Riff ov the Week: Gallop Edition

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Sup. Welcome to first ever Sunday riff of the week. There’s no real reason behind this other than I ate so much tikki masala that I actually lost track of what day it was. If any of you are ever in the area, Indian food is on me. I don’t mean I’ll pay for your Indian food, I mean that more often than not, I am rubbing Indian food onto my body.

We’re doing gallop riffs this week. If you submitted and your riff isn’t here, there are three possibilities as to why:

  1. It’s not even remotely close to a gallop riff, dude.
  2. It’s an Iron Maiden riff (that’s cheating, remember?).
  3. I suck.*

*While undoubtedly true, this is not necessarily the correct answer to the question.

Last week, The Mean Green Dean Machine swooped in to reclaim his belt, then soared back over the horizon to a place unreachable to us – the fabled land of responsibility.

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Next week:

  • I have heard your cries. Next week, we will be doing bass guitar riff ov the week.
  • Send your bass riffs to toiletovhell@gmail.com. Include a link, the time of the riff, your Disqus handle, and an explanation.
  • If you have an idea for a theme, send that to me too.

 

Masterlord

I could have and probably should have gone with any number of classic galloping riffs or one of my 25 favorites from Slough Feg. I have, however, chosen a path less traveled. I like Týr. I like new Týr, too. (Please don’t) fight me. This one starts building at around 1:07, and when you hear the mighty neigh of the steed – listen closely – your ass is riding into battle whether you like it or not. But please like it.

 

Scrimm

I present you all with the best gallop riff not written by Iron Maiden. Starts at 0:20.

 

Ted Nü-Djent

The Underground Resistance was my surprise hit of 2013. I hadn’t kept up to date with Darkthrone and when I heard this I was surprised that such a band could release such a fun album. The riff starts at 2:20 and continues on for about a minute.

 

Lobster Attack

As usual, this riff is best served by listening to the song from the beginning. Jump to 2:55 if you’re impatient. Either way, though, how can it not make you want to ride around the Highlands, conquering and pillaging?

 

Zeke… or Isaac; whatever

I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen anyone mention master glue sniffer W.G. Steer on riff of the week. Time to remedy that. I know some people think Carcass got soft on Heartwork, but the riff that starts about 6 seconds in is a total banger… it gallops too.

 

Maik Beninton

Here’s the quintessential galloping riff at 0:37 and throughout the song.

 

Dagon

If I need to tell you which riff it is you need to reconsider your whole existence, fam.

 

Ron Deuce

Pig Destroyer doesn’t gallop much but when they do you get trampled. Hit play, get stomped.

 

Stanley

Behold the mother of all gallop riffs. You should be ashamed of yourself if you don’t know which riff I’m talking about and may you metal kred be flushed for all eternity.

 

Kim Jong Whatever

Well, can’t get more galloping than this!

 

MoshOff

Ahhh, the ever-mighty gallop riff. I know there are going to be at least half a dozen entries that are either Slayer’s Raining Blood or Meshuggah’s Bleed, so here’s on of my all-time favorites, the first (and main) riff in Morbid Angel‘s Summoning Redemption. Notice how the guitar in the left channel is playing the same notes as the one in the right, but the former is doing straight tremolo picking while the latter is playing triplet gallops. This riff is flawless, period.

 

Nordling Rites ov Karhu

0:48. Galloping riffs and no Maiden? Then I’ll be up all night galloping hard ON YOUR FACE. – ♫

 

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 14-12-2014 20:22:33
end_date 30-03-2015 09:00:00
Poll Results:
Who got you galloping the hardest?
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  • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

    I can’t decide between Scrimm and Zeke.
    Carcass is love, Carcass is life.

    • Hubert, Goat Among Insects

      “For there is no true love, only varying degrees of lust”

    • Maik Beninton

      Voted Scrimm

      • Scrimm

        Good choice sir!

        • Max

          Hmm… I voted for you too, but maybe we should’ve had a “No Heartwork-era Carcass either” clause in the “No Iron Maiden” rule. It’s still a bit of an unfair advantage.

          At the risk of making myself unpopular, I would also query the eligibility of some entries. Take “Summoning Redemption” for example. It’s a great riff, obviously. But isn’t a gallop riff supposed to have the accent on the last note in each gallop-bracket (a la “Run to the Hills”), rather than the first?

