Riff of the Week: The “Songs with Dragon in the Title” Edition

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Hey everyone. Welcome to what is sure to be a very good contest. Before we get to these dragon-bangin’ riffs, let’s talk about last week. But let’s do it briefly so I don’t end my own life.

Because 10 of you voted for some boring-ass Mastodon riff (submitted by Salvador Dali Lama) like the predictable casuals you are. Your bad taste cost me the win again. Have some goddamn self-respect, people.

Next week, the theme is No Mastodon. Send your non-Mastodon riffs to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com. Include your name, a link to the riff, the time of the riff, and an explanation.

Good thing dragons always cheer me up.

 

Masterlord

Guys, this riff is so good. Come on. 0:36.

 

W.

IDGAF I’m hot AF. Riff at 0:11.

 

Eliza

So, I just entered “power metal dragon song” in the YouTube search bar and this was the first entry. Good thing that the track itself is really good. It has a big symphonic side to it, I like that. Riff starts at 0:37.

 

Guacamole Jim

I don’t like many songs with the word ‘dragon’ in the title. Usually they’re terrible songs on terrible albums by terrible bands with terrible careers. Usually. Yet, this very day, I have brought forth the best riff in a ‘dragon’ themed song ever, without question, argument, or debate – if you disagree, I will come to your house, steal your credit cards, and ruin your credit rating for the rest of your life. The riff starts immediately after the song’s epic as fuck drum intro, so grab your best sword and buckler and get ready to murder all in your path.

 

Zeke

Attn: anti-power metal toilet contingent. Allow Abigor to use their dragon magic to lead the way in slaying all the power metal dorks in this heavily cheese-tilted edition of Riff Ov The Week. Riff starts at 24:10. (Sorry, YouTube doesn’t have the individual song).

 

Brock Samson / Waynecro

BS: Yay dragons at 2:02.

W: When the Lion Devours Both Dragon and Child” is the first song title that popped into my head after I read the parameters for this week’s Riff ov the Week. Before giving me shit for submitting Anaal Nathrakh riffs two weeks in a row, just be grateful that I didn’t pick a Dragon Guardian song. Anyway, the riff at 2:02 is totally badass, as are the ominous-sounding clean vocals that precede it.

 

Bobloblaw

B: I really should have submitted this last week and then again this week, instead I rolled the dice with Emperor and somehow it came up snake eyes. Its the definition of a riff salad, albeit a delicious one, so Ill just pick the section around 3:56. Break ya neck.

 

Megachiles

Dragons are the dankest of all high fantasy creatures, as evidenced by Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, and Puff the Magic Dragon. It’s only fitting then, that Sleep should pen a song about blazin’ it so hard you end up riding a dragon through space. The choicest of riffs await you in the opening, the section starting at ~2:20, and the jam starting at ~3:10.

 

Stanley

Deathrow. Raging Steel. Dragon’s Blood. I’m gonna win because how can I not with those words. Metal! Chuggy riff at 2:45.

 

Ted Nü-Djent Edgar Escher Poe

TND: I have 4 songs in my library with Dragon in the title. The best of which being this Queen cover by Testament. There’s a really cool bass riff at 2.15.

EEP: My name is Edgar Escher Poe, first time doing this, I didn’t really have a song in mind when I read this weeks theme, but after perusing my music library i stumbled upon this mighty track. The whole song is amazing, but If I had to pick one riff, it would be the one running with the crazy solo part, start at 2:00 for maximum enjoyment, you will know what riff I am referring to when your eardrums are hit by the relentless onslaught of the dragon’s attack!

 

KJU

Since everyone else is most likely going with power metal songs about bonking and deflowering dragons, I decided to be a rebel and go with something more oiled up and dragony. Riff starts at 2:04, and sho nuff it’s the meanest, baddest mofo of this whole bunch!

 

Tigeraid

Oddly enough, it took a dragon for me to put Jeff Loomis in a RotW submission for the first time. I dunno how that’s possible, because he may be my all-time favourite axe-man. Really, the entire tune is one long epic riff, with high moments at 0:28, 1:51 and 2:18 but the peak-Loomis pitch comes in at around 0:56 and repeats throughout the tune, perfectly accompanying Warrel Dane’s ethereal wails. This wins all the dragons.

 

Gorak

SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE RIFF @0:47!!!! MADE BETTER BY FROST STELLAR DRUMMING!!!!

