MSD & Friends’ Riff Solo of the Week (10/11/14)

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We’re doing things a little differently this week.

Edward Meehan and MoshOff, who just love to paint each other’s nails, picked the same riff last week. Knowing that it would inevitably win because None So Vile, they decided to share, and thus became our Diarchs of The Riff. All hail. How does it feel to share the glory? Do you take turns sitting on the throne, or does one of you sit on the other one’s lap?

This week we’re doing solos. Look, my sister’s wedding is tomorrow and I’m technically supposed to be building a gazebo or some shit right now, so I’m going to try to make this relatively quick and I apologize in advance for any errors or solo submissions I might have missed. DON’T MAKE THIS ABOUT YOU — THIS IS HER DAY, DAMMIT. 

No but seriously she’s being a huge bitch.

  • Next week is just going to be our basic, run-of-the-week Riff of the Mill.
  • If you’d like to submit a riff, please send it to toiletovhell@gmail.com.

 

Masterlord SteelDragon

I figured that you folks would submit plenty of classic solos, so I decided to go with something a little more current. Most bands that try to add a modern flair to NWOBHM just end up lolbuttzing everything up. Holy Grail do not. Ride the Void rules, and it’s loaded with killer solos. Here’s one of my favorites. They nailed this sucker live, too. Starts at 2:17.

 

W.

The original version of this song is unflushable, but I’ve selected this cover due to the erratic and feral nature of the instrumentation. The whole portion from about 2 minutes to 5 minutes is a chaotic deluge of solos where the sax, guitar and drums are all battling for supremacy in a frenzied melee.

 

Howard Dean

When one thinks of solos, one does not usually think of black metal. So it might surprise some that possibly the best heavy metal solo ever written and performed is located within a black metal track. Scratching your head? I can see your brains trying to work. You probably won’t guess it. The source of this mythical solo? “Sinn Koronation,” the last track off of the excellent album/EP Fourth Reich by German black metal stalwarts Katharsis. The solo starts at 6:45 and continues until 8:22. An absolutely menacing, crushing, demonic hatespawn of a solo. This is a “perfect fit” solo. No random fast notes. No spazzy screeching. No masturbation for the sake of showing off. Only pure, unadulterated emotion. If you can listen to this solo without gnashing your teeth in fervent, hermetic delight, you are a fucking lifelover.

 

Edward Meehan

Behemoth‘s The Satanist was an early favorite of mine from 2014. Some people frown on Nergal’s over-the-top theatrics. I am not one of those people. The Satanist is fast and heavy, but what caught me off guard were epic solos like the one found near the end of “Messe Noire,” about 2:49 on the track. This is a solo standout in the extreme camp in 2014.

 

Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

My submission for Solo of the Week comes from the one and only album released by the band I (I believe it’s actually pronounced “Isa,” as in the Viking rune, but I could be wrong). The band is/was a “supergroup” that consisted of Norwegian black metal musicians, most notably Abbath of Immortal and Ice Dale of Enslaved. Unlike most music released by so-called “supergroups,” this album is actually a truly great example of epic melodic black/viking metal anthems. The song “Bridges of Fire” is one of the best on the album, and features a solo by Ice Dale that is the very definition of EPIC! It’s awe-inspiring  without resorting to overly-technical fretwork-gymnastics. Everytime I hear it, I imagine Ice Dale in a power stance playing on a Norwegian mountaintop, wind blowing and lightning flashing, a battle raging in the valley below, and the Norse Gods themselves in awe of this mortal musician’s ability to exude both beauty and POWER with his instrument. Solo at 6:10, but listen to the whole song for the full experience. [Editor note: My original pick was “The Storm I Ride,” but I didn’t want two solos from the same album. You ass! –MSD]

 

The Satan Ov Hell

“Finger Paintings of the Insane’s” opening solo. A menacingly psychotic piece. Although rather short, it is repeated later in the song. It sets the tone of the song and album perfectly, and if you disagree you are a nerd.

