Iced Earth--That Riff
Jon Schaffer is widely known as one of the most creative and original guitarists in the metal scene. Although his shredding solos are some of the finest music has to offer, his riffs are what makes Iced Earth's music truly the best. Each and every riff is carefully crafted with the highest degree of originality, and then these riffs are placed throughout his songs in the most tasteful way, never overstaying their welcome to the point where they would seem stale and lifeless. In addition, the sheer technicality and musicianship that Schaffer demonstrates is nothing short of amazing. This is a tribute to you, Jon Schaffer!