Riff of the Week: 7/9/2016

Greetings, nerds!

Last week, Tyree reminded us how he got the title of grindprophet and took the gold home for the Grind Riff of the Week.

This week, we’re just doin’ riffs. Nothing specific; just riffs.

Next week, however, will be specific. Because we haven’t done this for a while, and I need to brush up on riffs from this year, we will only be accepting riffs from songs released this year, the year of our lord 2016.

Get ready to shake your booties now.

 

Masterlord

Preeeeetttttyyyy evil if you ask me fam. 0:00.

 

Gorak

LIKE RIFF AT 0:35!!!!!!

 

Tertius Decimus

Continuo Renacer doesn’t get deserved attention. This Basque-land based band plays fretless bass-heavy technical death metal. The riff starts at 7:45.

 

Tigeraid

After the strange and terrible place RotW took us last week, I’m sorta glad it’s a free for all this week. Because you know it’s gonna be POWER. This is shaping up to be a sure-fire Top 5 of the year for me. While it doesn’t serve up the emotional impact that Judicator’s breakthrough did last year, you can’t deny that Scythia’s Lineage brings the epic and brings the riffage. The main chugging riff throughout the tune accompanies an excellent chorus that you want to sing along to at the top of your lungs, but it’s the power chords that hit at 0:55 and repeat regularly that make you bang yer head. Enjoy.

 

Shabubu

Dubya posted a live video of these guys on the FB group and I was blown away. This album is incredible. This riff is no exception. The way their orthodox-styled chanting and singing permeates their crushing atmosphere creates this bleak, somber soundscape is second to none. These guys are just on another level. Poland is quickly becoming France Junior in terms of churning out spectacular, extreme metal bands. 4:40.

 

Lacertilian

While I wait for more news about the upcoming Inferno album, I’ve been listening to Ondskapt to tide me over. This track manoeuvres with a powerful and deliberate serpentine poise. The build-up from around the one minute mark is the ominous coil forming prior to the fatal strike @ 1:33. Rapidly the venom sets in. By the fourth minute, your mind is frantically questing for any sort of release. It comes only in the form of swift death.

 

Ted Nü-Djent

Simon Phoenix has already called the new Deathstorm a contender for thrash album of the year and with good cause,it bangs. But one riff that really caught my ear when giving it a spin was one of the few slower riffs on the album. Check the riff at 0.53, returning again at 1.40 and once again at 3.50

 

KJU

Steel guitar blues riffs pretty much start from the get go on this one, but the big one starts around the 4:10 mark.

 

Waynecro

The riff happens at 0:53. That bass-heavy groove has been stomping my ass since 1999.

 

Stanley

Sadness. Longing. Saudade. Inevitability. Hail death. Celestial Grave. Riff @ 2:10.

 

Boss the Ross

It was late in the week when I submitted this, not 100% sure it was going to make it but if you are reading this then it did. As a last minute effort I present to you Sewercide. You may have noticed my dungeon synth kick, but I have been integrating this album into the mix whenever possible. Riff segment at 1:15-1:44 SLAYS!

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Published on: July 9, 2016

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  • Lacertilian

    Haven’t done one of these play-by-plays for a bit but I’m eating some roo, drinking stout and getting my riff on.
    Masterlord: I remember seeing this one in my feed a little while back, sounds like someone plunging Volahn & Ihashn’s early riffing underwater. Need to peep more.

    Gorak: That production killed that riff for me.

    Tert: That song is rad, you always bring something unknown to me. Blotted Science vibes. Contender for sure.

    Tige: Randall-core.

    MSVI: I couldn’t get into the hype for that album.

    Ted: First time checking this album out, I saw Simon post about it somewhere and clearly should have checked it out sooner. This gud.

    Wayne: Hearing that riff made wonder how much ETiD were influenced by Coalesce. I’d pretty much only knew them for their Zep covers back in the day.

    Stan: They sure had the melancholy turned up on that one.

    Ross: YYYYYUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Sewercide has really killed it with this record.

      • more beer

        All I can say is they were very good when I saw them last week.

        • Rachel Amoroso

          <<o. ✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:::::::!bw284p:….,..

    • tigeraid
  • Ruth Franklin

    <<o. ✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:::::::!bq613p:….,..

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Good morning FLUSHERS! Here I thought I was going to be the first comment ,but it looks like the TIMEWIZARDLIZARD struck again! Curses! Anyway, after checking out the above riffs and placing your vote, check out the new Twilight Force song. Have a good day!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP1R5cWC0jI

    • Eliza

      Such a overwhelmingly mighty song.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        ARCANE MIGHT!!!

        • Eliza

          Mightiest of mighty Arcane Mights!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            1001 Arcanian Mights!

    • tigeraid

      HAIL!

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    I wish my Batushka record wasn’t rice fucking crispies

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I wish your Batushka album was more Frosted Flakes

      • Mother Shabubu

        Do you like them cah-ripsy or soft?

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          soaked in milk

          • Abradolf Lincler

            ewwww

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            How do you enjoy your frosted flakes?

          • Abradolf Lincler

            minimal milk

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Depends on the cereal. frosted flakes and cinnamon life? soak em

          • Eliza

            Also, whole wheat cereal can’t be eaten without copious amounts of milk.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            i usually eat raisin bran, though i never really eat cereal, that shit better not get soggy

          • Eliza

            I’m not fond of mushy cereal either. I usually have a mix of muesli and some other type of cereal that is less healthy. If my cereal isn’t right, I’m in a bad mood for the rest of the day.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            uh oh

          • ^also possible title. ALSO STOLEN.

          • Eliza

            I personally like flakes best in yogurt.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I too enjoy that.

