Category: Riffology

Riffology – Darkthrone’s “Black Mountain Totem”

Latter day Darkthrone is, to say the least, divisive. Many see the band’s abandonment of the “true Norwegian black metal” sound as something of a betrayal. I’m not among them. Black metal has always been

Riffology – Sepultura’s “Dead Embryonic Cells”

Class is back in sessions, students of the riff. For this lesson, we will be examining some riffs from the Sepultura classic “Dead Embryonic Cells,” from 1991’s Arise. Arise might be the last great thrash

Riffology – Morbid Angel’s “Day of Suffering”

Alright class, because I can’t seem to get enough lately, we’re going back to Morbid Angel for this Riffology. This time we will examine “Day of Suffering” from the band’s second album, 1991’s Blessed Are

Riffology – Megadeth’s “The Conjuring”

Some time recently, though precisely where I read it I can’t recall, my pal and yours, Captain Michael Wuensch, stated that “The Conjuring” was the best Megadeth song. Now, previous to Cap’s declaration, I hadn’t

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