Top Ten Hardest Avenged Sevenfold Songs to Play On the Guitar

Just what I think through my own experiences. I'm sure they'll level out a little after people vote.

The Top Ten

1 Afterlife

Its not hard... Well until you get to the solo that's gave me blisters and didn't even finish it

Fastest solo ever

2 Welcome to the Family

Pure shredding - GuitarMann

3 Hail to the King

The lead part is so fast and hard and then all the other parts are pretty much the same 4 power chords
It’s kind of unfair

If you play lead, good luck. The WHOLE SONG has one giant and complex Synyster Gates lead over it.

This song really isn’t that hard. It’s pretty bare bones for sevenfold. It’s by no means a bad song though.

4 Second Heartbeat

Don't get me wrong, Afterlife is my favorite song by these guys, and is really tough to play, but the chord sequence in which you have to play the solo in, nonetheless the intro, are insanely fast and hard to pull off, but that is why the guitar solo of this song is one of the best of all time. - RazorBaby

This one is probably the hardest in my opinion, just take a hear to speed & aim

5 Nightmare
6 Unholy Confessions

I'm sorry, but why is this so high up on this list. I mean like there are no blisteringly fast solos or insanely hard riffs. anyone with at least 4 years of guitar under their belt could learn this in a matter of hours.

If I recall correctly, I hated learning this because there were parts of the song where I would have mute one of the strings instead of skipping that specific string. However, I couldn't palm mute. I voted this because most of these songs aren't that hard or complex, it's just the solos that make them difficult. However, they (solos) are just fast and all you need to do is play them slowly to figure out the patterns, then work up from there. If you brute force your way through, then of course you will suck. Anyway, do you guys know any hard riffs in Avenged Sevenfold. I can only think of Unholy Confessions, Blinded in Chains, and Save Me. However, none of those are hard like Holy Wars from Megadeth. So where are the hard riffs. Tell where they are!

7 Almost Easy
8 Beast and the Harlot
9 Exist

This is easily the most dreadful song to play on the guitar. The amount of sweep picking is incredibly insane. Playing it without getting a finger cramp is nearly impossible.

The intro this song is nuts. I have the most trouble playing it when it intensifies. At least the solos aren't so God Damn long.

10 M.I.A.

This is the actual hardest

Clearly no actual guitarists voted on this list and clearly it wasn't made by a guitarist either - DenyYourMaker

Even Syn said this is his hardest solo

Are you kidding? This solo goes ALL OVER THE PLACE, with hardly any pausing and at a VERY fast tempo. Don't even get me on that part with all those slides in only 2 seconds.

Afterlife shouldn't be in first, it's not that hard to play. You just need to know how to sweep pick. This song requires a lot more technique, not to mention there's a lot of accidental notes that don't fit the key.

The Contenders

11 Save Me

This is one of the easier ones actually - DenyYourMaker

The lead in the Chorus is insane and the solo never stops going fast. Lots to learn in this song and should be high on the list.

Way harder than Afterlife.

Hardest, fastest, and the most complex a7x guitar solo,and it's enjoyable.

12 Scream

This solo is harder than you think - danimey

Gates even said himself that this one was crazy hard because of the solo. He was worried about being able to play it live.

This song should be close to the top... Its much harder than unholy confessions.

13 Bat Country
14 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold

The tapping intro is very hard and the sweeping near the end is also insane.

15 Paradigm

The drumming on this is beyond words.

Main riff...

16 Blinded In Chains
17 The Wicked End
18 Shepherd of Fire - Avenged Sevenfold

This solo is killer and amazing and can be very hard in most parts

19 Llegando a Casa

What the heck is that?! - agarthanreaper

20 Burn It Down
21 Sidewinder

Hard as hell

Has anyone ever tried to play the outro acoustic solo?!

22 I Won't See You Tonight PT 2

How is this even supposed to be played - agarthanreaper

23 Trashed and Scattered
24 Girl I Know

Just wanted to get this on the list; still, it is hard. - GuitarMann

25 Simulation

Why did nobody mention this?

26 Danger Line
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