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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Six Sweetest Riffs Of 2012

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:24 AM

  • Courtesy of Sargent House
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It's the most wonderful time of the year: list season. Before we open up all our presents from the past 12 months, let us gather around the fireplace and reminisce on the gifts from the guitar gods. Here are the six sweetest riffs of 2012. Let us know your favorites in the comments below.

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6. Krallice - "IIIIIIIIIIII"

  • Tom Couture

5. High On Fire - "King Of Days" High On Fire's De Vermis Mysteriis is one of those metal records for everybody who likes metal. It has speed, guts, depth, and doom in equal measure, but it never feels like pandering to a specific audience. Rather, the album comes off like a playlist of guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike's interests. The band's best riff is also it's most stoner-metal moment; did I mention that Matt Pike was in Sleep? "King Of Days" is a straight up powerhouse in the Sabbath tradition, meaning it is dirge-slow and the bass is more melodic than the guitar. Pike is at a point with High On Fire where the band can pull off anything he desires, so we're thankful he wanted to get his Master Of Reality on with "King Of Days."

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