Top Metallica Guitar Solos


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21 The Day That Never Comes - Death Magnetic The Day That Never Comes - Death Magnetic

I agree one has the greatest solo ever.. But I vote for this song, because this solo is too good to remain just at 20th place, its very under rated

It begins slow but works its way up to my favorite guitar solo of all time. It just makes you want to go crazy

Best guitar solo by Metallica by far

22 The Unforgiven II - Metallica The Unforgiven II - Metallica
23 My Friend of Misery - Metallica My Friend of Misery - Metallica

One of my favorite Metallica solos easily. Maybe not top 10 but definitely not 39. This kicks ass and goes on and on. It's different from most of their solos and partly why it's so cool. It's far down on the track listing and maybe a lot of people haven't heard it I guess.

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24 Judas Kiss Judas Kiss

God! No one's heard this solo or what! This is one of the best solos kirk has ever made but it is not even MENTIONED in the list! Listen to this solo first before taking your votes and you'll will realize why I'm rambling so much about this solo. This easily beats the likes of Dyer's Eve and The Four Horsemen. In fact, it rises a notch above even MOP and Nothing else matters. That's how good this solo is. Being a hardcore metallica fan myself, it's time we stop focussing our mind on the 'old' songs and look at how good some of the new ones are.

25 Disposable Heroes - Master of Puppets Disposable Heroes - Master of Puppets

Simply epic. The scale change makes this much more awesome than any of the others on Master of Puppets, except possibly for Master or Sanitarium.

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26 Suicide and Redemption - Death Magnetic

Suicide and Redemption maybe shouldn't be number one, but it should definitely be in the top ten. The three solos with the melodic start before the song rushes to double time, then after Hetfield comes out crashing with his solo, Hammett wah's it up a notch for the big finale.

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27 To Live Is To Die - ...And Justice For All To Live Is To Die - ...And Justice For All

This solo has got soul. This is fantastic melody and it shows real feelings.

28 Fight Fire With Fire - Ride the Lightning
29 Hit the Lights - Kill 'Em All Hit the Lights - Kill 'Em All

The solos on this song came from a younger, much more intense Kirk. The playing is sharp and he proved he was a force to be reckoned with. A young shredder very full of potential. Too bad he uses the wah pedal to death. Takes away from the creativity - Johnnyt800

A perfect example of why Kirk was at the forefront of that style back in the day. It wasn't melodic or even his best but it's my favorite and difficult to play

30 The God That Failed - Metallica

The solo in this song is amazing... I love the short pause and the part after.

31 Hero Of The Day - Load Hero Of The Day - Load
32 The Thing That Should Not Be - Metallica The Thing That Should Not Be - Metallica V 1 Comment
33 Sad But True - Metallica
34 Eye of the Beholder - ...And Justice for All

This song's solo is a killer

35 Enter Sandman - Metallica Enter Sandman - Metallica

How the hell this is not even in the list... I wanna remember everyone ENTER SANDMAN IS THE ONLY METALLICA SONG WHICH APPEARS ON THE LIST OF ROLLING STONE'S 500 GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME... And believe me the solo is equally great, one of their best

36 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Master of Puppets

Why is that song on 22, for Me it's the best song from Metallica.
Every true Fan loves that Song!

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38 The Shortest Straw - ...And Justice For All The Shortest Straw - ...And Justice For All

The entire album has fantastic solos and this track is no exception. Gives off a bit of a Van Halen vibe. The intro part of the solo is so strange but that's a good thing.

39 The Struggle Within - Metallica The Struggle Within - Metallica
40 2 X 4 - Load 2 X 4 - Load

How is this not near the top 10? It's mesmerising.

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