 

Boss the Ross

This week will surely have plenty of glorious Power Metal riffs so I had to go with something different. Yes I know I’m named after the Manowar guitarist and not picking a Power Metal riff is a travesty, but oh well, get over it. Instead I present to you one of my favorite riffs from my favorite band, Clutch, in the form of their song “The Dragonfly.”. Simple, heavy and groovy are words to describe this riff. It is flawless. A riff to get lost in,. A riff that will consume you if you aren’t careful.Commence your head nodding at 0:23 after a sweet wah and backwards drum intro.

 

Lacertilian

So last week I stupidly forgot to submit my riff for the Fire theme. Turns out, the very same song fits this week’s theme. Rejoice in but one of the approximately 631 riffs from my favourite death metal album of all time. I chose 0:36, but you can pick any really. If next week’s theme is based on the word Valley or Breath, I’ll just pick one of the other riffs that make up this 5:08 of awesome.

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start_date 08-04-2016 20:22:33
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  • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

    Good Morning Toilet! Enjoy these sweet riffs and choose wisely. Do not be hasty and enjoy your day.

    • damn, i missed my saturday morning toilet time! did everyone behave today?

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        Eliza layed the smack down with some anime.

        • I do not like anime, but Eliza kicks ass so I respect that!

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Did you see what she put? Perfect.

  • Guacamole Jim

    IDGAF I’m hot AF

    CLASSIC

    • more beer

      AF = Agnostic Front.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse
    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      This is otherwise an exceedingly enticing selection though.

    • EsusMoose

      I thought of putting it in but forgot

  • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross
    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Hey I’ve heard there’s a certain band missing from this week’s “Riff of the Week”. I think they’re called Saint Vitus, am I right?

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        It was either them or Clutch for me.

        • Eliza

          This is great, but Clutch <3

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            That is correct

    • Akerskronks ov Steele

      Shit I should have scrolled down before posting this as well. good thing we think alike at least.

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        You can never have enought Saint Vitus, man.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Wow. I think this is going to turn out to be tougher than I expected. I expected nothing but power metal, but seeing some of you have succeeded to slip in some Nevermore, Testament, Sleep, Anaal Nathrakh and Symphony X into this competition I’ll have some debating to do.

    • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

      You sir, are missing Clutch on that list of your’s.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Am I?

        I am.

        • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!

          & 1349!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Frank does not 1349.

          • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!
          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Though this song is not bad.

          • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!

            IT IS A GOOD & NOT BAD!!!!!!

          • there’s a shit ton of great 1349!!!

          • more beer

            I saw them last year with Origin. That must have been a tough tour for them. Having Origin blowing them off of the stage every night. That was actually a show Rhombus did a review on. It was like he wasn’t there. Because he must have seen a different show than I did. Since he had it all wrong.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Rhombus, as a writer, is better than for instance Axl and he isn’t as much of a prick as Axl is; but when it comes to actual knowledge about metal, Rhombus is quite useless as well. And that’s ok, I won’t claim to be Mr. Metal Knowledge myself, but then again, I’m not going to write articles am I? Rhombus got some points from me when he did that article on Lemmy, but lately his articles have been quite annoying.

          • Eliza

            I only go on Metalsucks for the exclusive streams and just ignore the shitty writing.

          • brokensnow

            Whats a “Metalsucks”?

          • Rob M

            A place where hope dies

          • Eliza

            And braincells.

          • Rob M

            MS has killed more brain cells than all the alcohol ever

          • more beer

            Well luckily most of their readers don’t have brains. So they are safe from rain cells being killed.

          • brokensnow

            love me some rain cell

          • more beer

            Yea I fixed that.

          • Rob M

            Its like a chicken and the egg situation..Did they start like that, or did they end up like that?

          • more beer

            I think many started out like that.

          • Eliza

            They’ve always pandered to the lowest common denominator.

          • Rob M

            Wont deny that…theyve gotten the comment section they deserved

          • Eliza

            Yep, the comments are the only thing constantly worthwhile about MS.

          • Rob M

            They do tend to be like watching a car accident in slow motion

          • brokensnow

            storm DNA as well….

          • more beer

            That guy is not a good specimen to use for stem cell research.

          • Eliza

            The Buzzfeed of metal blogs.

          • brokensnow

            hhheeeyyyy i like buzzfeed!

          • more beer

            Okay so like TMZ.

          • Eliza

            I just got a bad taste in my mouth.

          • more beer

            As you should have. TMZ should leave a bad taste in your mouth. It is one of the ways to tell the difference between those who have a mind and the mindless.

