Top Ten Metal Songs with the Best Riff and Solos


The Top Ten

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
2 Alison Hell - Annihilator

Brilliant riffs and solo. A true metal masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure

3 Master of Puppets - Metallica
4 Painkiller - Judas Priest
5 A Light in the Black - Rainbow
6 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
7 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
8 Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II - Annihilator

The whole song is a riff fest with several riffs one after another and, a mindblowing fast and technical solo. - Metal_Treasure

9 One - Metallica
10 Stargazer - Rainbow

The Contenders

11 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

This song is not metal! Black Sabbath's role in the metal history is highly exaggerated. Too bluesy to be metal. If Tony Iommi's guitar work wouldn't be heavy, then Black Sabbath wouldn't be considered as metal.

Yeah, I agree, this song isn't metal. - Metal_Treasure

12 Ride the Sky - Helloween

An iconic speed metal song with beautiful riffs and a very good fast solo which is about 1:45 minutes long. Sheer pleasure. Great job Kai Hansen. - Metal_Treasure

13 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

The riff is what made me to love this song at first - zxm

14 Strike - Primal Fear

This song is a must if you are looking for remarkable guitar work - there's a very energetic fast riff and an awesome fast solo on twin lead guitars (about 1 minute long). - Metal_Treasure

15 Peace Sells - Megadeth
16 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
17 Metal Heart - Accept
18 Midnight Mover - Accept
19 Aiming High - Accept
20 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
21 Orgasmatron - Motorhead
22 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
23 Walk - Pantera
24 The Four Horsemen - Metallica
25 Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear

One of the fastest and most beautiful solos created after 2000. It's on twin lead guitars. - Metal_Treasure

26 Blacklist - Exodus
27 Elimination - Overkill

Did you notice that the riff is a variation of Master Of Puppets by Metallica... - Metal_Treasure

28 Invaders - Iron Maiden
29 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
30 Holy Diver - Dio
31 Tyrant - Judas Priest
32 Witching Hour - Venom
33 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
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