask yourself… “What are the chances that at least one of these people is a complete moron?” Here’s a hint: It’s 100 fucking percent. And they will kill you on accident. And no, that little polycarbonate plastic  helmet isn’t going to protect you from what is essentially a 5,000-lb. high-speed battering ram aimed directly at all of you.

Public service announcement over. Let’s get to these riffs!

 

Pining for the glory days of Helloween with Kai Hansen on the axe and Michael Kiske belting out the vocals? Unisonic can take you back. This one’s off their killer new album, Light of Dawn. For the sake of context, you should listen from the beginning, but the real fun starts at around 0:40. Relax, nerd; this is barely even power metal.

 

Lady SteelDragon:

1:38 is the catchiest riff/chorus on Sahg’s 2006 debut, which rules. It’s pretty much never not stuck in my head.”

 

Joe Thrashnkill:

“I’m throwing y’all a curveball this week and reaching from the dull wasteland of indie rock n’ roll. This track by Diarrhea Planet is a little slow starting out (the album itself is not half bad) but at 3:17 something magical happens: there’s an honest-to-god two-handed tapping riff. And it’s good! Dang!”

 

W:

“This whole song is a mountain of snarling riffs and crushing violence. Relent to the ‘Onset of Destruction!'”

 

Howard Dean:

“The riff that starts at 4:31 — this is why Dead Congregation is better than [insert your favorite tech death band here].”

 

Occam’s Razor Ramon:

“The main riff in this song is like Mother Nature bursting forth and deciding the human race has no right to the Earth and then punching us all in our respective genitals until we are extinct”

 

SMOHLG:

“Thought I might mix it up a little with this one. An oldie, but the riff starts at the zero mark.”

 

Call the Slambulance:

“The main riff for this song is so simplistic, but so groovy, especially for a grindcore band. Joe talks about moshing like a dick; let’s all mosh like German dicks.”

 

Jack Bauer: 

“Just the entire intro. It sounds so fucking evil. My friend who doesn’t like metal says it creeps him out (pussy).

 

Pagliacci is Kvlt:

“1992. Popular metal (hair metal) was in its death throes, having been pummeled mercilessly by grunge. NWOBHM had pretty much run its course, having been pummeled by hair metal. Underground metal was well underground… or burning churches. Then came four short-haired dudes dressed like frat boys playing super tight start-stop post-hardcore. It changed my complete outlook on metal, and life. To this day, this riff still gets my blood flowing and my head banging  (riff starts at 0:28)”

 

RuIN?:

“I am a fan of this album and song in particular because it could fit right in with the West Coast metal that was being produced at the same time as this heaviness. Vocal riff at 0:50 gives me the moshies.”

 

Cock of Steele:

“I’d say the whole song, but from 4:07-4:46 it’s serious eargasms for all, you can be as big a fan of extreme metal like me, and yet this song never gets old.”

 

Rho Stone:

“This is your new favorite riff. You’re welcome.”

 

Saint Alfonzo:

“If you’re going to chug, then God dammit, chug like you mean it. Right out of the gate, the opening riff exhibits what Decapitated do best: taking melodically vacant but rhythmically hypnotic guitar work and entrenching it in bombastic percussion, their most prominent example being “Spheres of Madness” from 2002’s Nihility. I suppose I’m cheating because this riff undergoes a couple of small tweaks before changing completely, but try telling me that over how loud I have it turned up. Only these guys could make something so seemingly basic so engaging and… catchy! Not a single flush was given.”

  • KJM

    Sniffing, spliffin’, straight up riffin’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j804bxLyNOY

    • Xan

      Oh fuck yes. I love listening to music like this in the morning.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Aw damnit, where’s the one I submitted? Oh well, I’ll do it next week.

    • Xan

      I didn’t even know you could submit a riff for this. Where do you do so? The FaceBook page or the forums perhaps?

      • W.

        You can also email it!

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I submitted it through the Facebook page.

  • Xan

    I’ve been jamming some Black Sabbath for the past few days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joM9rTwXPx4

    • FeelTheDarkness

      Your can never ever ever ever ever go wrong with the mighty Sabbath

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        everything without ozzy and dio is really sub par though unfortunately. I know you are referring to the good stuff though.

