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Favourite modern rock/metal riffs?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by phxlbrmpf, Oct 28, 2004.


  1. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    There's probably more, but right now, I feel that

    Filter - Hey man, nice shot

    and

    Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the name

    are pure genius. Now post yours and let's rawk!

    By the way, "Hey man..." is a nice finger twister if you play it on a fiver in standard tuning, just try it. :D
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "Cult Of Personality"-Living Colour
     
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Damn, what are the odds... actually pretty good I guess, killer song.

    +1 -this song is the first that came to mind.
     
  4. Wildside

    Wildside

    Jan 12, 2004
    theater of pain
    I agree on the cult of personality suggestion. That was an amazing riff, great rhythm section in general. I'm not sure that song qualifies as modern rock or metal though, it's kind of old now. Whatever though, it still rocks. Living Colour has a new cd out this yr but I haven't heard anything from it yet.


    I'll add , Murderdolls "love at first fright" to the list. Good motley crue style rock with a little bit of funny/scary shock kind of lyrics. Cool band in general, one of the only modern metal bands I've been able to get into.
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Rage Against the machine chorus to maria..
    and...

    Timmy C's bassline on How I could Just Kill a Man.
     
  6. christoph h.

    christoph h.

    Mar 26, 2001
    Germany
    well, i can't name all the song sections, but i think spiral architect have some great riffs on their "a sceptic's universe".
    ther iare other bands, too, of course, but my brain doesn't work at the moment. maybe i'll add them later.
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Yeah, I guess "COP" is kind of old now. Time flies.
    BTW & IMO..."Modern" doesn't necessarily = 'being in the present' or 'current'.
    To my ears, some '60s Rock sounds "Modern" even by today standards(while some of '00s Rock sounds dated).


    "Modern Jazz" is anything post-1940.
    ;)
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...about the same as the Red Sox ever winning a World Series in my lifetime.




    ;)
     
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Ha, all these modern rock songs are about a decade old. ;)
     
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    -Must be the lunar eclipse.
     
  11. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    I love the main chord riff in "Stream of Consciousness " by Dream Theater. Veyr emotional chord progression, and it just sounds amazing! :bassist:
     
  12. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Opeth - Bleak
    Clutch - (in the wake of) The Swollen Goat
    Mars Volta - Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt
     
  13. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Also, "The Glass Prison" by DT is full of awesome metal riffs.
     
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Buckethead's playing on CCBBB is really interesting.