Riff Of The Week: S L O W Edition


Riffs from Undeath, False, Nylithia, Cathedral, Demortifier, Profetus, Abominism, and Foghat. Who’s got your vote?

Last week for our Under The Influence Edition we saw a mid-week comeback from Ripped To Shreds who took down the legendary Swedes in Sacramentum.

This week our theme is S L O W
Here’s what you sent in…

Foghat – ‘Slow Ride’ (Riff @ 0:04)


Undeath – ” Pursued Then Consumed” (Riff @ 0:00)

Undeath is fucking nasty. Both EP’s are some of my favourite stuff to come out this year. The breakdown on track 3 (2:20 w/ buildup) would also fit the theme pretty well, but I figure there’s gonna be a few of those.

Nylithia – ‘Fast All The Time’ (Riff @ 0:00)

What is this “slow” you speak of? FAST ALL THE TIME

False – ‘Rime on the Song of Returning’ (Riff @ 6:48)

The dang ole song titles in this album are almost as long as the songs themselves. Buts that’s okay, because False play real fast. At least until 6:48 on this track. They spend the next several minutes layering onto a big, dumb slow riff. It goes hard. [Lizard Note: vote for this]
Bonus: they aren’t nazis!

Demortifier – “S.L.O.T.H.” (Riff @ 0:13)

Sloths are slow. This sounds like a sloth drowning in a sewer. It is a good.

Enemy Of The Sun
Cathedral – ‘Ebony Tears’ (Riff @ 2:06)

I have a cold, and all this NyQuil makes everything seem slower than what it really is

Iron Goddess of Mercy
Abominism – “Burn Them Slowly” (Riff @ 1:57)

I was out of town for most of the week, so I didn’t have time to over-think my submission. Look, the word “slow” is right there in the cot damned title! This album has gotten a lot of play from me this summer, in no small part to moody weirdo riffs like this one. <3

Profetus – ‘Blood Of Saturn’ (Riff @ 0:00)

As mentioned on this week’s Riff-Raff Podcast I’ve been pretty rapt with the news of some top-tier funeral doom being on the way. Could’ve picked pretty much any track of this record and it would have been an exemplary exequy example.

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