Category: Riff Police

Riff Police! Pull Over! #87: Opposition Party Vs Metallica!

Music is about personal taste and opinion and so from bands with a rich discography each Metal Head will have their own personal favourite. If someone asked where to start with Metal or who Metallica are, we’d hand over a copy of the brilliant “Master Of Puppets“. For us, it’s simply Metallica’s finest hour. It

Riff Police! Pull Over! #86: Doc Hammer Vs Iron Maiden!

  The influence of Iron Maiden reaches far and wide, all over the Globe and sooner or later the elder statesmen of this Metal World are going to call it a night. Probably at two minutes to midnight. Yes. We just did that. The year 2000 may have been the height of the Nu-Metal era

Riff Police! Pull Over! #85: Testament Vs Metallica!

New year, new artwork, same s*** everything else. Mind You. You keep coming back for more, so we can’t be doing that much wrong, can we? Just how long can the “Riff Police” feature go on? Well, how long is a piece of string? We’ve had Testament Vs Nuclear Assault and Testament Vs Lamb Of

Riff Police! Pull Over! #84: Putrascension Vs The Ghost Inside!

There can’t be many Metal Heads on Planet Earth who don’t know the story of The Ghost Inside. It’s one of those hard work to relative success to tragedy and struggle that has us rooting for them when they return to the live arena for a handful of highly anticipated shows. Two years after their

Riff Police! Pull Over! #83: Stray From The Path Vs Deftones!

Back in April 2015 Rock Sound Magazine celebrated their 200th issue by putting together “Worship And Tributes”, a compilation of covers seemingly taking it’s name from the second Glassjaw album “Worship And Tribute” from 2002. The compilation is notable for both the eclectic mix of band covered and also bands doing the covering while having

Riff Police! Pull Over! #82: Mercyful Fate Vs Ted Nugent!

A  re-written Brats demo that was originally titled “Night Riders” and sees King Diamond at his storytelling finest, “Curse of the Pharaohs” is one of the best known songs from the 1983 debut album “Melissa” by Mercyful Fate. Recorded and mixed at Easy Sounds Studios in Copenhagen with Producer Henrik Lund with lyrics from vocalist King

Riff Police! Pull Over! #81: Hatebreed Vs Slayer!

This was once a new feature for a Thursday but now #81 episodes old, we’ve been to putting together a head to head whereby one bands song is clearly *ahem* influenced by another to the point of plagiarism. That’s right folks. “This is the Riff Police. Pull over to the side of the road and

Riff Police! Pull Over! #79: Killswitch Enagage Vs Pantera!

When Philip H. Anselmo spoke to Loudwire Magazine in 2014 about the meaning behind “Becoming” from the seventh studio album by Pantera, he said “The most popular heavy metal bands in the world at that time were, in my estimate and definitely all of our estimates, playing the game. … They had reached this pinnacle;

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