Top 10 Metal Songs with the Best Bass Solos


The Top Ten

1 Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) - Metallica Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) - Metallica

The entire song is a bass solo. - Metal_Treasure

I didn't explain something in the list description because I thought it was clear but maybe it wasn't clear.
The list is about bass solos and not about any accentuated bassline. Bass solo is like a guitar solo but on bass. A bassline that is used to create rhythm, obviously isn't a solo. For example, there's no bass solo in Dawn Patrol by Megadeth.
And yes, songs without bass solos shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

2 Orion - Metallica Orion - Metallica

All cliff songs...

Love it! love it! - InsanityJoe

3 The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater
4 Intra Venus - Ne Obliviscaris

Fretless bass solo by Robin Zielhorst (ex-Cynic).
A song of 2017. - Metal_Treasure

5 Sting of the Bumblebee - Manowar

The entire song is an insane bass solo. - Metal_Treasure

6 Metropolis Pt. 1 - Dream Theater
7 Omnipresent Perception - Beyond Creation

A solo on fretless bass at 4:15 by Dominic "Forest" Lapointe. - Metal_Treasure

8 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

Bass - Brendan 'Cygnus' Brown - Metal_Treasure

9 My Last Words - Megadeth

Fatal Illusion is not a bass solo rather a riff, whereas the intro here is straight up Dave's solo

10 The Philosopher - Death

Bass - Steve Di Giorgio - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Fatal Illusion - Megadeth
12 Clandestine Stars - Obscura

From their awesome 2018 album.
Bass - Linus Klausenitzer - Metal_Treasure

13 The Seventh Aeon - Obscura

Play the sample
Bass - Linus Klausenitzer - Metal_Treasure

14 My Friend of Misery - Metallica

By Jason Newsted - Metal_Treasure

15 N.I.B. - Black Sabbath

The bass just speaks to you. Even better in concert!

16 Ten Sepiroth - Obscura
17 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

Best bass solo intro by greatest bassist ever! - sairajd044

18 Earthborn Evolution - Beyond Creation

It starts at 4:50 (on the official video clip it isn't the original bassist, Dominic, - the clip was recorded later with a new bassist, Hugo) - Metal_Treasure

19 Theatrical Delirium - Beyond Creation
20 Devour Me, Colossus, Pt. I (Blackholes) - Ne Obliviscaris

By Brendan 'Cygnus' Brown - Metal_Treasure

21 Barn Burner - ONI
22 Call of Ktulu - Metallica

No bass solos in here, but the basslines are very good. - Userguy44

There's no bass solo here - Metal_Treasure

23 Dawn Patrol - Megadeth

THis should be number 1 - InsanityJoe

This is just a cool bassline but it is NOT a bass solo. The bassline here creates rhythm.
Bass solo is like a guitar solo but on bass and sometimes bass solos in metal can even include shredding. - Metal_Treasure

24 A Kingdom to Share - Hibria
25 Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis - Trivium
26 Peace Sells - Megadeth

There's NO bass solo in this song - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) - Metallica
2. The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater
3. Orion - Metallica


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