Best Avenged Sevenfold Guitar Solos

The Top Ten

1 Afterlife


NO WAY! I personally think its kinda sloppy compared to others that SYN has done. Just fast picking really. A solo isn't all about speed, it has to have a good balance of "bad ass" and structure. Buried alive is one of the best in my opinion.

k that song has sick(and I mean totally wickedly awesome)solos and I am a synner(what I call synyster gates fans) and I love his high singing voice! holy ravioli cherrybiscuits fizzledizzle! A7X foREVERENDever! I have a twin.

There are three kind of solo in this top.
The really fast ones like Afterlife, MIA and Second heartbeat. I imagine the guitar burn.
Then, the most intense solo,like Seize the day, Gunsliger and Requiem. The sound is amazing and deep inside us.
The last one is Sidewinder... acoustic guitar, really impressive. Choose the solo you prefer, I will not hate you, I am a fan of this band. - Olive855

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2 Second Heartbeat

Amazing solo should be number one but all the newbies don't listen to their older stuff and recognize this solo and album outshines them all - stone5206

Wow afterlife is dominating this one... But I guess they haven't heard the second heartbeat solo, truly fantastic with its sweep pick shredding speed, just beautiful to listen to. Syn is fantastic.

I got into Avenged Sevenfold a few months before Nightmare came out. However, I really enjoyed their older stuff a lot more than the new. This is one of my favorite songs by them, and my favorite album.

While almost all of their songs are fantastic, I think this one has the best solo. Not only is it fast, which I love, but it goes well with the progression of the rest of the song, which earns it bonus points in my book.

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3 Seize the Day

can't pic one solo guys.. cz Syn giving everything he can to every solos.. he is the best youngest guitarist ever... definitely he will be the greatest guitarist ever... he got the talent...!
talking about Seize the day solo, one of the best touching songs I've ever heard and the solo is touching too... really nice... - skt

soulfull and really nice. shows that he has ability to shred and create chill solos as well. It was hard between this, Afterlife and Beast and the Harlot though

Simply awesome can't put it any other way.

This is one of the most soulful solos they have besides so far away

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4 Bat Country

One of the best solo's by syn gates I have ever herd! He is one of the best lead guitarist ever I haven't heard a guitarist who is better or hotter then SYN GATES!

Don't Know why Second Hearbeat's solo is ahead of this. The raw wailing and the incredible part where everything else silences...
I can die happy knowing this solo was written, and this song.

A well constructed solo that doesn't rely on just speed. Fits the song very well and incorporates some nice bends and vibratos, the small sections of sweep picking and fast chromatic runs separated by the slaytanic and creepy licks makes this solo by far their most unique.

Syn Is So Hot In This Song

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5 M.I.A. M.I.A.

There's no doubt that any of these solos could be the best but I think MIA is the best because of it's perfect mixture of notes and the fact that you can listen to the solo over and over again never getting tired of it and MIA is an amazing song in general. That's why I think it's the best

Amazing. Every Avenged Sevenfold Song is amazing but the solo in this inspires me to keep writing. Especially the acoustic solo at the end!

M.I. A is such a badass song, more people should definitely know about this song... From beginning to end one of the best songs they ever wrote.

Why is the rapper the icon of this

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6 To End the Rapture

WTF! blinded in Chains has no solo...
My favourite are 2nd Heartbeat and afterlife but I can't see this one in 10th place... I'ts better than gunslinger and lost

Not Syn's most popular solo for the simple fact that it's off their least popular album, but it's his greatest.

THIS DESERVES number 1 to be honest. Or at least top 10. Best solo ever, they should re-do this song.

You people need to listen to this! It is so good, as is the whole album! This must be heard!

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7 Lost

What the heck! have you listened to all of the A7x's solos? this song must be number 2 or higher. The solo is more amazing than bat country is.. - blackredcapolista

Amazing solo, last minute of the song is pure amazingness.

Yeah that solo is best, amazing, cool solo ever, and for last minutes is funny

This should be close to one, this solo makes you look back on old memories

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8 Gunslinger

very emotional goes perfect with the brilliant song vote if you have heard it listen to it really should

this should be no. 2 really good solos arnt about the fastest
- mike2k9

9 I Won't See You Tonight Part 2

lovely and strong... that's how you define it! ;) - lookmyeyes

It's a perfect solo, really awesome.

This solo is really really fast

10 Acid Rain Acid Rain

A whole new sound behind Syn's guitar, and it's just beautiful. The guitar literally cries as it's being played, and the emotion behind this solo is not found in any other A7x song.

