What is the best Metallica riff?


  • Master of Puppets.
  • Through the Never.
  • Harvester of Sorrow.
  • The Outlaw Torn.
  • The Thing That Should Not Be.
  • Sad But True.
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls.
  • Enter Sandman. Pretend you’ve never heard this song 3000 times before.

How does James Hetfield write riffs?

Rhythm Guitar 1 (James Hetfield): Most of Hetfield’s signature riffs are written by ear. He plays around with different ideas on the guitar neck until something sticks. The process is repeated until there are enough riffs for each section of the song.

How did James Hetfield write one?

Written by band members Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, the song portrays a World War I soldier who is severely wounded—arms, legs and jaw blown off by a landmine, blind and unable to speak or move—begging God to take his life….”One” single.

No. Title Length
3. “Creeping Death” (live) 8:00

What key are Slayer songs in?

Virtually everything Slayer has written is a minor key based on whatever the tuning of the lowest string is. In that case, Eb minor with liberal chromaticism.

How do you write good riffs?

Improve your riff writing skills

  1. Step one: nail the minor pentatonic scale. One of the most popular (and easiest) scales to create riffs with is the minor pentatonic scale.
  2. Step two: add powerchord combos. Powerchords are an essential tool for riff writing.
  3. Step three: experiment with structure.

What is Metallica’s best solo?

Kirk Hammett’s 10 greatest Metallica guitar solos

  1. One. The solos over the clean sections early on are moments of beauty amidst unrelenting bleakness.
  2. Enter Sandman.
  3. Master of Puppets.
  4. Fade to Black.
  5. Battery.
  6. Wherever I May Roam.
  7. Creeping Death.
  8. The Unforgiven.

Who wrote Metallica riffs?

James Hetfield wrote the majority of riffs in Metallica. But not all. The runner-up is Kirk Hammett, who is co-author of 50 Metallica tracks, or ~1/2 the entire catalogue (note that solos never counted in the matter, but riffs and composition).