          • Galloping backwards. Query serviced.

          • Max

            Well, you got me there.

          • Scrimm

            I can definitely see your point.

          • MoshOff

            Interesting, you’re right haha.

      • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

        Same, I had to randomize it, and he won.

  • Hubert, Goat Among Insects

    My vote goes to the riff that Howard Dean would have submitted if he had submitted a riff, no matter what riff that would be. Is that allowed?

    • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

      Yes, so sayeth your Reichsmarschall.

  • KJM

    That ain’t no Hank Williams song!!!!

  • Dr. Dubz

    I’m a fan of Heartwork.

    • Zeke… Or isaac; whatever

      There are a couple of songs I can skip, but overall I love that album. On another note, in a week that WG Steer seemed destined for a win, Mr. Azagthoth might have swooped in and stolen the glory.

  • Strange, I can’t see any of the Youtube vids only the bandcamp embed. Therefore I can only vote for myself.

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    MoshOff wins, not even thinking about it, Dagon and Ron Deuce came pretty close though.

  • john

    Disappointed on a lack of Iced Earth here.

    • Dr. Dubz

      Now that you mention it, that is strange.

      • Max

        It is; what about the last song on Horrow Show? That whole thing is a giant gallop.

        • Inducing… The Sheeple

          The Phantom Opera Ghost? I strongly considered submitting that, but since I’d submitted another song from the same album a couple of weeks ago, I let it slide…

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en83EO2-2Bw

          • Max

            That’s the one!

  • The Beargod

    Since I try to give up my amoral ways, I won’t vote for me. Even if I like Saor that Carcass is so nice, oh look, another Carcass song! Decisions, decisions.

    I voted for Rawhide.

    • Dr. Dubz

      As a deity, you especially should be concerned with morality.

      Although not necessarily your own if you’re more like the Greek pantheon.

      • The Beargod

        I think my duty as a God is to be the God of Amorality, and orgies, bitches love orgies.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          And tendies!

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      The supreme deity of Bestest Korea salutes you, oh mighty bear/walrus/platypus god!

  • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

    MORBID FUCKING ANGEL MOTHERFUCKERS!

    GET IT! GET SOME!

    PHILTHYDELPHIBYAHHHHHHHHH!

    [Translation for those of you who aren’t David Vincent: That riff slays!!]

    • MoshOff

      An endorsment from the Reichmarschall Himself, I can die happy now.

    • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

      I was fully expecting someone to say “But HD, Gateways is a Steve Tucker album lol?!” To which I would respond, “Bah! Rubbish! Every metal album ever created is secretly a David Vincent album.”

      • Dr. Dubz

        His glorious abs are the blueprint for every great album.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          That and his glorious tramp stamp.

      • MoshOff

        That statement makes me want to killacop for some reason.

      • Zeke… Or isaac; whatever

        Formulas is a VERY underrated album also. I didn’t think they lost anything when Vincent left. And now that he turned into such a cheeseball, I think they’d be better off if he left again.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          Formulas is where I started losing interest in them, actually. I know some people will want to hang me by by thumbs for this, but I love the new remix CD. For the fact (1). sounds nothing like Diabolus Scrotum Hairynutsackus or whatever that new one was called, (2). it’s proof that Project Pitchfork can turn ANYTHING into pure gold.

          • Zeke

            I haven’t heard the remix album, but there are actually aspects of that Ilud album that I thought were interesting (if not actually good). I’m a lifelong sucker for Trey’s weird playing and I kind of liked the parts of the album that sounded like death metal video game music. The cringeworthy stuff was that Manson-sounding shit that I feel like Vincent probably wrote.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            It’s weird. Dave comes off as a very intelligent, booksmart guy in interviews, then comes up with lyrics that sounded like they were written by some angsty 14 year old.

          • Max

            Decibel Magazine used to have an excellent article series called “Justify Your Shitty Taste” where a hack would go into bat for an album that has been generally panned, like Cold Lake or St Anger.

            If the Toilet ever starts a similar series, I’ll gladly pen the defence for Illud Divinum Insanus.

          • I would love to read that. Go for it!

