Riff ov the Week: 10-31-15

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Greetings and happy Halloween. May you all please the dark lord on this very special evil night. Before that happens, however, we must do as we do every Saturday, and riff together.

Last week ended in a stalemate between the Grindprophet Tyree and Boss (the Ross). Fight to the death to determine the victor. Do not worry — the last man standing wins the contest, but the loser finally finds peace in nothingness.

Before we start:

  • Remember to send your riffs for next week 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 themed ROTW, make it known.

Alright.

 

Masterlord

Vinterskuuuuggeeeeeeee… på vår joooooooooooooord!

 

Old Man Doom

There so many prime, grade-A riffs on the new Gorod album, but here’s the one that really sold me. 0:52.

 

Brock Samson

This one makes my nipples both moist and hard at the same time. Start at 0:25.

 

Blackbeard

A week before Halloween, so I’ll do something spoopy: I’m going to be a grindxguy for this week. It wont make it on my top 10 but its a brilliant album. It shows all you need is like 3 notes and a couple harmonics… and, there you go, you got a riff. Suck it, posers. Riff starts ~1:36.

 

Ellipsis

Satyrasis …Of The Dead (tentatively Best Use Of An Ellipsis©: 2015) was released way back in January, but it’s an album I’ve kept coming back to, mainly for the sweet riffs on offer. Opener “A Foot In Each Grave” is no exception and the cacophony @5:45 sets the tone for the rest of the album…

 

KJU

Pretty much, the whole song is one long series of riffs, and he brings them by the truckload. Definitely one of my favorite albums of the year, and this guy just keeps getting better and better. As if it could get much better than Disperse. Best part at 6:30.

 

Richter

If you’re going to flush yourself out of an airlock and into the loving arms of space after the rest of your crew has been mauled by some alien force (who wouldn’t?), you might as well do it while blasting this: 0:07.

 

KJM

This here riff is “Intro” from Acid King‘s Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere (2015). You could also go with “Outro” as it’s the same riff. No need for a time stamp because, except for a brief change, the riff is the song and the song is the riff. Blues Ov DOOM.

 

Boss the Ross

Iskra released Ruins this year and it is jam packed with killer riffs. My pick comes in from the song Nihill. The song starts with quick drum fill then kicks you in the teeth with well executed guitar and drum interplay. The song continues with some heavy riffage then the drums cut out at 18:30 for a single note tremolo guitar. Wait for it… at 18:48 the guitar drops, the drums kick in and for the next minute and ten seconds you loose yourself in a sick onslaught of tremolo, overtones and excellent guitar fills and variations. Heavy shit.

 

Ted Nü-Djent

When that riff kicks in at 2:24 until the end of the track. All cock and balls and stoner swagger.

 

Waynecro

In my opinion, the guys in Vehemence have always crafted death-metal songs that contain just the right amount of heaviness, musicianship, melody, and harmony. That’s why I was so jazzed when the band released its first new album in more than a decade. This whole album kills, and nearly every song has at least one Riff ov the Week–worthy riff. This song stuck out immediately the first time I listened to the album, and I’ve been blasting it nearly nonstop since. This entire song is nothing but kick-ass riffs; however, I’m highlighting the riff at about 6:43—especially when the blast beats kick in at about 7:05. Seriously, though: Just listen to the entire song.

 

Tigeraid

After my stunning victory in last week’s RovtW (just cuz some former president dude picked the same song first means NOTHING!) it’s time to make it two in a row with some glorious barbarian metal courtesy of Tulsadoom! From their 2015 sophomore effort Storms of the Netherworld, “Shadows of Lemuria” starts off with a nice smooth, contemplative intro, then rolls into a killer chugging riff around 1:10 that you CAN’T NOT air guitar to. Fuck yes.

 

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  • KJM, Shake Zula

    I’ll just be sitting over here taking it easy with my machete. No pressure.

  • Oh no doubt this goes to Masterlord. That riff is going to be stuck in my head all morning now.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I felt the same way about Brock’s pick.

      • That’s a good pick but the simplisity and catchiness of that Isengard riff is just perfect. Oh… That’s so Fenriz.

        http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/gylve_66288q-560×397.jpg

        • CyberneticOrganism

          “That’s So Fenriz!” will be right back after these messages…

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            I could imagine him and the other Darkthrone guy doing the opening theme to ‘All In The Family’ or Sanford And Son. Darkthrone covering the Sanford And Son theme would be interesting, come to mention it………..

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Get Nocturno Culto on the phone!

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            The spin off to That’s So Raven

  • CyberneticOrganism

    *riffs*
    *shits*

  • Maik Beninton™

    I have an idea: we do riffs from a band’s last album, but that band must be no longer a band, whether it broke up, or is on hiatus, and I would say being just on tour doesn’t count.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Best riffs in songs about beer

      • Maik Beninton™

        Party Cannon is mine.

