Riff of the Day: Witchfinder General, Invisible Hate (0:37 to 0:47)

Death Penalty, cover

It’s produced exactly like you’d imagine something from 1982 would be, and the riff in question hits at 0:37 to 0:47 (about a second or so later in the attached youtube video) and recurs periodically thereafter: a nice use of the trill to make unique an otherwise-standard riff out of the Sabbath Handbook. To me, to make a riff in standard tuning stand out, you’ve got to think: and Witchfinder General do exactly that– they play a riff in standard that Sabbath might’ve written, but there’s something unique about it… part phrasing, part soul, part [something]… anyway, listen and see what you think….

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