          • Eliza

            As such, I worry that there are so many people who watch that shit. I can’t stand celebrity worship and it annoys me that there are so many mindless droolies out here how are so drawn to that.

          • more beer

            It does separate us from them. Plus it makes it easy to know who not to hang out with.

          • Eliza

            That’s a good point.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Hey, now, I go to TMZ a lot! Mostly boredom, and they get the stories first. Their fact checking has definitely gone down the drain, though, and their articles look like they were written by a tree sloth having a stroke. TMZ’s editorial department at work:

            https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=video&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiR9OzyvILMAhXFNT4KHfLnCfcQtwIIHTAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dno_elVGGgW8&usg=AFQjCNELNOiCnwEXdUZm6j9Q_vbXPCjKOA&sig2=aNVNuWFax0y03hr9B4WJ4A

          • more beer

            The worst humanity has to offer goes to TMZ. Sorry I can’t stand celebrity gossip.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Sometimes they’ll have something of relevance here and there, but I mainly go there when things have slowed down here for the day, and if Raw Story’s cooled down for the day.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Plus I gotta keep up on what America’s favorite crack munchkin (Katt Williams) is up to, and who kicked his ass this week.

          • more beer

            His bullshit makes every paper in America.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            True, but they’re the first ones to report most of the time. He’s been quiet lately. A little too quiet…………..

          • more beer

            That will only last as long as the crack does. As soon as it’s gone, he will go out and do something stupid.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            More likely than no, him being in the brick house right now is the only thing keeping him quiet. As soon as he breaks out the crack again, it’ll be time to cue the carnival music for him.

          • more beer

            Oh, he can get whatever he wants in there.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            It’s gotta be rough being the only midget in there. He doesn’t even have to drop the soap before one of the boys pump his gums in the shower.

          • more beer

            He is probably segregated from the other prisoners.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Hopefully not!

          • more beer

            Whatever jail he is in doesn’t want to be responsible for anything bad happening to him.

          • brokensnow

            mmuucchhhh better……or worse…..

          • more beer

            Just bad.

          • Eliza

            Very, very, VERY bad.

          • Eliza

            It’s alright, I guess, but I can’t stand them.

          • tigeraid

            Ten reasons Emure should play in Axl’s basement.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            The Infowars or Breitbart of the metal world.

          • more beer

            Every show review he has done that I have been at has been like he was at a different show. So there is that.

          • Rob M

            Rhombus seems to be fairly decent at digging up bands, at least in the sense that he dosnt exclusively ride the whole prog/tech style like Axl and Vince do…Ive seen him post bout some fairly underground black metal and such…

            …but Ive also seen him say some flat out stupid shit, like calling Discharge a grind band

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Still not as bad as when Vince called Deathspell Omega a “technical deathgrind” band.

            …lol.

          • Rob M

            Did he really?…Oh MS, why do we let you even be a thing?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
          • Eliza

            Maybe we’re all masochists deep down.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Misread that as ‘That must have been a tough tour for them. Having Origin blow them on the stage every night'”.

          • more beer

            You should see an eye doctor.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Clutch<<<<

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          That opinion>>>>>>>>>

          • beargod is the only person liking your silly statement.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Beargod is the only one with working ears.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Also, Waynecro liked it as well. So eat that.

        • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          You’re only allowed to attack one of my favorite bands per day.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            But I didn’t attack them yesterday, taking the damage back now.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            You attacked both Clutch and Manowar. You gotta space these blows apart.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            “You gotta space these blows apart.”

            http://www.beavis-butthead.ru/pictures1/laugh.jpg

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Friendo man, how did you like Moonsorrow och Tähtiportti?

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Probs my #1 and #2 this year so far. Eetterimessu might be even better than s/t and Jumalten Aika is just overall awesomeness.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      And don’t forget a certain theme song! 😉

      https://media.giphy.com/media/xTiTnd3fwoWTmTZYPK/giphy.gif

  • EsusMoose

    On some cold ass toilet this morning. This is truly hell

    • Guacamole Jim

      Yesterday I utilized a public bathroom in La Paz, Bolivia. That was an actual toilet ov hell. Let me tell you, my buttocks didn’t make it close to touching that fetid bowl. It was a like a TTT intro.

      • EsusMoose

        At least you could squat long enough to finish your journey to such a defiled toilet

      • more beer

        The bathroom in CBGB’s was probably worse!

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          My dad can attest to that. He saw Guns N Roses and Butthole Surfers there.

