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

There will come a time when you need to fire off a short, yet incendiary lick in a tune where the band drops out on the one awaiting your brilliance. These moments usually follow a barrage of intro riffage and directly precede the entrance of the vocals to the tune. Think "Lake Bodom" from Something Wild by Children of Bodom where Alexi Laiho does just that with this descending legato-filled run in A harmonic minor starting on the b6 degree and ending on the root at beat 3. From there Laiho steps up to the mic with his size-defying vocals and goes off!