riffage

riffage

informal guitar riffs, especially in rock music
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riffage

(ˈrɪfɪdʒ)
n
1. (Jazz) (in jazz or rock music) the act or an instance of playing a short series of chords
2. (Pop Music) (in jazz or rock music) the act or an instance of playing a short series of chords
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Their excellent debut EP, The City, bears testament to those influences, showcasing a sound that wraps brooding noir-rock melodies around disco-charged beats and jagged guitar riffage - imagine The Chameleons filtered through contemporary indie-rock sensibility.
Songs such as I Come From The Mountain, from 2013's Floating Coffin album, sound like a souped-up B-52s while Drowned Beast, from 2018's Orc, nods at Black Sabbath at least in the monstrous riffage and dark subject matter.
Beat-happy What I Really Need revives '60s garage rock in riffage and light-headed lyricism.
I'm guessing this one was chosen more for its searing Randy Rhoads riffage than the Cold War lamentations contained in the lyrics.
Kicking off with the turbo-charged riffage of newie She Knows, the band tore through a 14 track set that didn't have one less-than-brilliant moment.
Woman in a Man's Body carries on the sonic pummelling, mixing Nirvana's riffage with Violent Femmes's slacker attitude.
While mostly an assemblage of ethereal soundscapes you'd expect from their parent band, all the tracks are allowed to breathe and show personality as they shift from different styles, whether it's Eastern-influenced Lila or the alt-metal riffage of To Boris With Love.
This is pretty much the theme for this album as over the years the band has been steadily slipping away from their groove metal roots in favour of a faster thrash and death metal sound, and VII may be being the pinnacle, with the breakneak riffage of and Delusion Pandemic showing off the band's tightly knitted chops.
The breakneak riffage of Delusion Pandemic shows off the band's tightly knitted chops while there are flashes of groove in Embers and Overlord.
It's Friday night and Stewart got his "country on'' with "Rock This Place.'' With strutty guitar riffage colliding with party hard vocals, Stewart insists, "Hey man turn the music up/I like my country with a lot of rock/Come on no time to waste/Get up we're going to rock this place.'' You don't have to ask twice.
Author Mick Wall, for example, talking about Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, told us: "If you look at those early clips there are riffs Jimmy is laying down that go right to the bottom of the soul - elemental chunks of riffage, and he dredges them out of the river like a dead body."