Best Metal Guitar Solos


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21 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

This solo is the smoothest butterball solo ever! It's a dirty greasy treat to be precise. I love the priest solos (was about to vote for Painkiller but where's the Sentinel? ) not to mention all the others on this list but this solo has a very great mixture of skill and feel, a superb example of short and sweet! I want this to move up this list!

Can't believe I had to add this so to the list. This solo is one of friedman's best with megadeth.

It's better than master of puppets.

22 Rising Force - Yngwie J. Malmsteen

Really fast technical solo by Yngwie - also nice interplay between the guitar and keyboards - petrucci75hammet

The arpeggio part in the beginning of the solo is simply epic!

This solo is way better than most of the current top 10. This guitar is on fire! - Metal_Treasure

23 Eruption - Van Halen

The entire song is a guitar solo. - MrWizard1234

24 Travel In Stygian - Iced Earth
25 Angels and Demons - Angra
26 Clown Parade - Annihilator V 1 Comment
27 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

This is the number 1 song and it's not in the first place of best metal solos? what's wrong with you metal community! There's no metal piece more emotive that rise into a delusional dream of war solos than this!

I can't remember a more complex song with a large structure of solos and melodies than this metal hymn... This song deserve a better recognition from all metal community!

28 Born (The Retribution of Spiritual Sickness) - Nevermore
29 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden

Everybody should know about this solo! Especially the Dave Murray One!

This solo is so underrated. Better than powerslave id say.

30 Return to Serenity - Testament
31 Imperiled Eyes - Annihilator
32 This War Is Ours - Escape the Fate
33 2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
34 Transylvania - Iron Maiden

One of my favorite songs from Iron Maiden, I always really focus on it when I listen to it - Rocker00

35 Seek & Destroy - Metallica
36 Under a Glass Moon - Dream Theater

Really catchy and melodic solo by Petrucci! - petrucci75hammet

In my opinion, the solo from this song is better than the one on Lie.

If it wasn't for John Petrucci's soloing ability, I would still be stuck playing pentatonics. His solo on Lines in the Sand is stupendous, but I think that this is the best solo I've ever heard.

37 Ram It Down - Judas Priest

This solo is a non-stop barrage of insane, precise, and madly energetic and musically exciting guitar MASTERY. Easily the greatest dual-guitar solo of all time, and Priest's best. Shocked to have not seen it on here.

38 Alison Hell - Annihilator
39 Hand of Doom - Manowar

Love this one, especially first parts of the solo are amazing, much deeper than stuff offered by the world's most famous artists such as Metallica.

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40 Aces High - Iron Maiden V 1 Comment
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Top Remixes (15)

1. A Light In the Black - Rainbow
2. Rising Force - Yngwie J. Malmsteen
3. Clown Parade - Annihilator
1. Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
2. Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest
1. Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
2. Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
3. Fade to Black - Metallica

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