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Grimbeard
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:54 pm 
 

I'm looking for minimalist bands that mainly focus on one or two riff song structures. The songs can be plain stupid repetitive or have added layers to the main riff. Genre doesn't matter because I'm into everything.

Bands such as old Ministry, Swans, Sunn O))), Horseback, Electric Wizard, Nadja are a few off the top of my head that I enjoy. Any others I should know about? Thanks in advance.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:32 pm 
 

Teeth of the Lions Rule the Divine and Buried At Sea both have a small amount of riffs per song.

newer Von is like one riff a song and it's not very good.
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FleshMonolith
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:50 pm 
 

request feels like it could go in the very different ways. simplistic black metal, or punk, or drone like many of the bands you referenced.

Harsh/raw black metal

Bone Awl one of the best examples of doing a lot with so little. They've been copied a lot, so if you like this you should be able to find other things.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNr_VRXD1Y4

Ildjarn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K03EOzj3cQ

Darkthrone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLApM9pywyc

Melodic/catchy/long-winded black metal

Behexen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld8mVtX0ZVY

Sargiest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9YiS1XHVW0

Horna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXEAIJktiSw

Ash Borer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1MVMbf0lxE

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Mord(US)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qsl-9qh9g8

Acid Enema
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a3Jq-zb8JY
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diamond_famicom
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:12 pm 
 

Blut Aus Nord's Ultima Thuleé has a lot of songs like that
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u_sir_r_a_faggot
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:35 pm 
 

Probably the entire album of 40 Watt Sun is based on one riff
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:36 pm 
 

The title track on Metridium Field by Giant Squid is one riff for 21 minutes straight. Really great song.
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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:43 pm 
 

Check out Burzum's first few.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:53 am 
 

MARSDUDE wrote:
Check out Burzum's first few.

On that note, I Shalt Become: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWIv8vyZSEk
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there are post-black metal bands such as ...Sunn O.

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Rykov
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:58 am 
 

Every song on Lymphatic Phlegm's Pathogenesis Infest Phlegmsepsia sounds like the guitarist went 'Wrote a new riff? Wrote a new song!'
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Ricin
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:13 pm 
 

Dawn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ARTvwy0vHI
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Commandaunt
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:27 pm 
 

Root - Pisen Pro Satana. One of the first black metal songs I heard - nargaroth did a cover of it which is arguably better.

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u_sir_r_a_faggot
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:40 pm 
 

Dark Space II
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DreamOfDarkness
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:15 pm 
 

Holocaust - Transcendence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCOFKN4Ymdg
A little Devin Townsend-ish and clearly some gothic metal influence.

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SzatanSerduszko88
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:23 am 
 

VON !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WctOmr3X5zI

pure minimalism !

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Grimbeard
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:17 pm 
 

Just wanted to thank everyone for the rec's, got a lot of good stuff from the thread. Much appreciated!
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HomicidalBreath
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:24 pm 
 

Meshuggah

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:57 pm 
 

Basically Lustre's entire discography.

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