MSD & Friends’ RIFF OF THE WEEK

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“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.'” — Dalai Lama

I don’t know who this nerd is, but he clearly doesn’t understand us or our CONSTANT NEED FOR MORE RIFFS. I do. And that’s why I am a better person than the Dalai Lama.

You are the nested hatchling that patiently awaits. I am the mother bird come to vomit delicious riffs directly into your beaks agog. Open wide!

 

At around 2:13Necrodeath turn down their rapid-fire Kreator-worship knob and lay down one of the filthiest headbangers in all of 1987 black/thrash. It’s sort of like being pulled by your eyelids through a cavern, the walls and floor afroth with the thick, congealed blood of everyone you’ve ever loved or even moderately enjoyed the company of. Also your pets. Turn this jetblack slop all the way up and a) reminisce about the old days or b) wish you weren’t born so late.

 

 

Lady SteelDragon:

“The riff that starts at about 0:17 seconds almost makes me have a crush on Steven Wilson. Don’t tell my husband.”

 

 

Joe Thrashnkill:

“The opening riff of this dying fetus tune is both aurally pleasing and hilarious at the same time.”

 

 

W: [FEATURED RIFF]

“I’m tired of seeing my true brethren Masterlord and Randall smeared by all these sissy non-warriors, so here’s some power metal. The main riff in this song makes me want to trample posers beneath the hooves of my noble steed.”

 

 

Christian Molenaar:

“Most people probably think of Baroness or Kylesa or some crap when they hear the phrase “Southern metal.” Reverend Preston may be from Illinois but his combination of old-skool blakk metal and Southern rock shreds all pretenders. Riff starts at 0:40ish.”

 

 

Stockhausen:

My riff o’ the week comes part of the way through “Panic Becomes Despair,” a monstrous track from the monstrous Thantifaxath album that came out this past April. The song kicks off in a blind rage, dispensing with the pleasantries and showing you what the inside of a demon’s eyelids look like. The song eventually lands on a lurching 9/4 riff that gets the whole treatment: first supported by a blast beat, then stomped along with on the crash cymbal, then slowed to a grinding, hulking sledgehammer’s pace, not unlike a tree that falls on you very, very slowly. Also the tree is made out of a black hole. Listen to the riff below at 28:34, and also the whole album!

 

 

Occam’s Razor Ramon:

“Maybe it’s because we got a new Obituary song this week, or maybe it’s because I’m surrounded by rednecks every single day, but I’ve been jamming “Redneck Stomp” all week. The main riff is really just the perfect tune for crushing the necks of inbred Wrong Turn-esque hillbillies long into the evening.”

 

 

Tyree:

Inveracity is a band I got into years back and this album (Extermination of Millions) is what I’ve been stuck with since 2007 because they won’t release anything else. Fun fact: Vagelis Voyiantzis of Dead Congregation is on drums here. This song, “Visions of Coming Apocalypse”, just brings the riffage hard. The opening riff is just as catchy and brutal as a death metal riff can get. I think you will all agree. Just press play and BANG!”

 

 

Howard Dean:

“Placed near the finish line of an otherwise innocuous song, the riff that starts at 7:29 is an absolute monster. With this riff, Cough smothers the listener in hopelessness and unfettered terror. Few riffs can match the sonic dread of this riff. I fully expect to see this riff in the soundtrack of an independent horror film someday.”

 

 

Randall Thor:

“This song is basically what would happen if you threw PossessedMorbid Angel, a Minotaur, and a ton of bricks into a blender.”

 

 

Boz:

“First track. You can’t tell me this riff is not complete boner.”

 

 

Jack Bauer:

“Just the entire beginning. Shit pumps me up like crazy and never fails to make me start speeding if I’m driving.”

 

 

Pagliacci is Kvlt:

“Short, simple and incredibly infectious, this proto-metal/doom riffage comes from way back in 1973. It hits you right off the bat at 0:05 and there is just no way you can listen to it and not have it get stuck in your head.”

 

 

Call the Slambulance:

“I was watching CKY2K one day, and a song suddenly came on in the background as I watched grown men hurt themselves with fireworks inside of a van. Though the montage that ensued for the duration of this song was hilarious, it couldn’t distract me from the intensity of evil that is this song. The riff remains the same for the vast majority of this tune, and I am absolutely fine with that. Stick around for the skank beats. It makes me think of skateboarding through the city in the middle of the night and scowling at people. You may not appreciate these fellas’ views on homosexuality and race relations, but the fuckers know how to make me headbang.”

