Always on the hunt for new music so thought I’d start a thread where you post your favourite band or artist, and your favourite thing they’ve done in a song.
Don’t really want to just limit this to riffs, if you have an artist who’s a grime artist who you like and they have some amazing bars in a verse then feel free to use that.
But lets try limit it to something specific about the song that makes you like it as opposed to it just being a good song.
Could also be a cool technique an artist has done, I can’t think of any real world examples off the top of my head but in theory if you liked dance music and your favourite artist was the first person in the world to create a bass drop, that’d be a really cool technique to throw in.
To get the ball rolling, my favourite band is a toss-up between Pantera and Alter Bridge, but been a Pantera fan for longer so I’ll post one from them:
Riff starts at 20 seconds.
Dimebag has always been pretty well known for his use of pinch harmonics in his riffs (that squealy sound the guitar is making that sounds like a weird mix of a high pitch bassy note) but when I first heard this, it just blew my mind, using them in every other note and still having an incredible sounding riff isn’t something I’ve heard anyone else achieve. The song was only found on their Live 101 Proof album and featured as 1 of 2 studio recordings on that album, the rest were just live tracks.