MSD & Friends’ Riff ov the Week: The 1995 Edition (10/25/14)

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Again, thank you Joe for this masterful artwork.


Today is our very first year-specific Riff ov the Week contest. We’re going back in time. To 1995. When my 5-year old peers were sucking their thumbs and making wimp villages out of Lincoln Logs, and I was already moved out, fully bearded, and crushing wave after wave of posers to Pierced from Within

Why did I choose 1995? Because there were a shit ton of good riffs in 1995, that’s why. And now we get to relive 15 of the best riffs the year had to offer. But first, let’s break last week down:

The deputy straight-up trampled us all with the highest scoring win of ROTW history. Nails “Unsilent Death” managed to round up 17 well-deserved votes. Or were they? In a dramatic, Shyamalan-esque plot twist, Leif Bearikson appeared from the woodwork, cut to the core by the crafty knife of injustice, to reveal that he submitted the very same riff in the 4th installment of the series. Worst of all, nobody cared back then. Such spellbinding controversy! Perhaps this wasn’t as clean a victory as it initially appeared? Should the deputy’s Nails fall to George Lynch’s Gojira?

Nah. That riff is fucking gnarly.

Last thing before we get to the riffs:

  • Next week has no theme. Bring your best riff or mine will break it to pieces.
  • Submit to toiletovhell@gmail.com. The first 15 are in. Do it fast; they come in quick.
  • Got a good idea for a theme? Let’s hear it in the comments.
  • lolbuttz

 

Masterlord SteelDragon

By 1995, Dismember were determined to follow the footsteps of their countrymen in Entombed by embracing Death ‘n’ Roll. While some grieved that we would never again hear them produce Swedeath masterworks like Like an Everflowing Stream or Indecent and Obscene (actually untrue), it brought us some seriously deadly riffs. Massive Killing Capacity is a riff war machine with unlimited ammo. When they build back up to the main riff after the solo in “Hallucigenia,” worlds die. Start it at 2:50.

 

Joe Thrashnkill

1995 was a big year for metal but we can’t forget landmark hardcore albums like Systems Overload by Integrity and Destroy the Machines, the debut LP from Earth Crisis. The intro riff from “The Wrath of Sanity” isn’t quite right. It’s shaky, and amateurish. But the band builds upon it and convinces you it can work right up til 1:14 when shit pops OFF, son.

 

Leif Bearikson

NOLA is an album drowning in riffs (too soon?) so it was hard to narrow it down to just one. But I did just that! If this riff doesn’t get you jammin’, you are dead to me and I hope you live a life unfulfilled. 3:59.

 

Cybernetic Organism

Being a cybernetic organism, living tissue over metal endoskeleton, I’m particularly fond of this thrashy ’95 riff (starting at around 17 seconds) that kicks off a tale of humanity’s obliteration by way of divine abandonment. The more contact I have with humans, the more I learn, and I’ve learned that people simply can’t get enough of hearing about their species’ demise.

 

Howard Dean

A lot of great albums were released in 1995, and Dissection‘s Storm of the Light’s Bane is quite possibly the best of the bunch. A spell was cast, and the sky turned red, the angel’s heart froze to ice. This is no mean album, and this is no ordinary music. Before Jon Nödtveidt shot himself in the face for Satan, he was the undisputed king of the melodic black metal riff. In no better place does this supremacy rear its beautiful, anti-cosmic head than in the track “Where Dead Angels Lie.” You know what riff I’m talking about. It starts around the 0:30 second mark in this amazing live footage.

 

Ellipsis

Metallic clashing greets you on this opener from At the Gates fourth and until this year, last album. A voice states “We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born” right before the songs uncompromising riffage begins at 0:15, frantically opening your eyes and deafening your ears.

 

Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

Darkthrone‘s Panzerfaust includes many cold riffs. While “Quintessence” is a little slower than most of the bands work to that point, it’s all the more colder.

