RIFF OV THE WEEK: The Start/Stop Edition

2304
237
Share:

A word of advice. If your doctor ever puts you on a strict clear liquid diet, you tell that white coat bastard to try again. Because there are only so many types of broth you can eat drink before you spew it back up, and JELL-O is fucking dismal to begin with. You never realize how good it feels to insert solid things into your mouth until you’re not allowed to do it for three days.

Last week, most of you apparently clicked on the wrong bubble by accident because Jack Bauer won with an Abysmal Dawn pick, despite the presence of The Great Old OnesKatharsisMayhemBroken HopePestilence, and some other bands that aren’t Abysmal Dawn.

I remind you that we vote for whiffs on Sunday.

Judging by the relatively small number of submissions we had this week, it would appear that picking start/stop riffs was too challenging a task for many of you. Apologies. We had most of you pegged as real life metalheads.

 

BUSINESS:

  • Next week is basic shit. Friends, bro-mans, cvntrymen, lend me your riffs.
  • Send them to toiletovhell@gmail.com.
  • We like to do themes. If you have good idea for a ROTW theme, make it known in the comments (or send an email to the aforementioned address).
  • Give up on your dreams and die.

 

Masterlord Steel Dragon

Look, I’m pretty meh on Grand Morbid Funeral, but I won’t pretend that 0:48 doesn’t build into one hell of a mean start/stop riff.

 

Lady Steel Dragon

This is the best one.

 

Joe Thrashnkill

Have I mentioned that I like Countdown to Extinction? The central riff in “Symphony of Destruction” is a perfect rock & roll riff. It’s driving yet simple enough for a child to learn. I think of it as the less racist sister-riff to “Walk”.

 

W.

This song has a wealth of great riffs, but the start/stop bludgeoning that starts at 0:52 seconds and repeats later is one of the cleanest and best riffs of this type. “Vacant Planets” demonstrates Chuck’s perfect sense of song-writing and his ability to use something so simple so effectively.

 

MoshOff/Lacertilian22

MO: The opening riff from Spheres of Madness. I’d be surprised if I was the only one to think of it, but if for some reason I am, well, vote for me.

L22: No description necessary

 

George Lynch

The start/stop riff starts at 1:15. #stayweedleedeebrah

 

Poseur Disposeur

I think the constant cascade of dissonant black metal and grind could use a little boogie to pull some of the darker Toilet residents out of the VOID. This intro riff is one of the greatest start/stops of all time and is super rockin’ when played live.

 

Brock Samson

This is the only start/stop riff that I like that I could think off, probably because I have had one too many.  This song still rips, especially the specific riff at 1:47. Stay metal, stay buzzed.

 

Johnny Crunch

Cheesy as fuck. Enjoy. 1:34.

 

Pagliacci is Kvlt

Page Hamilton is a master of start/stop riffs, and “Unsung” has one of the best riffs (regardless of whether it is start/stop or not) of all time. But since I’ve submitted that in the past, I don’t want to repeat myself. If someone else submits it, you’ve got my vote! So instead I dug deeper into the Helmet catalog and picked “FBLA” from Strap It On. This song, starting at 0:10 takes the stop part of start/stop riffing to extremes. YouTube note: ignore the last 20 seconds, whoever posted the video repeated the song

 

Spear

Oftentimes the simplest riffs are the heaviest, and Nevermore’s “The River Dragon Has Come” is a perfect example of this. The massive open spaces between the simple triplet and syncopated riffs emphasize the venom of Dane’s vocals and Loomis’ leads in a way that couldn’t be replicated with a steady guitar line behind them. Starts at around 40 seconds.


I pledge myself eternally to...
Did you dig this? Take a second to support Toilet ov Hell on Patreon!
    • VV.

      That’s the one that got me into metal.

    • Elite Extremöphile

      Man, I’d love to see Lars play like that now.

  • Edward #RIPNEGROD

    “You never realize how good it feels to insert solid things into your mouth until you’re not allowed to do it for three days”.

    uhhhhhhh, I just came for the music.

