Watch the Iron Thunder online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Metal Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Right up there on the list of other essential power chording techniques is being able to slide around those two-finger fifth-grips cleanly, which will enable you to play classic riffs like Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" and modern anthems like Mastodon's "Blood and Thunder". This riff puts together the sliding aspects heard in each one of these must know moments in the metal riff-tionary, as well as some sixth string palm mute drops for good measure, so you too can slide with the best of them.

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