Riff Of The Week: Head Spin Edition


Riffs from Opeth, Hypocrisy, Dysrhythmia, Ephel Duath, Infant Annhilator, and Spin Doctors.

Let’s take a look at the results from last week’s 2019 Third Quarter Best Of Extravaganza Editon. There was a tie for first thus as per RotW tradition the victory goes to second place, so snap your pincers in applause for Warcrab.

This week our theme was riffs that make your head spin
Here’s what you sent in…

Jack Bauer
Infant Annhilator – ‘Childchewer’ (Riff @ 1:25)

This song is fucking bonkers, hell the whole album is fucking bonkers. It’s the most batshit insane thing I’ve heard this year, but this riff in particular just worms its way in and out of my skull every time I hear it shortly before pulverizing it.

Spin Doctors – ‘Two Princes’ (Riff @ 0:05)

Because why bother to think further if your first idea is fucking G O L D
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Positronic Brain
Opeth – ‘Charlatan’ (Riff @ 0:40)

I was just out for a walk, listening to this one, trying to count out the time signature, only to find that the motherfucker is in (I’m pretty sure) 4/4. Sometimes the best head-spinnin’ riffs are the ones that are simple but SOUND complicated.

Hypocrisy – “Eraser” (Riff @ 1:37)

I’ve submitted a Hypocrisy riff that simultaneously makes my head spin and ponder whether the Truth is Out There. Also its got a music video that is nearly identical to Eiffel 65’s 1999 smash hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”. It’s poorly lit so I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but I’ve surmised there’s a band, some blue people, and cybergoth/rave dancing. So yeah, more or less the same music video.

Ephel Duath – ‘Vector, Third Movement’ (Riff @ 1:13)

Felling dizzy right now

Dysrhythmia – ‘Power Symmetry’ (Riff @ 2:20)

Even though this new album of theirs might be the most accessible of their work to date, it still can fuck you up mad.

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