Ten metal riffs everyone should know?

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  1. The Dark Wolf

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    Check out the Wikipedia entry on nu-metal. It sorta clears things up, and illuminates foggy ideas about this genre. Which can admittedly be confusing, even to long-time metalheads like me (although Haterbreeder and Toshiro seem to be the metal genre masters :fawk: )

    With those definitions, Sevendust seems like at the least, a partially nu-metal band. Although, they aren't named on the *AUTHORITATIVE* Wikidpedia Nu-metal band list :lol: Interestingly, they're described as Groove Metal (Pantera, White Zombie, Machine Head) and I can sorta see that. Also described as alternative metal, which seems pretty fitting. I guess they could be described safely, but maybe not perfectly, in terms of any of these sub-genres.

    They also have a pretty good description on something called post-grunge (found when looking up metalcore). Bands cited- Creed, Nickleback, 3 Doors Down (although 3DD sound like post-grunge with a touch of southern/classic rock). I found that pretty informative, and it made sense in light of those bands' styles.
     
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    I eat, drink, crap, sleep, breathe, and piss metal. ;p

    THat said,
    Here's another riff:
    All of the ones from Lunatic Of God's Creation & Dead By Dawn from Deicide.
     
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    Leige Of Inveracity and the rest of Effigy Of The Forgotten by Suffocation is filled with one of the best metal riffs ever. :metal:
     
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    Holy crap, that's some seriously excellent stuff there. :hbang: That has to be one of the coolest metal videos I've ever seen. Very cool concept and perfectly done. :yesway:

    This has been a great thread. I don't really have anything to add that hasn't already been said, but I've been takin' notes on the ones I've never heard of, and uppin' the horns to the ones I agreed with. :metal:
     
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    I can definitely see "groove metal." Ever since I bought their first album, I found that I couldn't help but bang my head or "groove" to their music when listening to it. I found that even more strongly with their second album, "Home." Although, really, just about every one of their songs has that kind of "groove" in a very heavy massive metal rockin' crazy sense (of doom). No matter how hard I try not to bang my head when listening to their stuff, I inevitably just do it. The first band I also ever banged my head to, by the way (at the age of 14).
     
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    I've always described Sevendust as being "Heavy". That is all. :)
     
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    I always described them as "awesome", then proceeded to whip out my Sevendust CDs, DVD, open up the MP3 player on my computer, or take out my iPod.

    As a side note, one of my favorite bands doesn't really fit into any category, but I have the genre on my computer listed as "punk" (because it's the closest I could think) and my friend saw that saying "how dare you put 'punk' down for them?" So I asked him, "what'd you put?" And he said "They're in a category of their own. I'd just write down their name under the genre list."

    But if I did that, I'd have over 100 genres and browsing by genre would become quite a pain.
     
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    You know If I had to pick my favorite lick or riff by Sevendust, it would be "Deadset". That song is awesome. :cool:
     
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    I've seen Sevendust about 5 times, always put on a great show
     
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    Hell yeah. The Sevendust DVD is probably my favorite music DVD I have. The Live And Loud section is the best on that DVD. Most of my friends who have seen them live agree that they are one of the best live bands (don't know how they are now). It's kind of funny that they toured with Creed in like 1998. Heh.

    As for Shawn, "Deadset" is an awesome song, but I gotta still say "Headtrip" is my favorite.
     
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    Haha, my band covered "Torn" by Creed. Great riff in the middle of that song.
    I never went out and bought any Creed, but some of their stuff was alright. :yesway:
     
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    Pantera - Regular People, Slaughtered
    In Flames - December Flower
    Anata - Entropy Within
    Hypocrisy - Roswell 47, When the Candle Fades
    Carcass - This Mortal Coil
    Pig Destroyer - Trojan Whore
    Immolation - Close to a World Below

    Some of my favorite riffage, off the top of my head. \m/
     
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    "Bender" effing owns.
     
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    I say that about Mustaine's playing constantly.
     
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    arch enemy-we will rise
    anythig by zakk wylde (hes famous for some reason)
    children of bodom-every toime i die
     
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    :agreed: So does Clint Lowery - too bad he's not in Sevendust anymore. :noplease:
     
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    I know... Now I'm depressed... :(
     
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    Lemme add a few

    Megadeth-Symphony of Destrucion
    Dio-Holy Diver
     
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    Dragonforce - Fury of the Storm or Through the Fire and The Flames
    shit, its even a sevenstring.
    Herman Li is the man!
     
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    Sorry if I repeat a few that have already been said


    Pantera - "Cemetary Gates" "Cowboys from Hell" "Walk"
    Ozzy - "Crazy Train"
    Metallica - "One" "Enter Sandman" "Master of Puppets" "


    For some reason I am having a hard time thinking of more. I always improv metal riffs. Just palm mute alot, pulling off the palm mute for accents, throw in an occasional artificial harmonic with some vibrato. Oh yea, and make sure it's fast. ::squint:
     
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