"The Riff" is a song by a Finnish hard rock band Lordi. It is the first and only single from the album To Beast or Not to Beast, released on February 8, 2013. The band has also made a music video for the song.  It's also the very first Lordi song that has been released also as an official lyrics video.
Lordi performed "The Riff" in a German television competition Wok WM in 2013. The song is also featured in a Pinball Rocks app game.
The music video of "The Riff" was filmed exclusively in Czech Republic, in a local supermarket Albert. The video was filmed by Martin Muller. A Czech playmate Dominika Jandlova is featured in the video. The music video got censored by the label Sony Music; they didn't let Dominika Jandlova appear naked in the video.
The song tells a story of a guy meeting the grim reaper who asks the guy to take a ride with him. The grim reaper shows his song to the guy by playing guitar. He asks the guy how the songs was; the guy liked only the riff of the song. The story ends in the death of grim reaper.