The Orchardâ€™s new Catalogue Cuts Series begins with this inside look into the hard and heavy side of our catalogue. Courtesy of Metal connoisseur and proud Orchard-ite Nathan Thompson, â€œPut The Pedal To The Metalâ€ highlights the best riffs we have.
Get out the air guitar! This playlist includes new releases from enduring thrash godfathers Exodus and Testament (Metallica cites their earliest work as a main influence) to newer metalcore like Soilwork and Dillinger Escape Plan, as well as noteable side projects Kid Gorgeous (featuring members of Every Time I Die), Underminded (featuring members of D.R.U.G.S. and Chiodos) and Of Legends (Luis Dubuc of Secret Handshake, well, technically Secret Handshake is the side project). Thereâ€™s also our favorite fantasy-metal-viking-quest riff from Blind Guardian and the best riff with the lowest playing time to note ratio, â€œBleedâ€ by Meshuggah. If you need to relax, look for a handful of detuned riffs from ISIS.