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PostPosted: 01 May 2009, 07:30 
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Self explanatory, what are your favorite riffs?

Mine in no particular order:

Vreid - Svart
Type O Negative - Black No. 1 (the opening bass line)
The Doors - Riders on the Storm (the bass line)
Temple of the Dog - Your Saviour
Jethro Tull - A New Day Yesterday
Jethro Tull - Bouree
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears (bass line)
Opeth - Closure
PanterA - Cowboys From Hell
Alice in Chains - Would? (opening bass line)
Dream Theater - The Glass Prison
Iced Earth - Desert Rain
Iced Earth - Burning Oasis (First minute or so of the song)
Ihsahn - Misanthrope
Anathema - Sleepless 96
Tool - Stinkfist
Tool - Sober (bass)
Led Zeppelin - No Quarter (the synth melody)
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song (the clean intro)
Robert Plant - Big Log
OSI - ShutDOWN (for the drumming. Yes, this counts, too =p)
Mr. Bungle - Dead Good (bass line)


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PostPosted: 01 May 2009, 15:14 
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rmf919 wrote:
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song (the clean intro)

+1 . i love this riff too.

Three or Four of my favourites which are coming to my mind:

Pearl Jam "Jeremy" (bass lines intro with harmonic)
Machine Head "Davidian" (the whole song except the solos)
Dream Theater "Scarred" (the guitar ending and this is the same riff you can hear in Psycho Love song from Skid Row band)


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PostPosted: 02 May 2009, 23:42 
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PostPosted: 06 May 2009, 22:20 
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Hmmm... Interesting one :D

Favourite riffs right now, counting "common" ones and others together. Writing down everything that comes, picking out one at the end by all instruments:

GUITAR
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet (which always makes me remember my first PT concert), Trains, Signify, and 60 ton other riffs I forgot.
Opeth - The Leper Affinity: beginning theme (pure energy), theme at 6:08, ending theme.
And of course the end of Deliverance. Bleak. Heir Apparent.
Well. To be honest, most of the Opeth themes are. Honestly. I've digged really into this band since playing in a tribute and it's just ... waaaahhh. Y'all know.
Pain of Salvation - Undertow
A Perfect Circle - Judith
The Doors - The End
Korn - Falling Away From Me, Blind (yes I do love Korn...found some great moments in it, digging deeper a bit)
In Flames - Only for a Week
My Dying Bride - Cry of Mankind (the endless guitar melody and everything coming under it)
Iron Maiden - Moonchild (beginning themes, both guitar and synth)
Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black clean opening riff, Believe in Nothing, his Godless... main theme.
Some Anathema: heavy riff in Release, the whole Harmonium - theme (both keys and guitar, as great as simple), Temporary Peace,... some others.

For favourite TG guitar riff I had to think long - but I think Great Ocean Road is the winner.

And my all-time fav 4 tunes are the Eb-B-C-A in Shine on You Crazy Diamond. Dot. And the second place goes for Tool's Lateralus.

KEYS

Hmmm. Almost everything played by Kevin Moore. If it counts as a "riff", my vote goes for Space-Dye West.
Love Street by the Doors' Ray Manzarek.
Favourite TG: Broken Glass, BLD and A Life All Mine.
Some Depeche Mode. Can't really think after. There's alllot.
Balance - Closer by Anathema. (Same reasons as by Fear of a Blank Planet).
Opeth: Lotus Eater - "Super Mario"-theme (5:48); Hessian Peel 2:23.

My most beloved piano track is not metal, not rock but from a soundtrack. It's from the anime "Spirited Away", "The 6th station". The most beautiful piano masterpiece ever.

BASS

Hehe, there's a lot. Some of John Myung like Learning to Live- ending theme, Lifting Shadows and Voices opening themes.
Colin Edwin plays some, too. Glass Arm Shattering, Halo, Start of Something Beautiful.
Lots of Opeth themes. Bleak - 6:40 (although it goes together with the guitar. Still...) for example. And the fretless themes of DeFarrala, too. To Bid YOu Farewell... some of my favs.
Gravity from APC.
Rush: Ghost Rider.
Tool: Wings pt. II., yeah, Sober, 46 & 2 (although always having trouble with Home from DT)
TG: break in Broken Glass; end of Souvenirs; Illuminating (simplicity rules)

All-time favourite? Hm. I think Start of Something Beautiful is pretty close. But I try really hard to write it one day myself :green:

Pretty long list. I always write down everything that comes.