Guacamole Jim

Freak Kitchen is a painfully underrated band, both for their ability to write insanely catchy pop rock, and for Mattias IA Eklundh’s SKULL-FUCKING SOLOS. Seriously, the dude rips. You’d be hard pressed to find a solo by him that’s bad (read: it’s impossible), but some rise higher than others. In their tune “Nobody’s Laughing” he tricks the listener into thinking that he’s going to play a feel-good, happy-time-quarter-note bullshit solo, and then he takes your hopes and dreams and shoves them up your ass whilst making out with your girlfriend. Prepare for your soul to be crushed at 2:18.

 

Jack Bauer

You all were probably expecting a tech death solo. Well, you expected wrong. Chimaira may be dead and gone, but this song is one of my all time favorites because of that solo. Rob Arnold is a fucking beast. I starts around 2:33.

 

Ru!N?

This solo from “Floods” is a great example of feel and phrasing replacing the sometimes overly wanky solos from Dimebag. Doesn’t hurt that the song rules, either. Goodness starts at 3:50.

 

MoshOff

John Petrucci’s solos are usually the opposite of tame, but I think he truly shines when he shows some restraint. Case in point: the solo in “Learning to Live,” 7:09 to 7:40 in the video. Tell me that’s not the solo that the song called for, I dare you.

 

Pagliacci Is Kvlt

My solo of the week comes from: Deafheaven [Fuck. — MSD]. That’s right motherflushers, I went there. Motherflushing Deafheaven. And I’ll be looking down smugly at all of you who don’t vote for this over the rims of my hipster glasses and through the blinding sheen from my beard oil. I like a lot of post-rock/post-metal, but after awhile, a lot of it sounds like songs that are building up to something, but never deliver. “Vertigo” delivers. After a 4:30 second post-rock build up, this solo soars up to the 5:00 minute mark. This one isn’t about technical prowess or shredding, this one is all about the feels. And feels are kvlt.

 

Jimmy McNulty

Aurora had a tough time. They were fighting an EDM band with the same name. Melodic death metal wasn’t big. Their 3-disc catalog is very good (save for a few songs). Their riffs and solos are darn near FLAWLESS (and props to the drummer — how come nobody knows this amazing band?). I think if they were a thing now they’d make money, but you know… Hey I could throw out a classic and win this thing, but I’m an underdog kind of guy. Check out the solo in this song: it’s fancy yet classic. It’s got the right number of notes, PERIOD! 3:20.

 

Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

Excuse me for yet again promoting this band, but a band that has been more or less active since 1998, has practically no fuss about it in the underground AND is this good deserves it. Besides, the solo in “Maximum Sentence” is pretty good. I mean, maybe not solo of the year, but solo of the week definitely. Right? It begins at 3:57.

 

Ellipsis 

Over a minute of technical yet melodic, varied yet cohesive auditory gold is poured into your ears as Andy LaRocque (of King Diamond fame) kicks things off at 2:02 before Death mastermind Chuck Schuldiner (R.I.P.) bursts in at 2:50 with a flurry of tapped notes. Both guitarists’ styles and skills are on full display here, providing icing on the cake to a song that wouldn’t look out of place on a Riff of the Week list.

 

George Lynch

Although it is not Dokken‘s most well know song by any means, it is a fine piece that shows GL’s blistering and unique leads. One thing that I happen to find most interesting about the solo is the melody that he maintains throughout. Holding onto the melody and growing it is something that many guitarist just plain suck at.


 NOW CHOOSE:

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start_date 10-10-2014 18:10:11
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Who's solo is the greatest of them all?
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  • Death

    Are you guys serious? No one has Cynic’s How Could I? Damn, I should have remembered this and sent that.

    • W.

      Oh crap! That would have won for sure. Tops everything here.

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Nope. you should know by now that this is the Toilet. serious folk not allowed. Seriously

      • We just put up whatever you nerds send over. If you emailed that to me it would have been included.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          I know that, I intentionally declined from choosing it.

          • Yea I could have went all fermented offal discharge but that would be too easy and probably cheating.

  • Xan

    One of my favorite solos (many of the comments on this video are lobuttz worthy; SO EDGY!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxnQhH3n-qs

    • DR. FREUDSTEIN

      Listen to 2 deicide albums and call me in the morning if the need to listen to nu metal ever happens (god forbid (the saying not the shitty nu metal band) )

  • W.

