Category: Riffology

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

Riffology 112 – Kreative Evolution: Part I

For the next several installments of Riffology, we will break from format (somewhat) by adding a little history to our lessons. We shall embark on a riff odyssey through the catalog of German thrash kings,

Riffology 111 – Procreation Of The Wicked

The last installment of Riffology featured one of my favorite bands, Mercyful Fate. This week, the trend continues with Celtic Frost. In a few short years, Celtic Frost created a wildly diverse (and wildly uneven)

Riffology 110 – Doomed By The Living Dead

This being the tenth installment of Riffology, I thought I would celebrate this mini-milestone by covering one of my favorite bands: Mercyful Fate. I could go on for days about how great this band was

Riffology 109 – Suffer The Children

The term “breakdown” has been used in music for decades. What constitutes a breakdown varies from genre to genre, but for most popular forms of music, it refers to a section of a song wherein

Riffology 108 – The Well Of Souls

In today’s lesson, we will examine a couple of riffs from the Candlemass song “The Well of Souls,” from their second album, Nightfall. This album featured the debut of the band’s “classic” line-up. Founding members, bassist Leif Edling