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

Fade to black solo blows everyonr away but this ONE... It is a sin to compare it... It is the ultimate solo of Metallica

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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.

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.

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8 Dyers Eve
9 Creeping Death
10 The Unforgiven

His most emotional solo

Should be higher! - awesomedp900

The Contenders

11 Blackened
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 Frayed Ends of Sanity
17 Battery
18 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

19 Enter Sandman
20 Seek And Destroy
21 Orion
22 Sad But True
23 Disposable Heroes
24 Jump In the Fire

Great solo, it's fast and melodic

Great solo fast and melodic.

25 All Nightmare Long
26 The Struggle Within
27 The Shortest Straw
28 ...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!

29 Hit the Lights
30 The End of the Line
31 Trapped Under Ice
32 Leper Messiah
33 The Unforgiven III

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

34 Escape
35 Fight Fire With Fire
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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