    • VV.

      You came?

      • KJM

        Toilet Ov Hell: “Come” for the music, stay for the homo-suggestive commentary.

        • IronLawnmower

          I just come for the homo-suggestive commentary.

          • Elite Extremöphile

            I just come.

          • Stockhausen

            I just.

          • Elite Extremöphile

            I.

          • Stockhausen
          • Elite Extremöphile

            I tried to look up “-” by Isis and forgot that there is also a terrorist group named Isis that makes them damn near unfindable on the youtubes.

          • Stockhausen

            Haha. That would have been an appropriate conclusion.

          • They forget the fact that it’s now the IS several months ago, probably because they were tired of all the Archer jokes. Isis (the band) actually got shitloads of flak over that, even after being broke up long before IS..

          • well the only way to follow that up is with the void. but Disqus requires at least two characters :/

          • Elite Extremöphile

            Damn disqus and its strict anti-void policies.

          • Metaphallus ov Steele

            …can’t even

          • Elite Extremöphile

            *pumpkin spice latte appears in my hand*

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            ..

          • “I just come on your mom”
            -Elite Bojangles

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            `This guy is the most pompous motherfucker on earth. He created hipsterism , he just shot it out of ass one day and it has never went away. Just tell any chick you think is a bit upper class you like morrisey and you are half-way to a relationship.

          • The Smiths were awesome. Past that, he’s been worthless. He walked out of a concert recently because of a heckler. Poor thing can spew hatred in almost every interview (against blacks, Arabs, meat eaters, and countless others), but walks out of a nearly sold out show rather than (1). dealing with it, (2). asking security to drag his ass out. He cancels almost every other show, and only shows up for 30 minutes when he does show up. No wonder he’s lactating in that pic!

            Flush, or send him to my gulag?

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            BOTH

          • I see that vegan diet has been doing wonders for his figure! To quote Anthony Bourdain:

            “Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.

            To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.

            Vegetarians
            are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an
            affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these
            waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal
            protein. It’s healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter
            I’ve worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.

            Oh,
            I’ll accomodate them, I’ll rummage around for something to feed them,
            for a ‘vegetarian plate’, if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a
            few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost fine.”

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            Actually i have tried to go vegetarian for my own reasons but i just can`t do it because of my inability to prepare nutritious enough food that will include enough protein. Unless i had a professional chef or had been a vegetarian from birth it is just not feasible. And the extreme vegan stuff, i dont understand that shit at all. What the fuck is wrong with drinking milk and cheese that comes from a cow. Eggs, if someone could explain it to me i would be a bit satisfied, but its the same as asking a catholic to explain the trinity, god , jesust, and the holy ghost are all one. So jesus ( who was god) died knowing he was going back to heaven. Where is the sacrifice. I would get crucified and make a big display of it if i knew i wouldnt die. It wouldnt be fun but i would do it. It signifies nothing though because it is a false sacrifice. If i jump into a volcano to save my wife but reappear later in my hotel room what have i lost. Nothing, but i have recieved the adulation of all who see what i have done and ahhhh and ooooh about my bravery. HA, and what the fuck is the holy ghost. The third player in the confusing trinity game. At least satan is a fallen angel. Simple, easy to understand, and he hates god, i see his point. Plus he says humans can do whatever the fuck we want. I can see why he wanted to leave heaven, sounds like it would be an insane asylum up there.

          • Sadistikexekution

            Without meat, life has no meaning for me.
            In fakt I’m taking my family to the Burger King next!

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            I ate burger king 3 days in a row, the first 2 days were pretty good, the 3rd day was not good at all.

          • Sadistikexekution

            Wow 3 days would be too much for me too.
            Do you have all the American fastfood chains also in Canada? Wendy’s, Denny’s, Jack in the box, Taco Bell?

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            Everything but jack in the box at least in my province.

