For your daily serving of tech metal, look no further than Harbinger's debut album Compelled to Suffer. The 2019 release sees the UK-born quintet deliver 13 tracks of pure, unadulterated brutality, interspersed with tasteful injections of melody throughout.
Steering the ship in terms of instrumental melody are guitarists Charlie Griffiths and Ben Sutherland. They navigate the record's diverse array of styles with ease, deploying a shedload of savage guitar riffs in the process.
Griffiths joins us in today's episode of Sick Riffs to take you through the verse riff of Healer/Deceiver, the album's ferocious second track. You'll have to tune down – or up! - to drop C for this one, and you'll be working with the A harmonic minor scale.
Sick Riffs is a Guitar World video series designed to help guitarists affected by the coronavirus. Self-isolating players around the world have each filmed a lesson where they teach you one of their own guitar riffs, up close and personal. If you dig the lesson, we encourage you to buy music and merch from the artist or stream their music.