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The riff is the foundation of heavy music, evolving over several decades and styles. Many of our favorite songs started with a single idea and guitar in hand. Anyone can write a riff, but what makes a good riff? Each week, riff disciples Austin Paulson, Dylan Adams, & Justin Swindle attempt to answer this question by discussing their favorite riffs, how they came to be, and why we still worship them today.

Riff Worship Austin Paulson, Dylan Adams, and Justin Swindle

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The riff is the foundation of heavy music, evolving over several decades and styles. Many of our favorite songs started with a single idea and guitar in hand. Anyone can write a riff, but what makes a good riff? Each week, riff disciples Austin Paulson, Dylan Adams, & Justin Swindle attempt to answer this question by discussing their favorite riffs, how they came to be, and why we still worship them today.

    Cowardice

    Cowardice

    Distance, lineup changes, a global pandemic... Northeastern doom quintet Cowardice have persevered through it all to bring you their latest offering, Atavist. An album several years in the making, this is the band's most daring and expansive work to date.

    This week Austin is joined by Mark and Julian to discuss the new album and what lies ahead for Cowardice!

    Atavist is OUT NOW via Riff Merchant Records (US) & Burning World Records (EU)

    Follow Cowardice on Facebook & Instagram

    Recommendations:


    Doldrum - The Knocking, Or The Story of the Sound that Preceded Their Disappearance
    Sunrise Patriot Motion - My Father Took Me Hunting in the Snow
    DIIV - Frog In Boiling Water
    The Smiths - Rank
    Asunder
    Hell
    Thou - Umbilical

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Vocal Distortion: Selenoplexia #2

    Vocal Distortion: Selenoplexia #2

    This interview with members of Chicago's Selenoplexia originally aired on FM89's Vocal Distortion on June 17th, 2024.

    Listen to Selenoplexia's playlist from the broadcast

    Exalt and Despair is OUT NOW

    Follow Selenoplexia on Facebook, Instagram, & X

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    • 58 min
    Thou (Part 5)

    Thou (Part 5)

    All good things must come to an end...

    In this 5th and final episode in our series on Baton Rouge collective Thou, we’re joined by members of the band to discuss their latest album Umbilical

    Umbilical is OUT NOW via Sacred Bones Records

    Follow Thou on Instagram & X

    Recommendations:


    "Hero Of The Day" - Metallica
    Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains
    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
    Sinéad O'Connor - Lion and the Cobra
    Supplicate - Skulk
    GEL - Only Constant
    Turnstile - Glow On
    Jesse Welles
    The Templars - 1118-1312
    Pallbearer - Mind Burns Alive
    Paprika - Let's Kill Punk
    Squirrel Flower - Tomorrow’s Fire
    Pygmy Lush - Old Friends

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    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Hits From The Crypt (Apple Music)

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Ashes of the Wake

    Ashes of the Wake

    20 years old and just as relevant, Lamb of God’s Ashes of the Wake cemented the band as a frontrunner of the newly coined “New Wave of American Heavy Metal." With an emphasis on songwriting and a scathing critique of the former administration, Lamb of God took a leap of faith in signing a deal with a major label. Join us in celebrating a breakthrough and massive metal milestone!

    Recommendations:


    "Frailty" - Gruesome
    Thou - Umbilical
    The Hope Conspiracy - Tools of Oppression / Rule by Deception

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Need To Control

    Need To Control

    In 1994, Brutal Truth released their sophomore album: a follow up that redefined what extreme music could sound like.
    With industrial, harsh noise, & even black metal influences, Need To Control ushered grindcore into its adolescence and remains a timeless classic.

    Recommendations:


    Wormwitch - Wormwitch
    Degenerate Synapse - Degenerate Synapse

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    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Riffs On Repeat (Spotify)⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Thou (Part 4)

    Thou (Part 4)

    2018 witnessed “The Summer of Thou” with three distinct and varying EPs. These influences culminated into a brand new full-length, which served to counter the more natural themes of its predecessor Heathen.

    Join us this week on Riff Worship as we discuss Thou's self-critical triumph, Magus

    Umbilical drops May 31st via Sacred Bones Records

    Recommendations:


    The Berries - High Flying Man
    ACxDC - G.O.A.T.
    Wormed - Omegon
    Slipknot - Iowa

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    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Riffs On Repeat (Spotify)⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Hits From The Crypt (Apple Music)

    • 1 hr 58 min

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