Best Kirk Hammett Solos


The Top Ten

1 Fade to Black

It's beautiful and it's a long solo. Totally great. My second favorite is "One".

Easily his most emotional solo, but why isn't Jump in the Fire in here?

Fade to black is a song that blows of your mind in the last 2 minutes, one of the greatest solos of metal history

One of the best metal solos ever written...this defines what Kirk is capable of...a true master

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2 One

This solo is the greatest example of what the job a lead guitarist is...Kirk leads the band through to the end

It's the most perfect solo in the history of guitar solos

Best solo of kirk hammett


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3 Master of Puppets

This is probably the most unexpected solo you'll ever hear from a band. Not to mention a thrash metal band. Seriously - it goes from fret masturbation to nice and slow.

The best thing about this solo is that it is placed son well in the song. definitely my favorite

4 Ride the Lightning

Easily his best solo by far

5 Wherever I May Roam
6 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
7 The Judas Kiss

This should be number 1. Solo is absolutely brilliant.

Brilliant solo, should be nr.1

Brilliant solo. Should be nr.1

Should be nr.1 brilliant solo

8 Dyers Eve
9 Creeping Death
10 Blackened

The Contenders

11 The Unforgiven

His most emotional solo

Should be higher! - awesomedp900

12 Bleeding Me

How has this masterpiece been missed?

13 Damage, Inc.

This is pure shred!

14 The Four Horsemen
15 The Day That Never Comes

Yeahh! This is just brilliant.
Fade to black solo is awesome too.
I also love the solos in all the unforgivens, unforgiven 3 being the best.

16 The Call of Ktulu

Should be #1. He uses almost every fret and goes from slow to insane

Actually the lead guitarist is dave mustain not kirk

Nothing more to say.
I could indeed use this solo to summon Cthulhu

17 The Frayed Ends of Sanity
18 Battery
19 Enter Sandman
20 Seek And Destroy
21 Orion
22 Disposable Heroes
23 Sad But True
24 The Unforgiven III

Why isn't it in the top ten? He mixes it up so well! It goes well with the riff..

When the power chords come back at the end and he can shred one last time! why isn't this in the top 10?

25 The Shortest Straw
26 Jump In the Fire

Great solo, it's fast and melodic

Great solo fast and melodic.

27 All Nightmare Long
28 Hit the Lights
29 The Struggle Within
30 ...And Justice for All

My favorite ones are... And Justice For All, One, Fade To Black, To Live Is To Die, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, Creeping Death, Disposable Heroes makes me cry but this one is one I will never forget ever!

31 Fight Fire With Fire
32 The End of the Line
33 Trapped Under Ice
34 Leper Messiah
35 Escape
36 Whiplash
37 To Live Is to Die
38 Death Is Not the End
39 The Thing That Should Not Be
40 Holier Than Thou
41 The God that Failed
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