 

Cyrollan

Strapping Young Lad was THE band for me. They are the reason I like metal today. It makes sense why this song was always on their setlist when playing live: it got people MOVING. From 3:10 to the end is a massive headbanger.

 

Mr. CustodialArts

While taking a leak the other day this riff (starts at :22) popped into my head. I know it’s common for many men to think of Mike Patton as they handle their penis, and I am no exception.

 

RuIN?

This intro riff is what all other intro riffs aspire to be. Not only does is get the head banging but it also serves as a great jumping point for the rest of the song. My neck and I are waiting the release of the new album.

 

MoshOff

1:09. *Mic drop*

 

Dan Burton

Riff of the week ’95 has to be Fear Factory‘s “Zero Signal.” Having first heard “Replica” on some Metal Hammer compilation I had my interest piqued. I borrowed my mate’s just released digipak version of Demanufacture and cranked it on my parent’s massive early 90’s stereo system. “Zero Signal” just completely floored me. Modern sounding, punchy, crunchy riffs, incredible Colin Richardson production, amazing electronics from Rhys Fulber. This was the future as far as I was concerned. It’s all about 3:04 to 3:31. Still makes the hairs on my neck stand on end nearly twenty years later.

 

Cock of Steele

Starting at 0:13 the guitar just goes in to this devilishly groovy/sludgy riff.  It’s pretty awesome, you should bang your head to it.

 

Lacertilian22

I could have easily chosen one of the many riffs from the 16-minute monster “Dante’s Inferno” but I decided on the album’s opening track as it’s pretty dark, in an 80’s horror movie type way. Iced Earth at their best.

 

George Lynch

Although Van Halen‘s Balance LP was not their most well know output, “Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)” is a byahh-ching track. This weeks riff starts at 0:00 and runs until 0:27. It is great in its simplicity. Whatcha think? (FYI, don’t miss the solo at 2:14.)



NOW CHOOSE:

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 23-10-2014 23:08:17
end_date 26-10-2014 09:00:00
Poll Results:
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  • Xan

    For once, I’ve previously listened to every one of these riffs before. Because I’m a kvnting lifelover and forgot to submit mine, here’s a favorite of mine from ’95: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYZktLCBxjk

    • This gets my vote.

    • Further Down the Metal Hole

      I was thinking about this album as well, but I would have chosen Caesar’s Palace, it transports me straight to ancient Rome!

      • Xan

        The whole album is great. I really hope their next album isn’t going to be this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRIblO_4ISg

        • don’t you? DON’T YOU?

          • Xan

            Playing any song off that album makes me physically ill. It makes me want to cry.

          • at least you didn’t pay for that $200 pre-order with a candle and some other shit. imagine their head implosions when they hit play for that first time…

          • Xan

            I just found this and I approve of it very much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBVAPrDDczA

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            ……………

        • David Vincent’s Spandex Shirt

          Thank you. I worked day and night on this track alone, I feel it to be one of the album’s heavier moments. Something true Morbid fans will really dig!

          • W.

            It’s too extreme for most of the nerds.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I think it’s a latex shirt, but I love this gimmick account.

          • David Vincent’s Spandex Shirt

            Stay morbid my friend.

        • Death

          I actually like Radikult better than their early stuff.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          You think they coulda recorded more than just a single take of him saying MARCH? Jesus, nice effort guys.

    • Jöhnny Crünch™

      I wanted to nominate this, chose something else because I assumed someone else would nominate. In the end mine didn’t even make the cut and this didn’t either.

  • Spear

    Dissection ftw. Nothing else even comes close.

  • Death

    Storm of the Light’s Bane is my second favourite Black Metal album from 1995.
    Edit: Jimmy, you lied to me.

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      The best?