          • I’ll admit, I went on a seafood and veggie diet for a year, and my energy and sex drive went through the roof. But, being a chef afterwards, it simply didn’t compute. I go with Bourdain’s philosophy of ‘try anything once’. I got some silkworms from the Asian market a few months ago and tried them. Hated it, but at least I tried it. And if I’m at someone’s house, and they prepare the weirdest shit possible, or even half-assed basics, I’ll respect their efforts and try it. I worked as a chef for about 8 years (5 more years as a waiter and training on cooking here and there), and it gives a whole other perspective on food.
            Anywho, vegetarian I can understand, and alot of awesome dishes can be had from it (Ethiopian and Indian are excellent examples), but vegan is fucking overkill. Vegans I’ve ever known are lethargic, have to take multivitamins, and for some reason or other, drink and drug in huge amounts (certainly not saying that about all of them, but going by my experiences).
            PS, Morissey is still a blubbering anus, and a lifelover deep down. Catapult him into the toilet and FLUSH!

          • PS, I’ll slide this on over to you to cheer you up………

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rluvvGdhRVo
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCNuPIuGZpo

          • Hail and Kill

            Check out the mummified jalapeño bacon bombs in hellbent for cooking for a metal version of that tasty treat.

          • Grimmace

            Allow me, if you would, to explain the problem with the vegetarian/protein issue. Ruminants, aka cows, goats, sheep, alpacas, have several stomachs. They digest in one for a while, listen to Guns and Roses, regurgitate into their mouths, chew their cud, then rinse and repeat. With this process, and the help of a few special microbes, they are able to convert veg matter into proteins.

            Lesser advanced humans don’t have this sorted yet. Now people like myself, who have hiatus hernias, are well on their way to developing the second stomach. This combined with the frequent vomiting into my mouth, (caused by the horrific music I’m forced to endure at all social gatherings in my current homeland of New Zealand), has put myself and others like me on the course to evolving, and maybe even surviving the apocalypse.

            As for the holy ghost….yeah WTF? This is where the JWs seem to have something right…they skip right over that oddity.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            I was a JW for 24 years as well and it’s worse than catholicism. Everything is a sin, music, movies, tv, touching yourself, sex without marriage, playing cards, drinking, smoking, of course drugs. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy and that is saying something.

          • Sadistikexekution

            NO SHIT!!!!
            Especially the touching yourself part would be hard for me whahahaha.
            Did you go door to door with the Watchtower magazine?
            Watchtower were an excellent band by the way, Control and Resistance is one of my favorite progmetal albums, I mean the term progmetal didn’t even exist bakk then.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            Yes i did, every saturday morning. And on sunday i had to go to the morning services for 2 hours so i never got to sleep in on weekends. On tuesday night and thursday night there was bible studies to so i would miss all my favorite shows. The only heavy band i was able to listen to was rush so they were naturally my favorite. And i could watch star wars. So i was a rush and star wars fan who wasnt allowed to celebrate birthday parties, halloween, or christmas at school, i had bad skin and was a bit overweight. My early life was not fun. After 24 years i found satan and he hasnt steered my wrong yet. Jason mcmaster , the singer for watchtower was also in the 80’s band dangerous toys who had such raunchy hits like sport n a woody and teas n pleasin. They were kind of cool , they did the whole southern metal thing, its what hell yeah try to do but cant because 3/4 of the band aren’t even southerners.

            nice riffin in this tune.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVqeoI4klLE

          • Grimmace

            Rough childhood. I’ve heard similar stories. My mum just fell victim this year. She realised that the other christianity was all lies and that they adopted pagan holidays to become popular….yeah, like no shit. Anyways, now she knows the TRUTH, and I struggle to converse…as every message has a JW fable attached. I spent three months composing a song to cure her with….but it didn’t seem to work…hmmm, maybe too southern/melodic for her. She directed me to the “why your pinch harmonics suck” link. Admittedly, these JW contradictions and nonesense inspires endless material though….maybe a whole album devoted to the “Apostates”. Hey, gave WT a listen though, way cool for the day. cheers

          • Sadistikexekution

            Glad you found HIM!