        • Xan

          I enjoyed The Eternal Idol and The Headless Cross but you’re right that it is sub par. It really doesn’t sound like Black Sabbath. This is a great instrumental piece from The Eternal Idol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxePYWmT6UI

        • FeelTheDarkness

          I like all of the Sabbath catalog but LOVE the Ozzy,Dio and Ian Gillian era. Tony Martin was a great fit in the Sabbath camp but he got a raw deal.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            fuck, i can’t believe i forgot born again. Wildly under rated. Probably one of the worst productions ever though. I read somewhere the master tapes were fucked beyond repair somewhere along the line. I have bought it on vinyl, cassette, multiple cd pressings and still have to turn the volume knob up to the top. The best one i have so far is a double disc special edition import i got from the UK. It has a bonus disc with an unreleased track plus a full live show with gillian tackling the ozzy material which is very interesting and entertaining. I highly recommend it for the bonus disc alone. The cover remains one of the best of all time. Here is the kid it was modelled after. It would be the fucking coolest thing in the world if the kid grew up to be a sabbath fan.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    I’ve been listening to Lustmord, Vulgaari, Pyrrhon and Coil today. I bought some empty Cds and burned some stuff on them.

    • Xan

      I love Lustmord. I keep hearing people talk about Pyrrhon so I guess I need to listen to them at some point.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I bought their album form bandcamp. Good stuff. If you like gorguts, you’ll probably like them. I just finished listening to The Place Where The Black Stars Hang. I’m gonna listen to it again this night.

        • Pyrrhon are a bit slower than gorguts but they are really good.

    • Negrodamus

      Vulgaari & Pyrrhon?!?!?!?!

      • Metaphysical Anus

        Yes. Really loving them. Burned them on Cds.

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      Which Coil?

      • Metaphysical Anus
        • Virgil the Ghost Poet

          Thanks, I just have their earlier stuff.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Pretty much everything they made is great. Too bad I have to burn them on a cd and can’t buy a official cd.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Why is that?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I do like. Psychic T.V. and Throbbing Gristle as well. Coil released most of their albums in limited editions and they haven’t been reissued for a while. So now you have to pay a lot of money for an album. Also, you can’t find them in Finland. I would have to order it from a foreing country and the postal fee would be high as well.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            I understand that. Here in America I have to get my limited European box sets on EBay or discogs.com. Shipping kills.

  • SMOHLG

    Go buy a motorcycle. Got it.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      SMOHLG goes to buy a motorcycle and gets it for free.
      #SMOHLGfacts

    • I want one so bad. But now I’m afraid I’ll get one and die and MSD will be like “Nyeah! I told you so!”

      • Starting a crowdfunding campaign to get Joe a solid gold toilet tombstone. Will keep you all posted with details.

        • Ayreonaut

          I’ll donate

      • SMOHLG

        Well, most of you know my profession by now. I would stay away from motorcycles.

      • SMOHLG

        Super impressed with Electric Friends btw.

        • Thanks dude! I’m glad. Didn’t think metal dudes would like it much.

          • Christian Molenaar

            We’re all posers.

          • Negrodamus

            Playing now.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            djentlemen start your toilets !

      • Mother Shabubu III

        You’ll go from Joe Thrashkill to Joe Roadkill.

    • Cock of Steele

      Ladies wanna buy a SMOHLG and ride him.

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt

      Too late…catch me if you can, flushers! Byaaaaah!

  • KJM

    I don’t even like riding my bicycle in the city anymore. I’ve been hit(years ago).

  • Xan

    There are ten times more microbial cells than human cells in our bodies. #snapplefact967

  • Negrodamus

    It’s my on weekend at work for my second job, so as is my custom, I’m going to have a cup of coffee and two reasonably healthy meals before work and peruse these riffs. Nails?!?!

    • Occams_Razor_Ramon

      NAILS

  • Scrimm

    Cock of Steele owned you all this week.

