Riff ov the Week: 1-9-15

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Electric guitarist his passionate playing.

Welcome back to our weekly riff contest/circle-jerk.

We had something of an upset last week when Bölzer (Ol’ Joe’s pick) came as close as they ever have to losing a Riff ov the Week contest – they tied with some band called Throne or something (Boss the Ross’s pick). Well done, boys. We’ll break the tie by determining which of you is the better kisser. I’ll be the judge.

I have a cool idea for next week. Here it is – your riff must be from a band you were introduced to by a fellow toileteer. Be it a post from the site, or a recommendation from the TovH Facebook group. Let’s jerk this circle.

Send your riffs to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com. Include your name, a link to the riff, the time of the riff, and an explanation. If you have an idea for a theme, let me know.

 

Masterlord

The transition into the riff at 5:40 doesn’t pack quite as much of a gut punch unless you listen to the acoustic bit building before it at 4:30, but shit, man. This riff makes me want to make a big change.

 

W.

The riff that kicks off at 8:56 into “Randulf” is the sound of time collapsing as you desperately race away from a collapsing dimension.

 

Zeke

Pyrexia were one of the godfathers of the Long Island death metal scene. Their debut album Sermon Of Mockery is probably considered their most classic album, but I’m picking something from their follow-up EP because I think the vocals on this album are some of the most ferocious in death metal. The vocalist is now in Internal Bleeding and the guitarist is in Suffocation. Grind at 1:48.

 

Eliza

All the riffs in this song are amazing, the one I like best starts at about 0:25.

 

KJU

No idea what they’re saying since it’s Hungarian, but one of the unsung heroes of 80’s traditional metal. Riff starts at 2:45.

 

Richtoid

1-7-16, 2:14pm:
F*CK
I F*RG*T T* SUBMIT A RIFF!!
Um . . .
Listen closely at 0:00. This is the best of all Dornenreich riffs which can rightly be considered Dornenreich riffs; that is, riffs written/played by Dornenreich.

 

Boss the Ross

Saviours is a band that lives in the alley between fuzzed-out-doom and thrash metal, in a lean-to propped on the doom side. A perfect blend of catchy-as-hell head-nodding grooves and intricate break neck riffs. On their second album, Into Abaddon, Saviours give an excellent example of fuzzy-thrash with Narcotic Sea, a 6 minute ripper from front to back. Riff after riff hits you square in the chest. Starting with a power chord heavy main riff and inter played with single note transitions. But at 2:27 the band lays down one hell of an NWOBHM worship riff. YES. Give me more. It’s given only once more, then the band slow it down, get laid back and enter the Iommic Caravan Temple that is the last 2 and a half minutes of the song. Grooooooooovyyyy sshhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitt.

 

Waynecro

I have a lot of wonderful memories attached to this band’s music. Because of recent events, the music now just bums me the fuck out. In a good way, though, I guess. Anyway, the riff at 3:33 (and again at 6:33) is awesome. I’ve always loved this riff. It used to give me a hopeful, encouraging vibe; it now gives me the heartbreaking feels. My silly change of emotional perspective has no negative impact on the sheer greatness of the riff.

 

Gorak

ONLY RIFF TO ROCK OUT THIS WEEK!!!

 

Ted Nü-Djent

I had another riff in mind to submit this week but thanks to a post in the Facebook group this week I’m submitting this instead. Riff has feels and starts at 3.55 but I recommend listening to the build up to the riff for maximum boner effect.

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This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 14-12-2014 20:22:33
end_date 15-01-2016 23:59:59
Poll Results:
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  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    I gotta vote Necro. I lurb Daylight Dies, and they are NC natives

    • Stuntman Boss the Ross

      You might be responsible for my entry next week.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Im honored, sir!

        • Stuntman Boss the Ross

          We’ll see how it does!

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Probably fail miserably, as ive never won ROTW, only tied

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            I thought I had it last week. And then it was another tie. Dang it!

          • Eliza

            Two ties in a row, that makes me really excited for next week.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            We shall see.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I won it once with a pick off Siren Charms.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            You sure that wasnt WotW?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That might have been it. I forgot.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I’m sorry but whiff of the week is over already.

