Long for the days when a heavy riff, a thunderous backbeat, and a growling vocal were enough to make a classic metal record? Red Fang is here to help. Over its two albums—2009’s self-titled debut and 2011’s Murder The Mountains—Red Fang has consistently delivered tight, well-written songs that stick with you and all but compel you to bang your head along with the band. The Portland, Oregon quartet of beardy, beer-swilling rock dudes doesn’t rely on sprawling, proggy meandering or goofy sci-fi concepts to get its point across, and it doesn’t need to. It has the riffs, and it knows how to use them.