Metal Songs with the Greatest Riffs of the 2010s

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In the 2010s there was a significant change in the metal riffs aesthetic.

The Top Ten

1 Akroasis - Obscura

Riffs are tastefully written and flawlessly executed. Elegance that sounds effortless.
Riffs are played in such a way that make room for the other instruments - most evidently, for the bass. This makes music sound richer, fuller. Steffen Kummerer is genius. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Eyrie - Ne Obliviscaris

The riff at 4:30 gets me the most.

Rhythm Guitar - Matt Klavins - Metal_Treasure

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3 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica

Good ol' thrash riffs are still exciting. And Metallica are back! - Metal_Treasure

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4 War of the Gods - Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth melodic riffs are great - Metal_Treasure

Amon Amarth is a band with so many great riffs,especially The Twilight of Thunder God album. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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5 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

Great examples of "symphonized" metal riffs. That's a pretty new territory in metal. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Faceless Queen - Septicflesh

Play the sample if you don't know this song of 2017 - Metal_Treasure

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7 War Eternal - Arch Enemy

Those melodic riffs... (play the sample) - Metal_Treasure

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8 Ode to the Sun - Obscura

Who said that brutality can't be melodic? - Metal_Treasure

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9 Anthem - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
10 Strike - Primal Fear

Excellent guitar work throughout - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Get Fisted - Skull Fist UListen to Sample
12 Ten Sepiroth - Obscura UListen to Sample
13 Bastards of the Machine - Symphony X UListen to Sample
14 Emergent Evolution - Obscura UListen to Sample
15 Raise Your Horns - Amon Amarth UListen to Sample
16 Speed of Light - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
17 Transference - Children of Bodom UListen to Sample
18 Dead Sea Scrolls - Angel Witch
19 The World is Yours - Arch Enemy UListen to Sample
20 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

The riff in the middle of the song is the most impressive - Metal_Treasure

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21 Iconoclast - Symphony X UListen to Sample
22 Decapitated Saints - Vader UListen to Sample
23 Road to Asylum - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
24 Septuagint - Obscura UListen to Sample
25 Ride Into Obsession - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
26 We Shall Destroy - Amon Amarth UListen to Sample
27 Clandestine Stars - Obscura UListen to Sample
28 Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society UListen to Sample
29 Trash All Over You - Lost Society UListen to Sample
30 Shades of Death - Accept UListen to Sample
31 King for a Day - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
32 Feed the Machine - Nickelback

the hell? - Metal_Treasure

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33 Monster - Skillet

NOT metal at all - Metal_Treasure

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34 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

NOT metal - Metal_Treasure

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35 Burn It Down - Skillet

NOT metal either - Metal_Treasure

36 Get 'em Up - Nickelback

Oh god...how is this metal? - Metal_Treasure

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37 All Nightmare Long - Metallica

That's 2008 and not 2010s - Metal_Treasure

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