        • more beer

          THey have cancer from smoking weed.

          • Maik Beninton™
          • more beer

            Nope just telling you how it is.

          • Maik Beninton™

            You are still upset from last night, I can tell.

          • more beer

            Hardly like I said just telling you how it is. You make the most ridicules comment on weed ever. With absolutely nothing to back it up. Except you read it in some book in high school. It is laughable to say the least. Maybe do some research and learn the truth. Before you say things that are so blatantly incorrect,

          • Maik Beninton™

            Boy, I gonna dry out of that saltiness of yours, and yes, I know I got my ass fired up last night.

          • you should be firing up a J instead of your ass 😉

          • Maik Beninton™

            Is J for Jane? For Mary Jane?

          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Joint

          • Maik Beninton™

            Oh yeah, I forgot.

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            I thought weed was more or less accepted and legal in Brazil.

          • Maik Beninton™

            There is a debate on whether they legalize it or not, and there is actually some support from politicians here. I don’t take part on it, but if you ask me I don’t think it would be a big problem if they legalize it, all that I care for is 420 blaze it jokes.

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            When I read ‘City Of God’, they mentioned quite a lot of weed (as well as chronic alcoholism, which was much more of a problem). I’m guessing it’s like Colombia, where weed is illegal but cops don’t care unless you’re trafficking or you have a large amount on you. Pretty much the same in Southside Chicago.

          • Maik Beninton™

            Pretty much, if you are caught as a user you will have to pay a fine.
            My sister once told me of a guy that bought ecstasy from a drug dealer that have international connections, and he bought a box full of them, when the box arrived the police came together with it.

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            Didn’t they pretty much militarize the police there (again, same as Colombia)? I remember a while back reading something about that, and how they stormed the favelas and cleaned them out.

          • Maik Beninton™

            The story happened on my town.
            But yeah that happened a few years ago, it was before the world cup. But they still get attacked from times to times.

          • Karnov

            Gah, that whole thing was a disaster. Billions wasted, and wasting more on the Olympics next year. Mayor Daley (Chicago) made the bad mistake of betting on the Olympics, tore down hospitals and landmarks for it, only to lose to Rio De Janiero, a much more obvious choice.

            BTW, had my money on Brazil to win!

          • But the police were inside the box, like a gift? Or they were delivering the box?

            I need answers.

          • Maik Beninton™

            They were delivering the box.

          • Awww 🙁

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot
          • Based Potoo

            Cannabis must contain a great amount of salt.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™
          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            Most ridiculous? Oh, lo and behold!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e25in2BNo48

          • Óðinn

            ~~~

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot
          • Óðinn

            Touché.

          • more beer

            They should get married!

          • Karnov

            In good news, a rival company is selling that same AIDS pill for $1, pretty much driving that asshole into the ground. And he got royally destroyed trying to argue with a real doctor on Reddit.

            http://www.alternet.org/economy/pharma-bro-martin-shkreli-gets-schooled-real-doctor-during-disastrous-reddit-interview

          • more beer

            Yep!

          • more beer

            He out did this whore even. With his weed causes cancer comment!

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot
          • Maik Beninton™

            That joke is very late.

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            Damn pot smokers, start drinking moonshine and shooting up Krokodil like a man!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Krokodil is the worst kind of heroin though.

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot
        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Insert inuendo about party cannon here

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I pick Tankard.

    • I have an idea. How about a best riff theme?

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I thought tonight would be Halloween themed

      • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

        Helloween themed. FTFY

    • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

      I likey this idea! I’d have to sit and think on this one, but Myrk comes to mind right off the bat.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    Old Man Doom gets the nod from me this time.

    • you surprise me shake

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        I’m full of surprises. Well, full of something anyways…

        • right now i wish we were both full of something else…

        • Biscuit was helping me play spoopy SOMA tonight…

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Awww

  • Based Potoo

    Wasn’t the theme riffs that came out this year? I think Masterlord’s calendar is a bit old.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Riff (kinda) ov the Day for Halloween:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXLi8pqbH7Y

    • Boss the Ross

      Congratulations on last week’s riff, my good sir.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    I’m so full of amphetamines right now. I had my soccer presentation tonight and won player of the year. Bourbon and beers ahoy to watch the rugby union world cup final now. Also, if I had heard the new Vhöl before entering. My submission would be totally different tonight. Big love toilet folk! ?

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      Excellent! Great job!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      You didn’t smoke methamphetamine did you?

    • more beer

      Sounds like someone had a fun filled evening.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        I did

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Like a couple people mentioned before, it’s taking me a little bit to wrap my head around Deeper Than Sky but it’s good – real good.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        You’re the reason my testicles tingle at the very mention of their name.

