Watch the Hour of Darkness online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Metal Guitar Licks You MUST Know

The concept of heavy can come from other elements besides two ton riffs and screaming licks. In fact, some of the heaviest moments in some of the most revered works of this metallic art of noise we call metal feature not a trace of a power chord pumped into a Triple Rectifier dialed to destroy. In fact, some of the heaviest moments come from just a dark and brooding arpeggiated passage. Think Slayer's "Seasons of the Abyss", Metallica's "Battery", or "Seabeast" from Mastodon and you'll get the picture. From the brilliant mind of a riffmeister like Dave Mustaine of Megadeth comes passages like the one heard in the intro to the So Far, So Good, So What offering, "In My Darkest Hour", which is where this lick gets it's inspiration.