    I voted for Pagliacci. Those first five minutes of Vertigo are gorgeous. Masterlord is just being stubborn.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    A certain Nipple has my vote, although +1 to McNulty for introducing me to Aurora.

    • I’m changing the world, one defunct band recommendation at a time.

      • Death

        Someone has to do it and you’re a great fit for the job.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I change the world one obscure band recommendation at a time. Here’s one for all of you. Any of you ever heard of a band called Y&T? They wrote some good songs yet their live performances are so much better than their studio performances. Here’s a show of theirs from their prime. They give so much in their performances and this performance shows that.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwk_ckHyX3M

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          From Earthshaker to In Rock… they were okay. Dropped the ball after that. More or less

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I saw them two years ago. They were co headlining a show with Twisted Sister in my area. They blew Twisted Sister off the stage and did such an amazing performance that I plan to see them again when they come near me in April. I have no problem with any of the albums after In Rock and I consider Earthshaker a classic of the hair metal/hard rock genre.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Earthshaker is maybe my favorite. They don’t tour here though and the only TS show I could have gone to costed around 70€, I’m not THAT into them

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I can’t wait to see them in April. I love their performances.

          • KJM

            Wow. The first time I saw them in 1985 the bill was Twisted Sister/Y&T/Dokken.

        • KJM

          Seen ’em twice.

      • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

        i am voting for you my friend on the principle of friendship.

  • NefariousDude

    A vote for Nergal is a vote for Satan

    • The Satan Ov Hell

      But a vote for acid bath is a vote for Satan Ov Hell!

  • Ru!N would have my vote had he not blasphemed The Lord of scooped mids.

    • RuIN?

      That is not a knock on old Dime, Joe. Just an observation. 😉

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt

      That’s another great solo that gives me a case of the feels.

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    Dokken>Deafheaven…EVERY FUCKING TIME.

  • Death

    Gonna have to go with Deafheaven. On an another note, I’ve been listening to the new Earth album. It rocks!

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light was pretty good too. I’m digging these new Earth albums more than the droning early works. Less Primitive, more Deadly

      • Death

        Really enjoying Primitive and Deadly. Eating some 6 year old Gouda cheese while listening to it is great.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          I’d recommend going to hospital after eating that cheese, but seeing you’re already dead…

          • Death

            Do you know anything about cheeses? 6 year old gouda is delicious.,

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I knows, I knows. It was a momentary lapse of reason in which I imagined you had bought a cheese from say alepa and left it to your kitchen table for six years.

            I was not thinking clearly. My bad.

          • Death

            There was a dutch cheese seller here today. They come 4 times a year and have the best cheeses ever.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Life sucks, no dutch men of cheese around here. If I want some I gotta fly to them.

          • Death

            I believe that they travel around Finland on different fairs. Maybe you live in a place where no light has never made its way.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Now that you mention, it has been years since light last showed it’s ugly face ’round here

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I love smoked gouda. I could eat blocks of that stuff if I wasn’t on a diet.

          • Death

            That’s a good choice. Smoked Gouda rocks as well.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I tried this chipotle smoked gouda not long ago and it was amazing. I need more of that stuff.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            It might not be anything too special, but I fancy Bierkäse

          • Death

            beer cheese? EWWWWWWW

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            The Beer doesn’t really taste like you’d imagine in it. (If you’ve tried, DUDE what the heck is wrong with your taste buds) It’s actually really good.

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      That is the first Earth album I bought and its great. I might go and get some of there back catalogue.

      • Death

        A good place to continue with would be A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra-Capsular Extraction

        • Virgil the Ghost Poet

          Alright thanks, I will give it a shot.

  • This is the solo I almost chose, starts around 2:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHA4SGilPpM

    • DR. FREUDSTEIN

      The doctor gives you a clean bill of health for choosing the mighty lazarus A.D. These guys put the big 4 to shame and sound like vintage metallica to me. Second album was a touch dissapointing but third is lined up for 2015. Along with skeletonwitch the doctor’s favorite music to operate by.

