Greatest Megadeth Solos

The very best guitar solos by any guitarist from Megadeth.

The Top Ten

1 Tornado of Souls Tornado of Souls Cover Art

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

! This solo could be the best solo of the thrash metal ever! Amazing sound, Mustaine should be proud of this masterpiece

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.

2 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due Holy Wars... The Punishment Due Cover Art

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!

A classic thrash metal song with the best solo of all time. In My opinion, Megadeth is the best band. He plays it perfectly while performing live! Respect, Dave m/

3 Hangar 18 Hangar 18 Cover Art

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


4 Symphony of Destruction Symphony of Destruction Cover Art

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!

I Like This!

5 Lucretia Lucretia Cover Art

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.

People don't know it but Marty Friedman did most the guitar in this album. Without Marty this album wouldn't be the way it is

6 A Tout Le Monde A Tout Le Monde Cover Art

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


7 Ashes in Your Mouth Ashes in Your Mouth Cover Art

This is better than tornadoes of souls in my opinion.

8 Skin o' My Teeth Skin o' My Teeth Cover Art

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.

9 My Last Words My Last Words Cover Art

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

This one struck my nerve. It's my all time favorite...

There's no tapping in the solo...

10 Sudden Death Sudden Death Cover Art

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

All of this song is A KILLER GUITAR SOLO!

Energizing, earbleeding, and kickass solo!

The Contenders

11 Wake Up Dead - Chris Poland

This one immediately follows Dave's second solo. It's only a couple seconds long, but Poland plays the absolute best notes anyone could have played at that time! It starts off with an awesome fast run and then some godlike bends. It's easy to miss but if you listen for it it's genius.

12 In My Darkest Hour

Come on. This solo is amazing, like Tornado of Souls

Both solos are great

13 Good Mourning / Black Friday Good Mourning / Black Friday Cover Art

In the beginning, their is only subtle bends (done by Chris) which create a beautiful melody, behind it is a clean rhythm, then, Dave lets loose. Listen and be amazed.

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

The best Dave solo, better than holy wars in my opinion

Best solo in my opinion

14 Kick the Chair Kick the Chair Cover Art

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.

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!

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

15 Trust Trust Cover Art

UNBELIEVABLE! The solo in Trust is the only one that can compete with Tornado of Souls.

The only song I like from the album

Trust has a great solo!

Very nice. Tornado of Souls then Trust. Thts my top 2 I mean for real

16 Poison Was the Cure Poison Was the Cure Cover Art

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.

30 seconds of eargasm...

17 Dread and the Fugitive Mind Dread and the Fugitive Mind Cover Art

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

The most underrated solo ever!

18 Five Magics Five Magics Cover Art

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

Mustaine's solo at the end, it gives me goosebumps, this is the best track from Rust in Peace, for sure.

Wow, had no idea this song was under-rated! Looks like this masterpiece is our little secret guys

That lick in the final solo that he keeps coming back to (and eventually ends it with) is so addictive. Great shreds and unique to fit that part in seemlessly to the rest of the solo

19 Train of Consequences Train of Consequences Cover Art

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.

Awesome solo!

20 Blood of Heroes Blood of Heroes Cover Art
21 The Killing Road The Killing Road Cover Art

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.

The solo that made me fall in love with Marty Friedman.

22 Conquer... or Die! Conquer... or Die! Cover Art

From the beautiful acoustic intro to the electric guitar is just magical

Kiko is perfect

23 Mechanix Mechanix Cover Art

Final solo is better than The Four Horsemen's

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.

2nd best Dave solo

24 Burnt Ice Burnt Ice Cover Art

The second part is madness! These solos are wonderful!

My neck hurts from headbanging so hard in the end

25 Sweating Bullets Sweating Bullets Cover Art
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