Category: Riff Police

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

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