Riff Of The Week: Ice Edition

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Last week we held an all Morbid Angel Edition of Riff Of The Week. Votes were fairly evenly distributed among the contenders, with a couple of exceptions. Darkhorse submission ‘Summoning Redemption’ was a popular pick but fan favourite ‘Rapture’ ended up with an almost suspiciously dominant win. Even tallying up the three sets of votes for ‘God Of Emptiness’ (arguably their most famous riff) still falls notably short of the classic Covenant jam. Insanus!

This week we asked for riffs from songs featuring the word “ice” in their title. Apparently it’s cold in the Northern half of the world right now, weird huh? Interestingly enough, we didn’t just get a big bag of black metal. There’s all kindsa shit in here, so let’s get to it!


Howard Dean
Bathory – ‘Baptised In Fire And Ice’ (Riff @ 1:35)

Full disclosure: I submitted this very riff to the “fire” themed RotW a few months ago. Since it applies to both themes and is completely fucking righteous, I think it deserves a resubmit. It’s that dang ol’ bridge riff that hits twice in the track–the first at 1:35 and again at 3:40. Quorthon = GOAT.


God
Allegaeon – ‘Through Ages Of Ice – Otzi’s Curse’ (Riff @ 1:44)

the entire track is killer but the riff at 1:44 has never failed to get me headbanging real quick. It’s a super simple riff and not technical by any means, but sometimes simple is still heavy as fuck.


Taz
Infernus Presence – ‘Ice Cold Souls’ (Riff @ 1:15)

TAZ NOT FIND MUCH THAT EXCITE TAZ SO THIS ONE HAVE TO DO. RIFF START STRAIGHT AWAY BUT GETS GOING AT 1.15 AND GO ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND…..!!!


Hans
Saccage – ‘Milice Anti-Police Calice’ (Riff @ 0:34)

Apparently I think I’m clever. Well, at least this technically contains “ice” three times – try to beat that!


EggBeater
Bathory – ‘Baptised In Fire And Ice’ (Riff @ 1:36)

This album cover is my back patch for a reason. It was either this or Blood Ice by Eternal Champion. Riff at 1:36.


Yarnhawk
Strapping Young Lad – ‘Satan’s Ice Cream Truck’ (Riff @ 0:27)

Some well crafted keyboards start to set the mood at 0:14, and then at 0:27 the big, nasty, distorted bass kicks in and really gets things going, with the upper-register slightly dissonant guitar part at 0:42 really pushing this composition over the top. It is indeed heavy as a really heavy thing.


GoatForest
Bathory – ‘Blood On Ice’ (Riff @ 0:00)

Anybody else up for raiding a Medieval English village?


Araghast
Bal-Sagoth – ‘Starfire Burning Upon The Ice Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule’ (Riff @ 3:35)

Maybe it’s because I’m a huge Bal-Sagoth fanboy, but I can never get enough of that real royal sounding riff that plays alongside the keyboards at 3:35.


Gorak
Blind Guardian – ‘Beyond The Ice’ (Riff @ 2:34)

MANY GOOD RIFF ON INSTRUMENTAL!!!!!!! GOING WITH LEAD RIFF @ 0:38 & COME BACK @ 2:34


vanNeun
Satan – Ice Man (Riff @ 0:00)

The riffs start at 0:00 and don’t stop. Except at the end, I guess, which is…quite an ending.


Lacertilian
Expander – ‘Harding Ice Command’ (Riff @ 0:25)

Water is unique in that it E X P A N D S when frozen.

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
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Next week’s theme is FOOD. Send me riffs that make you hungry. Email your entries to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com by Friday being sure to include a screen-name, a link to the riff, and a short description with a time-stamp of when the riff starts. Get creative!


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  • Lacertilian

    Feel like BtR will have a hard time choosing between these entries this week.

    • Bathory, Bathory or … Bathory?

      • Lacertilian

        Blind Giardia and Expander too

        • I see what you did there and I’ve very into it.

          • Lacertilian

            It wasn’t very subtle, or cryptic tbh

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      I always do 🙁

      • Lacertilian

        SadReacc.jpg

  • GoatForest

    I’m proud of us: nobody submitted the low hanging fruit of an Immortal riff.

