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.

Awesome solo by syn gates... He's the only guitarist in the world who can be the next slash or Jimi Hendrix.. Awesome prickling and sweep and coordination and timing

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2 Second Heartbeat

Better than afterlife's solo

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.

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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.

The guitar solo in Seize the day is ridiculous, Also how the hell did Hail to the king not make this list?

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4 M.I.A.

This song is amazing, over 8 minutes long, great intro, great mid-song solo, great acoustic outro solo, and great subject. This song honestly sound like a seize the day and bat country combined because of great riffs and its almost somewhat of a power ballad. - danimey

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.

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5 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.

Great song with a great solo, one of the best A7X songs by far!

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6 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

This song's solo is so good, why isn't it first, it's definitely the best solo I have ever heard

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7 The Wicked End

The sweep picking sounds so clean I'm surprised it's not number 1

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

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8 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

9 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

10 Acid Rain

Just perfect

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.

No words. Just listen.

Yes! - Alpha101

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The Contenders

11 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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12 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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13 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"

y the hell ain't this up there it should be 4 or 5

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!

I don't know HWF this isn't at-least top 5

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14 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

' Awesome. That's all I need to say.

The acoustic man.. acoustic

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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 Scream

The solo is the main reason I like this song - danimey

This solo is so fast and it goes along so perfectly with this song. It should AT LEAST be a top 10

The song starts off good with some epic guitar but then the solo makes it be not just a good song but an amazing song. The first part of Syn's solo is fast and cool and then comes the harmonized solo with Zacky. Amazing.

This is not the longest solo of Synyster, But damn, it was really fast. It deserved the top 10 - Olive855

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17 Coming Home

I enjoy how the tension is built up by the leading in break after the chorus. Surrounded by the arpeggios and some playful bends are followed by the fast rolling on high E, then the tapping part is phenomenal. Absolute favorite.

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

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18 So Far Away

It's so emotional

Syn really shows his emotion in the solo's in this sing

Come on! 22nd! This song is pure emotion and that is clearly visable in their video. You can actually see the emotion of every band member, especially Syn when he plays that solo - Danielsun182

That solo make's me cry...

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19 Danger Line


Hard to say whats the best Syn solo, but this one is great

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

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20 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.

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21 Save Me

Seriously this one is a masterpiece, why the hell it's on 21?

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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22 Buried Alive

Not only does this song have one of the top 5 best guitar solos for Avenged Sevenfold, but the song also has lyrics that can dig deep inside you. Definitely should be in the top 5 - WolfByShadow

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

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23 Nightmare

The best intro ever to a song. really scary solo

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24 Heretic

The most exciting Avenged Sevenfold solo. It is an extremely difficult solo, and it makes it look that is within your soul

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25 Critical Acclaim

Amazing! I absolutely love the solo / Syn and Zacky playing together

It is a cool song

26 Dear God

The whole song is beautiful and the solo just add to it. This solo just other, no other way to put it.

This song is my favorite song among this band they mix many kind of instrument like houzien, classic, rock so that I do like this song

27 Girl I Know
28 Clairvoyant Disease

This is the best a7x solo along with seize the day, its not about speed its about the heart behind the solo

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30 Chapter Four (Demo)

Noobs listen to it before underrating this heavenly solo

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31 Carry On

What the **** this one is pure skill and music knowledge I can play afterlife @ 8 months of playing but at 1year I can't play this

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32 Hail to the King

The first part with one handed tapping is flawless, and then Syn moves into the harmonic (or melodic, I'm not sure which, as I'm only an amateur guitarist) scale with its eerie yet major key Egyptian sound! It's all around wonderful!

When I heard this solo I was so happy. I was worried they were gonna screw up the entire album but when I heard it, I was relieved that I was wrong. This deserves top 10 in this list - Danielsun182

Come on this solo is really good! Should be on top 10

29? I thought for sure this would be number 1! I'm shocked

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33 Strength of the World

An amazing solo both of them are just amazing and have super creative guitar playing by Syn.

I've listened to the guitar solo on this tune and it seems to bwethe best one I've heard.

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35 Almost Easy

Why so low
best solo EVER

C'mon guys syns love this solo and he can play this in one hand... love every solo... Syn & Zacky rox... - skt

Tons of emotion is in this solo it should be at least within the #10

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37 Shepherd of Fire

Best Solo

HOW THIS ISN'T HIGHER? So underrated.

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38 Requiem

This solo is awesome! The sound is amazing and I think it is one of the best solo on the last album! - Olive855

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39 Burn It Down

the bridge in the begining is insane this should be up there -

40 Crimson Day

Simply the best and most beautiful solo by A7X.

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41 I Won't See You Tonight Part 1

In my opinion still their best song, plenty of emotion pouring out of it, the only thing that lets down the song is it's drumming. The solos are awesome.

Absolutely insane song. Such a powerful solo that is easy to learn (thank God) yet it has the same feeling of accomplishment as learning the afterlife solo

This solo is touching way beyond any other solo

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42 Natural Born Killer

Come on guys if you have ever heard this song you should see the amazing level of skill of this solo. The harmonies are just beautiful and the structure of it is prrfect. The drums have the perfect timing and the rhythm guitar goes along so well. I can't pick my favorite solo because it would be like picking your favorite child bit this solo truly deserves at least top 5.

This solo is the most fun to listen to and to play! Afterlife is amazing but this solo has CLASS.

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43 This Means War

Best solo ever

This is a really good song and solo but in my opinion "nightmare" is the greatest song and solos ever. The beginning is the best intro to a song EVER

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44 Higher

This is an amazing solo although short. You guys should really listen to it.

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45 Sunny Disposition

So Aggressive, So good

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46 Eternal Rest

Syn literally got voted as one of the fastest guitarists because of this song, you know... And not only it's fast, it requires great skills to play this too.

All of their songs are amazing of course and have amazing guitar solos, but this guitar solo is obviously amazing, sorry, I suck at spelling, but you all understand, its gotta be higher than a 6, you all get me don't ya

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48 Not Ready to Die

Zombies theme song turn guitar solo? It has my vote. The song I think also has another great instrumental if you prefer that one - AutoFrost

This song is awesome, but I think this is more a riff than a solo... - Olive855

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49 Welcome to the Family

This is definitely one of the best songs by A7X... Surprised its not already on the list as I'm writing this. Great vocals, great lyrics, great build up, great riffs, great solo... Need I say more?

This the best band's song!
I knew Avenged through this one and am so glad I did
and it's still my number one!
welcome to the family
love you Avenges yeah!

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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
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