        • Stuntman Boss the Ross

          Oh Tapir, you jokester you.

  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    Need to make a choice between Ted and Eliza… this is hard.

    • Eliza

      Choose wisely.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Choose Ted

    • pick other and choose MasterJake5000

  • B00mhauer

    Submitting Motorhead? Too easy. But you still get my vote, because Motorhead. Only band a Toileteer introduced me to was Katharsis, maybe I’ll dig up a riff and submit it. Credit goes to the great Howard Dean. BYAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    • B00mhauer

      Also I am listening to Urgehal right now for the first time. I really like these guys.
      TOTAL BLACKENED KVNT DETH SATHAN or whatever you metalheads are jiving about these days

      • Spear

        TOTAL BLACKENED KVNT DETH SATHANAS*
        But you were pretty close, points for trying.

        • B00mhauer

          I have a Belphegor shirt that says ‘Shred For Sathan’ on it so I was just kinda using that as my point of reference. I AM A FVKKING FAILURE

  • EsusMoose

    Stuff a toileter rec’d? Time to delve into basically everything I’ve heard this last year. Also the Nudj wins

    • Stuntman Boss the Ross

      My riff last week was a toileteer recommendation. And there are plenty more to choose from. I hold the toileteers in high regards for music.

      • EsusMoose

        I currently have 3-4 riffs I like and I’m just back to August so far, so there’s bound to be a lot of stuff I’d like to submit, probably will go down to which group do I want others to listen to the most

        • Stuntman Boss the Ross

          Good plan. Can’t wait to see what you bring to the table.

          • EsusMoose

            A dead animal, baby rabbits, someone’s shirt? Only a corgi knows what shall be brought and all shall revel in it’s glory

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            I’m prepared for the reveling.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      It wasn’t a rec because I’m already a big fan of DEP. It was Super Nintendo’s thread which inspired the choice. Even though his thread was about Ire Works clicking for him, someone commented Farewell, Mona Lisa. From there, my choice was simple.

      • EsusMoose

        I think we’re on two different pages, first sentence is in reference to next weeks requirement, the second is me saying I voted for you.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Oh,sorry about that

          • EsusMoose

            It’s fine, I doubt my original comment was very clear.

      • from there, your choice sukks cokk

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          *kokk

  • Slappy The Squirrel

    Submitting Motorhead?

  • EsusMoose

    And sent, let’s hope I remember I submitted something in a week.

  • I voted for Lacertilian, somehow.

    • Lacertilian

      Explain.

      • Quantum Mechanics n’ shit.

  • Scrimm

    Pyrexia>>>

  • Eliza

    I really love Chemical Cascades, but I had to vote for Motorhead.

    • Stuntman Boss the Ross

      You have a good pick this week.

      • Eliza

        Thanks! I liked your as well.

        • Stuntman Boss the Ross

          Thank you

    • Dubs

      It’s the thought that counts.

      • Eliza

        Maybe some other time. 🙂

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Why not voting Waynecro?

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Motörhead has always been close to my heart, but since the fruit is low today and that Daylight Dies riff is a good, I shall give my vote to Waynecro.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Jesus, that header photo

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I LOL’ed

    • RJA

      Nice! I might have missed (again) without the heads up. Now if I don’t pay attention to distros for the next couple months!

      Last time they said Hell’s would have copies and I watched Hell’s like a hawk after that and they never offered it.

    • Stuntman Boss the Ross

      Oh, hell yes.

      I know it was for RJA, but that is a good album. And i would not mind having the vinyl.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Strawbs is coming here in May. Im going as a late birthday present. My birthday is in April.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    Rewatching some old movies tonight while i get fucked up and cook burritos. First up: Insomnia w Robin Williams (as the bad guy, RIP) and Al Pacino

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Im watching football.

    • Dubs

      That movie is pretty intense.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        I could never get over how good Robin Williams was as the bad guy.

    • Slappy The Squirrel

      Saw that in theaters. Definitely an underrated movie! And the cinematography at the end is quite unique.

