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


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2 One

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

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

Best solo of kirk hammett

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3 Ride the Lightning

Easily his best solo by far

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.

4 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

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

While it may not be his most technical solo, it carries a lot of emotion, and therefore needs to be higher - Rydog

His most emotional solo

Should be higher! - awesomedp900

12 The Four Horsemen
13 Bleeding Me

How has this masterpiece been missed?

14 Damage, Inc.

This is pure shred!

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 Orion
19 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

Nope. Dave only wrote for it. Kirk played it. Get your facts right. - Userguy44

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

20 Enter Sandman
21 Disposable Heroes
22 Seek And Destroy
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 The End of the Line
27 Jump In the Fire

Great solo, it's fast and melodic

Great solo fast and melodic.

28 All Nightmare Long
29 Hit the Lights
30 The Struggle Within
31 ...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!

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

This solo is extremely underrated - Idiot244

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