Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

What is your favorite guitar riff?

I like the guitar riff of "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon at the moment. I like a ton of others but that one is sticking in my brain at the moment.


I totally just remembered 'Hysteria' by Muse! That's my /second/ favorite, lol.

16 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    My favorite is:

    The first riff in Two Inches From a Main Artery by Through the Eyes of the Dead, its awesome.

    My runner-ups are:

    Touch Me, Im Sick by Mudhoney

    Polly by Nirvana

    Blew by Nirvana

    Nutshell by Alice in Chains

    Them Bones by Alice in Chains

    Angry Chair by Alice in Chains

    Soul Crusher by White Zombie

    Kool Thing by Sonic Youth

    Incinerate by Sonic Youth

    Too Many Puppies by Primus

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jeez, I have like several Hundreds of Thousands lol

    Right now, Voivod and a song called Rise.

    Several Fear Factory and Divine Heresy Riffs, Soul Decoded, Smasher Devourer, Edge Crusher, Hi Tech Hate, Impossible Is Nothing.

    Chimaira - Pleasure In Pain

    Born Of Osiris - Empire Erased - Open Arms To Damnation

    And some of my own Guitar Riffs in Original Compositions

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I can't definitively choose just one, here's a bunch with awesome riffs:

    Mystery Train - Transatlantic

    Home - Dream Theater

    Suicide & Redemption - Metallica

    Shallow - Porcupine Tree

    Red - King Crimson

    The Pot - Tool

    Eternity's Breath Pt. 1 - Mahavishnu Orchestra

    School Days - Stanley Clarke

    Right Off - Miles Davis

  • 1 decade ago

    I have many but the riff from the Black Sabbath song "Hand of Doom" totally changed my life back long ago....not a big Sabbath fan but it was the best riff I ever heard!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I like the guitar riff at the start of One by Metalica

  • H.
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The opening riff to Fairies Wear Boots is cool.

  • 1 decade ago

    one riff that comes to mind is the first riff in "symptom of the universe" by black sabbath, the first riff in "the wanton song" by led zeppelin, and the first riff in "kill the king" by megadeth. those are just a few of my favorite riffs that come to mind

  • Jem
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Caught in the Middle-Dio

    Little Dreamer-Van Halen

  • M@
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    On Cyanide from Metallica the riff where he sings "Suicide, feeling dead inside". Awesome riff.

    Source(s): I play it all the time
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