Originally Posted by Natrlhi
Oh, so you WERE
Well, I guess I see what you mean a little bit, but if you notice, what they're basically doing - and a lot of bands do this - is introducing the "backbone" of the riffs in the rest of the song, in a very rudimentary way, in the beginning. So they take those few simple chords that you hear all by themselves (and according to you, sound kind of weird or out of place without any texture around them), and then they build on those same chords to create the more complex riffs which are used in the rest of the song.
a) I am not stupid. I know how riffs work.
b) But that's my point, the rest of the song doesn't sound anything like that riff. I don't hear the chord progression at all.