Category: Riff Police

Riff Police! Pull Over! #30: Gaza Vs The Chariot!

In 2006 Gaza released their debut “I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die” complete with a Ram on the cover and 6 minute 49 second closing track “Pork Finder”. It’s an album that has been described as “Art-Core”, fusing elements of Black Metal and Hardcore to create something that is gritty, raw and dirty

Riff Police! Pull Over! #29: Trivium Vs Metallica!

Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto has long been one to trash the bands 2006 released 3rd album “The Crusade”. It’s one that many fans saw as something of a sonic departure for the Orlando, Florida Metallers despite having the same production duo at the helm in Jason Suecof and Matt Heafy as major label debut and sophomore

Riff Police! Pull Over! #28: Megadeth Vs Arch Enemy!

It’s well known that Swedish Melodic Black Metallers Arch Enemy are Megadeth fans. After all, their brutal version of the Megadeth classic “Symphony of Destruction” saw their then German vocalist Angela Gossow deliver the sort of crushing vocal performance that tramples rivals in its wake with her vicious, growling style in full flow. The second

Riff Police! Pull Over! #26: Metallica Vs Excel!

A day late and a buck short. Better late than never? Sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin and Fever Tree Tonic, it’s time for another encounter of the Riff Police kind. Avenged Sevenfold have featured a couple of times having both been ripped off and done the deed themselves. Now it’s the turn of the mighty

Riff Police! Pull Over! #25: Cope Vs Bring Me The Horizon!

It’s hard to listen to 2017’s “Tooth & Nail” from 6 piece London Hardcore Punks (or as they prefer “Heavy Punk”) Cope and not hear a number of familiar riffs in the mix. Indeed, part of the EP’s charm is that it feels familiar, like an old flame who you’ve temporarily forgotten why you ditched…. It

Riff Police! Pull Over! #24: Dio Vs Foo Fighters!

Ronnie James Dio is about as legendary as it gets when it comes to Metal. A hero in his own right and once a member of Black Sabbath to boot, his legend lives on in the form of a touring hologram with his live band. Probably his best known tune is “Holy Diver”, a song

Riff Police! Pull Over! #23: Slayer Vs Bullet For My Valentine!

In the Red corner we have the soon to be calling it a day titans of Metal that are Slayer with “Spirit In Black”… …and in the Blue corner? Having recently released new album “Gravity”, we have Bullet For My Valentine with “Waking The Demon” from “Scream Aim Fire”. You’d never really think of the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #22: LIFETIGHT Vs Rage Against The Machine!

There is no doubt that Rage Against The Machine should be considered in the “highly influential” bracket that is reserved for the finest of artists. Their sadly short lived career spanning just 3 albums worth of original material lives long in the memory. Perhaps through Zach De La Rocha’s fiery vocals and perhaps through guitarist

Riff Police! Pull Over! #21: 36 Crazyfists Vs While She Sleeps!

From the height of the Metalcore era in 2004, “A Snow Capped Romance” by 36 Crazyfists still rates as one of the genre’s finer points. The Portland Oregon bands third album saw frontman Brock Lindow show more range with his vocal prowess, while guitarist Steve Holt got his first opportunity to sit in the production