Metal Riffs Tuned UP? Classic Riffs Up a Fifth

Jared Dines doesn’t seem to ever get sick of asking “What if….” and he always seems to want to push the boundaries of our musical expectations. Although he’s not the first to ask what metal sounds like tuned up higher (here’s Pete Cottrell’s take on the idea, and my Inside Out Standard Tuning video from last week sort of covered some similar ground), he does a good job of demonstrating that some ideas at least, maybe should stay in the key that they’re written, and some transcend key altogether.

In this video he has tuned his guitar up a fifth to B standard, and plays the riffs exactly as they are written.