          • Wait, you were a Jehovah’s Witness too? *high five for an extremely depressing youth*

            I see now why you lock innocent teenage girls in your basement. Or something.

          • CONANtheMomsenFuckingKING

            Were you one too ? My continued rage and anger at my childhood being stolen colors my mean spirited joking and comments. I hope you weren’t because i can’t think of anything more terrible than having a cult control a persons day to day living and thinking.

          • Yeah, I was. It took a long time to unlearn a lot of that brainwashing. I’m just glad I came to my senses eventually.

          • CONANtheMomsenFuckingKING

            My condolences to you. It is a special pain we share.

          • Sadistikexekution

            Anthony Bourdain is Satan!

          • He’d take that as a compliment!

          • Sadistikexekution

            It IS a compliment 🙂

        • VV.
      • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

        Death is always a lock for first place. The black sabbath of death metal. Or is that too high of praise ?

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

          It is accurate but that’s just my opinion. I’m not a gigantic death metal fan yet I respect Death and the impact they had on the genre.

        • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

          I’m not a massive Death fan, I’ve really only heard Leprosy and SOP but I respect the hell outta them and won’t argue with your opinion.

          • Vacant Planets is a good start to enjoy Human 😉 it was my other vote, besides Bloodbath, Megamuerte and Porcupine Tree

        • Nordling Meta Ed Pants 666…

          I think Death influenced both the brutal and technical offshoots
          of DM, as well as other extreme metal genres and prog metal. If they’re not the Sabbath of DM, then they’re not far behind.

  • Well that was easy, thanks GL!

  • MoshOff

    I knew I wasn’t going to be the only one with Spheres of Madness. Voted for Shallow though, good pick.

  • VV.

    I could listen to Clutch until the end of time, but I had to go with my bro Spear on this one. Many solid choices today.

  • FeelTheDarkness

    Clutch all day and everyday

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *clutches nearest breast*

      • FeelTheDarkness

        That’s what imma talkin bout

  • Dennis Moore

    Porcupine Tree is almost as good as stealing lupins from the rich.

    • Edward #RIPNEGROD

      I’m going to assume you meant “stealing” but as a novelty page you have still won me over.

      • Dennis Moore

        I fixed my mistake. Damn keyboard. I shall be changing Monty Python character each day.

        • Metaphysicalphallus ov Steele

          Good luck on your twit of the year competition.

          • Edward #RIPNEGROD

            Money Python >>>>>>

        • Guacamelee Jim

          DENNIS MOORE DENNIS MOORE DUMDUMDUM THE NIGHT
          DENNIS MOORE DENNIS MOORE DUMDUMDUMDUM FIGHT
          HE STEALS FROM DUM DUMMMM
          AND DUMM DUMDUMDUM
          DENNIS DUMMMMMM
          DENNIS DEEEEEEEE
          DUMDUMDUM

    • one of like six things we have in common! what’s your fav song and album?

      • Dennis Moore

        Probably Anesthetize and Fear of the Blank Planet

        • This answer is an answer about which I would say, “this is a good and correct answer.” -Stockhausen.

        • got dayum you said it.
          2nd place (song): The Start of Something Beautiful from Deadwing

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

        I love the song Stupid Dream and the album Fear Of The Blank Planet

  • Tyree-Argo Fuck Yourself

    Great choice Dubs!

    • VV.

      It’s a classic!

  • IronLawnmower
  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Dammit, you guys never make this easy. Leaning towards voting for W atm. Shit, if it hadn’t been for Chuck Schuldiner, there may never have been a Toilet ov Hell or extreme metal as we know it.
    Gotta say though, I do have a soft spot for that Porcupine Tree song. And Nevermore… and Clutch… all good picks. Can’t vote for Decapitated because it feels to obvious.