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The Contenders

11 Sidewinder Sidewinder

Dual acoustic solo with syn's dad. Pretty damn awesome. On of those solos I aspire to learn one day.

That acoustic is the reason I live

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12 Beast and the Harlot

Hard to choose but this one really stands out as not only musical (not just a jumble of notes cluttered together) and you can hum it out. Upbeat and dare I say "fun"

This song shows the talents of Avenged Sevenfold throughout! The beat that the Rev gives is impecable, and gives me chills every time I hear him. The riffs on this are beautifully played and should be greatly credited!

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13 Dancing Dead

This solo blew my mind when I heard it. I didn't think it was humanly possible. Just the build up gives it so much anticipation. This solo definitely stands out among any of Synyster's work. In my opinion #1!

It's very fast and although not the longest it's definitely very awesome, Wicked End's solo should be first!

Blew me away. Became my favourite after hearing it for the first time after I had listened to all their previous stuff

Dude. Dancing dead all the way. I feel like eating babies when I hear it drop. Laugh out loud

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14 The Wicked End The Wicked End

What? This is actually avenged sevenfold's best solo, it is the hardest to play, the one with most different techniques.
Guys, if you haven't heard about this solo please go hear it and be amazed by its hugeness and amazingness.

The overall of this song is amazing to be honest, and yes, the solo deserves top 10.

All solos on this list deserve to be here, but wicked end has a tune that matches the end, and mostly people hum the guitar riffs rather than sing the vocals, great guitaring even without the solo

Number one synyster gates solo of all time!

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15 And All Things Will End

Save me is by far their best solo, but I just heard this for the first time and boy was I impressed, almost as good as save me

wtf? y is this # 10 it should be 2 or 3 honestly to end the rapture don't even got a solo bat country... uhh no... and wheres beast and the harlot wtf? - Mandingo

this song is awesome. And you can take almost every song from the new album for this list

One of the best, absolutely epic

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16 Coming Home

Sometimes isn't always how fast you can play, but how well you can match great harmonies to the underlying tone of the song. Nothing takes you out of the mood of a song when the solo completely doesn't match the tone and pace of the song. "Coming Home" has the perfect solo to match the song, it isn't too short, it isn't too long, and it harmonizes with the rest of the song. It has fast moments, slower moments, and perfect harmonization between Zacky and Synyster. In my opinion, this should've been the closing track to "Hail to the King." Best Avenged Sevenfold solo, ever.

One of their best solos ever, the different paces make it such a great solo! Must listen to it on maximum volume... Or best, LIVE IN DECEMBER

This, truly should be number 1. The solo switches from syn to zacky, and then they both harmonize

Best one of them all! The different paces and tones makes it the best. Absolutely epic!

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17 Victim Victim

May not be the best, but there's so much emotion put into it, it should definitely be put on this list. Also, I think someone should put Natural Born Killer on here as well! There's some great solo's on the new album! - xSpartanXx

These SOLOS are absolutely amazing! The first solo is the most badass solo ever, and the second solo is more emotional and content. This song is amazing and this solo is a large part of why it's so great. This and buried alive should be numbers 1 and 2.

18 Danger Line Danger Line

I thought Afterlife was great, Until I heard this. Please People, vote for this song, it's such a meaningful solo.

So much soul and heart put into this solo. I salute Syn Gates for writing this masterpiece

What the... ? Hey fans. Plase listen to all songs and then please vote

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19 Buried Alive Buried Alive

The solo in this song is absolutely insane, I wake up head banging to it every morning. The twin guitars totally jamming in triplets, and then the incredible speed picking and shredding... Wow! Please give it a listen! - Minkzipper

The solo is so amazing that I play it over and over just to listen to the solo it's amazing song as a whole though

Really guys. This should at least be in the top 3. - foREVer-Z

Should be in the top 3! Amazing Song!

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20 Save Me Save Me

Save me is a 10 min display of what their style is. It's solos are very well put together and surpass most of their other songs let alone the songs from other bands... This should be number 1!


The solo is just EPIC and it kinda diverse through the song. It's awesome, and not only the guitar, the song's just about all of their skills + emotion put in an 11 minute track. God put this in number 1 please.

Best song I've ever heard with an even greater solo

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Save Me
2. Afterlife
3. M.I.A.
1. Strength of the World
2. Seize the Day
3. Second Heartbeat
1. Nightmare
2. Hail to the King
3. Afterlife

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