 

 

RuiN?:

DRI was a great example of how to be heavy without being fast or extreme. They were just plain good at short heavy songs. This gem is from the Definition album.”

 

 

Detective McNulty:

“Why don’t more people talk about Vhol?  Aesop Dekker on drums — nope, this is about the riff. Mike Scheidt on vox — gotta stop myself. Sigrid Sheie on bass — it ends here! I’m here to discuss the almighty riff, and this entire album has them in spades. It may be the best album of 2013 in fact.”

 

Wow, THREE bands starting with “necro,” this week. Weird, dude. If you want your riff featured next week, you’d better get that riff to me!

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  • Metaphysical Anus

    +1 for Porcupine Tree

    • KJM

      Agreed.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        What did you think of the last year’s Steven Wilson album? I loved it and it ended up on my top 10 2013 list.

        • KJM

          I’m not a huge fan of his non-PT projects so I haven’t heard it yet. I also thought ‘The Incident’ was a huge step down from ‘Fear Of A Blank Planet’ so that might’ve contributed to my lack of enthusiasm.
          Example: Even though I like Opeth, I’ve only listened to Storm Corrosion a few times.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I didn’t like The Incident either, but The Raven That Refused To Sing is a great album.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Here’s my riff of the week. I don’t know why I consider it riff of the week but I think it must be the fact that this song traumatized me with its existence and I don’t know what to do anymore because of this supreme ruler of terrible cover songs. I feel violated for listening to this.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmKzF-JGGfI

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Oh my, that’s a bad song. Why would they rape a good Bob Dylan song?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I don’t know anymore. I don’t know. This song is proof that there is a Hell. I never thought I’d see the day that something this terrible would be released. This is mythically bad, this is the stuff of legend when it come to being shit. This makes my worsts albums ever list obsolete as this soundtrack is the one true shitty album. No album can be as bad as this one was.

          • guest

            I distinctly remember The Dillinger Escape Plan covering Fight the Power and Periphery covering One for that too, both pretty terrible as well, coming from a huge DEP fan

          • Edward Meehan

            The Dillinger Escape Plan did some pretty sweet covers too, besides obviously the one you are talking about that I haven’t heard.

          • W.

            I like their cover of wish, but I’m also an NIN fanboy.

          • Edward Meehan

            Like our friend Guest here just said, I dug the Plagiarism EP and I also really enjoyed their Rebel Yell and Damage 1 & 2 covers.

          • guest

            I do enjoy the Plagarism EP (even the JT cover, admittingly), and I tend to find myself looking this vid up all the time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qboe5CebixA

          • W.

            That’s the one from Australia where Trent introduces them as the Poor Man’s Coldplay, yah?

          • They even stole cover art from a videogame.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I think they made it for the video game.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            This is from the Homefront game soundtrack. It’s not stolen video game art.

          • Ah gotcha. Shitty music for a shitty game.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            The game wasn’t bad actually. It was a fun shooter and they are making a sequel.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            It was fucking horrible.

          • Gonna have to agree with the invisible anus on this one.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Is that such a bad thing?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            ….

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            …….

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            …………

          • W.

            I think you’re supposed to like your riff of the week, dude.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It’s actually my Worst of the week, up there with two live versions of Free Bird I found and did not enjoy and the 311 album Universal Pulse. Here’s video of the live versions of Free Bird.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mgSN9WcmxM

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr3dWscslo8

          • Stockhausen

            Hit up The Raven That Refused to Sing. That album is fantastic.

        • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

          Speaking about riffs… That Luminol bass is PERFECT! very well done record, and i didn’t liked Blackfield or the other solo album of Wilson

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        ……..

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        as we were talking space 1999 last nite but i couldn’t post a pic for some reason. Maya was the only good thing about season 2. Do you remember the episode where the alpha was attacked by an alien that was just bubble suds you would see in a bubble bath. hahhahahah. That was the weakest epsidoe ever. Some were really thought provoking though. The hottest woman to ever appear on the show was joan collins. Killer legs.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          lee and cushing made bizarre guest appearances as well. The practical effects for the show were outstanding. And this was before star wars. The eagles were clunky and graceful at the same tide. I had a large collection of eagles that i resold and made good money on.

          • KJM

            Yep, same crew worked on UFO as well, amazing FX for their time especially for TV. The first season is some of the best Sci-Fi TV ever made.

