Top 10 Darkest Sounding Guitar Riffs

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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 South of Heaven - Slayer

The Newcomers

? Iron Man - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11 March of the Fire Ants - Mastodon
12 Freezing Moon - Mayhem

Sounds like a sacrificing ritual

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13 Black Hell - Danzig
14 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
15 Through Silver In Blood - Neurosis
16 Enter Sandman - Metallica
17 Zombie Ritual - Death
18 Mistreated - Deep Purple

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

19 Cirice - Ghost
20 All Apologies - Nirvana
21 Let the Magic Talk - Spiritual Beggars
22 A Greater Darkness - Moonspell
23 War Pigs - Black Sabbath
24 Falling Sky - Red
25 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
26 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
27 How The Gods Kill - Danzig

The riff in the second half. - Metal_Treasure

28 Forty Six & 2 - Tool
29 Raining Blood - Slayer
30 Prinzesschen - LaFee

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

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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"

English:
"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

31 Krig - Gorgoroth
32 Sörg - Gorgoroth
33 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

One of the most sinister and yet emotional sounding riffs ever made! It's a masterpiece riff! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

34 One - Metallica
35 Dead Memories - Slipknot
36 The Devil in I - Slipknot
37 Left Behind - Slipknot
38 White Omega - Moonspell
39 Jesus Saves - Slayer
40 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
41 Polarized - Carcass
42 The Razors Edge - AC/DC
43 Dunkelheit - Burzum
44 Jesu Dod - Burzum
45 Midnight Strikes - Lafee
46 Sonne - Rammstein
47 Raised by Wolves - Falling In Reverse
48 Führe Mich - Rammstein
49 Ich Tu Dir Weh - Rammstein
50 Dying Words - Nu Pagadi
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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
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1. Black Hell - Danzig
2. South of Heaven - Slayer
3. March of the Fire Ants - Mastodon
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1. Through Silver In Blood - Neurosis
2. Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
3. Zombie Ritual - Death
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