Thor’s Corner: Herculean Riff of the Day– Black Sabbath, Into the Void [0:00 to 1:15]

[This column is just what it sounds like. There is no pretense here.]

If you’re reading this, you more than likely know what riff I’m talking about. Detuned to Db, (on Master of Reality, anyway) and in Db minor, this is, in my opinion, the Riff Of All Riffs. It’s perfect. I warm up, and gauge the octane of my guitar tone, with this. It’s is my Asgard, my Valhalla, my [insert applicable religion’s “heaven” here]. It makes me mad I haven’t written something like this. It’s what I strive for.

Listen and discuss:

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