Greatest Megadeth Solos

The very best guitar solos by any guitarist from Megadeth.

The Top Ten

1 Tornado of Souls Tornado of Souls

Epic solo, Friedman at it's best, the speed, the coordination, those neoclassical touches during the solo. Best solo on metal history. Once you've heard it you simply can't have enough of it.

No word can describe it, listen to it yourself

Absolutely Correct place of this song. It not only deserves the 1st place here only, but it's the best song in metal history. Don't be mistaked. It's the best metal song, awesome lyrics, awesome drums and the guitar solo is an Epic. Hats of to Marty Friedman. A epic but the most underrated guitarist. I love Slash and I have heard people talking about him but I never heard someone say about Marty Friedman. Infact in my school, I was the only one who new about these two guitarists. Megadeth! The name only suggests how extreme they are and this is the best song of this band and best ever in metal history.

This song... no words

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2 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

This solo is a masterpiece. A huge piece of art. From the sweeping build up to Mustaine's shredding part it is a flawless guitar solo and definitely their best.

what shredding by mustaine... he's the God of thrash metal.. megadeth rocks. all thanks to dave mustaine. HOLY WARS... THE PUNISHMENT DUE.

Oh come on, how is this not no. 1? It makes the other solos look rather lame. The build-up is so epic. Not to mention the vocals and riffs are give class to other songs!

Sorry Marty, but this is better than Tornado. Not to say Tornado is bad, cause it's awesome.

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3 Hangar 18 Hangar 18

it is my favorite song and it is the only solo I can't play on guitar

The second part is just jaw dropping, no one can understand it the first time, but once you understand it you'll really admire Mustaine's work.

as I'm hearing the song right now, I can say the solos are the bomb!
from the first emotional solo to the ending shredding solo, you can't hate this tune - rock2metal

Should be number 1... The dual magic of Friedman and Mustaine is heaven!

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4 Symphony of Destruction Symphony of Destruction

Great solo! Marty as usual combining exotic scales, bends, major-7 chords and arpeggios in a fast, but very melodic way.

A thing of beauty, as all of these top voted ones are. But this one always got me over and over.

This solo might be a bit under the one from Tornado but the song on the shole is so much better, I'd put it in number one!

5 Lucretia Lucretia

Fits the rhythm perfectly, 1st solo by Marty just sets perfectly in your head, 2nd solo by Dave is one of the fastest he has written I found it hard to play.

It's hard to pick between Lucretia and tornado of souls, but this solo wins the battle. I don't understand why it's so low on the list!

It's the best guitar solo duel between marty and dave.

It's the best and most underrated

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6 Ashes in Your Mouth Ashes in Your Mouth

This is better than tornadoes of souls in my opinion.

7 Wake Up Dead (last) Wake Up Dead (last)

I love this solo. Tornado of Souls is hands down the best, but Wake Up Dead is my personal favorite because it's very fun and easy to cover. Especially since I've only been playing for 6 months.

the best.. that arabian scale midway through the solo is my favorite part...

I agree with the other guy. As soon as the Arabian scale kicks in, this becomes the best solo in Megadeth's catalog!

The catchiest solo being played over the catchiest riff

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8 Good Mourning / Black Friday Good Mourning / Black Friday

Chris Poland's solo's are so underrated. Needs to be more of them on this list

One of the greatest songs iv ever heard and once again dave destroys Metallica wih this single song

9 Skin o' My Teeth Skin o' My Teeth

This solo is really funky and fun to listen to. He goes all over the place, but somehow keeps it all flowing together, as well. The technicality of it is great, too. Marty Friedman shredding at it's finest.

10 Sudden Death Sudden Death

Intro solo is just amazing.
This and Tornado Of Souls are they're best.

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The Newcomers

? Conquer... or Die! Conquer... or Die!

Kiko is perfect

? A Tout Le Monde A Tout Le Monde

Oh god, I played this song like 100 times the first day I downloaded it! Lyrics makes you think a lotta things..

This song is the bomb

The Contenders

11 Poison Was the Cure Poison Was the Cure

This is my second favorite Megadeth solo (behind Tornado of Souls). In my opinion this should be at least top 5. I think the reason it's so low is because it's not one of Megadeths most popular songs and is kind of underrated. But amazing solo.

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12 In My Darkest Hour In My Darkest Hour
13 My Last Words My Last Words

How come that one wasn't even listed? An absolute masterpiece by Dave Mustaine himself, and one of the earliest thrash shredding classics.

Great solo! That tapping at the start of the solo is genius. Definitely deserves to be in the top 10

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14 Kick the Chair Kick the Chair

Not their very best but this ones getting my vote as it is so awesome! Also I like pretty much any of solos off rip that was marty at his finest!

How can this not be no. 1/2? I think everyone would agree that this is one of megadeth's best solos which certainly comes next to tornado of souls.

It's really something that you can't explain. Its a solo that you feel it deserves great things

The solo is utterly amazing... the rest of the song, probably not, but the solo is insanity

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15 Mechanix Mechanix

megadeths version of the four horsemen by metallica.

No, even though the Four Horsemen was released first the Four Horsemen was Metallica's version of Mechanix. - Songsta41

Music is made by Mustain when he was in Metallica that's why two bands play it with different lyrics. By the way awesome riffs and solos.

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16 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due Holy Wars... the Punishment Due

What? That's like ten seconds long! - Songsta41

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17 Train of Consequences Train of Consequences

Phew! If I hadn't seen this anywhere on the list, I would not have visited this website ever again. My favourite megadeth song. Shows how Marty Friedman is absolutely unique.

18 The Killing Road The Killing Road

Are you kidding me? # 19? This solo is absolute classic Friedman. It is pretty much impossible to listen to this and not feel amazed or like a badass. This is my most favourite Marty solo from his whole carrer with Megadeth. Better than Tornado in my opinion.

Listen to this solo before you vote for anything else. trust me

This is one of the greatest guitar solos ever, let alone among Megadeth's.

19 Dread and the Fugitive Mind Dread and the Fugitive Mind

I very good and according solo! It's simply perfect to the song, I could hear it 1011312312 times and I would never get tired of it!

Absolutely legendary! Deserves to be in the top 15 at least. This is a hidden gem that fans conveniently forget.

Unbelievable classic metal sound one of the best solos ever

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20 Five Magics Five Magics

The little shreds that Marty does is just amazing and really melodic. I'm really surprised that this solo was not on the list

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Symphony of Destruction
2. Hangar 18
3. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
1. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
2. Poison Was the Cure
3. Good Mourning / Black Friday
1. Tornado of Souls
2. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
3. Wake Up Dead (last)

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