Riff Of The Week: Pedal Edition


Riffs from Cynic, Pantera, and Genevieve.

Last week our theme was 1989 and we got like 14 riffs from 10 different bands. RotW kings Bolt Thrower took home the prize. Here’s how they dun did it.

This week we asked for riffs fitting the theme of pedals
Here’s what you sent in…

Positronic Brain
Pantera – ‘Suicide Note Pt. 2’ (Riff @ 0:00)

Dimebag and the O.G., now-very-pricey Digitech WH-1 Whammy pedal. “Becoming” is probably his most popular Whammy riff, and while that riff is catchier AND heavy as fuck, the “Suicide Note” riff is A) less likely to be submitted by someone else, B) trver, and C) the most goddamn savage thing a 14-year-old Positronic had ever heard back in 1996.

Cynic – ‘How Could I’ (Riff @ 4:20)

Its just so happy and uplifting, how could i not?
Using the 2004 remix version since it doesn’t do the fade out.

Genevieve – ‘Human’ (Riff @ 0:00)

Damn. After last week’s bumper number of entries I kinda expected a solid set of phaser/delay/whammy/reverb/etc. stuff to pick from for this week too. Uhh, didn’t plan on submitting but just quickly scrolling through my recent puchases and this was the first recent one that came to mind. The mad flangey/chorus sounding clean tone that Genevieve have used to great effect on Escapism/Regressionism is employed immediately to kick-off what is probably my fave EP of the year so far.

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