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PostPosted: 07 May 2009, 09:23 
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Nice list, Daeron. And of course keyboards count. Space Dye Vest is an amazing song. :)

And:

Rush - La Villa Strangiato (everything in it)
I second Great Ocean Road


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PostPosted: 27 Apr 2010, 10:38 
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Hi Guy's,

mine are

Alice in Chains - Would? (opening bass line)
Dream Theater - The Glass Prison
Iced Earth - Desert Rain
Iced Earth - Burning Oasis (First minute or so of the song)
Ihsahn - Misanthrope
Anathema - Sleepless 96
Tool - Stinkfist

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PostPosted: 27 Apr 2010, 14:17 
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Nobody considered to mention the guitar part around 3-4 minutes in the Leaves song, by TG themselves?
Or the guitar part when the song changes in Tiamat's Do You Dream Of Me? I think it's epic!


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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 20:11 
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Daeron wrote:
Opeth: Lotus Eater - "Super Mario"-theme (5:48)


You noticed that as well! I had written it down as being Nintendo, but Super Mario comes close as well... :)


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PostPosted: 08 Oct 2010, 11:29 
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Alice in Chains "Check my Brain" guitar intro (insane riff)
Alice in Chains "Grind" guitar intro (insane riff)
Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirits" guitar
Cranes "Clear" whole song, keys and guitars (insane riff)
Cranes "Pale Blue Sky" Bass
Cranes "Lilies" guitar (insane riff)
The Strange Death of Liberal England "Summer gave us sweets.." guitar (Stop.go happy version - whole song)
Yndi Halda "Illuminate my Heart my Darling" guitar at 6 min and 40 sec
The Evpatoria Report "Prognoz" guitar and violin whole song
Pearl Jam "Deep" guitar intro (insane riff)
Pearl Jam "Sometimes" guitar
Pearl Jam "Inside Job" boom gaspard keys
Faith No More "Surprise You're Dead" guitar
Mudhoney "Real Low Vibe" intro
Smashing Pumpkins "Hummer" guitar and keys intro
Smashing Pumpkins "Mayonaise " guitar intro
Metallica "For Whom the Bell Tolls" bass wahwah and guitars beginning
Moonspell "Mute" keys and guitar intro
Septic Flesh "Eldest Cosmonaut" guitar intro (insane riff)
Hole "Reasons to be Beautiful" guitar intro
Hole "Retard Girl" guitar intro (insane riff)
Hole "Pretty on the Inside" guitar (insane riff)
Portishead "Plastic" guitar and keys intro
Pantera "Cemetary Gates" guitars distorting parts
The Cranberries "Zombie" Bass intro and guitar distorting parts
The Cranberries "Not Sorry" guitars and bass intro (live ... during Dolores "Outside... Outside... Outside..."
Iron Maiden "Seventh Son of a Seventh son " guitar especially each long Bruce Ohoh lol
Iron Maiden "The Prophecy" accoustic guitar ending
A Silver Mt Zion "Could have Move Mountains" guitar and cellos (live!!!)
My Dying Bride "The Whore, The Cook and The Mother" guitars and keys after each verse (insane riff)
Dream Theater "A Fortune in Lies" guitar+keys+ bass+ drum breaks beginning
Dead Can Dance "Anywhere out of the World" keys intro
Joe Satriani "Circles" bass
Joe Satriani "The Forgotten" part 2 guitars
The Gathering "How to Measure a Planet" whole song guitars and keys
The Gathering "Sand and Mercury" guitar distorting and keys "piano sound"
The Gathering "Fear the Sea" guitar whole song \m/
Deine Lakaien "Fleeting" violin and keys
Rush "Animate" Bass + guitars
Clan of Xymox "A Day" keys + Bass
Clan of Xymox "Louise" keys
Clan of Xymox "Muscoviet Mosquito" Key and bass
Fates Warning "Face the Fear" Guitar intro
Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" guitar Intro
Guns N' Roses "You Could Be Mine" guitar intro +(keys effect)
Queensrÿche "Another Rainy Night" guitar intro
Queensrÿche "Best I can" key Intro (+ religious vocals)
Spiral Architect "Conjuring Collapse" "Cloud contructor" "Fountain Head" (the whole band riffs lol)
Mad season "Wake Up" bass intro + keys
The Warlocks "You Wake me Wait" guitars intro


pfiou ouf...

I LOVE INSANE RIFFS BECAUSE I AM INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

now you can go on youtube to check them... ahahaha kiddin.

more soon...


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PostPosted: 08 Nov 2010, 18:49 
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Hoang and Daeron, I believe there are no words to describe how enormous your musical knowledge is... And people say to me that I know a lot of music, no way... :P


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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2010, 11:03 
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Thanks Saturtjin. but no worry, your time will come too if you expect so... for yourself.

well, I don't think my music knowledge is big. There's plenty of bands and artists i don't know. I'm very serious. Some of my friends are sick music lover in a different sphere and know bands i've never heard before.

