Solo ov the Week: 9-19-15

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So, last week’s South American Riff ov the Week battle was a mighty success. There was a buttload of excellent choices in there, but in the end, Pagliacci Is Kvlt clowned (kill me) you all.

Next week:

  • Here’s an idea. All riffs next week must be from a demo or EP. Here’s the catch: if the song was included on a future full-length, it’s disqualified. Dig up some gems for us.
  • Send your demo/EP riffs to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com. Include your name, a link to the song, the time of the riff, and an explanation.
  • If you have an idea for a theme, make it known.

Let’s get started on these solos.

 

Masterlord

Hail Bathory forever, the greatest band in history. 9:54

 

Joe

You will certainly listen to solos with more widdlies today. You will listen do solos with more diddlies. By god, you will hear solos with more skreeeeeee-woos. But what “Death by Trenchrot” lacks in technicality and wankery, it makes up for with sheer 80s throwback headbangability. 2:55.

 

W.

When the solo starts at 3:32, it sounds like white-hot radiant heat emanating from the guitars before plunging into some noodling. That harmony makes my liver quiver.

 

McNulty

Behold Abysmal Dawn: the best modern death metal band PERIOD! [lol. — Masterlord] In this triple solo attack from “Perfecting Slavery” guest Christian Muenzner gets his say in early, followed by Charles, but it’s Andy [lower left] who takes the gold medal at (3:35) with his gorgeous playing.

 

Emprah of Mankind

Starting at 3:44, we are led into an absolute madhouse of pentatonic fury, Andreas Kisser or Max Cavalera, whichever one of them did the solos on this, are just going absolutely balls out. Summoning the forces of sonic chaos (oh shit plz don’t tell those Inquisition dickheads), I feel like I just wanna go bash something or stab a Bloodthirster in the balls. And hell, I probably could with the right jams. Vote for me or be purged.

 

Zeke

One of the many things I love about Marty Friedman’s Megadeth solos was that he totally embarrassed Dave whenever they’d duel. For my solo ov the week, I nominate Marty’s solos in this trade-off section. (In case you’re clueless, we have Dave picking the fight at 3:03, Marty dominating at 3:12, Dave losing at 3:32, Marty’s victory lap at 3:41, and Dave crawling away with his tail between his legs at 3:50). By the way, check out this ridiculous video; I bet it was Dave’s idea.

Brock Samson

Ihsahn doesn’t receive enough love in the toilet. Let me persuade your ear holes. Start at 3:59.

 

Ted Nü-Djent

Armored Saint‘s “Win Hands Down” would have to be my surprise packet of the year. Chock full of anthemic choruses and hooks that nestle into your brain, with the title track being no exception to what I just described. The solo is preceded by a jazzy interlude that comes out of left field that goes for about 40 seconds before before the solo kicks in proper at the 3:20 mark and clocks in at just under 1 minute long. This is everything a guitar solo should be.

 

Brouroboris

This has long been one of my favorite solos, both tasty and tastful. If melting butter made a sound it would be this. 3:47.

 

365 Chaos Ridden Days

The melodic refrain makes this solo more captivating, probably one of the best solos in metal music, technical and fluid, no need to add anything else, we all know this song, music tastes are subjective but this is guitar wizardry. 3:09.

 

Dave

Not a big fan of a lot of death metal solos, but 3:31 to 4:01 hits the spot.

 

Waynecro

Beginning at about 2:53, guitar and keyboard take turns exchanging solos that pummel the listener right in the feels. Eventually, the two instruments join forces to deliver the song’s epic buildup, which culminates in an explosive finale. This is not wankery, nor is it playing a lot of notes for the sake of playing a lot of notes. These solos are calculated, purposeful, and memorable, and they actually contribute to the song (rather than just give the musicians a chance to show off). For me, it’s the little things that make this long-ass solo so awesome—for example, the strategic whammy-bar use at about 3:26 and the melody that begins at about 4:07 and ends at 4:12. When I think of awesome solos, this is the first song that pops into my head.

