Metal Songs With the Best Guitar Riffs

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The Top Ten

1 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

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

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2 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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3 Master of Puppets - Metallica

This song is just unreal.

4 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
5 Painkiller - Judas Priest
6 Alison Hell - Annihilator
7 Human Insecticide - Annihilator
8 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

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

9 Mouth for War - Pantera
10 Raining Blood - Slayer

It's a given in my book,

Top 3 at least

The Contenders

11 A Light In the Black - Rainbow
12 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
13 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage

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

One of my all time favorite riffs. - Metal_Treasure

14 Holy Diver - Dio
15 Walk - Pantera
16 The Thing that Should Not Be - Metallica
17 Blackwater Park - Opeth
18 Dawn of the Angry - Morbid Angel
19 Between the Hammer & the Anvil - Judas Priest
20 All for One - Primal Fear
21 Thunder Kiss '65 - White Zombie
22 Devil's Daughter - Ozzy Osbourne
23 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
24 Majesty - Blind Guardian
25 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - iron Maiden
26 As I Am - Dream Theater
27 Sober - Tool Sober - Tool
28 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer
29 Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare -all) - Type O Negative
30 Black Angel, White Angel - Danzig
31 Breaking All the Rules - Ozzy Osbourne
32 Helpless - Diamond Head
33 Reckoning Day - Megadeth
34 Supernaut - Black Sabbath
35 Schizos - Annihilator

Several fast and technical riffs - never counted them but this is a riff fest.

36 Cemetery Gates - Pantera
37 Peace Sells - Megadeth
38 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
39 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
40 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
41 Wake Up Dead - Megadeth
42 Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine
43 Drag the Waters - Pantera
44 Disciple - Slayer
45 Imperiled Eyes - Annihilator
46 Ultra Motion - Annihilator
47 Black Prophecies - Dark Angel
48 Masked Jackal - Coroner
49 Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth

This one is just awesome. - Metal_Treasure

50 Crimson King - Demons and Wizards
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Alison Hell - Annihilator
2. Human Insecticide - Annihilator
3. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Metal_Treasure
1. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
2. Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Overclark94
1. Devil's Daughter - Ozzy Osbourne
2. Dawn of the Angry - Morbid Angel
3. Between the Hammer & the Anvil - Judas Priest
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