Tag: Riff Police

Riff Police! Pull Over! #62: Kittie Vs Coal Chamber!

Rewinding the tape back to 1997 and Roadrunner Records Monte Conner taking a chance on a Nu-Metal quartet from Los Angeles California by the name of Coal Chamber. The band had been around 5 years at the point where their self-titled debut was ready and were something of a known entity having performed on the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #61: The Faceless Vs Metallica!

As a whole, probably of the most underrated albums in the Metallica discography, “And Justice For All” was the first to feature bassist James Newstead after the tragic death of the legendary Cliff Burton two years earlier. Featuring the classic singles “One” and “Harvester of Sorrow”, it’s a musically progressive album with few traditional verse-chorus

Riff Police! Pull Over! #60: Holy Terror Vs Megadeth!

Sandwiched between “A Fool’s Gold” and title track “Mind Wars” from their 1988 Speed Metal meets Thrash in a head on collision of an album “Mind Wars” is “Terminal Humor” from Holy Terror. While the band are noted for the effortless harsh to melodic vocal exchanges of frontman Keith Deen and his street level approach

Riff Police! Pull Over! #59: Motionless In White Vs KoRn!

As KoRn now officially have a new album on the way in the form of “The Nothing” which will arrive in 13th September and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones), it seems like a fitting time to have a band influenced by the Bakersfield California Nu-Metallers in the dock. When we reviewed the new Motionless In White

Riff Police! Pull Over! #57: Decapitated Vs Gojiria!

“Nihility”, the second album from Polish Technical Death Metallers Decapitated dropped back in 2002 with one of its highlights being single “Spheres of Madness”, although those lucky enough to be in Germany had the opportunity to pick up a digipack version with a cover of “Suffer the Children” by Napalm Death gracing it. Blending the

Riff Police! Pull Over #56: Cursed Earth Vs Knocked Loose!

It’s been a not so long dark road for Cursed Earth. Since the departure of Jazmine Luders, the remainder of the Perth Australia outfit wasted precious little time in recording the follow up to 2017s “Cycles Of Grief”. In order to do so, they enlisted the help of no less that 8 heavy hitting vocalists

Riff Police! Pull Over! #54: Death Angel Vs Mastodon!

Californian Thrash Metallers Death Angel released a sophomore album entitled “Frolic Through The Park” back in 1988, which received not only critical acclaim but also appeared at #8 in Loudwire Magazine’s top 10 of “Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 4”. Add to that “Bored” being used in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III” in 1990 and

Riff Police! Pull Over! #53: The Faceless Vs Opeth!

Written by Peter Lindgren and Mikael Åkerfeldt, “Dirge for November” is one of the stand out cuts from the simply amazing Progressive Death Metal album “Blackwater Park” by Opeth. Recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Porcupine Tree frontman Steve Wilson who sat in the Producers chair, it’s an album surprisingly divides fans as it marks

Riff Police! Pull Over! #52: The Acacia Strain Vs Suicide Silence!

Having just celebrated its tenth anniversary it’s time we spoke of “Continent” by The Acacia Strain. The Chicopee Massachusetts Deathcore heavyweights have been around since 2001 and having beefed with Emmure for a long time the opening track of that beast of an album “Skynet” could either feature a 3 line vocal attack on the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #51: In Flames Vs Light This City!

Gothenburg Sweden’s In Flames may get a lot of flack these days but that’s only because back in the day they had a groundbreaking sound and were making waves. As they’ve grown older they’ve changed their style and moved in a direction that some of their fanbase don’t appreciate. The bands 2002 effort “Reroute To