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      fucking love the onslaught. Blistering album , so good i bought one for the house and one for the car.

  • Edward Meehan

    My guess is MoshOff would have to sit on my lap, cause I’m probably taller.

    Mosh?

    Lol.

    EDIT: Also, Deafheaven is in the lead at the time of this comment.

    • MoshOff

      HEY. My mom says I’m tall. You calling my mom a liar?

      • Edward Meehan

        I believe your mom to be a truthful and respectable woman.

        • MoshOff

          I THOUGH SO (You probably are though, just sayin’)

      • Mr. Bojangles might have to weigh in. He seems to know our moms pretty well.

        • MoshOff

          Ovch.

          • LOLing so hard in the store right now! Getting looks.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I am so happy that the people who wrote my album of the year last year are in the lead. I know you all hate Deafheaven but I love Sunbather and the album before it was very good as well.

      • Edward Meehan

        I don’t hate Deafheaven, but I think you are right a lot of people do. I dunno how I will feel if they have a landslide victory during this week’s Riff of the Week though.

        • Over Katharsis? I? Death? Either this is a really bad joke or this toilet is full of fucking doofuses.

          EDIT: Doofi?

          • Mr.CustodialArts

            This poll could very well bring some LORD OF THE FLIES type shit to our peaceful little village of riffs…DEAFHEAVEN IS PIGGY.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            There are too many lifelovers in the non-commenting section of Toilet residents. And that solo is actually quite good. Also I don’t hate Deafhaven at all.

          • May the jagged rocks shatter and crush their bones. May saltwater wash their poser blood from the stones.

      • W.

        Not everyone here hates Deafheaven. Just Masterlord, but don’t mind him. He’s a grumpusaurus.

      • RuIN?

        Agreed. Deafheaven seems to get a lot of the hates around here. Funny how it’s winning thus far.

  • Death

    Guys, what are you waiting for? Listen to the song of the week.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Ng5muAAcg

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      I was kind of waiting for an avalanche to bury me,but apparently the heavens have decided to punish me instead.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I know this is a joke but it’s not a funny joke. Nickelback jokes are played out for the most part.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Wonder why nobody included this, 2:07
    First Get Hammered, Then Get Nailed!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxGS83UFEgM

  • Guacamole Jim

    MoshOff won me over with Dream Theater. I devoured that album in high school, and that solo gives me all the reminiscing feels.

    • MoshOff

      Thank you, kind sire. I actually hadn’t heard that Deafheaven song, good shit.

      • Guacamole Jim

        They were my runner-up, and Shining after that.

        • MoshOff

          Haha fuck Saturday brain doofs, I thought you submitted the Deafheaven song. Pulled an Axl level reading comprehension display there.

          • Guacamole Jim

            We’ve all been there man, nobody likes to Axl things up, but it happens. No hard feelings, unless you start writing babymetal articles.

          • MoshOff

            “To Axl” should totally be a verb.

          • W.

            Technically, that would be an infinitive.

          • MoshOff

            I might know how to speak English, but I know literally NOTHING about the technicals of grammar, so thanks for pointing it out haha.

          • Edward Meehan

            Deal with it, metalheads.

  • KJM

    Will give a listen once I have escaped the ‘Physical Graffiti’ zone.

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      don’t plan on being able to get out, and if you can’t , it’s a hell of a great place to be stuck in. Isn’t it about time so called “professional” dj’s figured this out ? Fuck !

      • KJM

        “Dier Maker? Never heard of it.”

  • RuIN?

    Solo of the 1980’s and one of the most influential videos of my lifeloving life. I am including the harmonized second half of the solo in this also. Amazeballs. For the plebs it starts at 5:45. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM8bTdBs-cw

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      You lost me at “lifeloving”

      • RuIN?

        I am not ashamed.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          I didn’t believe you would be. By posting this you proclaimed yourself shameless. It’s a nice solo nevertheless, no one just ever described it as lifeloving

    • Old Man Hetfield

      Gotta love that bassline!