        • KJM

          Gerry Anderson’s previous show UFO had it’s share of gorgeous women too, and a scary undertone to the overall cheesiness.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            yea, i saw a bit of one of the ufo episodes on youtube. Is it worth watching. How does it rate with space 1999 ? Also did you like the original battlestar galactica from 78 & the buck rogers series from 79 ? I loved those as a kid and still watch the rogers series time to time which i have on dvd.

          • KJM

            Despite the cheesiness, UFO has a very dark undertone. It’s definitely worth watching.

            The problem with the 78-79 Galactica & Buck Rogers shows for me is that I’m so conditioned from childhood that when I watch them, I feel the dread and paranoia of not having done my school homework yet. I’m a big fan of the Galactica remake for what that’s worth.

    • Yes, my fav band 8 years ago.

  • KJM

    I went through the last few riff posts to make sure neither of these had been posted yet. First, something new I found while I was “getting laid at Bandcamp”(free plug):

    Throne sound like a bluesier version of Type O Negative, very catchy Space Doom Stoner Metal

    http://throne.bandcamp.com/album/where-tharsis-sleeps

    • crazytaco_12

      If anyone recommends anything to me that is described with “Type O Negative”, I WILL check it out

      • KJM

        It’s mostly the voice and Sabbath influence.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OqgvVkstBc
          the singer sounds almost EXACTLY like ozzy. In fact i played some sheavy to a big ozzy fan and they believed it was a new ozzy album.

          • KJM

            Yep, I remember this from a while back.

  • KJM

    Now for the classic, if you like Jimi or SRV you should, at least, have a
    passing acquaintance with Robin Trower. He is a living legend who is
    still at maximum power despite his age. This is a “best riff
    ever” candidate. From the album of the same name:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjxMnKWa22Y

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I remember this guy. Wasn’t he in Procol Harum? Also in the underrated guitarist category is Frank Marino. He may be called a Hendrix clone but I consider him the white Hendrix as he really can play guitar.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Zl3qZ4DEg

      • Metaphysical Anus

        Procol Harum is fucking underrated!
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o7TcdSWNi9M

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I bought their album Something Magic from the record store near me for a dollar. That was a great album. On the other hand Siren Charms was leaked so I will be giving it a listen. It better be good considering I preordered it off of Newbury Comics so I could have the signed booklet.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I listened to a preview of it. Sounded pretty fucking bad to me.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Don’t tell me your opinions yet. I started listening to it right now.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            It was only a small preview. I’m not brave enough to listen to the whole album.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I found a leaked copy of the album and I’m listening to it right now. I’m liking the first song and I hope this first song isn’t the only good song on the album. With my luck it probably is the only good song on the album. Still, it having one good song so far puts it above the 2011 album which had no good songs. I would say more but I’m going to be seeing Guardians of the Galaxy in Imax. I’ll be back later today.

          • The Imaginary Land of Finland

            Hello friend, I just wanted to thank you personally for defending me yesterday. I’m just so tired of being doubted by this system of lies. Thank you for believing in me!

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Aren’t you a fucking douche.

          • W.

            Easy, my friend. I believe in you and your homeland

          • Metaphysical Anus

            You don’t have to belive in something that has proof.

          • W.

            I have a question though. Was Simo Häyhä really as much of a badass as it seems?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            He was. He was a great badass. An explosive bullet to his jaw didn’t even kill him.

          • W.

            His story is fascinating. Ever heard of Sergeant York? He was a pretty manly American soldier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_C._York

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I haven’t heard of him. I need to checl this guy out. Have you heard of Lauri Törni? He fought under Finland, Germany (Waffen SS) and America.
            http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_Törni

          • W.

            I have not. Intriguing.

          • Cock of Steele

            I find the irony a little funny that he served in the Waffen SS yet is still buried in Arlington.

          • Metal Poser

            I agree. There are rumors that he was planning a nazi coup with ither nazis in Finland. He was also a severe alcoholic.

          • Geez, is everyone named Lauri over there?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            No.

          • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell
          • Cock of Steele
          • Metaphysical Anus

            Did you make that account?

          • lmfao dude that isn’t me. It’s hilarious though.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            It either you or that Steel Cock guy.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Who made this? JACK?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I don’t know who made it. I do know that the new In Flames album was their best since Clayman, I’m really enjoying it.

