Top 10 Darkest Sounding Guitar Riffs

The Top Ten Darkest Sounding Guitar Riffs

1 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?

Number 4 seriously

2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Specifically once he sings the long looowww and the beat picks up

Just sounds evil. - Brobusky

3 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

This sounds more ceremonial than dark to me. - Alkadikce

This is the best thing about the song - zxm

4 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

I love this song - 2storm

5 Fade to Black - Metallica

Black Sabbath - A National Acrobat almost the same - Alkadikce

6 Hells Bells - AC/DC
7 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

8 Come As You Are - Nirvana

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

9 The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie
10 Echoes - Pink Floyd

The Newcomers

? Downward Spiral Into Madness - Anata

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 Cirice - Ghost
18 March of the Fire Ants - Mastodon
19 Dunkelheit - Burzum
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 One - Metallica
27 Falling Sky - Red
28 Forty Six & 2 - Tool
29 A Greater Darkness - Moonspell
30 Ich Tu Dir Weh - Rammstein
31 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
32 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
33 How The Gods Kill - Danzig

The riff in the second half. - Metal_Treasure

34 Blackbird - Alter Bridge
35 Left Behind - Slipknot
36 Raining Blood - Slayer

The slower riff in the beginning is just the same as the South of Heaven riff sped up and a few notes swapped in it. Is it just me, or the other riff is justvthe same chord 100 times per second? - Alkadikce

37 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
38 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

39 Let the Magic Talk - Spiritual Beggars
40 Dead Memories - Slipknot
41 The Devil in I - Slipknot
42 White Omega - Moonspell
43 Jesus Saves - Slayer
44 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
45 Polarized - Carcass
46 The Razors Edge - AC/DC
47 Midnight Strikes - Lafee
48 Sonne - Rammstein
49 Raised by Wolves - Falling In Reverse
50 Führe Mich - Rammstein
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