    • Negrodamus

      For the curveball I am feeling Pagliacci is Kvlt as well. I’ve heard this track a ton of times but I didn’t know it was Helmet!

      • Scrimm

        It’s been so long since I heard that. Good song.

    • Iron Maiden is almost cheating.

      • Scrimm

        Admittedly this is true.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          flash of the blade is also in one of dario argento’s best movies phenomena.

      • The Satan Ov Nuclear Hell

        let’s be honest. The intro riff here is the greatest riff ever written: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM1zAVXKdXg

        • I would not argue against that.

          • The Satan Ov Nuclear Hell

            Just such a good riff.

        • Scrimm

          That’s my favorite album of all time. Of course, it was also the album that started it all for me. Life changer.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Am i right in saying maiden has always had the best t shirt designs. Especially when they do things up for different countries and cities. Also eddie is the only band mascot that is legitimately cool. Megadeth with vic, and dio with murray just didn’t catch on.

          • Scrimm

            Hell yeah and it’s not even close. I probably have over 20 maiden shirts. Almost bought another one today but I had already spent too much.

          • Cock of Steele

            http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mXm4iwlzb2Q/T–EJ-FcJbI/AAAAAAAAC4Q/5dXKsr2Dwww/s640/iron-maiden-t-shirts-for-kids.jpeg I got this as a t-shirt, I nominated it best MAiden tee design ever. But I did always like the designs they’d do for other countries and states here.

        • Cock of Steele

          I may be in slight disagreement, Back in the Village is probably my favorite intro riff from this album.

          • RuIN?

            I seriously used to skip Village when I first heard that album. The riff was just That Satanic for me. It was mos def what Mr. Scrimm said down below. Life changing.

    • Randall Thor

      Yes

    • Cock of Steele

      UP THE FUCKING IRONS

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Up The Irons indeed. I loved Maiden back in middle school and high school. I would listen to Powerslave and Seventh Son all the time. I would listen to them when I was at home, I would listen to them when me and Sarah would get high on a drug that will remain nameless. We’ve both been clean since I started dating Mel which was almost 10 years ago. Sarah’s family was rich so they would give her quite a bit of money for whatever and she would buy drugs with that money for me and her to shoot up together. I’m just hoping we can remain clean in these hard times. I know that I saved her from addiction when I got clean. I don’t want to lose her like I lost Mel. We love each other. The feelings of love she had for me were mutual between us and she’s made me the happiest I’ve been since I was with Mel. I can’t lose Sarah as well as she was the only person who loved me as much if not more than Mel.

  • If you are on a motorcycle it is also much easier for me to pop your tires in a chase compared to if you were driving a car.

    • Randall Thor

      Great choice, that is also my favorite song on that Arsis album

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    “Then came four short-haired dudes dressed like frat boys playing super
    tight start-stop post-hardcore. It changed my complete outlook on metal,
    and life.”

    AMEN to THAT, brother…

    …and one simply cannot discuss the Jazzmajestic Riffmagic (patent pending) of Mr.Hamilton without mentioning his scruffy misanthropic brother in arms, Mr.Spencer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIw05DE9Q8w

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      I haven’t bought that yet. I love Unsane. Saw them with 400 Blows and MotA in Iowa City of all places.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    There must be a story behind this PSA. Did Masterlord SteelDragon kill a motorcyclist?

  • Randall Thor

    As soon as I saw Iron Maiden, I stopped reading and just started to listening to Iron Maiden.

    • RuIN?

      That song especially has a great hooky chorus.

    • Scrimm

      Bruce is the voice of God.

      • Randall Thor

        Maiden isn’t power metal, but power metal will eternally bow before our Maiden and Dio masters

        • Cock of Steele

          Beast Over Hammersmith is basically just an hour and a half sermon in the ways of heavy metal.

          • Scrimm

            I love that album.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Plus i learned a lot about the major war events of the past century from their songs. Kind of like what hail of bullets do now with their lyrics about ww2.