 

Gorak

ME GONNA GO WITH CLASSIC! SOLO START AT 2:51.

 

Lacertilian

After the last edition of Solo Of The Week, where I submitted a subtle yet alluringly exotic solo from Nocternity’s latest album which only procured a handful of your votes I’ve decided to go the opposite route. Full-blown in-your-face off-the-wall bar dives and chromatic chaos, reminiscent of Kerry King back when he could play an atonal solo that served the song.
This Cruciamentum album has only been out for a couple of weeks but it’s already in the running for death metal album of the year in this Lizard’s book. Although this whole track rips and begins with a killer lead, the solo for submission starts at 4:00.

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This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date 14-12-2014 20:22:33
end_date 20-09-2015 09:00:00
Poll Results:
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  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Tornado of Souls: Repost

    • Maik Beninton™

      Yeah but it was brought by a newcomer so get a pass.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        It’s also a killer solo

  • Zeke

    Vigna gets my vote. Nice pick, Dave.

    • more beer

      The Immolation guys always get my vote.

  • Guacamole Jim

    bDubs wins. That KoK is just too fine.

    • Pingu

      You want the KoK? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Loves the Kok

      • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

        Is that supposed to be a double entendre?

        • Based Pingu

          If you have to ask, you’re too young.

        • Guacamole Jim

          No

          • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

            I guess I just have a dirty mind.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Everyone loves some good KoK now & again.

    • Vote for Jeb

      The KoK thanks you

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    This weeks solo of the week is brought to you by Megadeth. All great solos but Bro gets my vote. That solo got the feels

    • Zeke

      Yeah, I should’ve picked something else. Anyway, notice they were all Marty solos. Coincidence? I think not

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Yours was certailnly a left field selection. Yes they’re all Marty ones but nothing wrong with a little Poland/Mustaine combo either
        https://youtu.be/4kSvN1dQjxc

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          And of course at about 3.20
          https://youtu.be/35-X8MiGkKM

        • Zeke

          Dave actually has some really nice solos on this one. I always used to assume the cool ones were all Poland, but Dave holds his own here…. Sadly

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Not sadly. Mustaine might be a dick but I prefer to just focus on the licks

        • I love the guy with the Metallica t-shirt at the end of that video.

      • Between The Buried & Smee

        I just saw Marty do a show in Chicago last night! The hype is real!

      • Max

        No you shouldn’t have!

        • Zeke

          All of a sudden I got two votes!! I thought I was a dud this week!

      • DUDE! That solo from ‘deth was one of my picks for this contest and never sent mine, jajaja!

    • ME GORAK B.C.™

      GORAK ALMOST SUBMIT BATHORY!!!! SO VOTED MASTERLORD!!!

      • The Neanderthal is smartest among you.

        • Óðinn

          There is actually evidence to support the idea that Neanderthals were just as advanced as Homo Sapiens, although certain differences did exist. They lived beside humans for approximately 10,000 years, and they used stone tools and hunted as successfully as early humans.

          • Lacertilian

            Homo australopithecus all day

          • Óðinn

            Which reminds me….Did anybody see the NOVA special this week about Homo Naledi, an newly discovered extinct species of hominin (genus Homo)?

            http://video.pbs.org/video/2365559270/

          • Lacertilian

            I didn’t see any programs but I did briefly read about the discovery of a new subspecies in a South African cave, same one?

          • Óðinn

            Yes. It’s a very exciting find.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            lol homo

          • Óðinn
          • Based Pingu

            Heh, homo.

    • Akerskronks ov Steele

      I thought I subbed that once during an earlier solo ov the week. It is like the perfect solo. Anyways could’ve just cheated and subbed this (Only cuz I can’t resubmit the Beast Over Hammersmith version of The Prisoner twice) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3pF-b1tXR0

      • Scrimm

        BEST SONG EVER.

