Solo ov the Week III

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Every once in a while we will forego Riff ov the Week in order to profess our adulation for the solo. The Great God of the Riff allows these contests, as long as they are appropriately intermittent and nobody says things like “Solos are better than riffs” or “The Riff God is a lame dork lol.” For he is a jealous god. And a sensitive one.

Last week we did album-closing riffs, and good ol’ Ted took home the victory with a great riff by Enforcer. Formerly (with Nails) and myself (with Benediction) both followed very, very closely behind.

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Congratulations, Ted. Go to your local deli, order 5 lbs. of your favorite cold cut, and tell the deli clerk I sent you. Seriously do that.

Next week:

  • Joe has declared next week the very first RIFF OV THE WEEB. Your riffs must be from Japanese bands.
  • Send your Japanese riffs to toiletovhellriff@gmail.com. Include a name, a link, the time of the riff, and an explanation.
  • If you have an idea for a theme, let me know.
  • Let’s get to those solos, brolos.

 

Masterlord

I’m a big fat sucker for variations, so when the mighty Lord Weird Slough Feg variate (a verb I just made up) from around 2:00 to the final fade-out, exciting things happen in my heart. And in my pants. One of my favorite solos ever. As always, I recommend listening to the entire song, or at the very least starting at the preceding chorus (1:39).

 

Joe Thrashnkill

There are solos with more weedlies. There are solos with more deedlies. Dare I say it, there are solos with more widdly-woos but goddammit if you won’t find a more tasteful solo today. Everything flows into a logical and BITCHIN’ order. Start at 1:32.

 

Howard Dean

Great solos be all about them feels. A guitar lead that can make you well up with emotion is a beautiful thing. This solo is guaranteed to make you feel — in one way or another. Starts at 3:25.

 

Vegglampe

I have been holding of using The Absence in the riff-offs for far too long, and if I pass up on using them on a solo competition something would be wrong with me. The entire album is a god damn masterpiece filled with solos (out of the total 55 minutes, almost 16 are solos.) The best one is the one of the monstrous “Merciless”, which begins building up at 4:30 and kicks off at 5:18.

 

Jack Bauer

This fucking solo man. This solo is beer. 2:09.

 

Shrimp in a Pizza Box

This song actually has multiple solos, the first one is at 1:10, the second one basically works as a continuation of the first, at 1:40, the third one, which is the one you’re voting for, is at 2:21. I HIGHLY recommend listening to the whole song, but I won’t blame you for not doing it because you are a lazy fuck (like me).

 

MoshOff

The first solo that came to my mind, and really the only find worthy of winning any solo competition. Coroner’s Tommy Vetterli is one of THE most under-appreciated guitarists in metal, and the solo in “Serpent Moves” (3:15) is just one of many, many reasons why.

 

Tertius Decimus

Why? Just because it’s beautiful. Solo starts at 5:45 mark.

 

Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo

Why it’s good: The solo starts at 3:31 and it’s not fast, it’s not technical, but just straight up awesome.

 

Zeke

I feel like Formulas Fatal to the Flesh doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Give it a listen if you’ve been sleeping on it. Trey cranks out one of my all time favorite solos at 1:30. His playing has almost a liquid quality.

 

Coolstorybro

Closing out the end of the awesome Teratogenesis EP, this solo rips while being remarkably melodic. There’s another pretty sick solo at 2:59, but let that one pass. Sit back, and let Davey Davidson take you on a journey starting at 4:12.

 

Ted Nü-Djent

Anyone rermember Destrage‘s Are You Kidding Me? No album? On the song of the same name has a guest solo from Bumblefoot that is so good that it dragged me from the depths of my alcohol poisoned death bed to my computer to make a submission. Solo starts here. Enjoy.

 

Lacertilian

When Nocternity‘s Harps Of The Ancient Temples kicks up a gear, an alluring solo breaks out while you remain trapped in it’s subtle sorcery. 4:24.

 

Lord Hugequad

I dunno. I like it. It’s good. 3:38.

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start_date 14-12-2014 20:22:33
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  • MoshOff

    I’m sure the Arghoslent solo is good and lovely, but I can’t bring myself to even listen to it. Fuck those idiots forever.

    • Howard Dean

      I said it was guaranteed to make you feel something.

      • It was better than I expected it to be.

        There’s a few of these solos (I won’t mention which ones) that make me wonder if the people submitting them have ever even heard a good guitar solo. I know, I know: I should have submitted one of my own, and had actually thought about it, but it wouldn’t have even fit in here unless I tried-harder.

        That said: Coroner, I guess.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Shouldn’t the week of the weeb have included bands trying to appear japanese instead?
    (Wintersun, Whispered)

    • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

      Add Elderoth to that list.

  • Howard Dean

    That Nocternity solo made my dick hard.

