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illuminatus917
04-26-2011, 10:34 AM
I mentioned this idea in the 'What Are You Doing' thread, and it seemed pretty popular. I don't know if it's been done before... if it has, my apologies. I haven't been around that long.

Basically, this is to call out just what the title suggests - what bands/songs have directly ripped off other bands/songs?


Example #1:
The opening riff to "Undead" by Hollywood Undead is a direct rip off of "Crazy Train."

Example #2:
(by Dextrimental)
That fast riff in "Holy Roller" by Throwdown sounds like "Rise" by Pantera."


As jd091 suggested, let's safely avoid the obvious shit. No "OH THIS BREAKDOWN SOUNDS THE SAME AS THAT BREAKDOWN!!!" Let's stick to specifics, like riffs and whatnot.

Nick_to_the_face
04-26-2011, 10:48 AM
This is awesome :party:

Well there is obvious ones, Metallica's Enter Sandman was supposedly a rip off of Excell's Tapping Into The Emotional Void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PMZ7EFXu64

Nick_to_the_face
04-26-2011, 10:51 AM
this made me laugh :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt9Zpu98wqA&NR=1

brutal_descent
04-26-2011, 10:52 AM
Original: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
Rip-Off: Why Don't You Get a Job (The Offspring)

Original: TNT (AC/DC)
Rip-Off: Arrow Thru Your Heart (Lou Gramm)

Original: Somebody Save Me (Cinderella)
Rip-Off: Time (Lou Gramm)

Original: The Nightcomers (Holocaust)
Rip-Off: Seek 'n' Destroy (Metallica)
Rip-Off #2: Space Eater (Gamma Ray)

Original: Get All You Can Take (Kiss)
Rip-Off: Line of Fire (Trixter)

Original: Hangar 18 (Megadeth)
Rip-Off: Will You Love Me (Nelson)

Original: Bark at the Moon (Ozzy)
Rip-Off: Prince of Darkness (Alice Cooper)

Original: The Strong Arm of the Law (Saxon)
Rip-Off: The Raid (Sweet Savage)

Original: South of Heaven (Slayer)
Rip-Off: Dead Skin Mask (Slayer)

Indestructible
04-26-2011, 11:02 AM
This is awesome :party:

Well there is obvious ones, Metallica's Enter Sandman was supposedly a rip off of Excell's Tapping Into The Emotional Void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PMZ7EFXu64

NOt sure if I trust that video. I definetly want to hear that Excel song. //
Two bands can have similar sounding riffs and not be a rip off. Maybe it was unintentional or maybe they were paying tribute to a band that influenced them.

Want to talk about rip offs go to youtube and look up local metal band Downslave and tell me they don't sound exactly like Pantera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaS8pSsQfNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9jQmvynpTQ

Sanitarium78
04-26-2011, 11:05 AM
Original: Bark at the Moon (Ozzy)
Rip-Off: Prince of Darkness (Alice Cooper)


I'm not sure what you're listening to here:confused: The riffs in those two songs sound nothing alike. If you meant to say the riff from Roses On White Lace and BATM are simliar than yes I would agree. A direct rip off though? I don't think so.

IrritatedTrout
04-26-2011, 11:09 AM
Obligatory Running Wild - The Wickerman post.

ravenheart
04-26-2011, 11:24 AM
Motorhead's 'No Class' is a rip-off of ZZ Top's 'Tush'.

ravenheart
04-26-2011, 11:32 AM
This is awesome :party:

Well there is obvious ones, Metallica's Enter Sandman was supposedly a rip off of Excell's Tapping Into The Emotional Void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PMZ7EFXu64

This told me two important things. Well, I already knew the first one.

1) People are stupid
2) Bleak House are awesome. Their albums need to be re-issued so I can buy them.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-26-2011, 11:58 AM
Do a search on YouTube.

"Metal that sounds like other metal."

There are too many to name.

BloodoftheKings
04-26-2011, 12:29 PM
Original: Megadeth - Holy Wars
Rip off: Gwar - Krosstika

evildeadjedi
04-26-2011, 02:20 PM
I wouldn't call this a rip off however, I remember back when I was younger I recall a similarity between a riff in Pantera's "Rise" and the main riff of Helmet's "Unsung".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y4jaa6u5pc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu582qPbtfc

El Gordo
04-26-2011, 02:37 PM
"New music? All these bands are just ripping off Judas Priest."

makethemsuffer12
04-26-2011, 03:15 PM
Original: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
Rip-Off: Why Don't You Get a Job (The Offspring)

I believe that was done intentionally.