      #NoJusticeForJason

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      Can’t believe hearinghell is going to win solo of the week. We gotta be strong brother , in these times of hipsterism mind control. And worse those that say pantera is no good ? Everyone loved dime. Everyone loves down & phil. But pantera is no good ? Something ain’t adding up.

  • KJM

    Let me take you to the movies, can I take you to the show….

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Let me be yours ever truly
      Can I make your garden grow

      • KJM

        Love that song, it’s what you listen to when you’re getting ready for adventures in the city.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          It’s been ages since I’ve given LedZep a play. I must correct that

      • KJM

        Is this what Rap/Hip Hop has come to these days?

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      from the door comes satan’s daughter

      my favorite line.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    Here’s my solo of the week. Any song where a helicopter can be replicated on guitar is a good song. There’s also quite a few other good solos thrown in there.

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

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      truly the high point and low point in the career of gary cherone. To be given the golden goose but have it slip out of your hands.

      • DR. FREUDSTEIN

        that VH album stinks more than my basement.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Never would have thought a Deafheaven song might win this thing. …hhmmmm I smell lifelovers… and nipple sweat…

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Fucking Deafheaven.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4bNkfujpnQ The solo at 2:23. SWEEPS!!!

  • Cock ov Steele

    Totally forgot to remind the Masterlord bout my Dark Angel submission, but whatever. I was actually regretting that one because I think as far as metal-thrashing-fuck-your-face speed metal solos go, this one is golden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHs77boTNho

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      holy shit ! ever hear these stone cold pantera ripper offers before ?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjCtHgNEcV0

      • The Satan Ov Hell

        the guitarist is even playing the dimebag signature, with lightning decals.

        • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

          even looks like him, especially in some of their other videos. I am a huge pantera fan but this stuff is almost comical.

      • Elite Extremophile

        Watching this turned my guitar into a confederate flag Dean ML.

      • Cock ov Steele

        Haha, it’s kinda got the Southern Trendkill-era Dimebag riffs, but the vocals remind me a lot of Pearl Jam until the chorus.

  • Cock ov Steele

    Okay, after much deliberation, Masterlord had my vote, that Holy Grail song is sweet.

  • Beunhaas

    Unlike you posers, I actually listened to every song before judging which solo I liked the most #dedication #like4like

    HOLY GRAIL: I liked it, it’s decent. not much more to say. 6/10
    SHINING: Again, I liked it, but it didn’t hold my interest for the entirety of the song. MEH
    KATHARSIS: Demonic hatespawn indeed. BYAH!
    BEHEMOTH: I BELIEVE IN SATAN! BYAH!
    I: Like vikings with guns. 14/10
    ACID BATH: MEH
    FREAK KITCHEN: BORING. 10/10^6
    CHIMAIRA: I don’t really care for Chimaira, but this song is cool. small byah.
    PANTERA: I dig this solo. It’s cool.
    DREAM THEATER: The song is good, but I don’t like the solo, so this one doesn’t apply.
    HEAFDEAVEN: I haven’t listened to Sunbather that much, but I think it’s a good album. This solo is quite great.
    AURORA: I got to check this band out. Good song, good solo
    DE LIRIUM’S ORDER: Decent enough I guess. Nothing groundbreaking. MEH.
    DEATH: BYAH! Death is amazing, and this song is no exception.
    DOKKEN: This song is not really my thing, but the solo is really good.

    WINNER: I – Bridges of Fire. Congrats Matt Pike’s sweaty left nipple, you’re my favorite nipple.

  • JWG

    BOC: “Astronomy”. That. Is. All.

    The live (Some Enchanted Evening) version has a solo from 5:07 to 7:07 that even tops the studio version(s).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3YehBkrXNw

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Completely forgot the existence of this. Sheit.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I love the version of Dominance and Submission off of Extraterrestrial Live. They rarely play that song and that is the only live version on any of their lice albums.

      • KJM

        They played it when I saw them ^_^

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          I’ve never seen them but my dad saw them a few times. He saw them in 1980 at a show where they played Dominance and Submission. That was the show where this live version came from.