No hard feeling too but I don't care about this music knowledge which is that important for so many music lover in this board or elsewhere...

Music just give me good time during the days...
Knowledge and taste is personal and can be reductive for each person. In this very last case, It doesn't make these people less interesting in life at all too.

listening seriously to music very early for sure helped me to expand my taste... there was a time the intensity was absolutely outta limits. Sometimes it still remains.
but meeting people from different horizons and living new and different experiences with them, well, that changed my view of life and music..

to conclude, enjoying life is the key of (music) knowledge.

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2010, 13:49 
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The Doors "Strange Days" (keys)
David Bowie "Space oddities" (keys)
David Bowie "The Man Who Sold the World" (much better than Nirvana)
Jane Edwards Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera" (violin)
The Warlocks "Gypsy Nightmare" (guitare intro)
Miranda Sex Garden "Caravan" (bass)
Catlandgrey "The Night Before thanksgiving Tale" (guitar)
Oceansize "Music for a Nurse" Guitar intro
Amiina "Glamur" (Apple Mac)
Mono "Com(?)" Guitar raging on second part like bulldozer
Sigur Rós "Popplagið" (guitar intro)
Sigur Rós "Samskeyti" (keys (piano sound cycling)
Sparrows Swarm and Sing "Untitled One" (guitar and bass intro)
Oldboy 'The Last Waltz" (violin)
Suede "Heroin" (bass and keys)
The Shroud " Alice" (SoM cover) (guitar and violin)
Joe Hisaishi "Madness" (piano and violin)
Yoko Kanno "Santi-u /Torch Song" (keys)
The Whitefield Brothers "Safari Strut" (guitar)
Pearl Jam "WMA" (Bass)
Dark Sanctuary "L'Arrogance" (piano and violin after the last verse)
Mountain Men Anonymous "We Stole your Rhyming Dictionaries" (bass and keys)
Promise and the Monster "Reflecting Light Paper" (acc guitar)
The Gathering Black Light District (Keys and bass introducing slow second part of the song)
The Gathering "Pathfinder" (keys)
Superior "Until the End" (last part aof the song, Guitar Riffs annoucing solo)
Symphony X "Communion and the Oracle" (the whole instrumentation til the first verse)
Fates Warning "Part VIII" (all the instrumentations at the end)
Renaud "Mistral Gagnant" (piano)
Yann Tiersen "Rue des Cascades" (keys)
Yann Tiersen "Summer 78 instrumental" (piano
Yann Tiersen "Comptine" from amélie (piano)
Iron Maiden "Alexander the Great" (second part - all the guitar riffs lol) same for Seventh son intrumental part lol
Opeth "Windowpane" (guitar intro)
Madder Mortem "Resonatine" (guitar intro)
Max Richter "The Trees" (violin)
Bonnie Prince Billy "Love is Love" (keys)
Low "Cue the String" (keys)
Depeche Mode "Question of Lust" (keys)
Siderartica "Shapes from the Land of God" (Keys)
Massive Attack "Paradise Circus" (bass)

To be continued on the next episode


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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2010, 17:50 
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I would say the guitar riffs on:
Jumpin' jack flash from the Rolling Stones
Stone the crow from Down

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2010, 23:20 
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Haha, just wait until I'll be working at OOR (Dutch music magazine) ;) Then I'll talk to you again about this, hoang :)

But, seriously, those are wise words you are speaking there (: I know it's not a very important issue whether or not you have a big musical knowledge, but I was just impressed by it.

To which I have to add - to get on topic again - that I am soooo heavily in love with every single section, layer and note of every possible imaginable instrument in Black Light District... The keyboard intro, the bass part (live) after Anneke has sung for the first time (that's the very only thing I have about this song that's not perfect: in the studio version it's too slow!), the guitar thing in part I and during Anneke's second time she's singing... It's just unbelievably beautiful... :)

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2010, 11:55 
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You seem to be very decided for OOR Magazine... that's a good point to me for you succeeding!!!

thanks again for your kind words.


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Mine are:
Iced Earth - Desert Rain
Ihsahn - Misanthrope
Tool - Stinkfist
Dream Theater - The Glass Prison
Anathema - Sleepless 96

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[Hole Spammer] Anything Eric Erlandson composed for Hole... It's very Thurstoon Moore influenced or inspirated. an it is one of the reason why I adore most of Hole riffs, especially on Live Through This album... but never knew it before... discovering Sonic Youth after Hole music[/Hole spammer]


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