Greatest Rock Guitar Solos of the 21st Century


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The Top Ten

Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
This song deserves to be here.
.. Synyster is undoubtedly the greatest guitarist of 21st century
My Favorite band Avenged Sevenfold!
They're the real music

2Blackbird - Alter Bridge
Amazing solo, where it builds up into an insane heavy section - not to mention this is one of the greatest modern epics in rock music, certainly Alter Bridge's magnum opus!


One of the best songs in the 21st century and with the best solo guitarist in the decade and top 20 of all time. People all those who says that avenger sevenfold or linkin park is better band than alter bridge are wrong all because of their fans and fame doesn't mean that they are better be realistic listen to the songs and albums they had. Don' t be silly People just listen their vocalist and solo guitarist are unbelieveable trust me I won't let you down
What a song! This should have been first. Excellent solo also. The overall song is amazing just as songs from band RED.

3Winter Madness - Wintersun
This is without question the greatest guitar solo in the entire genre of Melodic Death Metal, a genre known for its combination of melodic and technical guitar work. The fact that it blows every other song out of the water is a testament to the masterpiece that is Winter Madness.
I really don't get why synyster gates is at the top of every list. His solos may sound cool to someone who doesn't really play guitar, but they're really nothing special. Jari Maenpa on the other hand is a guitar wizard...
Great stuff, sounding arhythmic the first time, ofttimes revolting against the simple four-four time almost all bands subdue themselves to - however, that's just an additional indicator for its unconventional beauty. definitely something different!

4The Day That Never Comes - Metallica
Tallica is timeless... Gates being first is a joke I mean he's good but...

5The Psalm of Lydia - Nevermore

6Breaking All Illusions - Dream Theater

7Clown Parade - Annihilator
Two amazing solos - fast and technical.


8Fall to Rise - Persefone

9Supernova - Dragonland

10Constant Motion - Dream Theater
This should be under a7x dream theater is super underrated because their long songs this song has a long amazing solo

The Contenders

11The Unknowing - Omnium Gatherum

12Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave
Tom Morello Solo, enough Said

13I.V. - X Japan

14Strike - Primal Fear

15Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers

16The Great Pandemonium - Kamelot

17The Trend - Annihilator

18Stricken - Disturbed
awesome melody with a kick-ass solo and pro lyrics is what makes this song great.

19Riding The Eagle - Primal Fear

20A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation - Trivium

21Invincible - Muse

22The Glass Prison - Dream Theater

23Paschendale - Iron Maiden

2421 Guns - Green Day
Really a heart touching solo...

25Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom
Best band I've heard in a long time

26Sudden Death - Megadeth
Intro solo is so awesome.
It's fast, technical and moody.
Best Megadeth solo since "Tornado Of Souls".
I think that is best guitar solo in 21 st century.
But in my opinion Disturbed's "Stricken" is also Great.

27Awakenings - Symphony X

28Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold

2944 Minutes - Megadeth

30Kick the Chair - Megadeth

31Plug In Baby - Muse

32Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park

33Bitter Taste - Three Days Grace

34Buried Alive - Avenged Sevenfold

35As I Am - Dream Theater

36Addicted to Pain - Alter Bridge

37Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers

38Instrumedley - Dream Theater
Not sure which solo is the greatest, but it surely exists somewhere in Instrumedly.

39Like a Stone - Audioslave

40Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

41Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
Synyster Gates has the ability to play with seemless accuracy, and he uses that ability to craft the most beautiful, emotional and tone packed solo's that you can imagine. His solo in Seize the Day is, in my opinion, his best work.

42And All Things Will End - Avenged Sevenfold

43Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden

44Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
Awesome solo should to be best one

45Whispers In the Dark - Skillet
The best guitar solo ever

46The Legacy - Black Veil Brides

47The Conflict - Neal Morse

48Citizen Erased - Muse

49Scream - Avenged Sevenfold
The fact thy this solo was improvised makes this that much crazier of a solo. Insanely underrated guitar solo

50The Night - Disturbed

51Torn - Disturbed
Best guitar solo in my opinioun its surely deserves top 10.


52Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold

53On the Backs of Angels - Dream Theater
Perfect build up, seriously one of Petrucci's best solos. Reminiscent of Slash in the way that it's not one of his fastest but every note is perfectly placed in the solo

54Alive - Pearl Jam

55Hope - Sevendust
Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge shows up and delivers his best guitar solo to-date.

56Knights of Cydonia - Muse
It's epic.just listen to it and you will see.

57Gravity (Live In LA) - John Mayer
Just sweet and perfect!

58Down To My Last - Alter Bridge

59So You're Afraid - Mark Tremonti

60Tear Away - Drowning Pool

61Ball and Biscuit - The White Stripes

62Cloud Connected - In Flames

63Holiday - Green Day

64Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi

65Come Clarity - In Flames

66Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
Yeah, if you like tasteless garbage

67Dracula - Iced Earth

68Dethrone Tyranny - Gamma Ray

69Rain - Gamma Ray

70Heroes of Our Time - DragonForce

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