Top Ten Metal Songs with the Best Riff and Solos

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The Top Ten

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
2 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
3 Painkiller - Judas Priest
4 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
5 Alison Hell - Annihilator

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

6 Master of Puppets - Metallica
7 One - Metallica
8 A Light in the Black - Rainbow
9 Stargazer - Rainbow
10 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

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. - somekindofaguy

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

12 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

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

13 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

14 Blacklist - Exodus
15 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
16 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
17 The Four Horsemen - Metallica
18 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

19 Holy Diver - Dio
20 Tyrant - Judas Priest
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Top Remixes

1. Alison Hell - Annihilator
2. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
3. A Light in the Black - Rainbow
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1. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. One - Metallica
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1. Blacklist - Exodus
2. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
3. Elimination - Overkill
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