    • Lacertilian

      It’s so subtle it slipped past me, poured me a whiskey and made me a pork roast in my own kitchen.

  • Sir Tapir the Based™

    Arghoslent might have some beliefs I’m not a fan of, but that solo sure is good. I voted for it.

  • ME GROG™

    GROG VOTE ZEKE!!!! MORBID ANGEL ROCKS!!!!!!

  • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

    Moshoff gets my vote, simply because Coroner can do no wrong. And because Necrophagist is supremest of lolbuttzery.

  • Maik Beninton™

    Which Revocation solo do I choose?

  • Dear Lord Hugequad,
    Thank you for delivering the Prokofiev. I needed that.
    Sincerely,
    Richter’sbackhurts

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box™

    0 votes as always, guess I am particularly good at liking shit no one would ever like.
    Pretty good solos this week, Nocternity and Destrage are probably my honourable mentions, with Jack Bauer taking the vote.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Looks like this week ain’t getting any better for you :/

    • Stop making me feel bad. You are making me cry. It hurts because you are a shrimp, one of my undersea dwellers.

  • Kevin Nash & Friends

    They’re all so good that I can’t decide. Here’s my solo ov the week.

    This band is extremely underrated. Give them a listen. Their solos make other bands weep and their songs are just giant solo fests. Solo starts at 0:00 to 0:38

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5p10uyviw4

  • Maik Beninton™

    Also Zeke’s pick is pretty good but the rest of that song not so much.

  • I would’ve kicked it old school on this one with some pre-skronk Gorguts. 2:40 short but sweet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP-3zlUxNO0

    • Dagon

      Some people say pre-skrong ‘guts is Death worship.

      That’s some pretty good worshipping IMO.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    You really love me. Thanks guys

    • You got my vote buddy.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        xxoo

    • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

      I will love (almost) anyone who loves Destrage.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Thanks guy

    • Zeke

      Got my vote too. Nice bumblesolo!

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Thanks Arkansas Man

  • Maik Beninton™

    Idea for next ROTW: instead of riffs, we do a double bass edition.

    • tertius_decimus

      Miroslav Vitous would win all competitions automatically.

  • Stanley

    Funnily enough, HHR finally has the Nocternity album on CD and it’s currently on its way to my abode. Great solo and that bass line that follows moves me in a special way.

    • Howard Dean

      On the way to my abode, as well. Can’t wait.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Votes Jack because I found the rest to be pretty underwhelming ( except for Coolstorybro & me of course)

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Now I don’t really like Arsis and the little that I do is mostly centered around their debut but that solo was to my liking. Grin is probably my least favorite Coroner album but the solo work is magnificent.
    I like the earth song but alone that solo isn’t much.
    So I voted for PMG.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Oh and still not into Nocternity but that solo was awesome.

    • tertius_decimus

      Yay! Pat Metheny means business. That whole album is fucking masterpiece.

  • Ted got mah vote.

  • I also might’ve gone with the bluesy solos on Holowman by Entombed but there are two good ones in the start of the song and another great one towards the end.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skn3VFz5pUM

  • Nocternity it is. I’m off to lurk around some old castles at medium speed.

    • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties
    • Lacertilian

      Cross the moat at a moderate pace after the drawbridge has been lowered with it’s hand-driven gearing system being slowly turned by a diminutive serf who is suffering from the effects of the cold winter.

  • GAH, my browser’s fvcked up, for Coolstorybro isn’t winning.

  • FUKKBEARD
    • Mandatory remember that I need to listen Gorefest, I always forget to. This is solo is awesome, beardblack!

  • tertius_decimus

    Honestly, it’s easy to pick up my favorite one this week. My vote heartily goes to Howard Dean.

    Coroner is rad too. Special thanks to Ted Nü-Djent for placing Destrage here. The solo alone didn’t make feel like goosebumps but overall stuff is quite interesting, gonna give ’em a listen or two.

    • Destrage is one of my favorites from last year. Listening to them is like a party

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Well I won’t be winning but if you walk away this week into a new band, then that will make me a happy boy too.

      • tertius_decimus

        I see these contests as another source of good music. Every time you get into “I’ve heard it all” trap, someone brings THAT song that opens new horizons.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          And that’s what it should be about. Probably worded my comment wrong at the beginning there.

  • Paris Hilton

    They called me crazy. They called me stupid. They called me an asshole. I’m not crazy. YOU’RE THE ONE WHO’S CRAZY!

    They said that my anally inserted bongs spit in the face of God and common human decency. Well, I’m the CEO of my own company, while you scrubs are working 9-5 for the man. The only solace you have in your shit lives is getting stoned using my anally inserted bongs. I hope that every time you suck that kush into your tush, you think of me.