    • There was extreme metal before Chuck, and would’ve eventually happened anyway. That said though, it’d be vastly different.

      • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

        Agreed. I’m positive that heavier/extreme metal would have eventually evolved over time even if Chuck S. and Death had never existed. But, like you said, it would be a lot different without his influence. For one thing, extreme/death metal probably would have taken a whole lot longer to evolve and gain acceptance from a wider audience had it not been for Death. Chuck and Death were largely responsible for getting death metal out of Thrash’s shadow and into the limelight as its own distinct genre. This includes helping to cement screaming/growling vocals as an integral characteristic for Death metal.

        • And before Death, death metal was pretty much as neanderthal and gutteral as it could get. He brought actual riffs and thoughtful lyrics to the forefront, versus something like Autopsy (love ’em, but still) or even Possessed.

  • KJM

    MOAR Clutch, more Scissorfight, Sleep, The Sword, Orange Goblin, Wo Fat, and Purple Hill Witch, more more MOAR. You want riffs? They got ’em.

    • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

      You. I like you. I agree with all of this comment.

      • KJM

        Thanx. I swear it’s not just because I smoke enough herb to finance a cartel.

        • BLVCKBEVRD’S FLESH WOVND

          Dat new Wo Fat is pretty good.

          • KJM

            It’s damned good. It’s great Stoner Metal with a solid Blues and Boogie foundation, ridiculously catchy.

        • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

          The devil’s lettuce is almost essential to fully experience the majesty of stoner/sludge and bluesy hard rock.
          Uh… I mean, that’s what I’ve been told by other people who aren’t me, anyways.

    • old_man_doom

      Throw in a little Rwake and Royal Thunder and you’ve got yerself a fvcking deal, mister.

  • BLVCKBEVRD’S FLESH WOVND

    Oh man, you guys picked some good ones this week.

  • KJM

    Wowsers. It would seem I’ve “arrived”, so to speak.

    • IronLawnmower

      I arrived in my pants a while ago.

      • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

        Why are you wearing pants?

        • I thought we agreed this was a Pants-Free environment.

          • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

            What about leather chaps?

          • VV.

            I would like to see these chaps.

          • http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/lowend1/Manowar.jpg

            Perfect, even with 8 feet of snow outside! Could trailer chaps be the next big thing?

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            I was trying to give manowar another chance as a legit true metal band but this picture has totally put them back in the shithouse for me. These oufits make them look like circa 84 kiss headed for a bachelorette party. The second guy who looks like tom savini looks like he has a twat hanging out of the bottom of his crotch as well.
            You had your chance manowar. Thank you kim jong for snapping me out of the insantiy of thinking manowar were the least bit good.

          • I think Eric’s wearing a garter belt in that pic. Apparently he was shopping around at Fredrick’s Of Hollywood.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING
          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            Question, have you ever heard of the band Spooky Tooth? I was listening to one of their albums and they are amazing. How did they not become gigantic when they released Spooky Two in 1969?

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            yes, they are good, 2 songs are played a lot on classic rock channels, the mirror and one other i just can’t place the title of. The song better by you , better than me was covered by priest on the stained class album. Thats all i really know.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            They also wrote Evil Woman which was later covered by ELO. I like their version of Evil Woman better.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            That is the best piece of music trivia i have heard for probably 6 months. And i enjoy my music trivia. Had no idea.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            Ever heard this ?
            Lucifers friend
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beg6uNekcqI

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I know Lucifer’s Friend. Their singer joined Uriah Heep after Byron left and they have some really good albums.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            Atomic fucking Rooster just came to mind. You will like this too.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVf7SG1-DGg

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I love Atomic Rooster. Death Walks Behind You is an amazing album which is really fucking heavy.

          • Elite Extremöphile

            Pants are tolerated, but not recommended.

          • *trailer pants are recommended.

          • KJM

            Especially in the Northeastern US.

          • VV.

            I heard New York’s governor mandated that trailer pants are legally mandatory in Buffalo.

