Category: Riff Police

Riff Police! Pull Over! #78: MSRY Vs Lifetight!

After a pair of weeks where Sacramento Californians Deftones featured as being the influencing factor in tracks by Blood Youth and Darknet, it’s time we went Underground for today’s episode of Riff Police. There’s been way too much Thrash and way too many big names. Apparently. Having said that, there is a big name involved

Riff Police! Pull Over! #77: Blood Youth Vs Deftones!

Let’s start with what we know. Sacramento Californian Alternative Metallers Deftones recorded and entire album entitled “Eros” at the The Spot in Los Angeles between April and November 2008 and produced by Terry Date. The album was shelved as the final recorded work of bassist Chi Ling Dai Cheng who following a car accident and

Riff Police! Pull Over! #76: Darknet Vs Deftones!

Last week saw the release of the debut full length album from possible Tokyo Japan natives Darknet entitled “Morally Flexible”. Believe it or not, a Japanese band are signed to Hollowed Records from Tampa Bay Florida. Nothing odd about that, right? Well… they’re an anonymous band so they could be from anywhere. But we digress.

Riff Police! Pull Over! #75: Metallica Vs Exodus!

Big Four and the ones that got away? It’s time for another Riff Off to rival Shred Wars as someone get’s the fickle finger of fate pointed at them for mercilessly plagiarizing someone else’s hard graft and skilled craft… or maybe they just heard it and it entered their brain like a subliminal verse telling

Riff Police! Pull Over! #73: TripleMurder Vs Avenged Sevenfold!

A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the all round good time that is “Pre-Mediated” by Canadian Metallers TripleMurder. They have a nostalgic 90s Metal vibe to them that floats our boat and while it’s nothing new, it is fantastic good fun and that’s something everyone can enjoy. While we were listening to it, a

Riff Police! Pull Over! #72: KoRn Vs Pantera!

When it comes down to brass tacks, we are of the opinion that the freshly released KoRn album “The Nothing” is the most consistently good album they’ve put out since the first quartet of records. Outside of those first four, the Bakersfield Californian Nu-Metal pioneers have show glimpses of what they can do without quite

Riff Police! Pull Over! #71: Trivium Vs Machinae Supremacy!

Is it really 13 years since the music video for “Pull Harder on The Strings Of Your Martyr” first appeared on our screens? Time flies when you’re snapping your neck! The Trivium classic from major label debut “Ascendancy” which was the first to feature guitarist Corey Beaulieu and bassist Paolo Gregoletto… who famed for his

Riff Police! Pull Over! #70: 3 Inches Of Blood Vs Judas Priest

Canadian Metallers 3 Inches of Blood had a 16 year career that came grinding to a halt in 2015 but was not without controversy. Drummer Alexei Rodriguez was fired in 2007 after a starting a fight at Hard Rock Hell Festival with Saxon dummer Nigel Glockler. He ended up with a black eye and broken

Riff Police! Pull Over! #69: Architects Vs Wage War!

What is there to say about Brighton Progressive Metalcore heroes Architects that hasn’t been said? A little known fact is that we had the pleasure of seeing them perform at a venue called Pressure Point in Brighton with original vocalist Matt Johnson at the helm sometime in 2007 and have the event flyer to prove