    • Hans

      In searching for a submission, I noticed they seem to only have one song containing the word ice. Who knew.

      • GoatForest

        Weird, right?

    • GrumpLumpusCrumpus
      • GoatForest

        Dude, that would’ve been the troll’s champion.

      • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

        GORAK WONDER HOW MANY “THIS SUCKS” VOTE PENALTY MR LIZARD WOULD ADD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Lone Biker…

        This is fruit that actually fell on the ground and rotted…if you don’t remember him jumping on the nu metal bandwagon, then I envy you.

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

        • GrumpLumpusCrumpus

          I HAD NO IDEA THAT HAPPENED MY INNOCENCE IS LOST NOW

  • Hans

    Ha, thought of SYL too. Think I’ll have to give this one to Gorak though.

    inb4 this winning next week:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-uLTTT3BPc

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Bathory.
    Anything less would be uncivilized.

    http://s2.n4g.com/news/963482_1.jpg

  • themaleshoegaze

    No offence to all the classic stuff, but I totally back Expander here, they’re so damn good.

    No belated suggestions come to mind otherwise, only if you’re feeling old school-HC-y, then find ‘Left out on the ice to die’ by late Eighties NY-musical companionship Life’s Blood in all its lowest fi-production and semi-proficient (at best) glory.

    Don’t get me wrong – I love this stuff.

  • GoatForest

    Blind Guardian, mothafuckas!

  • *submits riff from Weird Al’s The Food Album*
    *Fist bumps SMOLHG*

  • Lord of Bork

    I think…I think that I don’t care for Bathory. Is something wrong with me? Need I leave the hall in shame?

    • Howard Dean

      [points to exit]

      Also: Viking-era Bathory (Hammerheart, Twilight of the Gods, Blood on Ice) is way different than black metal era Bathory (early albums). So maybe it’s just the Viking era stuff you don’t like.

      • Lord of Bork

        Yeah the first few albums are solid, after that I lose interest.

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
  • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

    Was gonna submit this, but I forgot

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mNj32_4L24

    • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

      GORAK ALSO CONSIDERED!!!!!!!!! BARLOW VERSION & ALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

        I don’t like the original version. Give me Barlow or give me death

  • BobLoblaw
  • Tom Warriors Beanie

    Victory! Yay me! Also anyone who submits Eaten for next week should be banned.

    • GoatForest

      But, but I-I… okay…

    • Scrimm

      Agreed

  • Hans joke is good joke.

  • Rudi Wolff

    Still miss a shitload of other bands..
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    Atrocity – Beyond perpetual ice

    Bathory – The revenge of the blood on ice
    Bathory – Blood on ice
    Behemoth – Hell dwells in ice

    Cannibal Corpse – Icepick lobotomy
    Cryptic Forest – Crown of ice
    Cryptic Wintermoon – Gods of fire and ice

    Dark Funeral – Heart of ice
    Demoniac – Daggers and ice
    Duskmourn – Through ice and snow

    Elffor – Icewind
    Elffor – Under the northem icemoon
    Ereb Altor – Fire meets ice
    Evol – The ancient king of ice (Mighty Yugsuduk)

    Fferyllt – The symphony of ice and flames

    Gorgoroth – Of ice and movement…

    Krabathor – Faces under ice

    Limbonic Art – Path of ice
    Luca Turilli – The age of mystic ice
    Luca Turilli – Throne of ice

    Magica – Mountains of ice
    Megadeth – Burnt ice
    Moonlyght – Ride one ice storms
    Mordor – Ice bound
    Morhana – Giants of ice

    Naer Mataron – Eternal ice
    Nordheim – Ov frost and ice
    Northland – Warriors of ice

    Remembrance – Ice-cold conscience
    Rhapsody – Warrior of ice
    Rotting Christ – A dynasty from the ice
    Rotting Christ – Ice shaped god
    Running Wild – Fire & ice
    Running Wild – Land of ice

    Stratovarius – Break the ice
    Stratovarius – Tears of ice
    Stratovarius – The land of ice and snow
    Stratovarius – Thin ice
    Suotana – For my iced angel

    Tankard – Ice-olation

    Unleashed – Land of ice

    Wolfchant – World in ice