          • KJM

            This is awesome.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I don’t think so!

          • KJM

            That’s okay. You’re mythical too but I like you anyway.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I will find whoever did this. There will be blood. There will be torture. There will be screaming. There will be anal fissures and ripped scrotums.

          • KJM

            Sounds like a typical weekend at Rob Halford’s private love dungeon.

          • You’ve sure got some funny people in ya

      • KJM

        You are correct sir.

        Trower gets compared to Hendrix a lot, in both positive and negative ways. I’m not as familiar with Marino’s stuff.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        I can say without exaggeration dragonfly is in my top 20 favorite songs of all time.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          He truly is amazing. He used to come to my area often and did a show with SRV at the college I went to back in 1984 before I went there. Here’s a funny story about SRV, my uncle worked at a KB Toys in this mall called the South Hills Mall near me. He met Poison there as well as Meat Loaf who asked him if his store had Boggle. The best one is he met SRV in a leather store near the store he worked in. He said that he was a dick and was being rude to the people in the store he was in so my uncle tells everyone after SRV left that SRV was in the mall outside of the food court. People mobbed him and my uncle said SRV was not happy about that because he didn’t want to deal with people.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I love this album and most of the work of Mahogany Rush but people apparently hate this album. A lot of critics hated this band’s work due to Marino’s Hendrix worship which they called cannibalism of Hendrix’s style. I enjoy it because sound wise it’s amazing and they’re even better live.

    • Sight Vnseen

      Good call. Too Rolling Stoned is my jam.

    • crazytaco_12

      Hell yeah dude, “Day of the Eagle” is awesome

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Pat Travers is also a great guitarist along with Frampton and Derringer. I’m not a giant Derringer fan but I love Frampton and Frank Marino. It’s highly recommed you all listen to Frank Marino and his band Mahogany Rush as they are very good.

  • KJM
    • Cock of Steele

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPKCGSecDZI Here’s Steve Howe at what looks like 103.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I saw him and the original lineup of Asia back in 2012 and Steve Howe could really play even though he looked like he was 95 years old.They played the debut in full when I saw them and a few hits of theirs from their newer albums and almost all of Alpha. They did a great show and Carl Palmer did an amazing drum solo. I wish Howe had not left Asia in 2013 as he was very good with them.

        • Cock of Steele

          I talked to my uncle about him and according to him, Steve Howe can play anything, literally.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      This song is one of the best guitar driven southern rock epics, up there with Free Bird. There’s a lot of good live versions but here’s the studio version and a few of my favorite live versions. It’s a shame that three of the members have died and one of the original members hijacked the band name and is touring with a band that doesn’t deserve to be called Outlaws. I don’t have the best live version from their 1978 live album Bring It Back Alive which has four guitarists compared to the usual three as it is not on Youtube but I do have the album on CD and I highly recommend buying it if you love guitar driven southern rock.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OM5tzcrk

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nag0L231uL4

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Zi4mod7Ko

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lbcapk06b0

      • KJM

        I love ‘Green Grass…’, such a great song.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          They are one of the most underrated southern rock bands up there with Blackfoot. I like those southern rock epics, especially this one and the two Molly Hatchet did. The two Molly Hatchet epics are their cover of Dreams I’ll Never See and Fall of The Peacemakers. Also, here’s live versions of Fall of The Peacemakers, Dreams I’ll Never See and a live version of Free Bird they did that fucking tore up their live album.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKi3EoV9zBY

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cs4NADlbxk

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B53j-lKZdhE

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUL68ZeclcA
            this was in the first crank movie.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’ve been on a serious southern rock binge, but I never got into Marshall Tucker Band. I know that they’re good but I’ve never listened to their stuff. Here’s another good live version of a southern rock epic, the epic being Blackfoot’s epic Highway Song.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jJzGGG7q9U

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Blackfoot is great too, MTB is getting pretty close to country (which i hate) with that song but i still like it.
            Should have mentioned 38 special. I have their full discography and prefer them to skynryd at this point. I won’t post a video because they have about 15 great songs. Wild eyed southern boys, special forces and tour de force are my favorite albums. All are back to front packed with quality material. No filler.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Aw man, how did I forget 38 Special? I also have an album from The Johnny Van Zandt Band from 1981 called Round 2. It’s still sealed as I didn’t want to open it if it was good. Also, I almost bought a copy of Tour De Force for 1 dollar at the record store I go to but alas I did not buy it. I should have if it was as good as you said. I consider Skynyrd overrated except for Free Bird.

