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

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

4 Nightmare
5 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

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 Bat Country
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Scream

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.

12 Save Me
13 M.I.A.

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.

14 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold

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

15 Blinded In Chains
16 Burn It Down
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 Paradigm

The drumming on this is beyond words.

Main riff...

20 Trashed and Scattered
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