    • Mutoid Man is a winner, great album.

    • Óðinn

      I hope Australia wins, just because my ex-girlfriend, who was a Kiwi, would never stop talking about how great the “All Blecks” were, even though I couldn’t give two shits about rugby. Everything was better” in New Zealand.

      • Lacertilian

        @lmd666:disqus didn’t care, he told me he was watching porn instead.
        The bloody grub.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          I was

          • Óðinn

            Good choice.

          • more beer

            There are not enough upvotes for that answer.

      • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

        Tonga is really underrated. I never heard of the place before I watched them versus the All Blacks.

        • Óðinn

          I’ve heard of Tonga. I have nothing against Tonga. But I don’t like Johah from Tonga. Dude gives Tonga a bad name. Otherwise, Tonga is fine.

          • Lacertilian

            You know he’s not from Tonga right?

          • Óðinn

            I know.

          • Lacertilian

            Good.

          • Karnov

            Never seen that one.

          • Óðinn

            It’s terrible.

    • Óðinn
      • KJM, Shake Zula

        #StayChloe

    • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

      “We knew Ted before he became Player Of The Year, so stop trying to act cool” -future TOH comments.

      Who’s in the finals? Haven’t catched up on rugby in a while. *crosses fingers and hopes the All Blacks or Tonga is in there*

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        New Zealand beat Australia

        • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

          https://media0.giphy.com/media/MvfsDqwR3pPyM/200_s.gif

          Australia of course always has a solid team. And of course they rule Aussie Rules. How Americans haven’t caught on to rugby or Aussie Rules is beyond me. American football sucks. There, I said it.

          • Óðinn

            I was actually wondering the other day if Aussie Rules football was still a thing. Haven’t heard about it for 20+ years.

          • more beer

            But we also have thousands of craft beers.

          • Óðinn

            That’s true. We have a lot of beer, good and bad.

          • Karnov

            They still play it on MHZ here in America. It’s not quite popular, but it pops up here and there. Rugby actually got popular again when the NFL strikes happened a few years ago.
            Woah, woah woah………….. you just insulted Schlitz, my all time favorite beer?!?! Put up your dukes, yon uncultured heathen!

          • Óðinn

            Holy Schlitz! I’m sorry.

          • Cpt. Poopypanty’s Oily Rampage

            Odinn, it’s time we had a talk in my study, young man…….

            http://i.imgur.com/uC4Fk.png

  • B00mhauer

    Man I forgot all about Vehemence, I was way into those guys in high school. This is a great way to come back from a split-up. Killer riffs

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    You should all vote forTed!

    • Scrimm

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Yes

  • BEARD-SPLITTER

    I waited all week just to post this img

    • Boss the Ross

      Which riff are we referring to?

      • BEARD-SPLITTER

        That one

      • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

        My ROTW, of course! 😉

        • Boss the Ross

          Guess i should’ve known… damn.

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            Yeah, I voted for And One.

  • Boss the Ross

    Just to be clear, there is no theme next week, right?

  • EsusMoose
  • Voted …
    Off to mutilate and disembowel some people. Err…pumpkins, I meant pumpkins.
    Happy Halloween y’all.

    • Lacertilian

      Don’t say you voted without saying who for, you rat bastard.

      • …, duh.

        • Lacertilian

          I’m not sure what you’re implying here.
          It matters not, I feel a general “fuck you” is in order.

          • I voted Ellipsis, dumbbutt. (Love you.)

          • Lacertilian

            Now I see, what a fool I have been.
            I redact my “fuck you”.

  • BEARD-SPLITTER

    Old Man Doom gets my vote. Second to kjm because weed

  • Scrimm

    Isengard or Blood Incantation. Hard choice

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Mutoid Man

      • Scrimm

        Never

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Ever?

          • Cpt. Poopypanty’s Oily Rampage

            Getting back together?

    • Vote for Jeb

      That Blood Incantation album is awesome. I want more.

      • Scrimm

        I want a physical copy. Weird that the local store carries DD releases but has that one listed as unavailable.

  • i had to vote for the Ruler ov Facebooks, @lmd666:disqus

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Thanks Jimmeh!

  • 365chaosriddendays

    The new album by “MGLA” rules, so, any song picked from “Exercises in Futility” is a winner. Zentara is a riff-making master, no doubts. Brock Samson, great choice.

  • Waynecro

    Damn, man. The Toileteers don’t make it easy to pick a Riff ov the Week. Lots of good stuff here. For me, it comes down to Gorod, MGLA, Maruta, Iskra, and Mutoid Man (and I’m usually unimpressed by stoner swagger).

  • Based Potoo

    Kinda surprised that there were no Misþyrming riffs.

    • I say this every day.