      • Death

        Ultima Thulée

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Of course

        • blunt ass nord accidentally had a john carpenter movie playing in the background whilst recording that album. dose keyboards…

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I let in on a secret, it wasn’t an accident

  • Death

    And my memory fucked me again. This is what I would have submitted.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0sOtoq6h5cQ

    • Xan

      I feel your pain. i too forgot mine.

      • Death

        Let’s hug in shame,

        • i want in.

          • Death

            I won’t hug you.

          • Xan

            Doesn’t the touch of Death kill the person being touched? Just rethink the McNulty/Death hug proposition. As for our hug, I am but a different incarnation of death. We are Death:

          • God

            I just like hugs. Can I get in on this?

          • Xan

            You’re God so you can’t die. I shall huggeth thee.

          • Death

            Nietzsche doesn’t agree with you.

          • Xan

            If you are a believer in string theory (which I tend to believe) then there is an infinite number of universes and in one or many of them, Nietzsche believes in God.

          • Death

            Aw yis, mate!

  • Scrimm

    JESUS this was a close one for me. Dismember wins this one barely, beating FF’s Pisschrist and Dissection.

  • Gurp

    What the hell? None of you lifelovers picked a Pierced from Within riff?

  • Had to go with Dissection. SotLB is one of the greatest albums ever written.

  • W.

    1995 was an inside job… oklahoma city bombing…
    un agenda aided by libtard hot dog club…

    oj simpson trial… distract conservative america

    human growth hormone in hot dogs… monsanto

    awakening through riffs… internet creates freedom…

    play all three at same time, same volume

    second at half speed

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP52omnnZmg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMWU7c34YNI

    • Third Eagle, smite this false prophet!

    • Xan

      Sorry, as soon as I hit play on Crystal Mountain, I tipped over the desk with my raging erection which made it impossible for me to play the others.

      • Stockhausen

        Hahahahaha

      • CyberneticOrganism

        That sounds like a line from Bloodninja

    • JWG

      Not sure if Tea Party, or off-meds rambling…

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

      Oh. Wrong Tea Party. Well. This is a riff from 1995, by total coincidence.

    • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

      ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ?

    • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

      that entire disc must be in the list!! Perennial Quest, Zero Tolerance.. The Drumming, the bass.. Purrrfect!

  • As soon as I saw Dissection I stopped looking anywhere else

    • Lacertilian

      awww…I would have hoped for a Randall vote with an Iced Earth classic.

  • I didn’t submit, so I can’t complain so much, but how about a GENRE DEFINING RIFF/SONG!? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Cxyd3VxbQ

    • Wow much power metal, such surprise.

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        Pot calling the Kettle Black

        • Pot to kettle: “Stay Tech!”

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            And while I recall will there be another Solo of the Week, or was it just a one off theme.

          • We’re going to switch up themes on a regular basis. We’ll probably revisit solos in the future.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Alrrightythen

          • Further Down the Metal Hole

            Do a best Nu Metal one so we can all wear our poserdom with pride.

          • Not on my watch (ov steel)!

          • Xan

            ov*

          • nu-metal =/= solos.
            wait wut?

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Probly just a theme, like nu metal, not nu-metal solos

          • Further Down the Metal Hole

            I meant riffs, sorry!

          • (Bounce) riff of the week!

          • Mr.CustodialArts

            Best NuMetal riff would be hilarious-watch the SYSTEM OF A DOWN riffs ROLL RIGHT IN.

          • God

            And some nothingface! (We’re they nu metal? Kinda? Not really?)

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            i would say they’re straddling the fence, but more likely will fall on the side that is not nu metal.

          • On the reals though, the winner is obviously Break Stuff and no one can tell me otherwise.

          • Nookie brings the skronk. It’s like the nu metal Obscura.
            *hopes to piss off nerds*
            *realizes I’m the biggest Gorguts fanboy on the face of the earth*

            *flushes self*

          • W.

            I did it all for the Colored Sands, the colored sands.

          • Stockhausen

            I laughed really hard.

