Riff Of The Week: Snow Covered Edition


Matterhorny for riffs.

Last week our theme was Projection, where I asked for riffs from songs that describe you. Disregard the results below, as I’m awarding victory to our 2nd fave TovH Goat, for submitting a riff from his own band Nethermost Majesty.

This week our theme is riffs from albums with Snow on their cover art.
Here’s what we were sent, you be the judge…

Dissection – “Night’s Blood” (Riff @ 3:26)

This is one of my very favorite metal songs of all time, and this riff never fails to move me.

Ihsahn – ‘Disassembled’ (Riff @ 0:04)

What can I say, it’s a slammer. The whole album is. Go listen to it dammit.

Eternal Champion – ‘I Am The Hammer’ (Riff @ 1:09)

The opening battle cry, AKA Badass Eagle Squawk, makes me wanna show people my war face. Gallop away in fear peasants, I Am The Hammer.

Darkthrone – ‘Arctic Thunder’ (Riff @ 0:00)

Feel the Arctic Thunder.

Grand Magus – ‘Hammer of the North’ (Riff @ 0:00)

Some rumbly bass gets things started, and then the full band kicks in on this glorious Trad metal riff, with a nice wah lead part coming in as the icing on the cake.

Iskra – ‘Lebensraum’ (Riff @ 0:09)

Dicking around posting politically driven metal in a request thread of Joe’s today I realised that I needed a riff for this and Iskra fit both themes extremely well. Top-tier crust-coated thrashy Canadian RABM.

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Next week our theme is Plants.
Get as creative as you like. As always, anyone can enter.
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