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current favorite riff ?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by razoredge, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. razoredge

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    what guitar riff currently really grabs you ?

    While Romeo has produced many of mine. His songs are loaded so its kinda tuff to sort them out. I'll say the ones that grabbed me most was opening of Sins and Shadows and Sea of Lies, plus I love the riff in Sea of Lies that backs the keyboard solo.

    Anyhow, currently I have discovered... I feel a story coming on :rolleyes:

    A friend of mine and I were talking music and he said you have to check out this Porcupine Tree CD. So he gives me a copy. I had it down in the shop for months and only listened to it a few times while working around. I just pulled it out again the other night to actually listen and the second song on Deadwing called Shallow just does it for me. So thats my current coolest riff(s). I know it shows my hardrock roots, but few of my top favorite riffs come from "real" heavy metal.

    So tell me and Ill try to check them out. Id like to hear what others consider stand out riffs.
     
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    All riffs from Metallica's Creeping Death. Awesome song.


    SX's, Orion the Hunter atm. GREAT riff.
     
  3. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    Metal church (fake healer) & black sabbaths heaven & hell:worship:notworthyGreat riffs
     
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    Opening riff of erotic cakes by Guthrie Govan

    Opening riff of Beautiful Violence by Within Y

    Opening riff of Tresspass by The Haunted
     
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    Dark Tranquillity - The Lesser Faith (verse)

    Moonsorrow - any riff.
     
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    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    Either the verse riff from Domination, the main riff in Serpent's Kiss, the under-solo riff in Revelation, or any riff from Walls of Babylon.
     
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    the acoustic bit that starts fading in at about 1:40 in Porcupine Tree's "arriving somewhere..."
     
  10. PrgrsveMetalnChains

    PrgrsveMetalnChains Vocal Prince

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    I like your style. :lol:

    2 thumbs way up.
     
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    Necrophagist - Stabwound (main riff)
    Amon Amarth - Bleed For Ancient Gods (main riff)
    Symphony X - Revelation (the Intro and Chorus)
    Dream Theater - In The Presence of Enemies (the whole thing)
     
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    Hell yeah. There's so many great riffs on the new album I don't even know where to begin. I forgot about the really dissonant part in Domination. That bass/piano line is excellent.
     
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    Is that the part where Romeo goes into the triplet picking? If so, that's an amazing riff.
     
  14. razoredge

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    Wonder how many riffs on one SX album ? Like I said I cant sort them out but the few I first mentioned really grabbed me but they were also the first Romeo riffs I heard, they will always rule.

    Petrucci owns a pile of mine too.

    my old favorites are SRV's riff for "Couldnt Stand the Weather" and Eddie Van Halens "5150" riff, both songs that I felt failed to do the opening or main riffs justice. Fair songs, smokin main riffs

    This Porcupine Tree song Im talking about just kicks ass all the way but I think the end got kinda spacy.

    Another great one for the curious open minded guitar player is Vitto Brattas riffin' and solo on the song "Leave Me Alone" Im not or wasnt a White Lion fan but Bratta? Bratto? was hot. This particular song is smokin

    Mustaines got the groove too. "High Speed Dirt" and many others
     
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    That one is awesome, too, but I was talking about the section right before it where Romeo plays the same dissonant chord over and over while Lepond and P lay down the evil groove.
     
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    Pretty much anything Jeff Loomis has ever written.
     
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    The Bird Serpent War has great riffs, especially in the intro. I like how one of the riffs before the 1st verse changes apruptly from 3/4 to 4/4. Leponds backing is phenomenal.
     
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    Awesome riff...but i reckon the song is one of the best VH tunes ever written aswell.

    Fuck yeah....badass riff.
     
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    Candlemass - Devil Seed... the bridge riff.
     
  20. PrgrsveMetalnChains

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    You win sir...you win.

    The riff in Could'nt Stand the Weather by SRV is amazing. One of the most funkdified songs I have ever heard.

    SRV...damn he was good. Bless him! :cry:

    Also the beginning riff in Fear of a Blank Planet (title track) by Porcupine Tree is a really good one too. Very catchy, although very easy to play.
     

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