Watch the War Trills online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Metal Guitar Licks You MUST Know
Tony Iommi is one of metal's founding fathers. Through gigantic sounding riffs to angry blues based soloing forays, Iommi's contributions to this style of audio angst is staggering to say the least. This lick brings to light an interesting approach to repetitive whole step bends that Iommi laid down in his epic solo "War Pigs" from the must-have Black Sabbath album, Paranoid. Playing off a three-over-four polyrhythmic sequence of 16ths, Iommi breaks up the bends with manic trilling making this seemingly simple lick idea completely cool.