Category: Riff Police

Riff Police! Pull Over! #155: Temtris Vs Megadeth!

There is no doubting that despite crawling out from under the weight of Metallica and all the controversy that has flown over him like a Vulture circling its prey that Dave Mustaine has done plenty right with Megadeth and served the Metal Gods well over the years. His legacy has plenty to offer despite the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #154: Bewitcher Vs WASP!

Getting scorned by the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) alongside household names like Motley Crue, Mercyful Fate and Venom in the 80’s never stopped Blackie Lawless or his band WASP but it did inspire them to write a song about them in “Harder Faster” from their 1987 record “Live…In the Raw”. Rather than go head

Riff Police! Pull Over! #153: Incubus Vs The Glasses Otter!

Giving their fifth studio album a title based on a folktale that Crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another Crow (which is where the term a “murder” of Crows, used to describe a group of Crows comes from), 2004 saw the fifth studio album “A Crow Left Of Murder” released by Alternative Metal

Riff Police! Pull Over! #152: Metallica Vs Brainstorm!

It seems strangely fitting that in a week that saw Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett watch the ESP 400 series guitar he played in the video for their iconic single “One” fetch $112,500 USD at auction (more here) that they should be once again in this feature. Not because they’ve done anything wrong of course. This

Riff Police! Pull Over! #151: Firewind Vs Whitesnake!

The man, the myth, the legend that is Gus G, otherwise known as Konstantinos Karamitroudis is a guitarist who came to prominence in his own right having done time within the ranks of Mystic Prophecy, Nightrage, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil and of course Ozzy Osbourne‘s solo band but it’s his Greek Power Metal band Firewind

Riff Police! Pull Over! #150: Jorn Vs Dio !

  The much loved and much missed Ronnie James Dio may not necessarily have looked like a Metal God to the untrained eye but his voice was are pure as the freshly fallen snow. In 1983 the second single from the infamous multi platinum selling “Holy Diver” record was “Rainbow in the Dark” which gained

Riff Police! Pull Over! #149: Time Requiem Vs Symphony X!

Going well in Japan, Time Requiem had toured the country the after the release of their self titled debut album and recorded a live album which premiered some new material including “Visions of New Dawn“. 2004 saw the sophomore album from the project Master minded by former Majestic keyboard player Richard Andersson unveiled in “The

Riff Police! Pull Over! #148: Stryper Vs Astral Doors!

Over the past nineteen years Swedish Heavy Metal band Astral Doors have created an impressive discography of nine studio albums and an EP, releasing something fresh for their fans every two years. Five years into their career in 2007 they started learning more on their Power Metal influences with “New Revelation“, a record which divided

Riff Police! Pull Over! #147: Brainstorm Vs Stratovarius!

Another day, another Dollar. Another week, another episode of Riff Police. The tank keeps Rollin’ up on bands like “we heard summat…“ And bands be like “no you didn’t…”. So here’s the evidence for round #147. 1998 saw ten legged German Power Metal tinged Thrash monster Brainstorm crank their amps for “Unholy“, their sophomore album

Riff Police! Pull Over! #146: Ruina Vs Led Zeppelin!

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Jimmy Page sold his soul to Puff Daddy so that he could have a big hit with “Come With Me” which appeared on the “Godzilla” movie soundtrack back in 1998 by getting together with an Orchestra and handing over the riff from “Kashmir” by his band Led Zeppelin. He