    • People are going to defile me here, but I still think that Misþyrming’s “Söngvar elds og óreiðu” is still better then “Exercises in Futility”

      • *defiles Tyree
        (going to see Crimson Peak tomorry, will give you an update)

      • Based Potoo
        • Goddamn… I always new you were an alright guy Ron Jeremy.

          • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

            He should’ve won an Oscar and Academy Award for his role in ‘Orgazmo’! Well, that and ‘Anal Rampage’.

      • BEARD-SPLITTER

        Except that i cant pronounce it

      • Lacertilian

        I have been quiet about it but I found Exercises In Futility to be generally bland.
        Misþyrming on the other hand..

        • Oh shit… Me too… I guess… *Hides*.

          • Lacertilian

            I think it was more than just a product of the hype associated with it too. I really wanted to enjoy it and have given it a bunch of spins but it really just doesn’t do much for me.
            Whether that was their artistic intent as part of the concept of futility or not is irrelevant to me. Even though I’m not as well versed on the band as some people here, I definitely found more to grab hold of on their older material. Appears I’m in the minority but that’s ok.
            To each their own.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Backed

      • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

        Ever heard Beneath or Malignant Mist (video one up from this post)?

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

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        I don’t get the Mgla love at all

    • Lacertilian

      Shared this on the FB group yesterday, may it ease the pain on your cloaca.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTMIxjjbatI

    • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

      So far as I remember, I don’t think any Icelandic band has been featured on ROTW. Tons of insanely good death metal from there! Check out the drumming on this one.

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

  • That Iskra album is good. The end of my statement is now.

  • KJM, Shake Zula
    • Upvote for Satan.

    • Óðinn

      Hail Satan.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Just not the band Satan right?

        • Óðinn

          Yes. That’s right.

        • more beer

          There is only one Satan!

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            And that is the band Satan

  • KJM, Shake Zula
    • KJM do you like Primitive Man?

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        Not sure. I’ll have to give another listen.

        • DOOOOOOOM! HATE FILLED DOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ0RFTMpX30

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            It’s got lotsa NOLA Sludge, but not quite enough Electric Wizard/Sleep-iness going on.

          • Really? I think Primitive Man have their own sound. Super hate-filled dissonant fuckery. I can see why you would not dig though. All good! Figured I’d get the doom master perspective.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            They are unique. It’s just my best description of what they sound like to my ears is all.

          • more beer

            See them. I have seen them numerous times and they fucking rule.incredibly heavy!

        • more beer

          Dude they are Denver’s finest doom!

  • Lacertilian

    Richter scores the Lizard vote.
    I would have picked something different from the hundreds of riffs on Gorod’s latest and I keep telling you guys that ‘Illegal’ from Iskra’s Ruins is the riffiest of riffholders.
    Ted’s was a great pick too.

    • So I get your vote because other people fucked up . . . ?

      I’ll take it.

      • Lacertilian

        You have no say in the matter.
        The vote has been cast.

        • I SAID I’LL TAKE IT.

          • Lacertilian

            I SAID YOU HAVE NO SAY IN THE MATTER!

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            I’ll take the honourable mention

          • Cpt. Poopypanty’s Oily Rampage
      • more beer

        Fuck em!

    • Boss the Ross

      Illegal is a phenomenal song, i personally just like that bit in Nihil a lot though. But fair enough! It is your vote to cast.

  • Oily Kung Fu Bologna Riot

    My idea for ROTW is riffs from the most far flung countries you can think of (Easter Island comes to mind), or simply places you wouldn’t expect to find metal.

  • BEARD-SPLITTER

    ..

    • Based Potoo

      Mmmmm, I can smell the edginess and euphoria coming from that inverted cross pumpkin.
      *tips fedora*
      M’pumpkin

      • lolzordz

        • Based Potoo

          Why are you up so early/late?

          • hangin with the cool kids

          • Based Potoo

            How much is the clock there?

          • 4AM. and what are YOU up to??

          • Based Potoo

            I’m gonna go to the store soon and pick up some food for today. Gonna make something good out of cauliflower.

          • Cpt. Poopypanty’s Oily Rampage

            Can’t go wrong with cauliflower with ranch, pepper, croutons and cranberries.

          • Based Potoo

            Gonna make something really good out of tofu tomorrow!

          • more beer

            3 here just came home from fun filled night of metal. Saw Gwar. Then went to the metal brewery and hung out with the guys from Satans Host.

          • we’re gettin’ too old for this shit, heuheuhue

          • more beer

            Nope not until I`m dead.

          • Based Potoo

            God damn you kids these days.

          • checkin’ them out, p good!

  • SATAN (RFI)

    • Boss the Ross

      ANUBIS.

  • Karnov
  • Óðinn

    ~~~