Category: Riffology

Riffology: Demilich’s “The Sixteenth Six-Tooth Son Of Fourteen Four-Regional Dimensions (Still Unnamed)”

Demilich, the quasi-legendary Finnish quartet, was perhaps the first really weird death metal band. The group’s only album, Nespithe, was a murky boondoggle of mind-bending riffs, ridiculous burping vocals and absurd song titles. To some

Riffology: Therion’s “The Way”

These days, Therion is best known for some nearly-unclassifiable form of progressive, symphonic, operatic metal. If you’d like to know more about it, our own Mr. Duvall has review of one of the band’s beloved

Riffology: A Glorious Epoch

Class is back in session, kids. You’ll have to excuse my lengthy absence; I was on a lengthy research sabbatical. I don’t know how often class will meet in the future, but, for now, we’ve

Riffology 113 – All Your Sins

As promised, we return to normal format for this lesson, covering just one tune. The tune in question is “All Your Sins” by Maryland doom metal godfathers Pentagram. “All Your Sins” comes from Pentagram’s self-titled

Riffology 112 – Kreative Evolution: Part V

I would like to offer my apologies, dear readers, for Riffology’s long absence. I did not intend such an extended break between lessons, but work, side-jobs, deer season, holiday season and illness combined to sap

Riffology 112 – Kreative Evolution: Part IV

Class is back in session with lesson number four in the Kreative Evolution series. In case you have been too hungover to make it to the last three classes, we have been engaged in a

Riffology 112 – Kreative Evolution: Part III

Welcome to the third installment of Kreative Evolution, our riffological examination of the Kreator catalogue. If you have been following the series, I am sure you have caught the pattern, and it should come as

Riffology 112 – Kreative Evolution: Part II

Welcome to part two of Riffology’s Kreative Evolution mini-series, wherein we will examine riffs from the Kreator catalogue on an album by album basis. 1986 was the pinnacle year for thrash. The year birthed two undisputed