          • Scrimm

            Same here. Cant say that about any shit on the radio. The only thing that shit teaches you is how to suck.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I agree. Never liked radio. It always sucked. I listened to classic rock radio though but now even that’s crap.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I learned a lot from Maiden as well about history. Also learned a lot from Sabaton about wars.

          • RuIN?

            Great pull on The Prisoner. The solo section on this one is in my personal top 5 of their whole catalog. The way Smith and Murray play off each other is awesome. They can put together solos like nobody’s business.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I used to listen to that when I would get high with Sarah in middle school and up until I started dating Mel. I would listen to Beast Over Hammersmith, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, The Wall, The Final Cut and of course Dark Side Of The Moon.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            have you ever seen that sgt peppers movie from the 70’s ? with the bee gees, peter frampton, even aeorsmith got in on it. It pretty much ended frampton’s career, aeorsmith were running on fumes, the bee gees took a big hit but they were big enough they were still able to have a few more hits til the 80’s ended their career. I have only seen bits and pieces, can’t watch more than 10 minutes at a time. One of the first movies/musicals of all time.

            On a separate note this is the last really good album aeorsmith made. Lighting strikes is probably one of their heaviest songs.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I hated that Aerosmith album and I still have trauma from the visual terror that is the Sgt. Pepper movie. One of my family’s friends was the bassist for Frampton for some time and he was in Frehley’s Comet. His name is John Regan and he knows my cousin and his dad. Also Earth Wind and Fire were in the movie but they had the only successful song on the soundtrack so they survived. Hell, Alice Cooper and Steve Martin were in it with Steve singing the weirdest cover of Maxwell’s Silver Hammer I have ever heard.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            I haven’t made it through all the way yet. Xanadu was a pretty bad musical too, olivia newton john & michael beck who had just done the excellent warriors. I thought he was going to be a big star and then he did that movie and he basically never did anything again. I always felt bad for olivia newton john, she was really beautiful and then she married elton john who was gay, that must have been hard for her. I like done with mirrors too, i don’t like anything aeorsmith has done since, it’s just too many ballads, songs they didn’t write and just overall boring vibe to the songs. I am starting to discover their 70’s stuff and it’s a whole different vibe, the music was really good back then. Tyler has just become a parody of himself and perry is a republican. It’s too bad they seem to be one of those bands that only make good music when they are stoned. That’s cool about john regan, he is a good bassist. Brings to mind i saw frampton (regan was on bass) a few years back and he still sounds and plays great. He is bald now and not a pretty boy anymore, hahhahhahhah. It actually gives him more credibility because all the girls used to love him in the 70’s because of his looks which caused people to overlook his great guitar work. He did great stuff with humble pie, the live album performance is my favorite.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Rockin The Fillmore is up there with Made In Japan, Allman Brothers at Fillmore East and Strangers In The Night by UFO as some of the greatest live albums ever. I consider Xanadu better than Sgt Pepper’s the movie. ELO did some of the music and I love them. I consider Jeff Lynne a genius. I dislike what Aerosmith became as well but I love their roller coaster at Disney World enough to give them a pass. My dad has a signed photo of Frampton thanks to John Regan.

          • FeelTheDarkness

            I remember that movie. It was so awful except the Aerosmith scene and Steve Martin with Maxwells Silver Hammer

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I loved the Aerosmith scene and even Alice Cooper’s scene wasn’t half bad. I tried listening to the album above and I couldn’t even get into it while high though I liked it more when I was high that I would have being sober. I love the album cover though.

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Does anyone like his cousin’s band, Catherine Wheel or would talking about them get me kicked of this site?

        • Scrimm

          It’s not any worse than his son’s band. UGH.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            I will not deny that Catherine Wheel is one of my all time favorite bands, but I did not know that his boy is in a band.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah Rise to Remain. His son is the singer.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Thanks, I will have to avoid that shit.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Damnit, now I’m going to be listening to Iron Maiden until I go out on my date at 7.

      • Randall Thor

        Until? Why would you stop?

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Good luck friend. Have a goof time.

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Good luck my friend. Have fun.

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Good luck my friend. Have fun.

  • TheCheezFace .

    Good call on Unsung.