          • more beer

            It is well documented.

          • Waynecro

            Butthole Surfers >>>>>

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Or any punk club, for that matter!

          • more beer

            But that one was a notorious shit hole.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I can imagine!

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Only real good song on the new album.

      • EsusMoose

        Only liked the fog

      • I used to only like a few, but the album as a whole has grown on me.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Well I forgot to submit mine. Was undecided between Anaal and Abigor. As expected a ton of good, non-power riffage. Saint Vitus and Noble Beast missing was unexpected though.

    Guac, my dear, that contains not the best riff in a dragon themed song ever, in fact containing next to no good riffs. And the jokes on you, I have no credit card you could use to ruin my rating *pfft pfft ftfh fhtagn pfft*

    • Guacamole Jim

      Damn you imaginary Finns and your not needing credit cards!!

  • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!

    NO ONE EVER GUESS GORAK PIN #!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

      1348?

      • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!

        DAMMIT!!!!!!!! UGGGGHHH, NO!!!

        • Sight Vnseen

          Cheer up. Abbath’s in Cleveland tonight. You going?

          • brokensnow

            wish I was.

          • Stanley

            Don’t worry. He was disappointing.

          • brokensnow

            Skeletonwitch

          • Stanley

            Very good!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I hope he plays some Emperor tunes too.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            No, he’s gonna play his stuff from when he was fronting Windir. DUHHHHHHH!!!!!!

          • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!

            WISH ME COULD!!!!! SICK LINE UP 4 SURE, BUT ME CAN’T GO 4 COUPLE OV REASON!!!!!!

  • Count_Breznak

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bbdCsAmp3s
    Not their best, but this site needs more Runemagick, anyways.

  • Eliza

    I have a perfect gif for this edition, but it’s an anime one.

    • Dubs

      Don’t. You. Dare.

      • Eliza

        I won’t do it. It’s tempting, but I won’t.

        • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          DO IT!!!!!

          To quote Dubs, “thou shalt not hesitate”

          • Eliza

            I don’t know, I might get banned.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            First offense? Not likely.

          • Eliza
          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            WHAT THE FLYING FUCK?!?

          • Eliza

            🙂 You insisted.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            I’m glad you delivered. Honestly, i don’t think many will be too mad at this, because it describes alot of peoples feelings for some of these riffs. Hahaha!

          • Eliza

            That’s why I kind of feel glad I posted it in the end. It’s a gem too precious to let it slip out of my hands.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            If anyone has a problem with it they can blame me.

          • Eliza

            We’ll see how it goes. Maybe no one will notice.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            You are on the list too!

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Yeah, well you’re on the list too there buddy! My “people I enjoy having arojnd the toilet” list! Ha! TAKE THAT!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            You’re on my SOS (Stab On Sight) list for anime enabling.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Now that I’m thinking of it, it’s been a while since I did a new anime tapir Jpeg…………….

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            NO ANIME
            YOU’RE ON THE LIST

          • Eliza

            Hehehe, it was fun while it lasted.

          • more beer

            Don’t listen to him. That was funny!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            The anime? Nope, keep it coming!

          • Eliza

            I usually don’t find any exceptionally funny gifs, so I think it’s a bit pointless.

          • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!
          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Wow, you just landed the perfect trifecta of bandom!

          • Dubs

            Eliza, I expected this kind of betrayal from KJU or Randall Thor, but not you and Boss.

            http://imgur.com/xgL4eSV

          • more beer

            That is pretty funny though. Give the girl a pass.

          • Dubs

            Eliza is easily in my top 5 commenters around here. I can’t stay mad at her.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Who are the other 4?

          • Dubs

            You don’t have the security clearance to access that information.

          • Sir Tapir The Based
          • more beer

            All he needs to know is he isn’t in the top 5.

          • Dubs

            The Tapir is eminently likable, despite his efforts to the contrary.

          • more beer

            I like him too. But I don’t know if that makes him likable to the rest of the world.

          • Dubs

            Lol. True. Oh, to your point yesterday of wearing white t-shirts in the sun. I always did when I was doing landscaping, but I have a habit of staining white shirts with sweat, and I’d actually like to wear this shirt again.

          • more beer

            That kind of sucks. Most of the white tee shirts I wear to work I don’t care about. I get everything filthy on my job so I do understand.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • tigeraid

            I dunno, but I’m sure they like turbid north.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            No one likes Turbid North.

          • more beer

            Right on.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Where am I on the list?

