Top Ten Metal Songs with the Best Riff and Solos

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The Top Ten

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
2 Alison Hell - Annihilator

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

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3 Master of Puppets - Metallica UListen to Sample
4 Painkiller - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
5 A Light in the Black - Rainbow UListen to Sample
6 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth UListen to Sample
7 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne UListen to Sample
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

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9 One - Metallica UListen to Sample
10 Stargazer - Rainbow UListen to Sample

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

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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

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13 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

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

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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

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

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26 Blacklist - Exodus UListen to Sample
27 Elimination - Overkill

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

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