20 Best Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Guitar Riffs Of 2016

8. Metallica - "Spit Out The Bone"

"Spit Out the Bone" is the best song from Metallica's stunning new album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, and that opening riff is pretty much the entire reason why.

Beginning almost 70 minutes after its parent album started, this track somehow manages to re-energise any listener that may have been worn down by the unbelievably long running time of Hardwired.... That blast of an opening works with the same effect as a jump-scare in a horror film, pummelling everybody with E-string chugging at an insane speed.

And from there, things only build and build and build. It would be cruel to spoil the track any more. Just listen to it, okay?

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