Songs with the Most Evil Sounding Metal Riffs

This is my provisional top ten list of the metal riffs that I've listened to so far, which never failed to give me chills all over the body... And yes, I'm very much sure that I've missed some unknown ones that are worthy of residing in the list.. So, feel free to add your favorite ones as they'll only aid in elevating the quality of the list...

The Top Ten

1 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

In terms of sheer atmosphere, this song is still easily one of the best. - kempokid

The riff makes the hair on the back of my neck stand - Vip3r

It even includes the tritone ffs. - truckturner

The first evil sounding riff is still the evilest... - Ninjaturtlesforpresident

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2 A Fair Judgement - Opeth

Very gloomy and sinister riff towards the end. I think even Demon of the Fall or Master's Apprentices deserves to be in the list. OPETH has got plenty of evil riffs in their catalogue. Though I agree to a greater extent that A Fair Judgement's outro riff is their most evil-sounding riff. - Vip3r

The outro riff is surprising and indeed demonic

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3 Seasons In the Abyss - Slayer UListen to Sample
4 At the Fathomless Depths - Dissection

Incredible and sinister intro. amazing album and out and out amazing riff

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5 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem

Far better than freezing moon

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6 Jesu Død - Burzum UListen to Sample
7 God of Emptiness - Morbid Angel UListen to Sample
8 Ye Entrancemperium - Emperor UListen to Sample
9 Behind the Sun - Meshuggah UListen to Sample
10 Floods - Pantera UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Zombie Ritual - Death UListen to Sample
12 Når Sjelen Hentes Til Helvete - Dimmu Borgir UListen to Sample
13 South of Heaven - Slayer UListen to Sample
14 Hans Siste Vinter - Darkthrone UListen to Sample
15 Force Fed the Excrements of Satan - Sewer UListen to Sample
16 Cirice - Ghost UListen to Sample
17 Homage for Satan - Deicide UListen to Sample
18 Lucifer - Behemoth UListen to Sample
19 Sad but True - Metallica UListen to Sample
20 Demon of the Fall UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. A Fair Judgement - Opeth
3. God of Emptiness - Morbid Angel
1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. A Fair Judgement - Opeth
3. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem


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