    • I liked the Norwegian original better because I am an arsehole.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Seems like something youd do

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Everything is better in Norway.

        • Even hemorrhoids.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            They’re more metal.

      • Slappy The Squirrel

        Damn, I forgot there was an original. Might have to mosey on over to Google and see if I can find it.

    • That’s a movie I still need to watch sometime.

  • Slappy The Squirrel
  • I’d like to commend Zeke for the Pyrexia submission.

    • Zeke

      Wordddddd

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Whenever someone mentions you in the comments section I always think they’re referring to the band

        • Zeke

          I didn’t know there was a band named zeke. I bet they’re awesome.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    I like how the video in KJU’s submission how they miced the stage set up for DLR’s Yankee Rose video

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Have a vote W

  • Lacertilian

    Have a vote W.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Could somebody recommend some dark black metal in the vein of Transilvanian Hunger and Marduk?

    Inb4 mgla

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Deafheaven

      • Slappy The Squirrel

        Living Colour and Body Count.

        • Stuntman Boss the Ross

          Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count Body count body motherfuckin count

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Ice T: from Cop Killa to Cop Acta.

          • more beer

            It’s all about gettin paid! I saw the first Body Count tour with Ice T touring for OG. It wasn’t anything to be fucked with. Ice brought it with both the hip hop and the metal.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            He’s the man.

          • Lollapalooza 1991. He was there.

          • Actually both at the same time(New Jack City).

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Oh, almost forgot that one! I was referring to his shift from Body Count to Law And Order. Going from “what about their families? Fuck ’em!” to “you killed my partner! He was two days from retirement!”.

          • MENDOZAAAAA!!!

          • Slappy The Squirrel
      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

        No.

    • Slappy The Squirrel
    • RJA

      If you’re not familiar, I would go with Craft.

  • “Make a change… kill yourself.”
    -Sir Based the Tapir

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      “You bring metal into everything, except your wrists, which is a shame.’

      *sniff* nice meme.

    • Slappy The Squirrel

      ….

    • “Be the change you want to see in the world… and leave it.”

      • “Do what now?”
        -Meatwad

      • Slappy The Squirrel

        “What doesn’t kill me should’ve tried harder” -Tapir

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      I voted for it.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    The JJD Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 has been awarded to Maggot Brain by Funkadelic. May Eddie Hazel be remembered forever.

    • Stuntman Boss the Ross
      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Bootsy is one of the best bassists ever and the best funk bassist ever.

        • Stuntman Boss the Ross

          Both correct statements.

          I also picked up Ohio Players’ Honey

          • 60s-70s R&B/Soul? Motown? Yes? No?

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Just to clarify, are you asking if i like all these things? Because, yes i do. A lot.

          • Yes, I am, and yes I do.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Damn straight.

          • R&B/Soul from the 80s onward just doesn’t sound “right” to me.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Doesn’t smell right either.

          • Seems to me Hip Hop inherited that sound and feel in the late 80s-early 90s.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Most definitely. Mainly due to all of the sampling. Plus, it’s what they grew up on.

            Have you seen Finding the Funk? It’s a documentary narrated by Questlove. Lots of big names are interviewed, good stuff.

    • I can dig it.

      • Stuntman Boss the Ross
        • I’ve seen George Clinton/P-Funk All Stars, Original P, Bernie Worrell’s Woo Warriors, and Les Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains. That’s some serious Funk, right there.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            The most serious funk.
            You got me all funked up with jealousy right now.

  • Slappy The Squirrel
  • more beer

    So I went to the memorial for Lemmy at Trve Brewery tonight. Not to be a dick…But there were many hipsters that I never see at shows at this event. It was pretty sickening but I guess That is to be expected. So me and my friends left and went to Black Sky. it wasn’t billed as Lemmy’s funeral. It was actually people from the scene giving a fuck. For al of you at both places who are down with the scene Love & Respect! To the rest of you go fuck yourselves.

    • Well said.

    • Slappy The Squirrel

      Brace yourselves, there are many Black Veil Brides looking kids with Motorhead shirts about to come out of the woodwork. Those shirts will go nicely with the Ramones, Exploited and other bands these kids know nothing about shirts they wear because everyone else is wearing them. Lemmy would’ve snapped their necks off, drank kegs out of their torsos, shagged their whole families, then get on stage.

