Top 10 Darkest Sounding Guitar Riffs


The Top Ten

1 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Just sounds evil. - Brobusky

2 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

I love this song - 2storm

3 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

This is the best thing about the song - zxm

4 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Come on, the songs above aren't half as dark as this. This sounds more evil and dark than the above combined.

Oh, come on! This is easily the most evil sounding riff of all time! What is it doing at 7?

This is the darkest riff of all time and it's number eight?

Wtfff? I was expecting this to be on the top, followed bay other 9 sabbath riffs.

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5 Fade to Black - Metallica
6 Hells Bells - AC/DC
7 Come As You Are - Nirvana

Nirvana ripped off the riff and several other things from the song Eighties by Killing Joke. - Metal_Treasure

8 The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie
9 Echoes - Pink Floyd
10 Freezing Moon - Mayhem

Lol, black metal is the darkest genre in the world of music and de mysteriis dom sathanas is one of the darkest cover of black metal and children who don't know what this genre is, vote metallica, black sabbath, slayer, pink floyd and led zeppelin? I am still laughing

The title song possesses much more darker tone... - Arhaan95

Sounds like a sacrificing ritual

Two devils intervals. - Caleb9000

The Contenders

11 South of Heaven - Slayer
12 Through Silver In Blood - Neurosis
13 Enter Sandman - Metallica
14 Krig - Gorgoroth
15 Zombie Ritual - Death
16 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
17 March of the Fire Ants - Mastodon
18 Dunkelheit - Burzum
19 Cirice - Ghost
20 Jesu Dod - Burzum
21 Sörg - Gorgoroth
22 Black Hell - Danzig
23 All Apologies - Nirvana
24 Mistreated - Deep Purple

On the live version from California 1974 sounds even darker and more demonic. - Metal_Treasure

25 War Pigs - Black Sabbath
26 Falling Sky - Red
27 Forty Six & 2 - Tool
28 A Greater Darkness - Moonspell
29 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
30 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
31 How The Gods Kill - Danzig

The riff in the second half. - Metal_Treasure

32 Left Behind - Slipknot
33 Raining Blood - Slayer
34 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
35 Prinzesschen - LaFee

A song about a superficial sugarbabe... and the guitar sounds like Satan played it.


PS: There's also an English version (in poor English) called "Little Princess". Even though the topic is the same, the quality of the lyrics tragically decreased in the translation.
Here, for example, the chorus:

German (literal translation):
"Yes, little princess, you got it easy / your parents are damn rich / you are oh so beautiful / you want to drive every guy crazy / yes, little princess, you have power / You are the queen of the night / you are young and beautiful / and every a--hole wants to be with you"

"Little princess got it made / with your million dollar face / yes you're hot and daddy's rich / but you're one shallow b*mbo bit / little princess you the bomb / your priorities gone wrong / everybody joins your dance / just to get inside your pants"

The translation is way more vulgar and in the verses, she ...more - Martin_Canine

36 Let the Magic Talk - Spiritual Beggars
37 Blackbird - Alter Bridge
38 One - Metallica
39 Dead Memories - Slipknot
40 The Devil in I - Slipknot
41 White Omega - Moonspell
42 Jesus Saves - Slayer
43 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
44 Polarized - Carcass
45 The Razors Edge - AC/DC
46 Midnight Strikes - Lafee
47 Sonne - Rammstein
48 Raised by Wolves - Falling In Reverse
49 Führe Mich - Rammstein
50 Ich Tu Dir Weh - Rammstein
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
3. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
1. Freezing Moon - Mayhem
2. Krig - Gorgoroth
3. Dunkelheit - Burzum
1. Through Silver In Blood - Neurosis
2. Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
3. Zombie Ritual - Death

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