Because it’s been a while since I’ve done a video lesson, here’s a new one where I talk about two new metal rhythms you can use in your playing. I really love using these in breakdowns because of how heavy they sound.
For reference, here are the two rhythms written out. In both cases, I start the rhythm every two beats.
Using sixteenth notes for emphasis:
Using sixteenth triplets for emphasis:
For reference, here are a few songs that use this idea (note: these songs are HEAVY, and contain explicit lyrics):
Dethklok “I Tamper With The Evidence At The Murder Site of Odin” – Brendon Small uses this rhythm during the verses.
Meshuggah “Bleed” – Meshuggah uses this rhythm to set up a polyrhythm.