    Anyway, I have an important meeting to attend. I’m expanding my company to sell anal hookahs. I want to capture the Middle Eastern and the hip, young “Virgin Mobile commercial kinda people” demographics. I will be making several tens of dollars from this aggressive marketing strategy.

    I’ll make reservations for an exclusive restaurant if you want to grab lunch with a CEO. How does NEVER sound!? Hahaha

    Who’s the crazy asshole, now?

    • KJM

      Anal vaping!! A vast, untapped market!

      • Paris Hilton

        Great idea! Give me the contact information of the guy who pitches your ideas. I’d love to have him on my board of directors!

        • KJM

          Contact the law offices of Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe. They’ll hook you up.

      • more beer

        I think I will stick to the old fashioned way of smoking herb.

        • KJM

          If I could get a volcano cheap I’d go with it. I had a regular one for months and never used it.

          • more beer

            I only vape or do dabs on occasion. Only wax and shatter when I do. But that shit is expensive. (even here) Plus if you do that everyday it makes your tolerance to thc really high, and renders bud basically useless.

          • KJM

            Yeah, wax just isn’t worth it to me.

          • Lacertilian

            Bags are ok for parties but you really want one of these. They have ones with slight defects (little scratches etc) for cheap as, if you’re worried about cost.
            Had mine for over 2 years.
            https://silversurfervap.com/

          • KJM

            If I get anything other than my trusty old pipe, it’ll be at this store. http://buriedtreasuresboston.com/

          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

            You owned a volcano?!? That is so fucking metal it makes my balls hurt!

          • KJM

            Indeed. that’s where this shirt was made.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MxRMwX2SdE

      • Dagon

        It’s the high tech version of a show I saw on the Suriname/Brasil border.

      • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

        The hottest trend since the glory days of butt chugging (yes, it’s a thing).

        • more beer

          I once watched a stripper I knew do a shot of meth up her ass. I don`t ever fuck with that shit. But she was telling me she had done that. So I called her on it. She wasn`t playing she shot that shit right up her ass.

          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

            Remind me never to go to that titty bar!

          • more beer

            She was a friend who definitely had some issues. I never went to see her dance.

          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties
          • more beer

            Yea had she passed away.

          • KJM

            Unfortunately people who live that far on the edge usually don’t last long.

          • more beer

            I realize that. But she died from an adverse reaction to new meds she was on for her mentals. The legally prescribed drugs killed her. not the street drugs. Which sucks even more I think.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Scratch that. I don’t want your life

          • more beer

            No you don’t. It wasn’t that glamorous but I had to see that shit to believe it. Kind of like watching an accident.

          • KJM

            That sucks much worse actually.

          • more beer

            It does. At least if someone od’s it was their choice and they died doing what they wanted to do.

          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

            Same happened to my uncle way back when. My grandmother tried to sue, but damn near went bankrupt even trying to get that shit to trial. Prescription meds can be every bit as bad as any hardcore street drugs.

          • more beer

            Yea they are. Sorry to here that about your uncle. Her mother told me she wasn’t even gonna bother suing. Since no amount of money would bring her back. I think her heart was broken enough. She didn’t want to keep reliving those bad memories. Doctors will fucking kill you if you aren’t careful.

          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

            Yep! The worst thing for any (decent) parent is outliving their children.

          • more beer

            Yep thats truth!

          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

            Sorry to hear that. 🙁

          • more beer

            Yea it still bums me out. She was a mess. But she was also a fun chick to hang out with.

          • KJM

            The commercials are right on the money. Meth, not even once.

          • more beer

            Fuck yea they are. I never saw that shit in N.Y. Moving west was an eye opening experience. Tweakers are even worse than crack heads.

          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties
          • Óðhinn
          • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

            Rock Bottom: You’ll know when you get there!

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            It’s probably not as glamorous as you make it sound but I want your life

    • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

      “I’m out of order?!? You’re out of order! This whole trial is out of order!”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TlAXXDYK4k

  • Coolstorybro

    Mr. Davidson’s splitting the vote today. I can get behind that.

  • Damn. Y’all some hatin’ ass haters.

  • Dagon

    The Lizard wins.

  • CT-12

    Even though we’ve all heard this song probably a thousand times, it’s still got one of my favorite solos of all time in it. Jerry Cantrell can generally do no wrong though, dude’s solos are so fucking tactful and complimentary, completely in service to the song. Starts at 2:59 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqZb52sgpU

  • JW(E)G

    Dear Sirs,

    It’s kind of late for me to enter for next week and have any hope of being included, but if none of the rest of you chose a Church of Misery riff I will be sad as long as my short attention span allows.

    As Typed by my Human Servant JWEG,
    – THOR, Slayer of Birds and Taker of Naps. Esquire.