          • Metaphysicalphallus ov Steele

            I think it’s a clothes-free environment.

          • KJM

            Are we done with the whole trailer pants thing? I hope not cos it’s kinda cold here.

          • Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Trailer pants are eternal.

        • we have a saying in the neighborhood: “pants are for dinner. shirts are for work”

        • Nordling Meta Ed Pants 666…

        • Nordling Meta Ed Pants 666…

          • Nordling Meta Ed Pants 666…

            I’d post a gif telling Disqus to go fuck themselves if the fucking thing would work!

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Ok, W gets my vote. Death to all. RIP Chuck m/

  • Spear

    Kinda surprised nobody picked this one, but I guess I don’t know how into TBDM anyone is around here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2_ItT0yl_A

    • MoshOff

      FUCK ME, I love that damn song too.

      • Metaphallus ov Steele

        Attention everybody! It’s time to go fuck MoshOff now.

        • MoshOff

          If I ever heard that phrase spoken aloud in a daily life setting I think I’d have a stroke.

      • Lacertilian

        *High-Five* for Mosh-Off on the Spheres Of Madness pick.

        • yeah if you like djent

          • Lacertilian

            *senses slight rustling in the jimmy sector*

          • your rustledar is properly calibrated

          • Lacertilian

            I can also attribute it to the fact that my jimmies are real fucking sensitive.

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            Man up cunt and do your country proud

          • Lacertilian

            Please explain?

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            With the sensitive jimminess

          • Lacertilian

            Do they make prescription drugs to harden up ones jimmies?

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            A tablespoon of concete will do the trick

          • Lacertilian
          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            Mind you, my hypocrisy is strong here as I’ve been known to have the odd jimmie rustle

          • Lacertilian

            I was playing it up a few notches, at no stage did I believe @James_Jimmy_McNulty:disqus was calling Decapitated djent.

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            He’s lovable so he gets away with it

          • ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ

          • KJM

            It’s a serious medical issue.

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            A dose of Dead Kelly helps as well

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            My jimmies are sensitive when it comes to two things: Roxy Music and my friends.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            great album covers.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I love their albums covers and I love their music. Bryan Ferry is probably my favorite person from the 70’s not named David Bowie. His singing and his life are just amazing and his new solo album is great as well.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            As if the guy couldn’t get any cooler he married 1973 playmate marilyn cole. The guy is cooler than james bond.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            i dig this one too. Black Crowes Amorica. It was taken from the classic 76 hustler cover. Got banned in some record stores.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I love the Black Crowes. Haven’t seen them live but they are an awesome band. They used to come to my area very often.

          • KJM

            I saw Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes, but that’s not quite the same thing since they did mostly Zeppelin songs.

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            The new Decapitated has many a stop/start riff too

  • Xan

    Going to go with Dubya today. Chuck is the riff master.

    • VV.

      I’ll give you and @mattpikessweatyleftnipple:disqus a “Presidential Handshake” when this is all over.

      • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

        I’m cool with this, but you DO know that giving a handshake to a nipple is basically just, well, pinching a nipple. No twisting please. And you may want to have one of those little pocket-sized bottles of hand sanitizer with you. You know, cuz sweaty…
        Ah, another thing to remember is that we may want to clear this encounter with Mr. Pike first. He’s usually not cool with random dudes pinching me or Righty and calling it a handshake, but I’m sure he’ll make an exception for the former POTUS.

        • VV.

          I met Matt Pike in a bar once. He was convinced he knew me from somewhere.

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            His nipple told him, “there’s that dude that comments on Metal Sucks”

          • VV.

            I’m not even sure Metalsucks was around then, haha. If it was, I certainly wasn’t aware of it.

  • Lady Steeldragon <3. not in a romantic way or anything.
    you also could have used "Open Car" off the same album!

  • Scrimm

    I’m surprised there wasn’t at least one Fear Factory riff one here. Gotts to
    go with W.

    • VV.