          • KJM

            I’ve seen them twice(1987, 2013). The second time was the week Allan Lanier passed so they played “In Thee” since it’s a deep cut that he wrote.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I have never seen them but I hope to one day. Why the hell aren’t they in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame yet? NWA and Green Day are possible inductees yet Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull are not.

          • KJM

            Because there is no legit RRHOF. There is only the monstrous fraud perpetrated by Jan Wenner and Rolling Stone.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I think someone needs to start a legitimate one.

          • KJM

            Unfortunately, I think the ship may have sailed on that one. Too much time has gone by and no one with the influence or money that Jan Wenner/Rolling Stone possess have any interest in doing it. That’s why I say fuck it and do my best not to care.

          • DR. FREUDSTEIN

            she was an excellent patient. play blondie play
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdAuTtZnrPM&list=UUkxLr5wwP7d9i2XhUsU6odg

          • Cock ov Steele

            Neither is Motorhead, or even Link Wray, who should really be in the RRHOF.

  • Cock ov Steele

    We can say what we want about Pantera but truth is, I like all of their albums and Dime dreamt up some tasty goddamn solos. Mmmmmmm…riffy.

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      This pantera being bro metal and being so goddamned popular is an urban legend. Metallica, megadeth and slayer were all more popular than pantera. However pantera were heavier, better musicians and songwriters as well as performers. And their hearts were far more into at that time than the others who had already virtually given up by the time pantera picked up the metal reins. FBD was the heaviest full on 100% heavy metal album to ever debut at #1. Metal heads didn’t fill up arenas because they were popular, they filled up arenas because pantera were good, the fucking best at what they did. I lived it, may i give up my crown if every word isn’t CROM’s honest truth.

      • Cock ov Steele

        True that, although I believe they were a heavy influence on a lot of the bro metal buttock on the radio, so were bands like Slayer and Metallica, I like them because they really do have a unique sound and throughout their albums added that sort of groove/hardcore element but still retained their speed metal sensibility. And in relation to the Exhorder/Pantera argument, I think the only real noticeable “rip-off” was with Phil’s vocals, Slaughter in the Vatican sounds a lot more like OSDM than what Pantera did on COH. And quite frankly, even if they lifted a lot of Exhorder’s style, they did a great job adding their own little twist on it.

      • Cock ov Steele

        Edit: Also Dime’s riffs stuck, they didn’t just go through one ear and out the other.

  • old_man_doom

    Oh, fuck. I did not realize how much I needed an Acid Bath/Army of Darkness mash-up in my live until now. Thank you, my Satan ov Hell

  • The Satan Ov Hell

    In off topic news- My album just ate up 121 bandcamp download tokens over night!

    • DUDE. That’s awesome.

      • The Satan Ov Hell

        I only put it out yesterday, I’m amazed by it, haha!

        If anyone still wants it, free now and forever: http://irrakur.bandcamp.com/album/lost-humanity

        • IronLawnmower

          It sounds like hate. Not in the usual way black metal bands say they hate but it legit sounds like the emotion of hate and despair in audio form.

          • The Satan Ov Hell

            I’m glad so many people like it! I put a lot of work and consideration, and at times literal blind rage into it, and it feels good to have gotten it all into there.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    Here’s my worst solo of the week. I hate this live album and the soloing is so excessive and noodly that I can’t listen to it more than once. I usually love this song as well but the excess and noodling combined with the abominable audio quality makes this my worst solo of the week.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TATOW19WE64

    • The Satan Ov Hell

      OH SHIT I’M FEELING THE SOLO.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I wish the song was being played by a better lineup of them band. This lineup was the worst lineup in my opinion and they produced the worst KC album Islands. Then again anything from after In The Court Of The Crimson King was terrible until Lark’s Tongue In Aspic came out.

        • The Satan Ov Hell

          I’d say the best KC album is The Power to Believe personally.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I like the classic stuff though I did love the track Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With off that album. It’s such a good comedic take on modern alternative metal. I’ve tried to get into the stuff like Lizard and Islands and I just can’t get into it as it is complete garbage with even less soul than King Crimson usually has.

    • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

      the hendrix of the keyboard – ability and showmanship taken into consideration.