      • more beer

        That almost would have been better. Then being surrounded by hipsters in their Patagonia Jackets. Who don’t know anything about metal. But who came out for the social event of it all.

        • Slappy The Squirrel

          And claim to have known about Motorhead before you and before they were cool, even if they weren’t even born yet.

          • more beer

            Except none of them spoke to me and my friend I was with. Their bullshit would have gotten called. There were a few people scattered about the place who were actual metalheads. But there were a lot of people wearing their Motorhead shirts that they bought at Hot Topic.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            That sucks.

          • more beer

            Yes it does. But what can you do There are a lot of fake band wagon jumping people out there.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Slay them with steel.

          • more beer

            Steel toes! It is much more fun that way!

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Ooooh, nice. I got a pair of them that’ll do nicely.

          • more beer

            I have both a pair of grinders and a pair of DM’s such a hard decision to make. Which one’s to wear to said boot party.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Decisions, decisions, decisions…

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            If their Motorhead shirts weren’t beat, tattered and looked like they came out of the local dry cleaners, you know who the guilty parties were. And if they have that fresh new shirt smell, a swift kick to the balls, gooch or cooch is in order.

          • I dunno, my 2009 tour shirt is still in good shape.

          • XXXX Atomic Tongue Hair

            At least it has a little wear on it, versus someone getting it all pretty and fresh from the Hot Topic right before the memorial.

          • I try to take decent care of my shirts, including hanging them to dry rather than using a dryer.

          • more beer

            Pretty much all new and not even washed for the first time. I would of had to be Bruce Lee to kick that many people.

      • Only consolation is that maybe Fast Eddie Clarke will see a few dollars from all this, as well as other band members

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Gorak for the win

    • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

      RIP

    • Slappy The Squirrel

      RIP

      When I first looked at the pic, I was like “FINALLY!!!! Fucking Pat Robertson kicked the bucket!”

      • Sadly, no.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Wtf are yall doin up so early

          • Fell asleep around 10 after being out and about all afternoon yesterday, woke up around 6.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Fair enough, i had three animals jumping on me

          • I had one cat sleeping behind my legs.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Any other good movies last night?

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            After fellowship i was starting to nod off, so i just put on some archer

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Ha, right on.

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Feel asleep early, and was up since 4AM yesterday.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Woke up at 3:45 for work.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Fuck that noise

          • Worked graveyard shift for years, didn’t mind it so much except during Winter when I would never see daylight.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Ive worked 7 or 8 to 5 for so long now that i wouldnt want to have any other kind of shift

          • I worked 8 to 5, AM that is.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Thats a bunch of nonsense too

          • I was fine with it. It was only 4 nights a week and if a show happened on any of those nights, I could get it off as long as I gave notice. Also, no interaction with the general public whatsoever, huge plus.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Yeah. Unfortunately, thats my entire job

          • Fuck a whole bunch of retail and customer service work, anything where I can’t just do work and not deal with people really.

          • more beer

            There is much to be said for that. I try to deal with as few people as possible at work. I consider any day I don’t have to deal with anyone a good day. That is most days.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Sweet gig.

          • Long time ago at CVS, overnight stock work, mind numbing but profitable.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Ooh, sweet shift, mind numbingness of it would drive me batshit crazy.

          • I could always run out for a quick toke during breaktime, and this is before serious prohibitions on tobacco smoking in public places and the store was closed, so I could smoke on the job for the first 2 years, another bigtime plus.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Would you say you were… comfortably numb?

          • YEAAAAAHHHH!!!

            It kept me going for the show without a doubt.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            Yes!
            You the man.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            I’ve bounced back and forth from day (7am-3) and swing shift(3pm-11) for the past few years .

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            I agree.

    • more beer

      Well that sucks. But he was 89.

  • : (

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    this is whos opening for Exmortus? Hrmmm.

    http://youtu.be/LNibgkOIXEw

  • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

    Is it too late to vote?