      I can always count on you!

      • Scrimm

        I could say the same. Your picks are usually good.

        • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

          The only megadeth album i somewhat like is so far so good, Marty friedman was too technical and after him it’s just been a revolving door of players that has made the band unable to gel as a unit.

          • KJM

            The first 2 discs are great but they’re the least of the “Big 4” for me. I’ve only seen them 3 times as opposed to 5 for Anthrax, 6 for Metallica, and 7 for Slayer.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah pretty much. There are scattered songs that are ok, but that is it.

    • well, good luck finding a good FF song. (was that mean? i wasn’t trying to be mean)

      • VV.

        Can’t tear me apaaaaaaart!

        • i’m lolbuttzing so hard right now. thanks @disqus_kqxyUNPxty:disqus!

          • VV.

            I typed that as someone who likes Fear Factory, even the bad songs.

          • i won’t ignore the fact that Fear Factory was THE band that got me into metal. before that was NIN and Marilyn Manson.

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            The Beautiful People, now there’s a stop start riff.

          • VV.

            I actually really dig the Soulfly cover of that song.

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            Say whaaaat? I never knew such a thing existed

          • VV.
          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            And then the singing started and it quickly disintergrated from there

          • VV.

            Haha, yah…

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    all 3 at once—-100% vol—except 2nd vid (33%vol)

    start stop riff at 1:40 in second vid

    http://youtu.be/LABGimhsEys

    http://youtu.be/raNGeq3_DtM

    http://youtu.be/zFkARuEMEqo

    • why have i waited so long to follow your instructions?!?!?!?! it works people!!!

      • BLVCKBEVRD’S QQ CVNTINVVM

        Are you joking? I do these every day, and thats why I keep saying its poetry.

        • i finally fixed my volume slider

          ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • BLVCKBEVRD’S QQ CVNTINVVM

            Q: I’ve been entirely preoccupied by a most frightening experience of my own. A couple of hours ago, I realized that my body was no longer functioning properly. I felt weak, I could no longer stand. The life was oozing out of me, I lost consciousness.
            Capt. Picard: You fell asleep.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            There was once a star trek charity event in my city. Among the guests were the actor who played Q ( john delancy ?). He was engaged in a celebrity baseball game in a park near my dwelling. I did not attend but instead sat in my slum apartment cubicle and listened to metal church blessing in disguise while trying to drown out the hollering of some drunk in the hall threathening to kill someone. My beverage was a super big gulp, my meal consisted of homemade dip and a 3 foot high bag of no name potato chips.

          • KJM

            Somerville used to be full of people like that drunk guy. Now it’s gentrified and people like that can’t afford to live here. The only down side is almost no one else can either.

          • BLVCKBEVRD’S QQ CVNTINVVM

            Pfft. Mortals.

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            ………..

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            “““““““““““““

      • Dennis Moore

        How does it work?

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

          I couldn’t figure it out either.

  • Speaking of Helmet and start/stop…….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEnMb4m9lu0

  • Renan Ribeiro

    Fuck I was gonna put Helmet in there but I totally forgot

  • i expected a shit-ton of nu-metal and i got a plethora of wonderful music!
    oh yeah, and Johnny Crunch: shots fired.

    • Johnny Crunch likes to rustle jimmies.

  • JWG

    This was such a hard decision. Add in the serious cognitive difficulties I have voting for an ex-President I never would have voted for (because I’m not American – what else do you think I meant?), and it just gets harder.

    In the end I decided to use that inspiration and vote for the Canadians.

  • Howard Dean

    Symphony of Destruction takes it. Megadave may be an ass, but the guy’s early output is choice as fuck.

    • super based
      watch at 200% volume, pants off:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JipHEz53sU

      • I would happily let her clench my head between her ass cheeks and drag me around town like that anytime (with my assless chaps on, of course)! Because I’m a gentleman like that.

      • Buttfuqer

        Would buttfuq…then kill.

        • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

          you have it ass backwards man.

    • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

      Whiffs CTE one week, Riffs CTE the next. Dat crazy Joe

  • Oh and for stop pause, these guys are criminally underrated (and underrated in general):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9PASK8iaTk

  • BLVCKBEVRD’S QQ CVNTINVVM

    Here’s a saturday night jam for you guise
    http://youtu.be/2VFfuySQG2I

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

    Riff of the week: The beginning of this cover of I Am The Walrus by the little known band Spooky Tooth has an amazing start and stop riff. The band’s output has not become dated, especially their revolutionary album Spooky Two which is posted below my riff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6lUiphOTVY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9PNB8rIf08

  • pïgchop™

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZylohLaVY4

    I love awesome moments like this one:

  • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

    Joe have you been listenong to a lot of CTE lately?

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

      What do you mean by CTE? I don’t know what band that is.

      • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

        I’m referring to the album Countdown To Extinction

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

          I jam that album pretty often but at the moment I’m listening to the new Bryan Ferry album called Avonmore. I may not appear to be a fan of his or Roxy Music but I am a big fan of theirs and was saddened to read they disbanded earlier in November,

          • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

            They should have stuck together

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            They should have but they hadn’t performed since 2011 and Bryan plays their stuff live anyway. I like his new album though from what I’ve heard of it so far though.

          • KJM

            In that case you might like this if you don’t know it.

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

    • Pretty much!

  • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

    @Lacertilian, no comment necessary because Mosh Off had done it for you

    Also, why won’t my tag work?

    • Lacertilian

      Haha, nah I didn’t know someone else was also submitting the same riff.
      I just thought there was no need to describe why I chose that riff for this theme.
      The tag might not have worked because of the comma after it?
      Not too sure dude.

      • JöhnnytheMotherFuckin’Crünch™

        Nope, not that. Gay.

  • I don’t know which for the first four picks vote.. But i’m totally fanboy now for THAT new song of Bloodbath.. OMG THAT RIFF! sticker for you, Masterlord!! (i will put the sticker in monday, :P)

  • Max

    As the creative conceptualist behind this week’s theme, I fully approve of everything that has transpired here in the Toilet today. You’ve all really put some excellent – in some cases definitive – examples of stop/start riffs in for consideration; and although there can only be one winner, I think we can all agree that ultimately, the real winner is metal.

    So let me repeat: I fully approve.

    In other news, I just saw Beyond Creation last night, opening for Ne Obliviscaris. Very rad performances. I got to tell the BC frontman that his record is my Album of the Year. He fully approved. I also met a nice young lady there who painted the town red with me afterwards. A satisfying night all round.

    • VV.

      A toast to you, sweet Max.

      • BLVCKBEVRD’S QQ CVNTINVVM

        Indeed. Cheers, Max.

    • Lacertilian

      Damnit, I missed that gig even though I got a flyer from the recent Sep gig at the Manning Bar.
      Now all I have is a flyer and regret.

      • Max

        I very nearly forgot about it myself until a couple of days prior.

        Of course, if I’d REALLY gotten off my arse, I probably could have arranged to interview them for TovH. Dunno why I didn’t….

    • If I would’ve known, I woulda had you tell them that they have one of the sickest bassists of all time.

      • Max

        I was sorely tempted to say that anyway when he hung out at the merch desk.

  • Sadistikexekution

    Pretty kool this toilet ov hell is.
    Even worse than metalsukks the trolls here are.

  • Grimmace

    As for the actual topic…..Helmet is one perfected on-going start/stop riff….they win…the rest of you are dumb.

    • Pagliacci’s Nordling EdPants

      I love this guy.

  • Riff ov the week would be a lot of fun if you had to choose from the weeks new releases that are posted Tuesday

  • Hail and Kill

    That Decapitated riff is one of my favorite ever, so f’n tight.

  • Dental_Damnation

    How did Chop Suey by System of Down miss being included. That has so much start/stop riffage! Totally didn’t see this post.