What Do Metal Riffs Sound Like in a Major Key?

Clearly the various minor tonalities are the go-to choice for most metal compositions, because the overall aesthetic of metal leans towards darkness and sadness rather than the kind of uplifting and bright vibe of a major one. But it could be a fun experiment to see what some classic metal riffs might sound like transposed to a major key, don’t you think?

Good thing Jared Dines is a musical Mythbusters for us.

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