          • Unfortunately since we metalheads make up really dumb words to describe things, Nookie and Skronk sound like they belong in a sentence together.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            *gets plunger because you’re stuck*

          • YOU CALLIN ME FAT BRO? I’LL FIGHT YOU

    • Xan

      Fuck yes. Upvote for days.

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    I CAN’T DECIDE. *secretly casts ballot for George Lynch because I’m a Van Hagar listenin’ lifelover*

  • My head might explode….. Down get’s my vote….. DA BEAR!!! m/

  • W.

    I listened to every riff. The reptile gets my vote.

    • Lacertilian

      Thank fuck for Bush!
      I have never uttered those words before.

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    So…I guess we’re all gonna hang out, touch tips and argue about who loves DISSECTION the least? The U-Bend flows unabated today! ZERO CLOGGAGE.

  • Voted for moshoff cause DEATH. I’m suplrised no one used submitted a Meshuggah Or Opeth riff from either of their debuts. I could have gone with the intro riff but the riff but I’m going with the riff at 7:30 and picks up around 8:06 http://youtu.be/QIcwRXWIhNY

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Fick mich, I forgot this album was from 95, would have been my weapon of choice

    • W.

      I abstained this week, but I figured something from Destroy Erase Improve would have gotten some love.

      • fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck
        shoe-in

        • W.

          Randall Thor would have been a turd though and said “huehue, Meshuggah don’t riff.”

          • “where are the dragons? when are they going to say ‘so far away…’?”

          • W.

            Incidentally, I voted for the power metal riff this week,

          • Not a bad choice at all. Burnt Offerings slays.

          • W.

            That whole album kills.

          • W.

            I was between Dissection, Fear Factory, and Iced Earth. I followed my heart.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            At The Gates?

          • W.

            Iced Earth. I love the album.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Oh yes

          • Lacertilian

            Thanks W.
            It was my first submission as the time-zone difference means I normally get to see the results of the poll before I can vote.
            Iced Earth are the only power/thrash band I could ever tolerate to a decent extent.

          • Mr.CustodialArts
    • Tyree

      Great fucking song and album!

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    I’m going with a fellow Bear this week.

  • Edward Meehan

    Edward shunned on the Riff of the Week?! Noooooooooooooo

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    Damn, I was going to send in Pisschrist myself but was too late (although I was considering riffs from Six Feet Under and Morbid Angel as well). Zero Signal is awesome too, but I had to give it to Cybernetic Organism. Hail!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Takk! Hail!

  • LOL @ @metaphysicalanus:disqus, you didn’t make the cut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

    • Death

      I forgot to send it. Your riff was a big disappointment. You kept hyping it so much

      • *harpooning

        no SYL love?

        • Death

          Never been a fan of that band.

          • Edward Meehan

            Yo Death / MA, I started getting more seriously into Grunt last night, cause of our last little chat. I’m walking out the door now, but,

            Grunt >>>>>

  • @george_lynch:disqus, you are a good man. Balance has six solid songs (and six FLUSHERS)

  • God

    Oh my God riotact666 started following me. This is the happiest day of my life.

    • Who now can question your divinity?

    • you are one of FOUR people he follows

      • God

        I think he liked the massive shit storm I caused on metalinjection on that Tool post.

        • W.

          Vas?

          • God

            Vas? I’m confuzzled.

          • W.

            Wut? Actually, you answered my question above

          • God

            Oh gotcha. I just didn’t know what Vas meant.

          • W.

            German would actually be “was”, but I was going for it phonetically.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Someone else using confuzzled! Oh happy days!

        • Death

          What did you say?

          • God

            I just said they were way overhyped (mind you I never said bad) and that they have 5 or 6 great songs. And then the fanboys rolled out.

          • Death

            I’ve never been a big Tool fan. I like some of their songs, but not a lot. I have some Dream Theater and Morbid Angel fans angry now.

          • W.