          • Max

            Consider it a literary odyssey embarked upon.

          • Zeke

            About a year ago I decided I liked Load, or at least didn’t hate it. I’ve been trying to convince my friends to give it another chance ever since. I don’t think I have enough arguments to fill an entire article, though.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I’ll defend Siren Charms.

          • i want to read this.

          • The Beargod

            Formulas, Altars and the third are really the only good MA albums for me.

  • Scrimm

    Gateways is the only MA album I like at all, but I don’t think I would call that a gallop riff. Another hard week.

    • MoshOff

      Gateways would be my favorite MA album if it wasn’t for the sometimes lulzy over-triggered drums. It might get flayed for saying this, but Pete Sandoval isn’t as great of a drummer as everyone seems to think.

      • Scrimm

        I agree with you.

        • Zeke… Or isaac; whatever

          Listen to his drums on the earlier stuff. None of that sounds triggered and it’s all great in my opinion. I never understood why he switched to such an overly triggered sound on Gateways because he’s not someone that needed it as a crutch.

          • Scrimm

            That’s true. Maybe they just got lazy in the studio.

      • Max

        See, people say this, but the funny thing is that today, many death metal, deathcore and tech death bands trigger their drums just as much as on Gateways, and it doesn’t seem to bother anybody. I’ve yet to read a review of any newer record where the writer says “On the minus side, the drums sound too much like Pete Sandoval on Gateways to Annihilation.”

        Also, the reason why Sandoval is now perceived as an overrated drummer is because so many listeners have come into the scene at a time when the benchmark for “good” extreme metal drumming is well established. Up against the modern blasters, Pete probably DOESN’T sound that impressive.

        But in order to understand the veneration he’s held in, you have to go back to a time when he was almost the only guy that could do it properly at all. Compare him against his peers rather than his descendants: Mick Harris – awful timing, couldn’t even do his blasts on the hat cymbal. Ken Owen – similar kinds of problems. Donald Tardy – great style, but still doesn’t do blast beats to this day, if speed is what you care about. Nicke Andersson – also didn’t really blast that much. Paul Mazurkiewicz, Steve Asheim – weren’t as fast yet. Mike Smith – did these weird, econo-sounding “Suffo blasts” that some people regarded as cheating. Compare Pete’s performance on Terrorizer’s World Downfall record to any of the performances on the above bands’ first albums and tell me who sounds more capable.

        Bear in mind also that I actually enjoyed the performances of ALL of the above drummers, bad timing, half-assed technique or otherwise. The internet and the march of time have made people more critical than we used to be. By today’s standards, even Dave Lombardo would probably be rated as average.

        • Zeke

          Well said. Max. The other thing about Sandoval’s playing is that he had to write drums to Trey’s wacky style which wasn’t all straight grinds or slams. A lot of Sandoval’s off-time slow stuff on Blessed Are The Sick or God Of Emptiness is just as impressive to me as his crazy fast feet.

          • Max

            Absolutely agreed; when the material allows for it he’s more inventive than he’s given credit for. Look at “Sworn to the Black”.

          • Max

            Absolutely agreed; when the material allows for it he’s more inventive than he’s given credit for. Look at “Sworn to the Black”.

        • MoshOff

          I agree about the fact that nobody complains about over-triggered stuff nowadays, but that might be because a lot of modern bands have always played stuff with triggers/sampling and therefore listeners don’t have a reference as to how they sound without them; Sandoval started using triggers after three albums of natural drums and the difference was quite obvious.

          And I’m probably too young to “get” Pete’s level of veneration, but I totally see your point.

        • I checked some comments on the internetz about Ken Owen being very sloppy live in the Necrotism era. What’s your opinion?

          • Max

            Not sure, Link. I saw them during the Heartwork tour in late ’93 and he played fine from what I could tell, though I wasn’t a very discerning listener back then.

            Ken’s always had a reputation for being a bit erratic time-wise, even on the records, but in his case it’s one of those things I only started noticing when everybody else pointed it out.

            The internet has a knack of magnifying critical opinions about stuff like that. Back when all we had were magazines, I never once read a record review or letter to the editor that complained about Ken’s drumming – or even Lars Ulrich’s, now that I think about it.