  • B00mhauer

    Dang ol’ Spheres o’ Madness a dang ol’ excercise in headbangin heaviness tellyewhat. Gunna by three dang ol’ Harleys and ride em all at the same time. Yo.

  • W.

    Love that Helmet track.

  • W.

    Traffic engineer’s PSA: The Masterlord is spot on about motorcycles. Don’t do it.

    • Scrimm

      Damn and I was really going to buy one in the next week or two. A coal roller is just too expensive for me.

      • Ayreonaut

        I looked up an injector for a mid 2000s chevy duramax diesel the other day at work and the price was around 300$(!!!!!!) For one!!!! That truck will eventually need all 8 being a compression ignition motor that will undoubtedly get junk run through it.

        • Scrimm

          Hell yeah I was a diesel tech in the army I knew it would be expensive but that is crazy.

    • Mother Shabubu III

      I really want to make a Mitch Lucker bash right now, but I’m not going to. What a selfish, piece-of-shit-way to go. Your wife pleads with him not to ride his motor bike drunk because he has a kid to take care of, and he still does and dies.

      I guess I kind of did make that bash after all.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I have to agree with you on this one.

      • KJM

        Agreed, fuck that stupid selfish moron.

    • Cock of Steele

      Especially in AZ where helmets are for nerds apparently.

      • KJM

        I won’t even ride a bicycle without a helmet.

  • Beunhaas

    Ons of the best albums of last year. The riff at the beginning of this track is hits hard. youtube.com/watch?v=qkHSvwKgJQA.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      This was in my top 10 of last year.

    • W.

      My favorite album of last year. A perfect record.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        What about Sunbather?

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          That was my album of the year last year. Also, I forgot to put Vader’s new album in my album of the year. It is now number 10. Behemoth is 1 and Electric Wizard is 2. In Flames is number 5 due to the fact that I love them. I can’t hate anything they do as they hold a place in my heart that will always be for them.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            My favourite album of last year was The new Ulver album. Second was the new Tim Hecker album and third the new Altar Of Plagues.

          • Beunhaas

            What about Gorguts?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Gorguts slightly lost to Altar Of Plagues. They’re in fourth place, don’t worry.

          • Beunhaas

            I think I like Colored Sands and teethed glory and injury equally. Both are amazing

          • Metaphysical Anus

            The difference is small and may change.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I have a feeling that In Flames might be on my worst of the year list. I listened to the two singles off of it and I’m worried for them. The singles are even worse than the singles from the last one and it sounds even more like faceless pop metal than their last album. Now that they’re signed to Epic Records I have a feeling they will change their sound from the genre they helped invent to music that can be played in Hot Topics and Cheesecake Factories everywhere. It could even become music for BDubs and PF Chang’s.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I agree with you. My best of this year so far includes Behemoth, Sunn/Ulver, Swans, Current 93, Circle and Opeth.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Behemoth and Opeth are on there. Fallujah, Vader and oddly enough Powerman 5000 are also on there. I loved PM5K’s new album a lot. I also loved the new Mushroomhead album and that is also on there.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I probably should buy the new Fallujah album. I’ll get the new Archspire record next tuesday, so I’m waiting for it. Also the new Pyrrhon album is really good.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I said I was going to tell you about Sarah, so here is our story. We knew each other since sixth grade. We became friends and bonded over our love of metal. She was always extremely popular and even though I hated middle school since I was associated with her I was popular. We used to be addicts to a drug that shall remain nameless from 7th grade until I started dating Mel in 2004. She was the closest thing I had to a sister. We were best friends and still technically are. She has had feelings for me since middle school. I started to have feelings for her in high school. She met Mel in 10th grade and I met her then too but I didn’t learn her name until right before we started dating. Her and Mel were best friends from the moment they met. It soon became known that me, Sarah and Mel were the most popular people in high school. Mel got there from dating me, I got there from my all around niceness and what appeared to be my electric personality. It attracted everyone to me from the least popular people to the most popular people. Sarah had been popular since middle school. The three of us were very nice people and we didn’t appear to hate anybody at all. Thing is, me Sarah and Mel suffered depression and we technically hated everybody. We only liked and trusted each other. The three of us went by many titles. The Three, the Arlington Three, The Power, Electricland and Arcadia. Electricland came from certain people who knew us and Arcadia came from certain people as well. The other three titles were used by the masses. This is our song as even though we had an empire it was an empire of dirt.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htmKZKR7oyc

