Top Ten Most Badass Guitar Riffs for Rock/Metal Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica

One of the most famous thrash metal riffs. Though its not my favorite riff but still I admit this riff deserves the popularity it gets. - zxm

2 Inside the Fire - Disturbed
3 Riot - Three Days Grace

One of the best nu metal riffs in my opinion

4 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
5 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
6 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
7 Faint - Linkin Park

Just lovely

8 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
9 Enter Sandman - Metallica

I thought this was an amazing riff god! Put this all the way up - GGiant1921

10 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace

The Newcomers

? Seek and Destroy - Metallica

One of the greatest riffs I've heard. James Hetfield is amazing! - Userguy44

The Contenders

11 Back In Black - AC/DC

Gets my head banging every time.

12 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
13 Walk - Pantera

I like how heavy this riff is! - Userguy44

14 Aerials - System of a Down
15 Geek Stink Breath - Green Day
16 Psychosocial - Slipknot
17 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
18 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
19 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback
20 Indestructible - Disturbed

I feel indestructible!

21 Million Miles an Hour - Nickelback
22 Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
23 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
24 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
25 Mr. Tinkertrain - Ozzy Osbourne

The guitar riffs in this song are just awesome and go with the song quite well.

26 Throes of Perdition - Trivium
27 Perfect Insanity - Disturbed
28 Supremist - Slayer
29 Horrorscope - Overkill
30 Rattlehead - Megadeth
31 Rat Bat Blue - Deep Purple
32 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac
33 No Good - Kaleo
34 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
35 Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots
36 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
37 East Jesus Nowhere - Green Day
38 American Idiot - Green Day
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Top Remixes

1. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2. Master of Puppets - Metallica
3. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
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1. Inside the Fire - Disturbed
2. Riot - Three Days Grace
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica
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