          • Ooooh, book title. STOLEN.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Ooooh, court actions. SERVED.

          • Breakin’ the law
            breakin’ the law

          • Eliza

            What is that book about, I wonder.

          • Naughty things… YOU WILL NEED AN ADULT

          • ME GORAK!!!™
          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I WANT SOME MILK!!!

          • more beer

            You’ll just have Wheat Thins and beer!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            IF I GET SICK THE TOILET IS NEAR!!!

    • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang

      If only it could be more like those old Frosted Mini Wheats commercials: riffs for the kid in you, and blastbeats for the adult in you. Or something like that.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwVIp49imMo

    • Abradolf Lincler

      thats why i havent ordered it

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    I am yet again amazed by how KJU always finds these bad riffs.

    • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang

      You went through an entire 8 minute song in under 7 minutes? Do tell! I guess I should feel honored that you were jonesing to listen to my pick first. 😉

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Or they skipped forward to the time stamp and made a decision based off that?

        • Do you need a time machine for that?

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Just a mouse and a click

          • I have several mice. No clicks tho. Send halp (and water).

        • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang

          Touche!

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            All I know is that my submission got absolutely no love

          • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang

            I got a couple votes, which is two more than I expected.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      For once I have to agree. I’m not a big fan of the band he posted.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    It is a toss up between the grave and steel this week. I shall return later.

  • Salmon of Knowledge

    Celestial Grave and Batushka is some tasty stuff.

  • Eliza

    I need to listen to that Sewercide album. Their song here is killer (people still say “killer”, right?). Thanks for reminding me about Scythia’s album too. I really liked Celestial Grave and Batushka’s songs as well.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I say killer all the time. And I use killer to describe Immortalized in Suffering.

      https://unspeakableaxerecords.bandcamp.com/album/immortalized-in-suffering

      • Eliza

        I know what I’ll be listening to from now on, until the album finishes.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Good choice!

          • Eliza

            So, when I got to end of Megalithic Tomb, I felt like I heard that movie sample before, but I can’t put my finger on where it’s from. Do you know?

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Exorcist III

          • Abradolf Lincler

            Exorcist III: the re-reexorcisming

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Hahaha!

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Repossession

          • Eliza

            Thanks!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            No problem!

    • I don’t say “killer”. I say “driller killer”.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Stan

    • ME GORAK!!!™

      🙁 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Abradolf Lincler

        sry cavebro

        • ME GORAK!!!™

          STANS PRETTY GOOD THOUGH!!!!!!!

          • Abradolf Lincler

            the leezard was right about the prod on your pick

          • ME GORAK!!!™

            WOULD HAVE SUBMITTED ORIGINAL!!!!!! BUT RIFF WAS KEYBOARDS!!!!!!
            https://youtu.be/3jVFQWzJHL8

          • Abradolf Lincler

            hermh

          • Eliza

            There should be a keyboard RotW someday.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            There was a “non-guitar rotw”. Dio won with Rainbow in the Dark

          • Eliza

            I’ll try to find that in the site archives. I’m curious to know what songs were submitted.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa
          • Eliza

            I feel kinda sad that there was a RotW that had Schism in it back when I didn’t know about ToH. If I had known and participated, I would have gotten it to win one way or another.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Haha!

          • Eliza

            Though I like the majority of the songs there.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            say what you want about the band, this song is full keyboard riff-city:
            https://youtu.be/W7wpzKvNhfA

          • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang

            Gah, saw them live and couldn’t wait for them to get off the stage!

          • Eliza

            I don’t know much about this band, but the keyboard is insane.

          • Stanley

            Good enough?

          • ME GORAK!!!™

            VOTED SEWERCIDE!!!!!

          • more beer

            Boss sent me a beer I wanted and couldn’t get here. He always gets my vote!

          • ME GORAK!!!™
  • Count_Breznak

    Haven’t listened to that Continuo Renacer album in a while ~

  • Masterbutt’s pick knocked me over right out of the gate. I might not even listen to any of the other riffs.

    Sorry jerks.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Lame-o

      • I kid, I kid.
        But really, Stan’s selection is the only other one doing it for me this morning. It’s good, but that OLHXTHZ riff is singular as all fuck.

    • Stanley

      It’s a good riff. Is that a flanger?

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Pretty sure every song from that Batushka album has been covered in ROTW now

  • Stockhausen

    Buttushka lolololol

  • Stanley

    Four Black Metal riffs (five if you include Gorak). This makes my black heart happy. Hail the Toilet ov Darkness.

  • Coalesce!!!!!!

    • Waynecro

      FUCK YEAH!!!

  • tertius_decimus

    Voted for Tigeraid’s pick. Nice song, nicely matches my current mood, so my vote goes there without hesitation.

    Stanley’s riff is also rad, even though I don’t listen black metal.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      “I don’t listen black metal”
      That’s a paddlin’

      • tertius_decimus

        Mystic Circle, The Wicked, Summoning, Caladan Brood, late Nokturnal Mortum — to name a few. But all in all, not my cup of tea. TBS, I do realize that I pass aside many great music acts. Then if someday something will push me or the mind will open up somehow, there will be megaton of inspiring stuff to discover.

        • Abradolf Lincler

          *early Nokturnal Mortum

          ftfy

          • tertius_decimus

            I choose myself. I don’t need no guidance at what to choose.

  • Waynecro

    Nice pick, Tertius Decimus. I’m definitely going to check out more of Continuo Renacer’s stuff.

    • tertius_decimus

      They aren’t newbies, but to current day have only 2 full lengths.

  • Is there a fucking jam band up there? Jesus. Sewercide wins.