            I’ve always liked Tool, but Tool fans make me want to distance myself from the band.

          • God

            See I like tool as well. I just don’t think they make very many super memorable songs and have no idea why they are as popular as they are. And their fans act like they are suddenly smarter because they like tool and if you don’t like it they just say “you don’t understand it. It’s an experience bro”.

          • W.

            Unfortunately, Tool attracts a lot of Bdubs bros. And their albums have too many filler songs. I probably like them more than you do though :/

          • M’lady loves Tool and I just can’t.

          • W.

            Your wife and I seem to like many of the same bands. MSD’s wife >>> MSD.

          • KJM

            I’ve noticed this too.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            …………..

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            …..

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            DISMEMBER – LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THE OLD SCHOOL ! WELL DONE.

          • Stockhausen

            I don’t like Tool, but I understand the appeal well enough. However, every time I see someone wearing a Tool shirt I think “Yes. Yes you are.”

          • Max

            I’ve never been able to understand why Tool are considered a metal band when what I heard of them just sounded like standard ’90s alt.rock songs that happen to go for ten minutes. A truly shit band.

            For awhile, I had a policy whereby I wouldn’t join any band if the “members wanted” notice listed their influences as either Tool, Mr.Bungle, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, or Primus. Interestingly, most of the bands I disqualified usually listed all four – but Tool was always one of them no matter what. Those were the bands that seemed to have a lot of insufferable musicians among their fanbase.

            If I had that policy today, I’d probably have to change it to something like Dream Theater, Devin Townsend and Meshuggah, since the likes of Primus and RHCP have kinda fallen by the wayside in this context. But Tool are as persistently “the musos’ musos” as they ever were. I eventually had to abandon the policy because not wanting to be in a band with Tool fans meant there just weren’t enough people to join bands with. They’re still insufferable to be in bands with, though.

            What makes such musicians so insufferable, I’ve found, is that as well as all liking the same bands, they all only like them in the same ways. It’s like all the Metallica-fan musos I’ve met who’d be happy to play “Enter Sandman” but don’t wanna do anything fast. With Tool and Meshuggah fans, you keep assuming they’ll be open to doing stuff with weird timing, but they never are.
            When challenged about this, they’ll say “Just because Meshuggah’s an influence doesn’t mean I wanna do that in my band.” Well then, it’s not really “an influence” on you at all, is it? You’re just a fan of theirs who happens to play bog standard 4/4 music of your own.

            Absolutely fucking useless.

          • Max, you’re the best. I wish I could like this comment a millions times.

          • Max

            Aw, cheers Papa Joe! I won’t insist that you create a million sock-puppet accounts and do all that up-voting; it’s the thought that counts.

          • W.

            I agree with Papa Joe. Max is an MVP commenter.

          • KJM

            Hey! I don’t smell THAT bad.

          • Rhonda Pearlman

            Did they coal roll out?

          • God

            Totally bro!

          • David Vincent’s Spandex Shirt

            Boy Maynard James Keenan is a salty one.

          • David Vincent’s Spandex Shirt

            I’m still getting the love!

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            e EYE e EYE L PEE

        • Gurp

          I had to look that up. Oh man. These 16 year olds, I’m telling ya.

        • Count_Breznak

          Well, enraging Tool fans is like dynamitefishing in a barrel.

        • Jöhnny Crünch™

          Just read it. Bravo God, bravo.

      • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

        ………….

      • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

        i have come to conclusion that riot act 666 is indeed the riotact that operated on the old blabbermouth.
        Likes everything – check
        goes to EVERY concert – check
        has EVERY cd and t- shirt – check
        the constant smile puzzles me however.

        • Jointsalot

          All we need is to get him to talk like Yoda, then I will be convinced (or convinced I will be?)

  • nobody voted for SYL. i’m heading to the bar.

