Best Metal Guitar Solos


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21 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

22 Master of Puppets - Metallica

This solo is hard and fast. But still I don't like this solo. - zxm

It's one of the easiest I learned. A bit fast, yeah, but no difficulties. - NjakDjak

Um should be before one - SHADDIX

Best solo ever. After 3.30 minutes it starts to getting great.

Especially the first one (the one James Hetfield plays) 🤘 - ShahryRKnoT

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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

Two solos - both awesome. It's not their best song but the solos are impressive - fast and technical. - Metal_Treasure

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

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

34 Seek & Destroy - Metallica
35 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.

36 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.

37 Alison Hell - Annihilator
38 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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39 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Randy Rhoads left this world way too soon... but during the short period he lived, he wrote some brilliant and truly memorable songs and solos, such as this one. Rest in Peace, Randy

Very iconic solo... Nothing more to add.

Oh god please upvote this. Randy would have given us so many more of this if only he was still here...

40 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold

You guys kidding me? When synyster is standing on the coffin, just shredding come on guys.

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Top Remixes (16)

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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