Category: Riffology

Riffology – Bolt Thrower’s “Through The Eye Of Terror”

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, class is back in session. For this lesson in Riffology, we will be taking a break from Morbid Angel, but we will be returning once again to the year 1989 and

Riffology – Morbid Angel’s “Chapel of Ghouls”

Welcome back, ladies and gents. It’s time for another lesson in Riffology, and, as I intimated in our last lesson, we will be examining another track from Morbid Angel’s Altars of Madness, namely, “Chapel of

Riffology – Morbid Angel’s “Maze of Torment”

Death is, to most metal fans, the most important band in death metal, but just as Judas Priest rivals Black Sabbath in its influence on metal as a whole, Morbid Angel rivals Death in its

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