          • So, we’re all pretentious when It comes in the internetz.

            Thanks bro.

            I also read some reviews of Necrotism where the writer told that Ken wasn’t on time in some songs (I think Pedigree Butchery was one).

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      It’s just 2extremeradikvlt5u.

      • Scrimm

        No they just suck

  • Spear

    Trick question, you’re all wrong. https://youtu.be/rNqrKAyuA6M

  • Maik Beninton

    Other entry that would be cheating.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix24AY6-V5E

    • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

      This is the riff I immediately think of when I think of galloping riffs. I unabashedly love Kill ’em All.

      • Dr. Dubz

        As do I, HD.

    • pïgchop™

      Incredible to think that the band who recorded this became the band known as ‘Tallica, the band formally known as Metallica!

  • Stockhausen

    Couldn’t think of a good one, but I thought about submitting the original gallop riff.
    http://youtu.be/c7O91GDWGPU

    • Lacertilian

      You trying to send me on another classical music wormhole where I lose my entire afternoon?
      Cheers.

      • Stockhausen

        No. Wait, yes. I mean, yes. Have fun!

        • Lacertilian

          Last time it was your Mussorgsky comment that opened the trap-door, I’ve only just resurfaced.

  • Maik Beninton

    Ah, The Blue Brothers, some of my favorite scenes is their car chase scenes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMagP52BWG8

    • KJM

      I went into this movie having no clue what to expect beyond the trailer. WOW.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        The soundtrack is really really good as well. Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, BB’s own music, for starters.

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      Quite possibly THE quintessential Chicago movie. The sequel though was beyond awful.

      • The Beargod

        But the music was aight…

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        You ever hit Maxwell street for a polish saaaaaaaaasage or a pork chop or some hubcaps? I am ashamed to say I never did and I went to UIC for about a year! The flea market actually closed for a while I believe, is it open again?

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          Nope. Maxwell Street Market is gone for good, and if they do bring it back, you know like hell it’ll be nothing more than a corporate hipster trap.

      • transformers dark side of the moon would like to have a word with you (payback for that awful In Living Color clip)

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          I’m aware it was filmed in downtown Chicago, but ANYTHING Michel Bay does is like watching my childhood memories being butchered in a hail of horrid dialogue, explosions and more explosions. BTW, he’s doing a movie about the Benghazi attacks. Which is going to fail miserably.

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      We got a half tank of gas, a pack of cigarettes and were on a mission from GAD! (Correct Chicago Native pronunciation.)

  • The Beargod

    HEY! That’s not the song I sent!!! I specifically linked a single song not the whole album.

  • dr.derelict
    • Hail and Kill

      This could win the bass riff next week.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        Many things could. Golden Earring, my possible entry of Nantucket Sleighride and that will be my choice.

  • OK Youtube has been restored:

    Zeke – you have my vote sir
    Mosh Off – the Morbid Angel riff is tempting but Heartwork
    Scrimm – Zeke picked the riff I enjoy more from Heartwork
    Kim Jong – Nice job thinking outside the box
    Dagon – Can’t go wrong with Black Sabbath
    Masterlord – I could swear I heard the sound of an actual horse in that song

  • TomWarriorsBeanie

    Iced Earth is definitely responsible for much lolbuttz but this was the first non-Maiden song I thought of when I heard about this weeks theme. Gallops commence at :28.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlfOaZF77MA

    • The Beargod

      This was my first IE song, and maybe favorite.

      • TomWarriorsBeanie

        Same here. This and Travel in Stygian.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          IIRC, mine was ‘Stand Alone’. Instant love, even though they haven’t done anything nearly as good as that CD since.

          • The Beargod

            3 first + Dystopia, I skip the rest.

          • Dr. Dubz

            What are you talking about? Dystopia was beyond boring. They have their most talented singer now, and they blew it.

          • The Beargod

            I initially didn’t like it at all. I haven’t liked anything after BO at all. But for some reason beyond my comprehension I just kept putting Dystopia on again and again. So I am forced to count it.

            Stu>>>>>>>>> I wish they would do smth really good with him.

          • Dr. Dubz

            I’m still of the opinion that Ripper knocked it out of the park on Framing Armageddon.