  • Christian Molenaar

    Hey Joe I showed you that Dying Fetus song so do I win again please respond whenever you get a chance no rush but please let me know so I can add it on my resume okay.

    • Let the record state that I don’t know anything and Christian knows everything.

      • RiotAct13

        Joe !
        Axl Rosenberg is actually Matthew Goldenberg
        Vince Nielstein is Ben Umanov
        Is this common knowledge??

        • JWG

          “Umanov” sounds like a totally made up name for an alien invader posing as a New York jew.

          But at least it’s not “Hugh Mann” or “Dennis Rodman”…

          • JWG

            Belated image attachment.

            Apparently you can’t edit them into a posted comment…

        • I don’t think they’re super secretive about their names.

        • Mother Shabubu III

          Axl’s name is actually Jewy Jew Jew Junior Shabadouche.

    • Sight Vnseen

      Thanks for the Tjolgtjar recommendation. It works better than I thought it would.

      • Christian Molenaar

        With the exception of his most recent one, you can get just about everything he’s put out here: http://tjolgtjar.bandcamp.com/
        Also, check out his old band Blood Cult.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGGTZgkt40M

        • Sight Vnseen

          There now. This guy definitely keeps busy. I’ll check out Blood Cult next.

          • Christian Molenaar

            I feel like a lot of people here would appreciate this other project of his, in which he plays black metal versions of video game themes (or NESBM as he calls it).
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jSvPuqeZPM

          • Raaaad. I will spend some time exploring this later.

          • Sight Vnseen

            Ha. Thanks again. Your giving me a lot to get through today. I’m in the middle of Blood Cult right now. Relly digging it. I’ll check out Xexye next.

        • Howard Dean

          Pagan Flames Records used to carry most of the Tjolgtjar catalogue on CD. They probably still do.

  • W.

    Do I get a trophy or something for Riff of the Week? Is there an acceptance speech? I’d like to thank Joe, Tyree, and all the stray cats that talk to me when I walk around outside.

    • Tyree

      Here is my standing ovation:

      • W.

        You sure know how to make an ex-president feel special, Tyree.

    • Bojangles?

  • God

    This song is essentially one huge riff machine

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=SjNNmuQvsVc

    • Gurp

      Remember when it was in that History Channel commercial?

      • Edward Meehan

        Seriously?

        • God
          • Tyree

            I remember I lost my shit when I saw this commercial. Jumped out of my chair and yelled NO FUCKING WAY!

          • W.

            I’ve never seen it. That’s gold, Tyree. Solid gold.

    • Tyree

      This fucking song. This fucking song kicks ass.

      I miss Mike Smith.

  • Scrimm

    That Inveracity is a classic.

    • Tyree

      One for ol Tyree, BAM! That riff is glorious.

      • Scrimm

        I got this album when I got Fallout 3, and it is a great soundtrack for it

  • Hayden Clifford
    • That’s cheating.

      • Hayden Clifford

        All the riffs on this album are amazing I can’t pick one over the others.

    • crazytaco_12

      It’s funny because I thought this album was all hype with “meh” delivery, but it did turn out to be incredible.

    • Howard Dean

      Although I bought it and thought it was worth the listen, I feel that Surgical Steel is massively overrated. There was such a hype machine built for it, and once that got rolling, the critics and editors and fans couldn’t stop jerking each other off over it. That hype was incredible to behold. It was decent, but I didn’t really think it was the second coming of Necroticism. I feel that SS is inferior to Heartwork, and massively inferior to Necroticism.

      • W.

        Colored Sands > Surgical Steel

      • Scrimm

        I agree with the above statement completely.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        …………………i say this in the spirit ot the good natured comraderie of the toilet.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I loved this album as well. Definitely in my top 5 of last year.

  • NeverBlack

    All awesome songs as always, but dammit, dude! That Pentagram song is fuckin’ amazing! Very nice choice, Pagliacci!

  • KJM

    In case there’s 1-2 people that are unaware of this, Unknown Hinson(AKA Early Cuyler from Squidbillies) is a Master of guitar. This is his version of “I’m Eighteen”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZF06vQ7xvA

    • crazytaco_12

      DUDE! hahaha, what the fuck! This is awesome yet so weird to hear his voice

      • KJM

        I was actually a fan of the show for a few years before I found this out about him.