  • IronLawnmower

    Satan wins because Acid Bath.

    • The Satan Ov Hell

      See fellas, this guy isn’t a Nerd!

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    Little off topic but did any of you see the nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll hall of fame? They have Green Day as a possibility as well as NWA. Fuck that hall of bullshit for not having King Crimson, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull or really any rock in general as possibilities as none of these bands are in there. Not even Slayer, Judas Priest or Iron Maiden are in there or are up for nomination.

    • The Satan Ov Hell

      Green Day being nominated? THE DAY POP PUNK IS IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IS THE DAY I DIE!

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        They’re probably going in there because they have a fanbase. Nine Inch Nails and Kraftwerk are also nominees and I hope they get in because Kraftwerk invented electronic rock and Nine Inch Nails was one of the inventors of industrial along with Ministry and a few other bands I forgot the names of.

      • KJM

        And they end up there before Deep Purple or Yes, to name but a few. That’s one of many reasons why I view the RRHOF as a fraud.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          I think someone needs to start a real Rock Hall Of Fame which will honor the artists who deserve to be in it such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and King Crimson.

          • KJM

            And there should also be a Rap/Hip Hop HOF as well. Popular music shouldn’t all be lumped together under the umbrella of “Rock And Roll”.

            It’s one thing that influential, lesser known 60s and 70s acts aren’t honored. It’s another altogether that bands like Purple and Yes who have had huge mainstream success and are Classic Rock radio mainstays haven’t been. There’s no excuse for that at all.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            There is no excuse for that. Same goes with not putting Jethro Tull or Uriah Heep in there. They are both extremely influential and they both have quite a few classic rock hits. Hell, if a legit rock hall of fame was created Hawkwind should be in there for their influence on psychedelic rock and other space rock artists.

          • The Satan Ov Hell

            You know who’d also be in the rock and roll hall of fame, if it were legitimate? Bathory.

          • KJM

            Well, if you’re talking lasting influence over time, bands like Venom & Celtic Frost should be a no-brainer for induction.

          • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

            If varg had never murdered euronymous and made that the focal point of black metal, quorthon would be getting the credit he so richly deserves. Not saying euronymous isn’t high up on the black metal ladder, just not close to the importance of bathory. To me varg is just a black eye on the whole black metal scene. Anytime a person mentions black metal everyone thinks immediately of his murder conviction and now this hate speech bullshit he brought upon himself.

      • KJM

        Isn’t Nirvana already in?

        • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

          yea, they got in on their first year of eligibility. I think they deserve it although it could have been put off for a few years.

          • KJM

            Yeah, I don’t care for them but they deserve it. They satisfy all the legit criteria.

          • PrincePoopyPanties

            Lorde and St. Vincent were the only reason I even watched their induction.

      • Say that in the Soul Calibur announcer voice!

    • KJM

      The RRHOF is an illegitimate joke. They are not worth caring about.

      I love NWA and Public Enemy. Heck, Chuck D follows me on Twitter and I’m happy about that. However, they have no business being in a supposed “rock and roll” Hall Of Fame that refuses to acknowledge great Rock bands such as those you cited simply because Jan Wenner is an overfed yuppie douchebag who hates Metal and Prog.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        Why can’t he get fired or die so that his heir can put in the bands who deserve it? Hell, why hasn’t someone created a real hall of fame for rock and metal that won’t put bands like Green Day and Public Enemy in there?

      • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

        did you see that jam of crossroads rush did at their induction, with run dmc ? I love everything rush does except covers. I do not own their feedback covers album and the version of crossroads that was performed that night was SO very bad it was downright embarrassing. I don’t care for the song to begin with, been played ad infinitum as a go to jam song for thousands of bands. It was a mess with run dmc dropping audio bombs behind geddy lee that would be laughable if not so cringeworthy and happening at such an important event.

        • KJM

          I didn’t see it.

          I like their version of “The Seeker”. I would be cool with seeing them do that but live, for the most part, the covers take up space that could be filled with more Rush songs.

        • PrincePoopyPanties

          ‘Crossroads’ the Bone Thugs N Harmony song!??!