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            You can be mad at me if you need to.

          • Waynecro

            Indeed. Funny and highly appropriate.

          • Eliza

            I promise I will never do it again. But this was too perfect.

          • Rob M

            Okay for the relatively new guy…whats with the No Anime Rule anyway?

            I dont really care one way or the other…just curious

          • Dubs

            It’s both an inside joke (because the admins have an aversion to weebs) and a rule to prevent certain users who enjoy spamming from spamming.

          • Rob M

            Gotcha…fair enough

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • CyberneticOrganism

            NO

          • tigeraid

            Totes worth it.

          • Eliza

            Thanks a bunch!

          • Waynecro

            That show was ten kinds of absurd. I enjoyed it.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Looks familiar, but can’t think of what one it is. Monster Rancher?

          • Waynecro

            Kill la Kill

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Hmmmmmm, haven’t seen that one. Been watching a lot of RWBY lately.

          • Waynecro

            It was on Netflix for a while, and I think Adult Swim was playing it. It was really odd but pretty funny. RWBY is on my list of shows to check out. The new Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure series started recently.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            RWBY’s pretty good! Very unique style of animation, a bit more computer driven than usual, and very flashy.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • Waynecro

            Thanks, man.

          • Eliza

            I liked it a lot too.

          • Yes, yessss….
            Twist his power against him!

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas!!!!! DO EET!

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
    • Guacamole Jim

      This was my second choice to submit.

      • Dubs

        There were a lot of good non power metal songs, but I just went with the first thing that came to mind. As it is written, thou shalt not hesitate.

        • Thou shall not…

          • ……..

          • …..

          • hesitate

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Your posts had me shivering with antici

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            pation.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Is that you, Dr. Frank N. Furter?

    • Eliza

      I would’ve voted for this if it had been on the list.

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Abigor or Anaal
    ALSO
    Jimmy likes 1349. The proof just keeps piling up.

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Jimmy hates CoB though.

      Or might that be a sneaky white lie…

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        It’s a front.

    • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

      whats wrong with liking 1349

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I meant that Gorak and Jimmy bpth like it. Also 1349 os booooring.

        • correct. wrong.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            It’s fitting that you would like the most boring bm bands.

          • i’m such an interesting guy that my music doesn’t need to be
            i bet that’s what you’re thinking.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Here’s a Finnish Psych oldie you could enjoy. I do. Very much. Got the cd version.
            https://darksun.bandcamp.com/album/feed-your-mind

          • Looking forward to checking it out. Ignore what Link says, you’re all right!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            THE FUCK DID LINK SAY?

          • you’d better grab a pitchfork before i tell you…

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Tell me NAOW

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            DON’T PLAY GAMES WITH ME MCNASTY

      • ME GORAK KING OV CAVEMEN!!!

        NOT A THING!!!!!! THEY NOT REINVENT WHEEL(GORAK INVENT WHEEL) BUT GUDD HEAVY MOOZIK!!!!!!!

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Nah they’re one of the most boring bm bands.

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Fucking hell, I’m almost ashamed when I think of how many riffs I forgot myself. Gojira, Sodom, Saint Vitus…

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        It’ll be okay Frank, it’ll be okay.

      • Eliza

        I know, I feel ashamed of my laziness.

  • hieronymus bossk

    Voted for Anaal. Can’t not vote for the Venture Bros reference name.

  • Akerskronks ov Steele

    Heh, here I was having a bitch of a time trying to find a song with dragons in it’s title.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P04UKhOIjqQ

  • The bonus track off the re-issue of Cold Steel. that riffs at 0:16 and 0:30.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InEtubdii6A

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Some of these really…drag…on…..ill show myself out

  • High on Vallenfyre

    Sneaking Sleep in. Well played sir.

    • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

      You need at least 8 hours of Sleep a day.

      • High on Vallenfyre

        So one listen to Dopesmoker?

        • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          You can squeeze 7 listens.

  • Rob M

    No contest…Deathrow kills

    …knew I shoulda submitted this though

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i15qSXl70ZE

    • Stanley

      This was my second pick.

      • Rob M

        I was trying to think of something non-power metal when they announced the theme, this was the first one that popped into my mind

        • Stanley

          I hardly have any power metal in my collection (apart from Manowar’s first 4) so I didn’t have a lot of dragons lurking. I probably would have submitted this if I hand’t already submitted “When Thunders Hail” off this album for a previous competition. Best song on the album IMO.