          • Metaphysical Anus

            By the way, how is Kevin doing?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            He is doing fine. Torrie and him are enjoying their new life in Connecticut. They booked the bands they wanted to for their Christmas party and for their labor day party they booked In Flames to cheer me up after Mel died. I will not be going as In Flames as I know it is dead. I love them and all considering they’re family but everybody makes mistakes.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I have to say that the new Yes album is the worst album for me so far this year.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That’s the second worst for me. I feel the new In Flames album will definitely be the worst. I mean they at least used to disguise the bad albums by giving them good singles. This one and the one from 2011 had no good singles and the one from 2011 had no good songs.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I won’t be bothered to buy the In Flames album. Now I’m going to listen to Terrestrials again. It is such a great album.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I feel bad because I probably will buy it and be disappointed. I loved In Flames when I was in high school. I had all their albums and I bought Reroute to Remain, Soundtrack to Your Escape, Come Clarity and A Sense of Purpose on the day they were released. I preordered Sounds of a Playground Fading off Amazon. I’m sure I’ll buy the new one the day it comes out as well. Me and Mel had our first kiss during their set at Ozzfest in 2005. I think the reason I still love them even though they’re unlistenable is because I associate them with her. I would explain that more but I have to be on my way to church. I had a date last night and I stayed at that person’s house for the night. She’s coming to my place when I get out of church.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Have fun with her.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I shall. We had fun last night at BDubs and then we listened to metal that we loved back in middle school and high school. We were best friends in middle school, high school and college. We still are friends and we are now the only people that we care about since Mel died. I never told you about her, did I? Her name was Sarah and I shall tell you about her when I get home.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Man, you are the best commentor ever. I will just leave it at that.

          • CÖÄL RÖLL FRÖM THE TÖILET BÖWL

            I really really hope you’re being sarcastic.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            I am almost 100 % sure this is the guy who pretended he was kevin nash , then he went by kevin nash & friends, and then i think he went by a normal name for a few days. Now he is telling these wild stories. I don’t know what to think, it seems like an intricate troll. I can’t pin down his age and he nails all his facts as per dates of album releases, concert dates etc. I am truly perplexed.

          • CÖÄL RÖLL FRÖM THE TÖILET BÖWL

            You’re really close to hitting the mark. You really should join the FB group. Things will become crystal clear. There is a lot of after hours activity there too. find lamentationsof thewomen on FB and he’ll show you in.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            i read a review that called it a straight up pop album, Is it that bad ? How much worse is it than big generator ? Is it worse than the asia albums without john wetton on vox ?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            It is a straight up pop album. It’s devoid of all energy. The new singer tries to be Jon Anderson.

    • The Satan Ov Nuclear Hell

      Missed the chance to see cult of luna live. I regret that.

      • Beunhaas

        I didn’t! It was awesome.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I remember hearing about this band last year. I didn’t get it at first but then I listened to it. It was in my top 3 last year, Gorguts being number 2 and Deafheaven’s Sunbather being number 1.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    I’m a sucker for catchy Middle Eastern inspired riffs.

    http://youtu.be/UDyVBAlwzhk?t=1m9s

    • Cock of Steele

      Oooooooh that’s a good one.

  • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo

    May I interest you in some good sludge riffage
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NoO-k7R1is

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Was liz from EW in the band for this ?

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        No.

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Actually she was a member but not anymore. My bad. Sorry.

    • KJM

      This is dope.

  • JWG

    My riffs of the week (literally: I just got this album a few days ago):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO3I5aa2C_M

    I think this might be the strongest of all the retro-rock albums I have heard lately. This one song isn’t nearly even the best on the album, but it’s a great example of the Power of the Riff.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I like this. I like this a lot.

