Best riff ever...

Started by Ace2112, March 27, 2009, 23:43:14 pm

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Ace2112

...OK done before, but hell its always worth a thread :P

Mainly cos I just whacked Sabbath - Symptom Of The Universe on and came to the conclusion that 30+ years on I don't think anyone has yet out-riffed Iommi

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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: Ace2112 on March 27, 2009, 23:43:14 pm
...OK done before, but hell its always worth a thread :P

Mainly cos I just whacked Sabbath - Symptom Of The Universe on and came to the conclusion that 30+ years on I don't think anyone has yet out-riffed Iommi

Discuss, GO!

Sounds good enough to me.
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Ace2112

Quote from: Nick Sims on March 27, 2009, 23:49:14 pm
Sounds good enough to me.
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haha, that was a quick conclusion then :D

Saw Sabbath in 2001, they did the Symptom riff then burst in to Paranoid (I think it was Paranoid anyway). I don't think I have ever been that awestruck by anything 

BaldiePete

Let's face it - when it comes to riffs, Iommi is the King. Take your choice from innumerable fantastic riffs on the first 6 Sabbath albums. Then there's the Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules albums.  :o :o

Discounting Iommi, I love the riff in the Under The Shadow section of The Necromancer.

Captain Ron

I don't know about best riff ever but I have to say I am mightily hooked on the deadly riff that kicks in periodically in Metallica's "All Nightmare Long" off their latest album "Death Magnetic". As stunning a simple riff as i've ever heard. Live it totally ruled too.  8)
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Blastzone

Quote from: Captain Ron on March 28, 2009, 02:13:46 am
I don't know about best riff ever but I have to say I am mightily hooked on the deadly riff that kicks in periodically in Metallica's "All Nightmare Long" off their latest album "Death Magnetic". As stunning a simple riff as i've ever heard. Live it totally ruled too.  8)


Good shout Ron.
That riff here and there caught me on the first listen, and was one of the Glasgow gig highlights on Thursday.
Simple but very effective :)
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Andrew_Haldane

Just been playing UFO's Strangers In The Night plenty of contenders in there ...Shoot Shoot, Natural Thing, Mother Mary, Only You Can Rock Me, Doctor Doctor but the Daddy has to be Rock Bottom 8)

Dave64K

Symptom is a really standout riff the whole ozzy era for me

Talking of Oz I still think Randys riff on I Don't Know runs it pretty close

Budgie made it an art form with Breadfan probably their most recognised....Tony Bourge was very underrated imho

Bringing us right up to date I think Alterbridge have made a good recent contribution....Come To Life.... a thumping guitar and bass riff which does a jurassic park on your rearview mirror.....which takes us right back to where this thread started :D
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Fuzzface

Tony Iommi has come up with loads of great riffs. Sometimes several good riffs in the same song....like in "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", for example... 8)
I think both Ritchie Blackmore and Jimmy Page were/are great riff-meisters too

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Impossible to pick one as the best ever. I suppose the one that will always be the most important to me is Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker, a pivotal riff in that it made me want to dig further into the kind of rock that I so love today.

My favourite riff of all time is a toss-up between Slo Burn's July and ZZ Top's Rhythmeen.


Topper

That "Symptom" riff is the king riff of alltime. It also has been covered by two heavy ass bands in Helmet and Sepultura. Awesome :).

Ron

You guys obviously haven't heard of Budgie.  ;D
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BaldiePete

Just been listening to Sabotage on the bus home. It's classic riffs all the way - special mention for unsung classic "The Writ".

Neillwith2Ls

Keef Riffchards, topic closed ;)
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Presto-digitation

Symptom is surely worthy.  For the sake of making a different selection I'll go with UNCHAINED by the mighty VH.