Riff Of The Week: Wind Edition
Riffs from Spectral Voice, Hail Of Bullets, Crystal Age, Division Speed, Anvil, Castle Freak, Deivos, and Winds Of Leng. Who gets you gassy?
This week’s theme was Wind
Let’s see what you sent in…
Iron Goddess of Mercy
Spectral Voice – “Ineffable Winds” (Riff @ 2:27)
Unlike the winds, power is not ineffable. It is plain-faced and obvious. There is no need for conspiracy theories when West Point valedictorians possess so much control. Exercise your own ineffable power by voting against me because I didn’t choose the riff at 3:41. Namaste. <3
Anvil – ‘Free As The Wind’ (Riff @ 0:47)
The band Anvil doesn’t get enough credit for writing good riffs. The riffs in the beginning of this song kick butt.
Castle Freak – ‘Toxic Winds’ (Riff @ 0:02)
Had no idea what to submit, but was confident one of my acquisitions from May 1st would provide something. And lo, here’s Castle Freak with a hella sleazy riff.
Division Speed – ‘Snowstorm over Narvik’ (Riff @ 0:30)
Granted there are a few riffs in there, but this one always gets me pumped. This is thrash metal done right.
Hail Of Bullets – ‘Strategy of Attrition’ (Riff @ 0:04)
On Divine Winds was never going to match …Of Frost and War. But there are still plenty of juicy riffs on this album, especially this one.
Deivos – ‘Nuclear Wind’ (Riff @ 0:00)
Actuall riff starts at 0:34. But it is imperative that you listen to that intro as it cements Deivos status as the “Kings of Fever Removing Apparatus’.
Winds of Leng – “The Colour” (Riff @ 0:57)
I like when WoL goes fast like Sonic. The riff & the vokills link up quite noicely for some melodic death merol gudness.
Crystal Age – ‘Act II: Being Lead Astray – Windwalker’ (Riff @ 0:00)
Still feel like half the proggy-spacetech stuff that’s been the flavour of the month past few years owes a huge debt of gratitude to this album which (we’re yet to see materialise). Extremely undermentioned pioneering record from 1995.