          • The Beargod

            I liked Ripper a whole lot better than Barlow when he returned. But never was big on either.

          • Lacertilian

            Barlow>Ripper

          • The Beargod

            On a cloudless day I’ll agree. Ripper was very mechanistic, on the other hand poat-reunion Barlow sounds tired. And post-reunion IE hasn’t got good songs.

          • i am very much with you. Ripper slays, but can’t seem to catch a break (JP, IE)

      • JWG

        If all I see is the initials IE in a music discussion, without context, I think of Into Eternity first. Iced Earth second.

        It’s entirely due to exposure order, but I can’t shake it…

        • Dr. Dubz

          I wish Into Eternity would hurry up and release another album.

        • The Beargod

          Not sure I’ve ever listened to Into Eternity. Doesn’t ring a bell.

          • JWG

            Stu Block’s immediately previous vocal gig (last two albums).

            If you want to hear what he’s really capable of, that’s where to go…

          • The Beargod

            Oh I think I have tried them then. Just didn’t recall by the name.

    • john

      Yup, this or many other choices should’ve made this list from IE!

    • Lacertilian

      I was thinking Travel In Stygian would get a start somewhere here.

  • Scrimm

    If it wasn’t for the Maiden ban this would have been the Tall Man’s pick. At 0:58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_K6sl4jp3A

    • That’s smart–because even though I already voted for that Carcass riff, this is more betterer.

      • Scrimm

        You are a wise man.

        • I’m saddle sore.

          • Scrimm

            No shit we were high as hell in my friends truck in high school bouncing up and down like we were riding a horse and a cop pulled us over.

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      At least you didn’t go for ‘The Trooper’. That is the lowest of low hanging fruit in this case.

      • This would be the high-hanging fruit, methinks. 0:58

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlGIFNS3Idc

        • Scrimm

          YES!! Damn disqus for only allowing one upvote.

          • Earliest Maiden is very hit or miss for me…

            …but when they hit, I’m all like SPLOOSH.

          • Scrimm

            I love it though not near as much as Number on, there are a few heavy hitters that can stand up to almost anything in their catalog. I love Bruce’s audition version of Killers.

          • Never heard it. Is it on The Toob?

          • Scrimm

            Quality is a little dodgy but it is. I think there’s another version he did thats a little better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBWnaH-Toyw

          • Very skeetworthy. I’ve just now decided that I do not miss Mr. Di’Anno. Not even a little.

          • KJM

            Poor guy. Paul’s a shell of his former self now.

          • He’s a seashell of his former seaself.

          • Scrimm

            Neither do I

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
      • Scrimm

        Like many Maiden fanatics their hits are some of my least favorite songs of theirs.

    • pïgchop™

      I disagree with the ban. It is both a silly ban and a crime against the art of galloping. Iron Maiden: gidddy-the-fuck-ap!

      • Scrimm

        we should at least have a Maiden riff of th week since we can’t use them.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAIKn9WlHBM

    Don’t know if this gallops, per se. But it makes me want to ride to an imminent and inevitable headless death in battle. Per se.

    • Scrimm

      I would say it’s pretty close to a gallop.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Hmmmm…Carcass or Carcass?

    Cool band name idea of the week: In Chinese, Chi She Lian means roughly “The Continuous Blood-Dyed Tongue”. Good name for an abstract, evil avant-grind/black band.

  • I didn’t think there were this many non-power metal/melodeath gallop riffs.

    • Max

      We haven’t even scratched it. There should probably be a second and third round.

  • Dagon
    • Dr. Dubz

      That’s a pretty dank prank.

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      They must be the most horrible parents on earth. I wouldn’t wish that movie on my worst enemy.

  • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

    All solid picks, but can’t vote for anyone since that’d be like me kicking a field goal for the opposite team.

    • Stanley

      You’ve got to pick one. I went for Masterlord.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        Oh you! Fine, ‘This Mortal Coil’ by Carcass.

        • Stanley

          Well that plan backfired!

  • Dagon

    My heart is right in between Darkthrone and Carcass.

    It’s cold outside.

