Riff ov the Week: The One Word Chorus Edition

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It’s not that hard of a theme, ya bunch of bellyachers. One word choruses have long been a staple of metal. A staple, I say!

Last week, I wasn’t here. I was making my way back across the ocean in that blasted cylindrical sky-prison, forced to choose facing forward, facing left, or facing right. Forward meant Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 mocking me from five shitty screens running down the length of the aisle; left meant staring out the window and being overwhelmed by fear because my neighbor (who as an added bonus also loved farting in confined spaces) insisted on keeping it open; right meant awkwardly facing the passengers across the aisle and also hurting my neck because I slept on it wrong the night before.

I ended up sitting in the lavatory and crying for most of the trip.

Next week:

  • I think we’re overdue for a regular ol’ riff-off. If any of you have been holding onto a killer riff, now is the time to bust it out.
  • Send your riff to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com. Include your name, a description, a link, and the time of the riff.
  • Here we go.

 

Masterlord

Attila Csihar’s, pre-/better-than-Mayhem band Tormentor had a real overlooked classic in Anno Domini.

“Beyonnnnd!” 1:20.

 

W.

“Pestileeeence!” at 1:16.

 

MoshOff

Something about Toxic Holocaust‘s Conjure and Command just pushes all the right buttons in my brain. Joel Grind could sell riffs by the pound and make a living from it, the one played during the chorus of “Revelations” (0:52) is just one of way too many to count.

 

Ron Deuce

I thought I wasn’t going to be able to participate in this one and then I remembered that The Armed put out one of the best songs this year. I just want to yell “Polarizer!” at everyone for absolutely no reason. Not only is the song awesome but the music video for it just may be the best thing ever.

 

McNulty

I pick “It” by Cretin, because Matthew Widener is a dimmadarn genius with an epic beard. (0:40) For the first instance of repeated one-word chorus, but the song’s short enough to listen to the whole thing!

 

Boomhauer

Simple yet effective, nearly every riff in Death‘s early catalogue is an absolute ripper. Chuck was always great with taking very little, and doing a lot with it. Riff starts around :36.

 

Kim Jong Un

After picking my brain for a good long while, FINALLY thought of a song that meets the Olympus Mons-esque standards of this ROTW. The riff pretty much goes throughout the whole song starting at 1:30.

 

Gurp

This week’s riff idea is absurd, so I looked to an absurd man for inspiration. Guide me to victory over Masterdictator, Devin. Riff at 2:25. [I prefer Dictatorlord. — Masterlord]

 

Howard Dean

Get ready to shout and rock the fuck out! This riff/chorus combo is fucking choice. If you’re not shouting along to this one whilst playing air guitar, you might need professional help. WEL-TEN…FEEEEEEINNND! Starts at 1:19, and the awesomeness goes for about 30 seconds and repeats a few more times throughout the track.

 

Ted Nü-Djent

Those who are on the Toilet Ov Hell Facebook page should be familiar with how much I’ve banged on about Enforcers stellar 2015 album From Beyond and a keen observer will note that I have submitted a track from this album once before. 1:20 is where the riff behind the one word chorus. Bonus points for this bands cheesy low budget 80’s style video.

 

Zeke

0:55 – SLAUGHTERED!!!! Don’t worry, toileteers; admitting you love this song probably won’t result in that dude from Paysage D’hiver calling you and demanding that you return your super kult Paysage D’hiver cassette tapes. Even if he wanted to call you to tell you what a poseur you are, his cellphone service probably sucks in that snowy field he likes to chill out in. (Get it? “snowy field” and “chill out”???? Harharhar!).

 

Chris

I want to play! “Riff” first starts @ 1:20. Self-explanatory.

 

Waynecro

One-word chorus? I’ll do you one better. Here’s a one-word song. At about 0:12, in what may or may not technically be a chorus, the vocals kick in with the song’s sole lyric: “Ammunition.” The little pause between each “Ammunition! Ammunition!” breaks up the blasting a little bit, adding some nice dynamics to the song. It’s a catchy little ditty that I find myself singing along with whenever it pops up on my trusty Zune.

 

Tigeraid

Would this be inappropriate?

Joe Thrashnkill

Shhhhhhhhh. I’m drunk rn so don’t tell Masterlord I’m putting this in RoTW OK? OK?? Cool.
PAN-A-MA! *DUN DUN DUN DUN* PAN-A-MUH-UH-UH-UH

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start_date 14-12-2014 20:22:33
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  • Don Henley’s Ego

    I came so close to voting for Joe until I noticed that Ted used an Enforcer riff. They have the best riffs so Ted wins.