    • CT-12

      Go for it dude, you might make it in! Church of Misery rules

      • JW(E)G

        Fortunately I did. Right at the same time I posted that.

        True story: I’ve measured THOR’s reaction to my music collection. Stoner-doom seems to get the most positive response.

        There’s almost definitely a scientific explanation involving reverberations and stuff. But I prefer to think of it as he and I having common interests.

        • KJM

          THOR has good taste.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I submitted a Japanese hardcore band who formed in 1980. What comes next will astonish you.

  • B00mhauer

    Dave Davidson’s classical/jazz influenced solos give me erections at inconvenient times. I have to drive to Columbus to grocery shop ’cause Ive been banned from every market in a 100 mile radius of my home.

    • Sargeant Honkey Poopypanties

      How the fuck do you get banned from every local grocery?! Did you stick your dick in the salad bar or something?

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


    stroke induced –great country/jazz memories
    parallel 1878 x 2014—“a simple kind of woman”
    1st vid full vol
    2nd vid-50%vol
    3rd vid 25%vol
    all at once

    https://youtu.be/nSncwffAB7k

    -https://youtu.be/-0x40MIZGqI

    • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      whoops,,
      the first vid—wasn’t printed

      play this vid 100% vol–with the other 2 vids

      -https://youtu.be/a6qSJtwT3qI

      • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        heavy metal guitar solos—a direct current to god consciousness–
        derived from man—-in a space of infinite potential

        salute to all the guitar solo entries
        (all 3 at once – full vol)
        -https://youtu.be/SqDDlYi8GSw

        -https://youtu.be/nF71fabjPVE

        -https://youtu.be/TuLC8KjmIhU

      • Lacertilian

        A glitch in the Matrix zzzzzzzzzzzzz?

        • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          fuck the matrix

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            both at once –1st vid mute–2nd full vol
            -https://youtu.be/TuLC8KjmIhU

            https://youtu.be/ILWSp0m9G2U

          • Lacertilian

            was better with first vid 100% and second vid removed.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            bill Clinton = hitler
            1st vid mute–2nd vid full vol
            -https://youtu.be/_KGe-NDkREQ

            -https://youtu.be/IVvkjuEAwgU

  • john

    Revocation always gets a nod, but Vegglampe’s is totally new to me and I dug it big time!

  • OldMetalHead

    I wish I could have voted for both Revocation solos.

  • Óðhinn

    Hear ‘n Aid. “80’s Butt Rock All-Stars equivalent to USA for Africa.” The solo is super long and features Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Good vocals from Ronnie James Dio.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZktrrqT1A0

    • Kevin Nash & Friends

      Speaking of George Lynch I’ll be seeing his band tomorrow because they’ll be in my area.

      • Óðhinn

        Enjoy.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Which one?

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          I’m seeing Lynch Mob.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            You should check out KXM

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I will.

  • Lacertilian

    Just as Maiden is banned from RovTW, surely Revocation should be considered cheating in a SovTW?

    https://youtu.be/yVT-8ONyKtY?t=5m36s

    • EsusMoose

      Dave is an incredible guitarist but I think it falls under pandering more so than being a trump card and a pandering choice (as I feel Pantera and Iron Maiden are).

  • Lacertilian

    @masterlordsteeldragon:disqus – that was tasty.
    @joethrashnkill:disqus – whammy pedal at the start?
    @disqus_SuTZzQbXC5:disqus – not really feeling that one.
    LampOfVeges – enjoyed that thoroughly.
    @webb71:disqus – Yes, of course.
    @shrimpinapizzabox:disqus – Not available, call your electrician, your door is fucked.
    @moshoff:disqus – Going to have that intro riff in my head all day now, not a bad thing I guess.
    @tertius_decimus:disqus – I feel like I’m watching an 80’s montage of hang-gliding somehow.
    JoJoJoJoJo – Earth doing their much vaunted Pink Floyd worship.
    @disqus_c8C78e0etN:disqus – mmmm.
    @disqus_jiERfNeRYL:disqus – Definitely in my top 3 Revocation solos.That song is their pinnacle for me.
    @lmd666:disqus – Good pick, has a Yngwie feel in parts, he’s on tour here too. Get your leather that you wore to Motley Crue out.
    @Lacertilian:disqus – What a fucking stellar pick. That damn lizard!
    LordOvQuad – Wouldn’t have expected that part to be chosen from that album.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I can only afford Vinyl clothes. Sebastian Bach is touring too

  • Vegglampe

    I mentioned in the description that Riders of the Plague had 16 minutes of solos: here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKRw-trZKww

  • Tyree

    Lacertilian gets my vote. That solo is all sorts of chills.

  • davidson is king

    two revocation solos and none of them are this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX2cbz7K0n4

    3:08
    4:43
    for the best solos you will ever hear in your life