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Some Seriously Catchy Metal Riffs

Whether it be melodic or groovy, here are some of my favourite catchy metal riffs. Pt II coming. Please suggest any riffs you think also deserve a spot.
1The Absence
Echos

Well, the whole song actually, but specifically 0:28 (the chorus riff). Simple but alarmingly infectious.
2The Agony Scene
The Darkest Red

Riff at 1:10 , combined with the vocals is some seriously moshworthy stuff.
3All Shall Perish
Day of Justice

0:28 makes me want to jump up and down.
4Anamnesis
Obscurity

Fairly obscure Russian deathcore band, riff at 1:23 is great, especially when the double-kick mayhem enters.
5Anterior
Dead Divine

Solo at 2:53 is beautiful and soothing, whilst 3:43 is pure infectiousness.
6Archons
Plague of Corruption

0:16 and chorus riff at 0:48, 'nuff said.
7At the Throne of Judgement
Sentinel

0:34 is toe-tapping personified.
8August Burns Red
Marianas Trench

Solo at 2:38 is awesome, as is the riff at 2:54.
9Becoming the Archetype
Dichotomy

Melodic riff at 0:45.
10Between the Buried and Me
Disease, Injury, Madness

The bluesy solo section from 6:36 to 7:39 fits the context of song perfectly, that is a frenzied, random combination of genres.
11The Black Dahlia Murder
Elder Misanthropy

On a BDM run of late, riff at 1:15 is sweet, as is the one at 1:40.
12Brother Von Doom
Norse Demise

Against a background of strangely enticing gurgles, 0:15 and 0:45 is so addicting.
13Caliban
Nothing Is Forever

Melodic riff during the chorus (1:09) is almost day-dream inducing. Well, not quite, but it's catchy as hell.
14Conducting From The Grave
When Legends Become Dust

Sweeps during the intro + riff at 0:58 = sure-fire winner
15The Crimson Armada
A Filthy Addiction

Ridiculously catchy hook at 1:34.
16Daath
Subterfuge

Chorus riff at 0:50 is so dark and enticing.
17Darkest Hour
This Will Outlive Us

Vocals are fairly sub-par, however the riff at 1:53 livens a fairly average song.
18Destroy the Runner
Columbia

Despise the clean vocals, but the guitaring in this song is fairly addictive (see 0:22)
19Every Bridge Burned
Cobra

This band is fairly lacklustre in my opionion, but the solo on Cobra (2:10) slays hard.
20Imperanon
Sold

Impossible to not bang your head just a little at 0:11. Shame they disbanded.
21Kalmah
To the Gallows

0:13 and 1:19 is so good. Underrated Kalmah song in my opinion.
22Misery Signals
Parallels

I'm obsessed with this band at the moment. 0:38 to 0:44 is pure greatness.
23Neptune
Stereogram of Convulsion

Yes, these riffs have been done before, but far out, this is catchy (0:14)
24Omnium Gatherum
A Shadowkey

0:18 - YES!
25Stigma
Silver Bullets and Burning Crosses

Just epically infectious at 0:25, probably one of the catchiest here on the list.
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