  • Hayden Clifford
  • crazytaco_12

    Armored Saint’s “Burning Question” (and the ‘Symbol of Salvation’ album in general) has been my jam for the last week or so https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D21dQ67vitg

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      i worked at a bar that had a metal night and the first song we played every week was reign of fire.
      We always ended the night with wolverine blues, undconditional & heartwork.
      No one ever complained.

  • FeelTheDarkness
    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Am i the only person who thinks flick of the switch is the best johnson era album. Also i really liked fly on the wall which is not a popular opinion either.

      • Mr.CustodialArts

        I don’t know about you man, but I ALWAYS take a puff of a cig before beltin’ out some vokills.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2UvS4HOBLM

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I have a less popular opinion than that. I consider Back In Black the most overrated album ever. It’s an okay album but people hype it as the second coming of Christ. I consider The Razor’s Edge much better than it. Hell, I consider Blow Up Your Video better than Back In Black.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          It’s probably is an age thing, i was 16 when fly came out, and i just haven’t enjoyed an ac/dc album since. If i want the early 80’s ac/dc vibe i go for krokus (who still put out decent albums, mark storace still sounds just like bon scott too), rhino bucket & dirty looks. Don’t mind airbourne either. They are pretty much an ac/dc cover band though.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    …………..

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      Haha.

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      Hey Conan, did you see where Isis has gotten confused with Isis the terrorist group? People are refusing to wear their shirts and they even had to change their Facebook page. I don’t have an Isis shirt or i I’d wear it. I will admitted that the first time I saw isis the terrorist group scrolled on the bottle of those news channels I thought of the band first myself. I had my hopes for a new CD.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        I didn’t , but reminds of a few years back when anthrax powder was all over the news and anthrax were thinking about changing their site and name over it as well. Kind of the same situation. Isis is a cool name, hope they don’t change it. I use to watch this isis show saturday morning. Pretty hot woman for an 8 year old !

        • Virgil the Ghost Poet

          You are right sir, she is hot.
          All we need now us a band to call themselves Ebolia Outbreak.

        • Scrimm

          Here’s another scream queen I am sure you know, but in anticipation of the Halloween box set here is P.J. Soles. the last picture is her from a couple months ago, ignore the loser in the picture with her hahahaha.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            yea she’s cool, never super beautiful but more realistic, the kind of girl that would live down the street. She had a short cameo in devil’s rejects that was pretty funny. I wish rob would just do a rejects prequel, its the only great film he has really done, and he has already sold out by remaking a classic (the 2 halloween remakes) which he said he wouldn’t do. I love sid haig & bill moseley and he has to do it before sid haig passes away (god forbid), he is getting pretty old.
            Not my signed pic, only one i could find.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I wish he would do a prequel to Devil’s Rejects as well considering DDP had a small role in it. I hated the Halloween remakes as well. During Halloween 2 I cringed and at the end of the movie I hated it so much I screamed at the top of my lungs and I quote “Fuck You Rob Zombie!”

          • Scrimm

            Yeah Those two were right next to each other when I met them and I forgot all about her being in Devil’s Rejects until days later. Missed photo op.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    negatory on this. Great album cover though………………….hahahhahahahhahha

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      That album is on my worst albums of the year list. It was not good. I am feeling that the new In Flames album might be on my worst album of the year list for once. I always put them on the best albums list and have do so since Colony but the singles sound terrible as In Flames at this point is nowhere near their roots. They are a faceless pop metal band and I do not like that.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        nugent is another one of those guys that hasn’t made a half decent album since the 80’s. I remember penetrator being ok but i think i liked the cover more than the music.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I hated Nugent’s 80s work. I have one of his albums from that time on vinyl. It’s still sealed as I never opened it.

        • KJM

          Songs form his self titled disc are his last decent material.

      • Virgil the Ghost Poet

        Newbury Comics has the new In Flames autograph cd pre order if your interested.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I will probably buy it even though I’m scared about how bad it will be. I bought everything In Flames released when it came out. I bought Clayman on the day of its release. I got Colony as a gift. I bought all albums from Reroute to Remain onward to Sounds of a Playground Fading on the day of their release. I bought every EP they ever released, every studio album, the live album and even the DVD.