    • Disgustache

      I really liked the riff on Life in the Fast Lane, though.

      • Don Henley’s Ego

        I did too.

    • ME GORAK B.C.™

      DRUNK & VAN HALEN ROCK!!!!!

  • B00mhauer

    Voted for Joe based solely on the description. CRUCIFY ME IF YOU MUST

    • ME GORAK B.C.™

      GORAK VOTE BOOMHAUER!!!!!!!! DANG OL’ DEATH MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • B00mhauer

        GORAK HONORS BOOMHAUER. BOOMHAUER RAISE CAVE BEER OUT OF RESPECT

    • I was drankin’ and watching YouTube videos last night (AS ONE DOES), and this came up. Really turned the good vibes down a bit.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrqcKmOQTnM

      • Masterlady

        Old guys are old

      • KJM

        Did Roth break his nose or something?

        • Looks that way. Sounds like he broke his voice too.

          • KJM

            Think the voice thing happened a while back.

      • saw these guys a few weeks ago, sober DLR <<<<<<<<<<<<<

        • I’ve got (non transferable) tix to see them in September. Looks like I’ll have to do the drinking for all of them.

          • KJM

            You get to hear 1 hour of music and 2 hours of DLR talking! Hurray.

          • more beer

            Somebody’s gotta do it. You`re just the man to step up and handle business.

        • KJM

          DLR about 30 years past his peak <<<<<<<<< the 1986 eat 'em and smile tour I saw

      • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

        Not nearly as bad as their performance on Ellen.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XWorugbF9g

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I voted for Waynecro for outsmarting everyone.

      • Waynecro

        I’m just pleased as punch that my submission made the list. I can now die in peace, secure in the knowledge that I have left an indelible mark on the internet.

  • Maik Beninton™

    Voted Tigeraid cause fuck you all, my submission didn’t make it because of Masterbullshit.

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

    • Was this the song you submitted?

      • Maik Beninton™

        Yeah.

        • I can’t speak for Masterlord but it doesn’t fit the theme of the week. Too many words.

    • I count more than one word in this chorus, sport.

      • Maik Beninton™

        Godammit, Mastersport.

      • Stanley

        How many words are in Deuce’s pick?

    • john

      me = tigeraid btw. Think I forgot to mention that in the emails, in accordance.

      • Maik Beninton™

        Rather change your handle to Tigeraid, why do you use john, it’s not memorable.

        • tigeraid

          done! Always figured it was a pain in the ass, not so easy. :p

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro

    Joe deserves it. I should have submitted that riff.

    • Wtf downvotes Dubz?

      • Dubzlinger, Malandro

        I’ve never once checked to see if I have downvotes.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          It’s funny that people come on here and constantly check for them.

          • Maik Beninton™

            I don’t even know how to check.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I didn’t until I learned people were very, very upset by them.

          • Upvotes and downvotes are very, very serious business.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I just wanna comment on articles without being downvoted into oblivion, I don’t think that’s asking too much.

          • KJM

            (downvoted)

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            The element inspector is calling your bluff!

          • KJM

            “You bang down my door for a downvoting contest?”

          • KJM

            I just want you to stop saying odd shit, like you can smell downvotes.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich
          • Maik Beninton™

            There is some serious satisfaction on getting upvoted.

          • You’re welcome.

          • Hubert

            I agree

            (If this comment gets at least 15 upvotes I’ll start posting animal pictures again in the Facebook group ?)

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            YOU’D BETTER START AGAIN ANYWAY, YOU SOB!

          • more beer

            There’s # 15. I did that for dubz. Plus you only needed the one upvote.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            It’s the sort of thing that divides nations and families, ends marriages, and leaves Chinese take out boxes greasy at the bottom.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Same here, nor could I care any less on finding out how.

          • Howard Dean

            I think you overestimate the amount people check for them. Like I’ve said before, you can actually see when a comment has been downvoted (as it gets put below other comments with equal or lesser upvotes). You don’t even need to “check.” It’s visible from the onset.

          • sorry we don’t all have a life

        • I kinda of liked the early stages of Disqus when the number of down votes were visible. I can see why they took them out because it probably is considered some form of cyber bullying.

        • KJM

          I’ve probably got a million of them at this point.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            I’m more than sure my Darkthrone comments have gotten me enough for the next 10 lifetimes.