        • THREE TRUE WORDS.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          CAN’T PICK ONE.

          • Scrimm

            It wasn’t easy.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Plus Iron Maiden is banned

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    It was between Sepultura and Cruciamentum. If I could have down voted CoB, it would have happened one million times.

  • EsusMoose

    I don’t have time to listen to these but as a lot are Megadeth I’ve already heard most of these so thanks for making my life easier.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    Brock gets my obligatory hipster vote, but Lassy a close second.

  • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

    Armored Saint wins hands down.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      JJD thanks!

      • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

        You’re welcome.

      • Scrimm

        I evened it out by not voting for you.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Scrimm plz!

  • Bunk Moreland

    That’s a really good mothafuckin’ pick, McNulty. I, like many people, was tempted to skip over your pick by the name alone — boy would that have been a mistake. Killer solo by a great band (the whole song is great in general though).

    • ME GORAK B.C.™

      U JUST VOTE CUZ JIMMY U PARTNER!!!!!!!!!!

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Bunk! U drunk! Go home!

    • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

      Where Is Jimmy anyway?

    • Lacertilian

      This guy, jeez

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    I almost want to vote for Brock simply because I agree with his description.

  • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

    Here’s my solo ov the week. Many bands have done extended covers of Eight Miles High. The original group to sing it did versions of it that are over 20 minutes long. My favorite version is this version as the solos are out of this world. Since I can’t pick just one solo from this opus take your pick on which solo is the best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9JJY6zx0jE

  • Scrimm

    Some erroneous Statements in those descriptions today.

  • 365chaosriddendays

    My vote goes to Lacertilian, great choice, that solo is sweet like the entire album.

  • Mother Shabubu 8

    Regarding the stock photo, when did notorious partier Corey from Australia become a guitarist?

    PS: Not feelin’ any of these. Just like the real voting process.

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1423/71/1423717152524.png

    • Lacertilian

      Bah, we’d spent years trying to forget about this clown.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        I spent minutes.

    • Óðinn

      I just watched an “interview” with this guy on YouTube. Is he for real? It seemed like it might be some kind of performance piece.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Solos are for suckas. Voted for Trenchrot.

  • Óðinn
    • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

      Holdsworth is epic. His band with Eddie Jobson and John Wetton ruled. Shame he left after one album.and was replaced. At least Terry Bozzio replaced him.

      • Óðinn

        Classic Prog Rock.

        • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

          I love their work.

  • Óðinn
    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      YES!

    • GEORGE LYNCH OR GTFO

      GL

      • ALSO, BRAD GILLIS CAN ACTUALLY GTFO. God he is turrible.

        GL

  • Gotta go with Dave’s selection. Immolation always have solos that don’t sound like anyone else.

  • Óðinn

    David Gilmour plays with so much passion that he sends chills up my spine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Ht6WIhhmU

    • Witch-Ripped KJM

      I’ll take Gilmour on his worst day over all these weedily deedily tech heads who think they can play because they’re fast.

  • Óðinn
  • Óðinn

    This was a tough choice for me. There were so many good submissions. I decided to vote for Lacertilian’s pick, I guess because I liked hearing a contemporary band playing proper Death Metal. The solo was reminiscent of early Slayer but it did fit well with the song.

    • Lacertilian

      I would vote for him too, if it wasn’t in complete disrespect for the integrity of this fine competition.

  • ***Vote for Sale***
    ***Vote for Sale***

    (This is a shitshow.)

  • Max

    Oh fuck, I don’t even have to listen to the other entries (but I will later, promise!) – Megadeth’s “Go to Hell” lead section is my favourite solo(s) of ALL TIME. I tried to submit this many moons ago; glad somebody got it in there finally. I’m not even a massive Megadeth fan – and wasn’t at all when I first heard this at 16 – but it’s just spectacular. Just perfectly executed down to the note and inflection. The quintessential marriage of shred, melody and emotion. Go Zeke!