          • Rob M

            Compared to other styles I dont have a ton of power metal albums, but its definitely a style I can enjoy (That Twilight Force album I posted up above being one). Its also one of those styles I can play around non-metal people and not get too much complaining.

            Agreed on “When Thunders Hail”…killer track

          • Stanley

            I think I’ve only bought one power metal album in the last 10 years – Ravenhead by Orden Ogan.

          • Rob M

            From what Ive heard, that was supposed to be a solid album…I liked “To the End”…

            If you get the urge, Id definitely recommend Twilight Force…its pretty much everything you expect from power metal, but its done really well

          • Stanley

            I already gave it a listen. I don’t really know anything about power metal, so I’m not sure how this is different from Dragon Force. lol. Especially the chorus.

          • Rob M

            I dont think Ive ever really spent anytime with Dragon Force, I always thought they made their name more for playing crazy fast than anything else…

            Honestly though, wouldnt surprise me if they sound similar, I havent come across a huge ton of variation when it comes to power metal.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            they have some kind of album out/comingout this year

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            “Manowar’s first 4” that’s all you need.

          • more beer

            I second this.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            MORE BEER!!!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            If you want bad music, sure!

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Manowar<<<<<<<, as well.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            It is official. Karhu is Tapir.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Shit, he’s on to us!

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            THE TABLES HAVE TURNED!!!

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            im not gonna push power metal on you, stan, cuz we’re bm bros but thats a little disappointing

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  • Rob M

    Actually really surprised no one put this up…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yehh-j1B-v8&nohtml5=False

  • Masterlord is going to receive just short of a billion Mastodon submissions next week.
    Why?
    Because We Are All Dicks.

    • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

      i was actually looking for a song with Mastodon in the title. turns out there arent any gooduns

    • CyberneticOrganism

      #notalldicks

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        We’re not all dicks, but it’s still a raging sausage party here.

    • Because We All Have Bad Taste*

  • Rob M

    Wow…who knew there so many Nevermore fans on this blog?

    • brokensnow

      I’m not really a fan, but I recognize a good song. Loomis is love, Loomis is life.

    • Eliza

      I’m pleasantly surprised.

    • tigeraid

      Loomis is your Lord and saviour.

      • This happens to be the only song in my collection containing the relevant word. I didn’t submit it because I correctly presumed that someone else would and I DETEST SHARING VOTES WITH FILTHY POWERMETALLOVERS

        • tigeraid

          Richter pls!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        By Loomis, you mean Satan

      • Rob M

        Peddle your religion somewhere else preacher man, I sold my soul to Quorthon a long time ago

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          Trollhorn or bust.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            All hail Trollhorn

        • more beer

          You win that round.

      • he’s aight

  • tigeraid

    I see the correct choice is being made. Good hussle, toileteers. Some great riffs here though – – that Deathrow!

  • CT-12

    How in the flying fuck was this song not posted? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKcuPnkG-mM

    • more beer

      Somebody posted it in the comments last week.

      • CT-12

        Fwhewww, faith restored.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    All solid picks, especially Masterlord pulling out the vastly underrated Crimson Glory (Midnight era, no less)!

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  • dang Gorak, that’s a great pick!

  • Lacertilian

    Well I guess I have to vote for Bob really, it would be silly not to.

    • Bob Gorak
      *FTFY

      • Lacertilian

        Hmmm….
        No.

        • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          Clutch
          Fixed it for both of you

  • Waynecro

    Abigor, Psycroptic, or 1349 for me. The rest of the songs were not easy for me to get through. You have some mighty fine taste in music, Brock. Your pick fucking rules.

    • 1349 for you.

      • Waynecro

        That song does jam pretty fucking hard.

    • Lacertilian

      But which Psycroptic?
      This is important Wayne. Don’t fuck this up.

      • Waynecro

        The heavy one, of course.

        • Lacertilian

          Wayne, I’m not seeing any votes.
          Are you fucking this up, Wayne?
          I think you’re fucking this up.

          • Waynecro

            Even if you don’t get my vote, you get 5 cool points for picking a good, non-power-metal song.

          • Lacertilian

            Wayyyne…

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I think he fucked it up

          • Lacertilian

            It would seem so.

          • what are cool points going to buy? especially to somebody who already sets the bar for cool?

  • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

    Ill sell my vote fir 25 shmeckles

    • Shit…25 shmeckles kaint bye yins a loaf o’ salt in dis heer wintreee ecoonoomeee…

    • Lacertilian

      22

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