          • more beer

            I go here when I `m bummed out about all the down votes. Because ice cream and they welcome my kind.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich
          • more beer

            Gonna pass on the heroin. I love drugs but that is one you can not control. Once it`s got you it`s doing you. You`re not doing it.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Yep! Best to stick with the safe stuff, like krokodil.

          • more beer

            So much better. Fake heroin made with gasoline. I don`t need things like limbs or my skin. I think I will go try to score some of that shit right now. I`m sick of my right arm.

          • KJM

            I would sooner mainline Tylenol-3.

          • more beer

            It`s the one drug that`s worse for you than meth. So that`s saying something.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            It’ll definitely land you a spot on The Walking Dead.

          • KJM

            Maybe if Emily Kinney were still on the show I’d risk it.

          • more beer

            Not exactly the way to win a ladies heart.

          • more beer

            Not my idea of fun.

          • KJM

            NEVER. Even morphine is a far lesser risk of near-instant addiction.

          • more beer

            Yea I`ve seen a lot of people I know fuck themselves up bad with that shit.

          • Don Henley’s Ego

            Don’t joke about heroin. I have a friend who has had problems with heroin and it’s nothing to joke about.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            I lost a couple of my friends to it, and have ended several friendships over it. You can still joke about it, though!

          • Don Henley’s Ego

            That’s your opinion. Hopefully she’ll stay off of it and when she gets off house arrest she can live a normal life.

          • more beer

            Don`t take everything to heart. You can joke about anything. It`s called dark humor. As for your friend write her off. If she`s fucked up on that shit at your age. Chances are she`s gonna be that way for a long time.

          • Don Henley’s Ego

            That is a good point. I’m not going to write my friend off though. She’s a year older than me and she’s always been very good to me.

          • more beer

            She is a heroin addict. Anything that was good in the past. Is just that the past. She`s a junkie heroin is her god. Nothing else matters when you reach that point.

          • KJM

            However unlikely, it’s possible to come back from that. It’s just like being an alcoholic. They can never be around booze/smack again and you can never trust them around valuables again.

          • more beer

            That`s a long road. Especially when you get strung out when you are young. It takes a long time to hit bottom when you are that age. I just don`t see his friend turning her life around because she got house arrest. If you ask me that makes it harder. At least going to jail is a harsh reality. Being at home with your flat screen, internet and own bed. Really isn`t all that much motivation to change your ways.

          • KJM

            They’re young, there’s still plenty of rock bottom for them to hit. If they’re still heavy in that world by age 30, that’s when the writing off process begins and you start to think of them as “dead”.

          • more beer

            Yea but I’ve seen very few bounce back when they started that young. The methadone clinic is a shitty option. That’s harder to kick than the dope. I’m not sure how much has changed where JJD lives. But suboxone which is the best kicking option wasn’t an option there. I still talk to people there. My people aren’t to far from him.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            I thought dark humour were racist jokes?

          • more beer

            Hahaha! I guess that could qualify too.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Good luck to her, it’s definitely a deep hole to dig yourself out of.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Don Henley plz! You know I love heroin.

          • more beer

            He tells heroin jokes while sticking a spike in his arm.

          • KJM

            You don’t wanna know where his only usable vein is. : (

          • more beer

            He’s gotta use it for something other than pissing!

          • KJM

            Relevant because of 3:18 and 7:05, also James Urbaniak and Jon Benjamin.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRuUBxMk0Og

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            LOL, very relevant.

          • That’s it. I don’t need any more internet. I can die satisfied if this is the last thing I read.

        • we can’t all be so humble

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            Just browse newest, homey.

    • Lacertilinger

      It was a 3-way tie between you, Zeke & Joe for me.
      Spoiler: The PESTILENNNNNNCE wins the Lizard vote.

      • more beer

        Yep you can’t fuck with the classics.

  • tertius_decimus

    The most challenging Riff ov the Week ever. I couldn’t remember any song that could fit this week requirements. Brutal Truth’s “Prey”, maybe…

    Kudos, Masterlord! The harder — the better.

    • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

      I thought about submitting AWOL Nation’s ‘Sail’, but I figured that’d be too obvious.

  • Slaughtered goes hard! Hail Zeke! Nasum was a nice touch but the force that is Far Beyond Driven is just too great.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      There are some surprisingly strong entries here.

    • Zeke

      SLAUGHTERED!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Waynecro

      Pantera is hard to beat. Official Live: 101 Proof is still one of my favorites to blast in the gym.

  • Coolstorybro

    Panama by a fucking mile

  • tertius_decimus

    MoshOff gets my vote.