  • Maik Beninton

    OT: I created a last.fm account and it made a list of the bands I listen the most based on the windows media player history.
    My top 10 are:
    1. Linkin Park
    2. Alice in Chains
    3. Slipknot
    4. Korn
    5. Metallica
    6. Pantera
    7. Iron Maiden
    8. Nirvana
    9. Machine Head
    10. Gorillaz

    • Dagon

      You’re a guy who hasn’t turned his back towards the classics of his adolescence.

      • Maik Beninton

        Yep.
        And LP is winning by far.
        I’m most surprise by Gorillaz, they beat Lamb of God for one listen.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        Mine would have dad rock and nu metal galore.

    • pass me your profile link to add you, bro!

  • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

    Also thought I’d toss in this epic galloper. One of the worst band names in metal, but ‘Fall Of An Empire’ and their first one are fucking perfection!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmIVgH-oBIQ&list=PLF63A038E02FFB561

    • JWG

      I can’t get into that first album. Something about the vocalist’s voice grates on my nerves, but I can’t figure out what…

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        I think they got a new singer and whole new lineup for the new CD, but it’s not very good. Sounded like a collection of b-sides more than anything.

        • JWG

          The third was all different guest vocalists and musicians because the ‘band’ version of Fairyland basically split up. I have nonetheless been waiting for ages for any news about a 4th to leak past Facebook.

          I know the founding member had a FB Page for the band last I looked (2011 maybe?), but I don’t follow Pages anymore…

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            They might as well just go under a different name at this point.

  • Scrimm

    I almost went with this one too. Riff starts at 2:17 but doesn’t start galloping until 2:30. So underrated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpYq1sYwWxU

    • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

      Byah! This is by far my favorite track off that album! I still randomly get this melodious galloping stuck in my head (even if I haven’t heard the song in months).

      • Scrimm

        Me too, one of my favorite songs of theirs and one of my favorite riffs ever. Kinda wish I woud have went with this one.

    • this is rill gud! first time hearing the band…

      • Scrimm

        ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!

        • about both parts, yes!

          • Scrimm

            That’s so sad. Most underrated death metal band of all time. My single favorite song in the genre. Fun song to cover too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ZCAarIVSI

          • …and this is why i keep you old geezers around! and in exchange, i tell you about new bands like Periphery.

          • Scrimm

            If I had Tyree’s angry Stallone picture I’d be posting it right now.

  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    I’m seriously debating a vote for Ron Deuce up in here.

  • JWG

    I was a few short clicks away from submitting something from ‘Gallop Meets the Earth’ just to exploit the pun…

    But then I got lost in PtH YouTube videos and forgot my original purpose.

  • pïgchop™

    Children Of The Grave always wins because.

    In other thoughts: Thou Shalt Not suck up a lungful of tobacco smoke, not ever, not no how, not no way:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li7Sofem5WA

  • Hail and Kill

    Children of the Grave was the first riff that came to mind, got my vote.

  • Inducing… The Sheeple

    Masterlord – Tyr = Like a thoroughbred racing down the home straight…
    Scrimm – Carcass I = Like a warhorse charging an infantry line…
    Ted – Dankthrone = Like archers astride horseback, turning the tide of battle…
    Lobster Attack – Saor = Like a vast army, marching to an inevitable victory…
    Zeke… or Isaac; or whatever – Carcass II = Like skulls being crushed under hoof…
    Maik Beninton – Korpiklaani = Like a black horse that keeps on galloping… I guess…
    Dagon – Black Sabbath = Like an aging, but proud steed’s final charge into the fray…
    Ron Deuce – Pig Destroyer = Like a crazed horse, frothing and throwing off its’ rider…
    Stanley – Exodus = Like the rear-guard, bring a battle to a bloody close…
    Kim Jong Whatever – The Blues Brothers = Like a mule chewing grass…
    MoshOff – Morbid Angel = The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse arrive…
    Nordling Rites ov Karhu – Noble Beast= A proud an noble beast…

    MoshOff’s Morbid Angels, by a nose…

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    Thr only galloping riff that matters is the one from Achilles Last Stand. Jimmy Page did it perfectly.

    • a) you’re wrong.
      b) though you are wrong, that is one of three LZ songs that i can tolerate.

    • Sir Tapir the Based

      NO

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        YES

  • OldMetalHead

    Surprised that no one added this one
    https://youtu.be/c8_lxa8_btc?t=1m34s