    • Bunk Moreland

      Coming with…

    • In an alternate universe…
      “Wow, people really liked that SYL riff! I’m heading to the bar to celebrate”

    • Death

      Alcohol is not the solution!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      You wanna hit BDubs?

      • Mr.CustodialArts

        ♫ Whhhhhhy can’t we not be sooooober ♪

      • Hop in the 350…I got the new Jason Aldean

        • CyberneticOrganism

          AWW HELLZ YEAH BRAH

  • Man I can hardly emember what came out in 1995 but l remember one and the 2nd riff from Once Upon The Cross in unfuckwithable.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9NESceABdA

    • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

      To bad benton has such a bad reputation for cancelling shows and being a complete obstinate asshole. His work on dechristianize and icons of evil is second to none though.

  • IronLawnmower

    Today is my birthday. All you flushmeisters wish me a good one. Or I’ll get my mates in the UDA to break your windies.

    • Death

      I was going to wish you a happy birthday, but you started threatening me.

      • IronLawnmower

        Don’t worry. You live in Finland. The UDA don’t know about Finland yet.

        • Death

          Happy birthday then!

          • IronLawnmower

            YAY.

          • Death

            I hope we don’t have to buy you a gift.

          • IronLawnmower

            Nah I got 160 pounds in money. I’ve sorted myself out through bandcamp. List in case anyones interested.

            Sweet Baby Metal Slut, digital album
            x$5 USD

            Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw, digital album
            x$6.66 USD

            The Escalation, digital album
            x$6.66 USD

            Ride With Death, digital album
            x$6.66 USD

            Future Decay, digital album
            x$6.66 USD

            Death Crust Satanique / Full-length, digital album
            x$7 CAD

            Hellwraith (EP), digital album
            x$4 USD

            Annihilation/Devastation 4-Way “Split” 7-Inch Record (Limited Edition), digital album
            x$4.44 USD

            Rock ‘n Roll Hellpatrol, digital album
            x$6.66 USD

            Inked In Blood (Deluxe Version), digital album
            x$12 USD

            Rise Of The Banshee, digital album
            x$10.20 NZD

            Splatterhash, digital album
            x$3 USD

            Top To Bottom, digital album
            x$4.44 USD

            Infiltrator EP, digital album
            x$4 USD

            total
            £52.47GBP

          • Death

            People can buy a ride with me?

          • IronLawnmower

            Evidently. Theres that taxi app thing.

    • W.
      • IronLawnmower

        Weirdly none of my metal FB friends posted that song on my wall. Thank u mr presdient

    • JWG

      Don’t get swallowed by a killer cake, and you’re golden:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrRpCOY23A

    • Me too. 35. Yikes old

      • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

        turning 46 next week. Lets make sure we are the 70 year old’s at death metal shows.

        • Conan do you know anything about this Asphyxia Close Mouth Open Mind tape from 91 that I snagged at a tag sale yesterday?

      • HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU FLUSHERS! Sorry I missed it before!

  • MoshOff

    If it would have been ’94 I would have submitted the Tupac song from Chappelle’s Show. I probably wouldn’t have been the only one.

    Also I anticipated there were going to be at least two riffs from Slaughter of the Soul, where’s my zzzzzzz conspiracy award?

    • Death

      1996 would have been great as well.

      • IronLawnmower

        1997 because that’s the year of my birth and therefore instantly better than all other years combined. Except maybe 1984.

        • Death

          1996 had great Melvins and Neurosis riffs, though.

    • W.

      I wrote this song a long time ago!

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Are you kidding me???? I refrained from a submission this week, figuring EVERYONE would submit Monster Magnet or KYuss and NO ONE submitted Monster Magnet or Kyuss???

    • Mr.CustodialArts

      I figured YOU would…honestly!

