Metal Songs With the Best Guitar Riffs

The Top Ten

Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth Cover Art

This is probably my favorite metal riff although this isn't my most favorite metal song. - Metal_Treasure

best all

The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Back then, I didn't like this song that much. But the riff interested me to listen this song. And as time passed I started to love this riff. - zxm

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Master of Puppets - Metallica Master of Puppets - Metallica Cover Art

This song is just unreal.

Raining Blood - Slayer Raining Blood - Slayer Cover Art

It's a given in my book,

best riff in any type of music

Top 3 at least

Iron Man - Black Sabbath Iron Man - Black Sabbath Cover Art
Painkiller - Judas Priest

The main riff is great - Userguy44

Through the Eyes of Glass by Forbidden (1988) has a very similar riff. - Alkadikce

Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Cover Art

That's the 2nd most copied riff in metal history after Raining Blood by Slayer. It deserves much more than #23 - Metal_Treasure

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art

If this riff is considered as one of the top 5 guitar riffs of all time then, it generally should be first or second on the list. - zxm

Mouth for War - Pantera
Alison Hell - Annihilator Alison Hell - Annihilator Cover Art

The Contenders

Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage Cover Art

YES. SO GLAD THIS IS UP SO HIGH. SUCH a underrated band, let alone this song! I 2as looking to download the classical piece of the same name when I saw this song. The Art caught my eye so I gave it a shot and BOY was I amazed. Instantly fell in love with this band, same with my brother. This song deserves the top spot.

Godly riff, how could you not love it? - ThatOneDrummer

One of my all time favorite riffs. - Metal_Treasure

Blackwater Park - Opeth Blackwater Park - Opeth Cover Art

Such an epic and heavy sounding riff. - Userguy44

6:58 is a particularly good one - Metallica_Megadeth

Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Cover Art
Walk - Pantera Walk - Pantera Cover Art
Human Insecticide - Annihilator Human Insecticide - Annihilator Cover Art
The Thing that Should Not Be - Metallica The Thing that Should Not Be - Metallica Cover Art
Holy Diver - Dio Holy Diver - Dio Cover Art
Dawn of the Angry - Morbid Angel
Between the Hammer & the Anvil - Judas Priest
Rime of the Ancient Mariner - iron Maiden Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 	iron Maiden Cover Art
As I Am - Dream Theater As I Am - Dream Theater Cover Art
Dead Skin Mask - Slayer Dead Skin Mask - Slayer Cover Art
Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare -all) - Type O Negative Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare -all) - Type O Negative Cover Art
Devil's Daughter - Ozzy Osbourne Devil's Daughter - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art
Black Angel, White Angel - Danzig
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