Original: Saxon - Princess of the Night
Ripoff: Metallica - Seek and Destroy

Original: David Bowie - Any Warhol
Ripoff: Metallica - Master of Puppets

Original: Disturbed - Mistress
Ripoff: H.I.M. - The Kiss of Dawn

Original: The Wildhearts - Vanilla Radio
Ripoff: Devin Townsend - Resolve!
(Intentional, though)

Original: Rainbow - Street of Dreams
Ripoff: Symphony X - The Odyssey (Champion of Ithaca)

All I could think of, at the moment.

slapguitarer
04-26-2011, 03:18 PM
Do a search on YouTube.

"Metal that sounds like other metal."

There are too many to name.

This.

GarageMetal468
04-26-2011, 06:07 PM
Original: Sacred Reich - Death Squad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MsiHRPiXCI#t=1m36s

Ripoff: Sodom - Agent Orange
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTIdkv6Wx5A#t=1m04s

RampinUp46
08-02-2012, 09:32 AM
...Did anyone else notice that the palm muted section (before the verses) of Black Flag's "Nothing Left Inside" sounds a lot like Down's "Bury Me in Smoke"?

Kataklysm420
08-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Original - Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
Rip Off - Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man

Come at me maiden fanboy, can't remember your name, I just remember you getting butthurt over any post that dosen't focus 100% on kissing Maiden's ass.

ravenheart
08-02-2012, 03:58 PM
Original - Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
Rip Off - Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man

I'm not really hearing it :eyes:

ravenheart
08-02-2012, 04:01 PM
...Did anyone else notice that the palm muted section (before the verses) of Black Flag's "Nothing Left Inside" sounds a lot like Down's "Bury Me in Smoke"?

Yeah, kinda. Got to say I wish all Black Flag sounded like that.

brutal_descent
08-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Come at me maiden fanboy, can't remember your name, I just remember you getting butthurt over any post that dosen't focus 100% on kissing Maiden's ass.

There's more than one of those on here :lol:

JRA
08-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Do a search on YouTube.

"Metal that sounds like other metal."

There are too many to name.

That series ruined my life forever.


There's also this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoyEVTN_h9I

IrritatedTrout
08-02-2012, 04:41 PM
Original - Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
Rip Off - Iron Maiden - The Wicker Man

Come at me maiden fanboy, can't remember your name, I just remember you getting butthurt over any post that dosen't focus 100% on kissing Maiden's ass.

Brother, are you mad perchance?

Kataklysm420
08-02-2012, 05:37 PM
No, I just get bored :P The fanboy in question was PowerMaiden (had to review recent Maiden setlists) I've been on here for years but this is the only guy I've felt compelled to say something about. Reminds of the hipster kids who work part time in my area that get asshurt when you tell them Whitechapel sucks.

Wake up bro, Iron Maiden isn't the only good live band and YES there are ton's of bands that put on better live performances. Pull bruce's piece out of your mouth and you may have something intelligent to contribute other than fanboy nonsense. Carry on MetalSetlists :)

Nater
08-02-2012, 05:49 PM
He hasn't even posted in this topic and you are shitting all over him haha. Does he even know what you are saying yet?

Kataklysm420
08-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Not in this topic but I generally read almost all setlists that come up, see how the experience was and yada yada and it seems whenever a Maiden list goes up and someone has ANY negative feedback he instantly flames them down because his fanboyism is so mighty and his band can do no wrong. Everyone else on the forum seems really sweet except Magson(tool/queer "insert 100 more names")

PowerMaiden
08-02-2012, 07:09 PM
there you go buddy, that should make you happy

Beckett - Life Shadows (1974)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNjbkYi6i9c


lyricly to Hallowed Be Thy Name
and musicaly The Nomad


shocked ??? ..


I thought so


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
08-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Testament totally rips off Maiden on their new album. They even have a song called Powerslave.

kalfitegrdan
08-02-2012, 08:55 PM
Testament totally rips off Maiden on their new album. They even have a song called Powerslave.

I know! And that other song that is totally a Scorpians ripoff. Who do Testament think they are?

JRA
08-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Original: KISS- Love Gun
Rip-off: WASP- The Neutron Bomber

kalfitegrdan
08-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Original: Morbid Angel - Immortal Rites
Rip-off: Vital Remains - I Am God

ravenheart
08-03-2012, 02:48 AM
Original: KISS- Love Gun
Rip-off: WASP- The Neutron Bomber

Just because it uses a similar drum intro? Pretty weak.

Kataklysm420
08-03-2012, 04:30 AM
there you go buddy, that should make you happy

Beckett - Life Shadows (1974)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNjbkYi6i9c


lyricly to Hallowed Be Thy Name
and musicaly The Nomad


shocked ??? ..


I thought so


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Taken like a champ and then some, reputation points restored to full ;) I was shocked indeed sir.

JRA
08-03-2012, 08:28 AM
Just because it uses a similar drum intro? Pretty weak.

Well ripoff for lack of a better term, but it's still a bit hard for me to take that song seriously.