Top Ten Metal Songs with the Best Riff and Solos


The Top Ten

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

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

7 One - Metallica
8 A Light in the Black - Rainbow
9 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

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 Stargazer - Rainbow
12 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

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

13 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
14 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

15 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
16 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

17 Walk - Pantera
18 The Four Horsemen - Metallica
19 Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear

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

20 Blacklist - Exodus
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Top Remixes

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



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