    • Zeke

      That was much better than I could’ve ever put it!

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Maxhas a way of doing that

    • <3 love love love the love for Go to Hell today!

  • Óðinn

    Suggestion: Next solo edition, a no Marty Friedman edition. Not that he’s a bad guitarist, Just too obvious a choice.

    • Witch-Ripped KJM

      Considering his recent comments I would suggest a “Fuck You, Marty Friedman” week with nothing but Hendrix solos.

      • Óðinn

        Haha. I had actually forgotten about that. But an all-Hendrix edition is not a bad idea.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Haha, good idea

    • Zeke

      Fair enough. I tried to pick a deeper cut for what it’s worth. Also, my pick allowed people to shit on Dave

      • Óðinn

        Nothing against your pick, Zeke. It’s a good one.

  • Óðinn
    • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

      …………..

      • Óðinn

        All my friends know the low rider

  • JWEG

    The limitation for next week is way tougher than I had initially thought. I give up.

  • Count_Breznak

    One of the many reasons why grindcore is by far superior: no bloody solos.

    • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

      I like some grindcore, but no really my thing. Pretty bland overall. *hits the dirt*

  • Lacertilian

    I haven’t done a breakdown for a while so here goes:
    MSD – Set the damned bar higher why don’t you!
    Pa-pah – Ripper, the final riff kicks arse too.
    Dubs – Melting melody.
    Jimmah – I think the preceding solo beats it by not trying to sweep you off your feet.
    Emprah – Solid choice, Kisser’s early work inspired the shit out of me growing up.
    Zeke – Of course.
    Brock – You’re right, we don’t see much mentioned around here.
    Ted – I can picture you air-guitaring to this one!
    Boris – That tone is damn tasty.
    365Chaos – Yessir.
    Dave – I revisited this album a little while back, I think it was due to a RoTW.
    Waynecro – Not for me.
    Gorak – So much ‘Deth this week!

    Gonna be tough to pick one, I’m ruling out all the Megadeth on principle.
    Hmmmmm…

    • Waynecro

      The solo I picked certainly isn’t the greatest from a technical standpoint, and the song itself isn’t brilliant or anything (frankly, I haven’t liked much of anything CoB has done since that album). But for some reason, that solo gets me in the feels super hard. It always has.

  • Cockypock Aioli Singularity

    Kissing the Shadows is top notch when it comes to notches and their rankings.

  • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

    Argh, I came close to winning for once! Curses!

    Ted got my vote hands down. The guy who got me into death metal back in ancient times (1995) showed me their new CD, and it’s fucking solid back to back! How they’re not bigger after all these years is beyond me.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I posted this on your wall a few weeks back too

  • Waynecro

    How the fuck am I supposed to pick only one out of great shit from Abysmal Dawn, Keep of Kalessin, Ihsahn, Opeth (when they kicked ass), Rust in Peace-era Megadeth, Immolation, and Cruciamentum? Trying to choose just one is maddening!

  • Witch-Ripped KJM

    If ‘Gut Shot’ by Blood Farmers was on youtube, I would just submit that until it got posted. Then we would discover who the trve posers are, by Gum.

  • Witch-Ripped KJM
  • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

    The bad (I know it’s the wrong post): Everyone’s expecting me to fail (not you good folks, but everyone around me).

    • Óðinn

      Not me. I’m pretty sure you’ll succeed.

      • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

        Hopefully! BTW, got some new art done.

        • Óðinn

          Sweet.

  • Guppusmaximus

    @Bro – Personally I think, if it hasn’t already been mentioned on SOTW, that ‘A Fair Judgement’ has a superior main solo that brilliantly coincides with a killer drum riff at the end of a measure https://youtu.be/18-_blPsRuQ?t=6m19s and is prefaced by short bridge(?) https://youtu.be/18-_blPsRuQ?t=5m9s solo that could boil all the dairy in your house.