Tag: Riffs

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

Riffology 107 – The Face Of Oblivion

In celebration of the release of De Vermis Mysteriis, we will be analyzing a High On Fire riff in this week’s lesson. And in keeping with our last lesson’s theme of majestic riffs that emerge

Riffology 106 – Paragon Belial

Our sixth lesson features a band that should need no introduction: Darkthrone. The riff we will examine is the outro to “Paragon Belial,” the third track from the band’s first black metal album, and second