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            I understand, I’m a collected too. I have gotten some nice autograph CDs from Newbury Comics. Skeletonwitch, Brutal Truth, Static X, and Melvins, just to name a few. They mostly have indie rock CDs more than anything though if your interested.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I loved Static X back in the day and I still do. I will have to pick up the In Flames CD from them.

    • KJM

      I wish he took that advice when I saw him in 2000 opening for KISS, great music but he wouldn’t shut his yap about politics, also lots of homophobic slurs.

  • mj12

    Holy shit, you guys actually post decent quality Youtube rips.

    Meanwhile on another blog, anytime there is a post with multiple non-obscure videos, you can bet every damn imbedded YT video is 240p. Every one.

    • Scrimm

      Yes there is a lot of quality shit here in the toilet.

    • KJM

      I try not to bother with anything below 480p.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Here’s my riff of the week. It’s a song from a band who I did not know that was still around. I saw them at some point as I have a shirt of theirs but I don’t remember when. There’s another version of this song from them that is different from this one. On my date with Sarah we talked about a few bands we remembered and this was one of them. She brought up that we had seen them before me and Mel dated. I know we missed their performance at Ozzfest 2001 as they were on the tour for a short time. She said that we saw them in 2003 at a venue she forgot the name of. After our date at BDubs we went to her house and listened to a ton of stuff I hadn’t heard in years. This band’s Godhead’s big album 2000 years of human error, an album by Nothingface, Mushroomhead’s album XIII of which I loved and still do and The War of Art by American Head Charge of which I have a copy at my place. As we listened to the Godhead album we had sex and it was the best sex I had in a long time. She said she had waited to have sex with me since high school and she hadn’t been with anyone sexually because she wanted to be with me. She knew what she was doing though. I’m still at her place and she wants to have sex with me again as we were both woken up by a loud car alarm at 1 AM and couldn’t get back to sleep. I’m going to be back at some point today because I’m typing this on my phone and I need to save the battery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxYVEQVn20c

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    My album of the year last year and probably one of the best albums ever. I love it and it’s so riffy yet loud that it keeps on pulling me in and discovering things about it that I have never heard in it before. I consider the album an aural exorcism of my demons as it makes me release pent up emotion. It’s also an album that reminds me of my past, where I hated almost everyone but acted like everyone was amazing and worth my time. It reminds me of the emotions I would release behind closed doors, the hatred I felt and the screams of silent depression. Me and Sarah are listening to it right now in her basement where the walls are covered in giant mirrors. We’re talking about people from high school. I brought up the anorexics and their leader Carlene and her best friend Sarah who forced themselves on me at prom and tried to get me to have sex with them in a McDonald’s bathroom. I remember seeing them at Taste of Chaos in 2006 and they were there to see Silverstein. I was there to see As I Lay Dying and Deftones. Sarah said that she had heard that both of them made a blood pact in college saying that if one of them were to die that the other must kill themselves. Carlene died in a drunk driving accident on spring break in Miami in 2007 and Lynn killed herself via a bullet to the head not long after Carlene’s funeral. I had not known that and I told her how much I hated them. Sarah hated them as well. She wanted to beat the living shit out of them for comments they had made about her in middle school but she never got the chance. They later rode on the coattails of Sarah’s popularity which she admitted that they did. I hated them so much.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfbLWHT7vUU

  • TrickleDownTacoRiff

    Many thanks for this bountifull crop of riffage!

  • KJM

    I once saw some schmuck gun the throttle on his crotch rocket a little too much. The bike got away from him, flipped up in the air about 10 ft, and came crashing down. This happened at a very busy intersection(Harvard & Brighton Ave in Boston) so there were lots of people there to laugh at him for being a dumbass with a fucked up motorcycle.

  • KJM

    You want riffs? Go right on into The Temple

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc_qHgOt4nI

  • KJM
  • Ayreonaut

    “Test for echo” has been stuck In my head for days. Although I’ve been binging Rush lately.