Best Hard Rock/Metal Riffs of All Time

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    Reed To Black

    Reed To Black Prog, bro.

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    What are some of your favorite riffs of all time? What riff gets you in that mood where you feel like you could take over the world? Feel free to either link or just put the song titles! :chuck:
     
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    Filip

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    Behemoth's "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" does things to me.

    So does Every Time I Die's "El Dorado" and "Idiot".

    Far from the best riffs of all time, just riffs I thought of when I read the title.
     
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    lime treacle

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    Alice in Chains – "Phantom Limb"

    [video=youtube;xBcJiqw5aec]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBcJiqw5aec[/video]

    Queens of the Stone Age – "No One Knows"

    [video=youtube;s88r_q7oufE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s88r_q7oufE[/video]

    Black Sabbath – "Paranoid"

    [video=youtube;hkXHsK4AQPs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkXHsK4AQPs[/video]

    Aaand many more.
     
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    Filip

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    I can totally agree with "No One Knows". Oh my God, that riff.
     
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    Alexrednex

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    Gibs

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    Classics:

    [video=youtube;pAgnJDJN4VA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgnJDJN4VA[/video]
    [video=youtube;EhGEGIBGLu8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhGEGIBGLu8[/video]
    [video=youtube;bg92QpjRcJk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg92QpjRcJk[/video]
    [video=youtube;w-NshzYK9y0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-NshzYK9y0[/video]


    Personal Favorites:

    [video=youtube;9KmYFY5oOvM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KmYFY5oOvM[/video]
    [video=youtube;-qvS-vuY1Gc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qvS-vuY1Gc[/video]

    Narrowing down a Metallica riff was fucking hard, since nearly any riff from Ride the Lightning or Master of Puppets is fucking gold. The same applies for Dio / Black Sabbath / Rainbow and Alice in Chains. These are just off of the top of my head. Will post more later.
     
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    Shouts out to everyone naming Alice in Chains and Black Sabbath.
     
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    [video=youtube;XPYLIy3FWpk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPYLIy3FWpk[/video]

    [video=youtube;jhgVu2lsi_k]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhgVu2lsi_k[/video]

    [video=youtube;7xxgRUyzgs0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xxgRUyzgs0[/video]
     
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    HybridT

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    A Light That Never Comes :kappa:

    Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine... I fucking love it!
     
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    Captain-EO

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    I was gonna say Smoke on the Water but someone just made a funny... :kappa:

    [video=youtube;3ITF4HoRZRY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ITF4HoRZRY[/video]

    I'd post Killing in the Name but that's mainstream. :p
     
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    Blake

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    Queens of the Stone Age- No One Knows
    Judas Priest- Painkiller
    Dio- Holy Diver
     
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    Tim

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    Black Sabbath - "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

    [video=youtube;9uRKFUkI3uk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uRKFUkI3uk[/video]

    Honestly I could post nothing but Sabbath riffs in here, but this one in particular has always been one of my favorites. Honorable mention goes to "Hole in the Sky."



    Entombed - "Wolverine Blues"

    [video=youtube;2lnBmNJgRWs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lnBmNJgRWs[/video]

    Entombed is another band that shit out great riffs on a regular basis. And of course that guitar tone. Fuck.



    Down - "Bury Me in Smoke"

    [video=youtube;x7tG6-BDd_o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7tG6-BDd_o[/video]

    This shit just slams.
     

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