Top 10 Metal Songs with Whammy Bar Effects

Whammy Bar (aka vibrato bar or tremolo bar) creates special sound effects.

The Top Ten Metal Songs with Whammy Bar Effects

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica
2 Hell Awaits - Slayer
3 Highway Star - Deep Purple

One of the first uses of whammy bar in a (proto)metal song, 1972 - Metal_Treasure

4 Enter Sandman - Metallica
5 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Mostly Glenn Tipton during the first solo - Metal_Treasure

6 Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II - Annihilator

Jeff Waters is one one of the most frequent users of whammy bar in metal and many Annihilator songs can be on this list.
Jeff Waters uses different whammy bar techniques to get different effects (bomb drop, horse whinny, car/motorbike engine roar, police siren, and more). - Metal_Treasure

7 The Four Horsemen - Metallica
8 Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest

I think that most probably K. K. Downing did it and not Glenn Tipton - Metal_Treasure

9 Lightning Strike - