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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #90 on: April 03, 2019, 04:19:49 PM »

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #92 on: April 10, 2019, 10:32:44 PM »


And a little CoC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKzT8hIacw

Glorious. One of my favourite heavy guitar bands. I love the whole southern thing they have going on.

John Bush era Anthrax are my favourite big riff masters. They have some serious groove.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMzWeV4Xf9A

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #93 on: April 10, 2019, 10:33:40 PM »


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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2019, 10:58:29 PM »
More Mogwai:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYtCzHdmrlc

Bit of Godspeed You! Black Emperor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__y0QPrXlbQ

Inevitable "Spiteface mentions Smashing Pumpkins" bit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4N-DK6v9Oc

I loved the jammy versions of Silverfuck they did on the Mellon Collie tours (and the "Farewell" Metro gig in 2000), but this always holds a place in my heart when Billy starts playing "Jackboot" at 9 minutes in.

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #96 on: April 13, 2019, 07:23:17 PM »
Pentagram - Megalania:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SOMkGi68Xc

The main one that kicks in just after 30secs is 'uge, it's like it's groaning under its own weight. I mean the song's about a giant prehistoric lizard (not Bobby Liebling) for Christ's sake!

Spirit Caravan - Fang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjky06ydEkg

Again it's the one that comes in about 30secs, but you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't listen to the intro. In fact almost anything from Spirit Caravan/The Obsessed/Wino you're in for some truly fat riffs.

Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #97 on: April 20, 2019, 11:55:16 PM »
Not a riff, a bass line but if what comes in at 3:30 doesn't count then I don't care, and i like metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvhZofXqr_A

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #98 on: April 21, 2019, 12:25:49 AM »
In related news saw that both Sleep and Sunn O))) are playing Bristol during October

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #99 on: April 21, 2019, 12:28:42 AM »
What about this motherfucker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs02sQxNnV0

Oooh yes, probably my fav AIC track, that. Quite a "happy" sounding one from them as well.

This thing is an absolute riff monster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvip7ymyPc


Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #100 on: April 21, 2019, 02:35:40 PM »
It’s not just that Babymetal are fucking amazing but the main reason it REALLY works is that that guitar sound doesn’t hold back. Heavy as fuck. Love it. The riff that comes in after the Amen break at 2:08 is glorious!

https://youtu.be/lfFyo_Q6YNo

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #101 on: April 22, 2019, 01:35:32 AM »
The intro to Carcass's Ruptured in Purulence is crushing and that gargle still makes me laugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-FpcyrvsNI


The massive, groovy riff that comes in at 1.19 here:

https://youtu.be/OJPhetmYYA8?t=79

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #102 on: April 22, 2019, 09:33:54 AM »
The intro to Carcass's Ruptured in Purulence is crushing and that gargle still makes me laugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-FpcyrvsNI


The massive, groovy riff that comes in at 1.19 here:

https://youtu.be/OJPhetmYYA8?t=79

Shaky, you're class. Napalm Death B-sides and Carcass. Antibody is one of my favourite Napalm tracks.

But, I have to confess something - I never knew that Ruptured in Purulence was its own song - I always thought it only existed as an extended intro to the live version of No Love Lost. I always avoided those first two Carcass albums and now I feel like I've been shown up.

If I was a teenager, I would consider handing my True Metaller badge back to James "True Metal" Hughes.

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2019, 10:36:21 AM »
But, I have to confess something - I never knew that Ruptured in Purulence was its own song - I always thought it only existed as an extended intro to the live version of No Love Lost. I always avoided those first two Carcass albums and now I feel like I've been shown up.

Heh, yes - I remember that from the "Wake Up..." compilation. The first Carcass album is a nasty, twisted little runt - not very good and, infamously, so appallingly recorded that the band have never had any time for it - but it has to be heard to really see how staggering the band's evolution was over time. Symphonies of Sickness is top notch, though, and still my go-to slice of unreconstructed, putrid death metal. The lyrics genuinely terrified me as a teenager.


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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #104 on: April 22, 2019, 04:02:45 PM »
Fudge Tunnel's version of Sunshine Of Your Love

Nice. I came here to post that myself!

I was very surprised clicking both of these links that you'd not chosen "Ostia"

Nah, Carbon is head and shoulders the best tune on that album. You don't hear it. It collides with your ears.

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #105 on: April 22, 2019, 04:39:47 PM »
How about some God?

God - Crash Victim: https://youtu.be/W-2i_mC9cTQ?t=10m19s

God - On All Fours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-27Cl8935bg

They sure could make those ludicrously heavy sounds groove.

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #106 on: April 22, 2019, 05:30:58 PM »
Or Helios Creed:

Helios Creed - Martian Sperm & Bagpipes: https://youtu.be/lo8gLXcKybI?t=25m18s

Helios Creed - Big Clown: https://youtu.be/RtOR5j_H0A8?t=24m28s

While I'm at it, have some Chrome:

Chrome - TV as Eyes / Zombie Warfare (Can't Let You Down): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6114cf84NU

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #107 on: April 22, 2019, 07:51:06 PM »
John Bush era Anthrax are my favourite big riff masters. They have some serious groove.

Not a popular opinion - but the correct one. Sound of White Noise is a masterpiece.

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #108 on: April 22, 2019, 10:50:33 PM »
Love Bush-era Anthrax, but Persistence of Time strikes a great balance between punk-metal groove and 80's excess. The pre-chorus and chorus riffs from Belly of the Beast are fantastic:

https://youtu.be/78c4xmtqwuM?t=49

Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #109 on: April 25, 2019, 11:52:29 AM »
When yer mum was stuck on the bog!


But seriously, Purify by Neurosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omKId6Lhr3A (Everything from 2:08 to 4:38, but also after 8:16 too)


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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #110 on: April 29, 2019, 11:03:13 PM »
If it hasn't already been posted... proto-doom metal riffage ahoy:

Black Sabbath - 'Lord of this World'.

Corporal Jigsore Quandry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vwYqEihTpQ

Good choice, one of my fave bands ever... Symphonies of Sickness was the first album I ever owned. I actually saw them when they toured Necroticism, at the long-gone McGonagle's, here in Dublin. Jeff and Ken signed my ticket 'Rot 'n' roll fan'!

Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #111 on: April 30, 2019, 12:32:01 AM »
Under The Sun from Sabbath is also gargantuan.

Imagine this played on modern equipment - https://youtu.be/7K5mYNbjUIc

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #112 on: May 01, 2019, 02:12:40 PM »
Under The Sun from Sabbath is also gargantuan.

Imagine this played on modern equipment - https://youtu.be/7K5mYNbjUIc

It wouldn't sound as good?

Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #113 on: May 01, 2019, 03:22:27 PM »
It's huge sounding in its composition and arrangement, but I think through a higher gain amp and with more contemporary recording methods it would sound even bigger. Not that that's always the case, obviously. It already sounds bigger than the dreadful pop-metal of the noughties.

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #114 on: May 01, 2019, 03:38:48 PM »
It's huge sounding in its composition and arrangement, but I think through a higher gain amp and with more contemporary recording methods it would sound even bigger. Not that that's always the case, obviously. It already sounds bigger than the dreadful pop-metal of the noughties.

In a way I guess you're right, because there are Rangemaster copies on the market now, which I guess could be modded a la Iommi's original.

What other key pieces of gear did you use back then?

"When I lived in Cumberland, when we did the Mythology thing [Iommi's earlier band], there was a guy up there and I used to use his treble booster called a [Dallas] Rangemaster to give my sound a bit more 'oomph'. A guy from another band up there said, 'I can make that sound better for you'. So he took it off me and brought it back the next day. I don't know what he did to it, but it was really good. I used that treble booster on all the early Sabbath albums and put it into the Laney because it boosted the input and gave it the overdrive I was looking for, which amps in the early days didn't have.

"I used that treble booster up until 1979 when I had a guy come in to build me some Marshalls. They gave me a whole stack of Marshalls and this guy came in and rebuilt them. In the meantime, while he was building these things, he threw my treble booster away. I didn't know until it came to the time when I was looking for it and he said, 'Oh that? I threw it away. It was crap'. I couldn't believe it. I've never seen it from that day on and my amps didn't sound right without it."

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Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #115 on: May 01, 2019, 06:36:32 PM »
It's huge sounding in its composition and arrangement, but I think through a higher gain amp and with more contemporary recording methods it would sound even bigger. Not that that's always the case, obviously. It already sounds bigger than the dreadful pop-metal of the noughties.

Soulfly covered it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ-Ee-JJ1to

Re: Fans of heavy music: What's the biggest fucking riff you've heard?
« Reply #116 on: May 02, 2019, 04:04:34 PM »
Got to have some Crowbar in here, original and best purveyors of the 'sludge' metal sound. They play tuned down and the bass plays big thick chords a lot of the time. The pitch bends give their sound a 'straining to escape' sort of quality, to my mind anyway.

To Carry the Load - 3:29 onwards, perhaps the singular heaviest riff they created
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj9ZL-nCYX4

High Rate Extinction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQJFgIxhN_g

...and suffer as one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdJ9TxkM84Y

All I Had (I Gave) - Check the ridiculous riff at 2:35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82orAnzFuE8