  • Howard Dean

    I love me some Dying Fetus channeling Motley Crude. That’s a hilarious song. As is their other “hair metal” song, Dumpster Love.

  • Metal Poser

    Oh man! I love that power metal song. That’s why I’m such a poser and get stuffed in lockers 🙁

    • KJM

      NERRRRRRRD!!!!

    • W.

      You’re not a poser! Let the power flow through you!

      • Metal Poser

        I am a poser and so is everyone who listens to power metal. We are not true metal warriors. We have to accept this.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          It could be worse. You could be a nu metal fan and a fan of noise rock and Deafheaven like I am. I’m enough of a fan of noise rock as even though it hurts my head I’m masochistic enough to blast it in my eardrums. I’m actually working on a noise rock project under the name Mr. In Your House 4. The album is going to be called Scott Hall’s Malt Liquor Stash and it is being released on Halloween of this year. At the moment I am working on the vocals for the songs that have vocals.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            There’s nothing wrong with noise rock. Everyone loves noise rock

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m working on a noise rock project. It’s actually gotten pretty far since last month. I’m working on the second song when I’m done at church. I’ll have a link posted when the song is done.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I’m actually really interested by this project of yours. I will wait for the link. I’m a big noise fan.

          • Is it a metal church?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It’s a very metal church.

          • Metal Poser

            I love nu-metal. Power metal and nu-metal are my favourite poser metal music. Noise rock is way too trve cvlt and extreme for me.

          • KJM

            You’re really rooting for Scott Hall to fall off the wagon, huh? ^_^

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Not really. It’s a inside joke between me and my friends as we know it’s going to happen but we don’t know when. The joke is that Scott Hall has a stash of malt liquor that he keeps whenever he claims to be sober so that he can have some alcohol when he falls off the wagon.

          • KJM

            That works.

        • KJM

          It’s okay. Not everyone is chosen to heed the call of Occult Doom Stoner Metal. We all have to play the cards we’re dealt in life. Now give me your lunch money.

          • Metal Poser

            I don’t have any money. My poser family is poor and I used my last moneys on some poser metal, like power metal and nu-metal.

          • KJM

            That’s ok. I’m sure if I turned you upside down and shook you a bit, I could find 50 cents.

          • KJM

            You must be from the mythical country of “Finland” that the nerds keep going on about. ^_^

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Do you want to be severely hurt?

          • Metal Poser

            I’m actuallt from USA. That is where I pose.

          • KJM

            That’s alright. The USA is pretty “mythical” too. : ( Only the Trve Detective can find the path that leads to Occult Doom Stoner Metal. The rest are destined only to pose.

            Now stand still while I give you a wedgie…

          • Metal Poser

            I’m not ready for that kind of real music. I have to stick to my poser metal, like power metal.

  • Cock of Steele

    I feel like AC/DC (Bon era) should be included in a Riff of the Week, problem is, can’t choose a song.

    • highway to hell

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I am including Queenryche’s discography up to Dedicated to Chaos and including the self titled from 2013 as Riffs of the week. They really knew how to create riffs on all the albums except Dedicated to Chaos. I’ve been binging their discography as of yesterday and have gotten through American Soldier, Dedicated to Chaos and all the albums from Promised Land up to Tribe. I still have the classic stuff, the 2013 self titled, the cover album and both Mindcrime albums.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Looks like my name developed Tourette’s in that graphic.

  • Howard Dean

    That Necrodeath riff is like an audio snapshot of everything that was awesome about the bestial 80’s black/death/thrash scene.

  • JWG

    I’m just gonna link this here while I try to think of a riff to post:

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=901650959863788

  • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo

    Not a true riff article without the almighty Bongzilla
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZlmw7_oLq0

  • Howard Dean

    Just received the Svartidaudi demo/EP The Temple of Deformation on CD from Dark Descent. Icelandic death worship! Byah!

    Also: Props to CallTheSlambulance for bringing the Florida death with some MC. That’s a great track. Invidious Dominion was pretty overlooked when it was released.

  • Tyree

    Thanks for adding the fun fact about Vagelis Voyiantzis of Dead Congregation being the drummer. Masterlord SteelDragon >>>>

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    My Riff of the week is the entirety of the new In Flames album. I found a copy of it and gave it a listen. It is their best album since Clayman, a true return to form and much better than the 2011 album. It beat out Come Clarity as the best In Flames album from after Clayman came out, I give it 1.5/5 flushes.

  • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

    http://earthship.bandcamp.com/track/silver-decay

    Can’t find this track on Youtube, so check it out here. Love the riff that kicks in after the intro at about 0:54 Some siqq sludgy metal. I’ve been rockin’ this album a ton lately.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    the daily money shot :
    eddie was a new york city beat cop before he got his big break into the music business.
    #moneyfax

  • JWG

    I’ve been listening to BOC all day. So many riffs to choose from. Lets start from the top:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OBs6S1lW_Q

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      ……….

      • JWG

        I totally would have mentioned “Godzilla” again, but for the fact that I did so only a month ago.

        http://www.toiletovhell.com/skreeeoooonnnkk-a-kaiju-adventure/#comment-1520567890

        It really is my favourite BOC riff, and second fave tune after Nosferatu. No coincidence they’re on the same album. Spectres is their most diverse by far for the range from Beach Boys pop (with dark lyrics) to proto-metal riffs (with comic lyrics) to … well … Nosferatu. Which is just so heavy AND dark. It’s proto-*melodic*-doom.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          nosferatu is totally overlooked, they should have worked it into one of the true blood episodes as the ending credit song. The one album of theirs from the classic years i struggle with enjoying is mirrors. Of course i love cultasaurus & fire. BOC factoid – The song vengeance (the pact) who’s lyrics follow in detail the plot from the taarna segment of the 81 animated film heavy metal was supposed to be included in the soundtrack , but only verteran of the psychic wars was included.

          #BOCfax

          • KJM
          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            now if they had made godzilla look this horrifying they may have had something.

          • KJM

            I just saw the new one recently, not bad at all.

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          fu manchu do a great cover .

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      btw is that the irrepressible shmoo in your avatar. Did you ever see the herculoids show ? , they were badass back in the golden age of saturday morning cartoons. I also legitimately want these figures.

      • JWG

        It’s the eponymous blob of “A Boy and His Blob”, as seen on the cover of the Wii update of a particularly frustrating Nintendo game from my childhood (first image).

        I have to admit, though, I never actually played the updated version. I just looked it up for an aborted “YOB on this Blog” pun I fortunately decided against making.

        Anyway. The re-design was almost certainly inspired by Al Capp’s shmoo … as well as the ‘kodama’ from Hayao Miyazaki’s Mononoke-Hime (second image).

        • Scrimm

          That fucking game…

          • KJM

            “BOYYYYYY!!!!”

            Watched that last night with a friend.

          • Scrimm

            Sounds like a great night! Two weeks until I get to meet the cast, can’t wait.

          • KJM

            Awesome! Great for you!

      • KJM

        Ariel!! Ookla! RIIIIIIDE!!!!

    • KJM

      You;ve got to be fucking kidding me. I’m listening to ‘Career Of Evil’ right as I scroll by this post. Weird.

      • JWG

        It’s a pretty safe bet that while you’re posting about BOC I’m listening to it, and vice versa, because they *are* my favourite band.

        Oh, on the subject of covers (raised by Conan), and tying it back to post #1. The Power of that Riff shines through even when in different hands:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itCQrrUnsxo

        (I love that album lettering and name pun, too, for entirely different but equally obvious reasons)

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Blue Oyster Cult is a good band, but there’s something missing in their songs.

      • KJM

        I got a fever…

      • I’m Bruce Dickinson. Yes THE Bruce Dickinson.
        I never understood that joke.

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    Hello friends. I just saw that Relapse is going to re-release one if Rwakes early recordings on vinal and digipack. They will both be 3d and will come with glasses. Sounds awesome.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    This is the song of songs. It has been spoken of before but it captures something about the soul of someone with depression that really makes it amazing. It’s the sort of thing I’d listen to when I am depressed and wanted to wallow in that feeling. It makes me wonder what I’m doing with my life and why everyone I know moved on with their lives and why I have failed at doing so. There’s a lot of things that no one knows about me but there are a select few I am taking to the grave. People who are close to me know of my depression and even they don’t know everything I go through because of it. The truth about who I am is this: I am a person who hides behind lives of fantasy that hates his actual life. I used to mean something more but now I am nothing but a fallen icon, a visionary who never figured out what to do once his vision was achieved. Sorry if I’m ranting but I’m in a dark place and have been since last July.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6R_7xfj0w

  • hail and kill

    Red neck stomp was my opening the kitchen jam for years. Great tune