Top 10 Extreme Metal Riffs of the 21st Century

The Top Ten

1 Eyrie - Ne Obliviscaris

Metal you are the best - Spiritualsavedboy

The riff at 4:30-5:05 is amazing - heavy, memorable and interesting. It also appears later in the song again (a song of 2017). - Metal_Treasure

2 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
3 Silence Calls the Storm - Quo Vadis

A lesser known band and song but it's awesome. - Metal_Treasure

4 Shadowfear - Vader

A very beautiful riff - just play the sample - Metal_Treasure

5 Bleed - Meshuggah

I think ā€œIā€ has better riffs, but this has great riffs too.

6 La Vinteren Vare Evig - Den Saakaldte

I mean the riff that begins in the 2nd half of the sample - Metal_Treasure

7 Akroasis - Obscura

I mean the melodic riff you hear in the last part of the sample - Metal_Treasure

8 The World is Yours - Arch Enemy

You can hear 2 riffs on the sample - Metal_Treasure

9 Synaptic Plasticity - Blotted Science

Brutal and sick stuff by Ron Jarzombek (aka the Godfather of technical metal).
Just play the sample. - Metal_Treasure

10 Kafir! - Nile

The Contenders

11 Septuagint - Obscura
12 Ode to the Sun - Obscura
13 Hexed - Children of Bodom
14 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom
15 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth
16 I - Meshuggah
17 Vacuity - Gojira
18 Backbone - Gojira
19 Coexistence - Beyond Creation

The riff at around 1:45 - Metal_Treasure

20 Your Treachery Will Die With You - Dying Fetus
21 Demiurge - Meshuggah
22 Rational Gaze - Meshuggah
23 Choir of Spirits - Obscura
24 Clandestine Stars - Obscura
25 Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth
26 War of the Gods - Amon Amarth
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