    • haven’t seen him in a while. *misses MoshOff

      • Lacertilinger

        coz you don’t visit the group brahj

  • KJM

    Panama baybay!! WHOOO!!

  • Sir Tapir The Based :]

    Tormentor is grrreat. My vote goes for Masterlord.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Tony the Tapir

  • The Korean Dictator submitted an interesting barely-metal riff, but since it was stolen from every Nosferatu song ever . . .

    Waynecro gets points for being a cheeky monkey.

    But in the end I voteth Chris (whoever you are). That riff just emanates pure class. Time to get back to some SKULLFUCKING.

    • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

      Artica was there before Nosferatu, actually. They borrow more from Virgin Prunes than anything.

      • *Pushes glasses up nose, squints at Wikipedia page* Well, technically Nosferatu was formed a year earlier. But lord knows those gothic guitar lines used by everyone are generic as fuck.

        • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

          Well, it’s pretty much a trademark of the genre.

          • Artica’s got balls though, which is more than you can say for most of their peers. Are those live drums? The fills sound live, but everything else sounds a bit like a drum machine.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            They’ve got a drummer. Actually interviewed them and did management/promotion for them way back when.

            http://www.chaindlk.com/interviews/Artica/

          • That’s cool. You dig Corpus Delicti?

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Yep yep! I had their ‘Twilight’ CD way back in ’97.

          • Those dudes & dudette are my favorite goth band of all time. One of my favorites in any genre, actually. I still jam them regularly.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            I heard something about them getting back together a while back, but not sure if that ever happened.

          • I’d love to catch that live. The singer does a bunch of touchy-feely light rock now–very strange.

            It wasn’t until a few years ago that I was able to complete my Corpus Delicti collection on account of their catalogue being insanely difficult to get over here.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            That and the label that they were on ended a long time ago. Most, if not all, of their stuff is most likely long out of print.

          • Cleopatra Records compiled half of it in the mid-late nineties. The other half sprouted up about 5 or so years ago on two more compilations put out by something called D-Monic. It’s pretty much the only thing I’ve ever bought on iTunes. You can get the whole catalogue plus some rarities and live stuff, which are actually worth it for the most part.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Check out the new She Past Away? Interviewed them on here not long ago.

          • I did. Didn’t read the article in time to make any lame goth-related comments. I kind of like their stuff, but it isn’t QUITE my thing. Like if Lady Richter put it on in the car I wouldn’t force her to swerve into oncoming traffic to make the pain stop, but I can’t see myself buying any of their records either.

            But keep the gothiness coming. You are a bizarre and valuable encyclopedia of obscure international goth.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Hehe thanks! 😀

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich
  • 365chaosriddendays

    “Skullfuck” is a sexual practice for enlightened humans.

  • KJM

    I know we have a couple Sean Price fans here, crazy shit.

    http://thesource.com/2015/08/08/rapper-sean-price-passes-away-this-morning/

    • more beer

      Drug overdose, sleep apnea, or a heart attack. One of those the three is probably the reason he died.

      • KJM

        Exactly. Almost nobody dies from “natural causes” at age 43.

        • Howard Dean
          • KJM

            I’m not including bad health in my definition of natural causes.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Then what would you describe as a natural death?

          • KJM

            I guess generally bad health can be included in that definition. Of course I’m being very subjective about this, but dying in your forties is anything but natural in my view. Obviously, being 48 myself it’s not surprising I’d feel that way.

          • more beer

            From where here is from. Gunshot wound.

          • KJM

            Back in those days, definitely. I’ve heard Brooklyn is seriously gentrifying now though, Bed-Stuy and Bushwick especially.

          • more beer

            It is. But the hipsters have moved in next to the thugs. Still people getting shot in those hoods everyday. It`s just easier pickings for the thieves and stick up kids.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Like if a bear mauls you or a tree falls on you. That’s pretty natural.

          • KJM

            I think that would fall under the heading of “accident”, well the tree part anyway.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            But trees are a part of nature. It’s natural!

          • KJM

            If I was hit on the head and killed by a passing meteor(a natural thing), I think that would be labeled “accidental death”.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            What if the meteor had a planned killing you? Will it be prosecuted?

          • KJM

            I think a sentient meteor would be a bigger deal than my lame ass getting killed so I’d have to say no.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            They’re all sentient. The government just doesn’t want you to know it, KJM. Don’t believe the media.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich
          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            Wow, a bizarrely good reference. Well done.

