Top 10 Songs with the Best Kirk Hammett Solos
The Top Ten
A classic solo. Kirk may not be the most technical guitarist, but he is the best at playing with emotion
One of the best metal solos ever written...this defines what Kirk is capable of...a true master
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?
I love fade to black but this is the solo that made me take up guitar and is my personal favorite so it gets my vote.
This solo is the greatest example of what the job a lead guitarist is...Kirk leads the band through to the end
Fade to black solo blows everyonr away but this ONE... It is a sin to compare it... It is the ultimate solo of Metallica
It's the most perfect solo in the history of guitar solos
Killer riff by Hetfield for Hammett to build off of, and then the full step up modulation increases the intensity before entering what I call the “electrocution” part of the solo. Masterful, beautiful, timeless.
Epic solo. This is better than One and Fade to Black I swear.
Best guitar solo in rock history in my opinion.
Easily his best solo by far
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
My fingers hurt after this solo.
This may not be his fastest or most technical solo, because that is the solo in dyers eve. But it is his best written out solo which is why it ranks above it in my opinion.
Great solo, fast, aggressive but melodic at the end just to become the intro of one of the greatest bridges of metal history.
This should be number 1. Solo is absolutely brilliant.
Should be nr.1 brilliant solo
Brilliant solo, should be nr.1
Brilliant solo. Should be nr.1
This is that one solo. The solo I always look forward to listening. This is clearly Kirk's best work. James was at the pinnacle of his vocals in the song. Needs to be at 1.
Great solo, after some fighting and struggling with Bob Rock
His most emotional solo
Should be higher!
It’s pretty sloppy though.
This is pure shred!
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.
How has this masterpiece been missed?
The solo itself was pure madness! - TheDarkOne_221b
Needs to be higher.
Nothing more to say.
I could indeed use this solo to summon Cthulhu
Should be #1. He uses almost every fret and goes from slow to insane
Actually the lead guitarist is dave mustain not kirk
Nope. Dave only wrote for it. Kirk played it. Get your facts right.
Awesome solo, tons of wah action and some whammy bar at the end.
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?
Also needs to be higher.
So fast in parts and just mental sounding...fits the subject matter so well.