      • Pagliacci is Kvlt

        By Tuesday there were two spots left. I figured why bother…

    • Edward Meehan

      I submitted Kyuss but I was too late for the competition.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    as the world began to fall apart…

    1995—when the pro u.n, beauracrats–started murdering babies in okc—to cover their asses—and set agenda–to smear “patriots”–in the first human sacrifice based reality show–

    the smoking gun—-“mike loudenslager”–the atf agent who they say was killed in the blast—but is on record as having been across town–at his own state court case

    http://youtu.be/u8hLc_nqx8g

  • KJM

    Votin’ fer MoshOff/Death!

  • pïgchop™

    Jack Bruce, a bass player I’m certain some of you will be familiar with, has died.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo62PjXMkyo

    • FeelTheDarkness

      And it is a bummer.

    • Death

      Shit! Wheels of Fire is a great album, one of my favourites from the 60s.

  • FeelTheDarkness

    Mr. Custodial Arts got my vote.I mean it’s FNM!

    • Mr.CustodialArts

      I knew SOMEBODY would be stoked…I WAS basking in the glory of my shiny GOOSE EGG though…

  • Stockhausen

    I once traversed a great desert for 7 days and 14 nights. Ask not how this be, weary mortal, for the knowledge would tear you apart. On the first day of my wanderings, a grain of sand spoke my name. And then another, and then another, ten thousand ten thousands, until their plaintive cries did echo across the nothingness, where the scorching heat wrought all meaning of my name into a great and terrible beast, dehydrated and starving upon the desert floor. It died there, roaring and gasping symbolically its final moments of meaning. Thus were my first seven days, ‘fore I saw my first night. Ask not how this be, weary mortal, for the knowledge would tear you apart
    Nameless and aimless, I wandered for untold hours, my eyes never leaving the wretched and blank sky above. On the sixth night I realized I had not moved an inch, but where the ruins of my name had boiled into nothingness, there stood a simple tent. I entered, thus careening through all possibilities, all realities, all that will never be, but might have been if our terrified minds had but an ounce of resolve. Ask not how this be, weary mortal, for the knowledge would tear you apart.
    A noise began, feverish in tone, rising sickly across the wretched worlds I watched. It was a single word that held all the meaning I sought but so desperately despaired. Millions of voices shrieked in agony, obscuring the word beneath its hulking significance. It crushed me from all sides, spinning my being through hideous speeds in flailing, amorphous agony. This continued for eight nights, the voices rushing to a gaping silence, still denying me the word I lamented. I stared down at myself, staring at myself. I opened my mouth to speak, but only loosed a hideous, wretched roar.
    I became the beast.
    I became my name.
    Ask not how this be, weary mortal, for the knowledge would tear you apart.
    I watched me watch my death. As my life withered, the word, that hideous word, grew. It was my name, that the grains of sand, ten thousand ten thousands, had spoken across the vast, empty desert. I, the beast, fell and died upon that bed of wrath, and a single grain whispered that word, my name, once more as I ceased to be: “lolbuttz.”

  • Simon Phoenix

    So many good choices. But I voted for Howard cause Storm is the epitome of “epic”.

    Although Zero Signal is more suitable for one of my lovely rampages. Demanufacture was such a good album (Though Concrete will always be my favorite FF record.).

  • Oh shit. In 1995 i was … 9 years old. I distinctly remember that Fear Factory cd. This gave me a nostalgia boner.
    http://media.giphy.com/media/rmPxl4UxG1gKA/giphy.gif

  • Tyree

    This fucking thing is rigged! DIE!!!!

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    “…AND I KNOW where you LIIIIVE!!!!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzILfi3kPVg

    • FeelTheDarkness

      I can’t up vote this enough

  • Jointsalot

    I would have gone for some Nevermore like this
    http://youtu.be/AgoB2XGMap8

  • Max

    Say, here’s an idea for the next thematic week: How about favourite NON-DISTORTED riffs? As in – clean guitar tones only.

  • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

    1000 Eyes was my second pick behind Slaughter of the Soul! loved this list 😀