          • KJM

            If Unicron fell from the sky, I think I wouldn’t be the only one dying of “natural causes”.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Oh how I wish that they’d put Unicrom in one of the live action Transformers movies. That and have someone else do it after Michael Bay gets fed to rabid ferrets.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Or being hit by an asteroid.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Geting hit by a steroid doesn’t count. You made the decision to use a steroid.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            Steroids and chicken wings are a way of life here on the Toilet.

            http://totalpict.com/images/16/1654339454502610489cd96.jpeg

          • tertius_decimus

            What’s the actor’s name?

          • KJM

            John Candy, comedy legend.

          • tertius_decimus

            Thanks, I recognized him, though forgot his name.

          • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

            John Candy ate and drank himself to death, so not exactly natural causes. More like a full blown heart attack waiting to happen.

        • more beer

          Nope. Not nowadays.

    • That sucks Mic Tyson was a great album and he was supposedly working on new stuff. R.I.P.

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

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        I didn’t really know his music before now. But this is a good. Damn.

    • What in the fuck. Man. He was one of the best working.

      • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

        Sadly, no cause of death just yet. Way too young for natural causes, though.

        • more beer

          I covered the probability’s below .

        • KJM

          Because of my advanced age/decrepitude, these things kinda freak me out more than they should.

  • Howard Dean

    Panama is perhaps the most iconic one word chorus/riff combo in metal. Great pick, Joseph!

    • Zeke

      Howard! I copped paracletus and kenose this week! I finally “get” DsO

      • Howard Dean

        “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

        Welcome aboard, (E)zek(i)e(l).

        • Zeke

          Every time I tried listening to them I put on the first of the techy albums with the long name (I don’t feel like looking it up right now). I think paracletus is easier to get into.

          • Howard Dean

            Fas – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum is probably DsO’s least accessible album. That is a tough album to wrap your head around. Give it a chance again sometime, because it too is a monster. And don’t forget to try Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice, too, which is a difficult listen on its size alone (over an hour).

            Paracletus is their most complete and fully realized album to date. Overwhelmingly good. I haven’t had any other album–by anyone–come close to it.

          • Zeke

            Yeah, now that I’m “getting” them I’m going to revisit their other albums. My guess is that I’ll enjoy them more

          • Howard Dean

            Indeed. And don’t forget to hit up their other EPs besides Kenose. Their trio of 20+ minute songs EPs as well as the EP Drought are all gold.

      • The Fish Boz

        Did you board the Melvins train as well?

        • Zeke

          I failed! I started listening to some of the albums you posted, but then I got sidetracked with Mars Volta from the thread on the Facebook page and then DsO. I’m going to revisit it because it’s definitely summer music

          • KJM

            A good band to get sidetracked with. I miss them.

        • Don Henley’s Ego

          No. You can always board the 3 Dog Night train. Theyre the best of the 70’s pop rock bands.

      • this is the first day of the rest of your life.

        • Zeke

          It’s always fun discovering a band and getting to go back through their discography

    • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich
  • Stanley
  • KJM

    Just spent some virtual money here. If you like Doom/Stoner, you should too.

    https://beastmaker.bandcamp.com/

    • dogecoins? or has somebody invented kittycoins yet?

      • KJM

        Mere Paypal credit, I’m afraid. If I could figure out how to scam suckers via KJM Bucks or LunaCoin, I’d have done it a while back.

  • Stanley

    Good shit today, lads. It’s obvious that a lot of digging when it finding the picks. Joe gets it.

  • JamesGrimm
  • Howard Dean

    Question: Who won the “band name ends in ‘TH’ RotW” from two weeks ago?

  • The Fish Boz

    RONNY D with the shots boy

  • http://youtu.be/R3_MhrAVQTA I thought this would be too obvious To submit. But I guess not .

    • KJM

      Surprised GL didn’t submit that one.

  • JW(E)G

    I see nobody is taking this week seriously. I guess I shouldn’t, either…

    • KJM

      VH is some serious business!

    • don’t deny the masters of rock

      • Sir Tapir The Based :]

        I and Scrimm will hold hands and deny them together.

      • JW(E)G

        I recognize this term only with respect to the Dutch ‘best of’ albums by Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and…

        oh…

        Sammy Hagar. Well, it still doesn’t *really* count.

  • almost submitted “Zen” by SYL
    #GurpFacts

  • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich
    • more beer

      I remember seeing these guys in the 80’s.

  • …The Frenemy Strikes Back

    It’s taken the whole week, but I finally thought of one…

    https://youtu.be/riDyazVkXrY