    • PrincePoopyPanties

      I saw that Kraftwerk got nominated. Loves me some Kraftwerk, but WTF??!?!?! They’re as far from rock as you can possibly get!

  • KJM

    This is the new disc by Purple Hill Witch. I just listened to the whole thing and I’m about to listen AGAIN. If you like bluesy Doom/Stoner, this is THE SHIT.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up2Xu3NolEQ

    It’s a path well trod by the likes of Sabbath, Pentgram, Sleep, etc, but I still love it. They do it well. No flushes on the first listen.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    this site might be the best thing to ever happen to music—ever—in all history—
    great stuff—i get to hear cuz of this place—kind of amazing if you think about
    —–
    this is a kind of weird post–but i gotta do it,,,,

    ATTENTION ALL PRO AMERICA COPS/FEDS—>

    recently there has been cases of ebola reported in america—>

    when they first started showing media coverage of the africa outbreak/quarantine—they showed that the u.n.–were the ones handling the “quarantine” of the outbreak area

    instantly—i thought there were probably going to be “shenanigans” involving this ebola virus outbreak/situation…

    sure enuff—a week later they were reporting ebola cases in texas,etc.—

    if i had to bet on it—i would say it was pro u.n. controlled forces responsible for bringing this to america—and or setting this up as a situation–to stir up fear in the population

    investigators—with an objective opinion—would have to put the u.n. as the number 1 suspect—in bringing that virus–from africa –all the way to america–

    time to get off yer asses—-time for heroes

    fuck those motherfuckers!!—-time for the gathering of the true—in this truly uncertain situation

  • J.R.

    You forgot mine! Noooooooooooooo!

    • Ah, sorry dude! I will beat MSD with a cane for this oversight.

      • J.R.

        Missing out on my epic solo should be punishment enough for the Masterlord. If only the good denizens of this blessed bowl knew what they missed…

        • Guacamole Jim

          YOU TOOB LINK

          DOO EET

          • J.R.

            Here is my original email:
            The way the solo at 9:43 slices through the medieval haze that comprises the latter third of this song never ceases to lure the goosebumps out from hiding. Like an ancient mountain fortress rent asunder by the howling wraith of time, this solo is a haunting shriek dripping with the memory of power long lost, grandeur since forgotten, and dignity never again to be.
            Caladan Brood topped my Best of 2013 list, and I am reminded why every time their stuff materializes in my shuffle queue.

            -J.R.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqdORmrHqe4

            However, having heard the above solos, mine doesnt seems as impressive. Still a favorite though.

          • J.R.

            well I totally replied to you some time ago, but Disqus seems to have consumed my comment. Here is what my original email said: http://youtu.be/gqdORmrHqe4
            The way the solo at 9:43 slices through the medieval haze that comprises the latter third of this song never ceases to spawn goosebumps across the surfaces of my body that are capable of housing them. Like an ancient mountain fortress rent asunder by the howling wraith of time, this solo is a haunting shriek dripping with the memory of power long lost, grandeur since forgotten, and dignity never again to be.

  • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

    You guys are really going to give the win to hearinghell !!! ??? ……..in the words of fred g. sanford.

  • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

    deafheaven won best solo, no really, was this a set up , how many times did that george clarke vote

  • THEREALCONAN 6000 + COMMENTS

    deafheaven ?

  • FYI, that deafheaven solo was <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    (no offense to our friend @Pagliacci Is Kvlt)

    • Death

      It deserved to win.

  • PrincePoopyPanties

    Aurora (the Project Pitchfork side project) also had to change their name because of that shitty EDM band as well. Definitely underrated stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Y5D3JnS0o&list=PLi-9MlLx02LtNwcsuckgF1KFvgcgCM5JB

  • Lacertilian

    So who won?
    It’s not appearing in the results box.
    If it wasn’t Floods or Save Ourselves or Death I’ll be severely disenchanted.

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    That Pantera song (and solo) has been one of my favourites for a long time. For some reason it always reminds me of fairground music they played in the 90’s when I was a kid.

    Also, no Morbid Angel solo from Gateways to Annihilation for shame!