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Re: I seek the holy grail (of guitar riffs)
6/11/2004 11:51 PM
Karl Haikara (2330) wrote:
If it twere to be metal then I'd have to vote for something by Emperor. I think My Bloody Valentine created some of the greatest guitar riffs in the world, but they're noe metal.
I'm thinking the holy grail of riffs would be either a harmonic riff (not a solo) or a rythem part, or possibly a complex layering of the two might create the effect, or maybe a effect with a riff. And more then likely (seeing how life usually goes) it'd be dead simple, lol probably 3 chords, but arranged and played so that they created a beautiful super natural sound. I think the only bands who have come close are porbably some of the black metal bands from Norway/Sweden, although have you heard of Shape of Despair? they have some great riffs. Emperor definatly have some of the greatest riffs in the world, some are so super-human it boggles my mind that the lead guy could play them and sing at the same time, definatly something I aspire to, to play something really great and sing really great at the same time, even if I don't really want to scream like he does.
I'd love to get a really good Jackson, but I already have too many guitars lol, I think I can get by with an SG.
Anyways I'm off to Sweden/Norway for two weeks, getting some of that scandanavian atmosphere might help me get down some of those guys' ideas.