Top Ten Songs with Underrated Metal Riffs

The Top Ten

1 Spotlight Kid - Rainbow

The song isn't 100% metal but the riff obviously is because it was ripped off by over 10 metal bands, including Dream Theater. - Metal_Treasure

2 Masked Jackal - Coroner
3 Majesty - Blind Guardian

Two riffs, both are fast and cool. - Metal_Treasure

4 All for One - Primal Fear

Awesome riffs. - Metal_Treasure

5 Semtex Revolution - Coroner
6 Poison Was the Cure - Megadeth
7 La Vinteren Vare Evig - Den Saakaldte

A very beautiful melodic black metal riff (at the end of the sample). - Metal_Treasure

8 The Rivalry - Running Wild
9 Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth

A band with great riffs - several riffs are well known but this one is underrated. - Metal_Treasure

10 Lady of Winter - Crimson Glory

The Contenders

11 Sails of Charon - Scorpions
12 Stand Up and Shout - Dio
13 21 - Annihilator
14 Slave to the Grind - Skid Row
15 Hell Bent for Leather - Judas Priest
16 Anthem - Iced Earth
17 Gorgar - Helloween
18 Neon Knights - Black Sabbath
19 March of Mephisto - Kamelot

The riff reminds me a military marching. - zxm

The sample has the riffs. - zxm

20 Children of the Night - Whitesnake

Well, I know Whitesnake is a hard rock band and this song is hard rock mostly, but the riff is definitely a metal riff.

21 Replica - Fear Factory
22 Into the Storm - Blind Guardian Into the Storm - Blind Guardian

A headbanging and pretty brutal riff for power metal standards (at about 1:00) - Metal_Treasure

23 Crying in the Rain - Whitesnake

Not a metal song but the riff and the solo are metal. - Metal_Treasure

24 Uncle Scam - Blue Felix
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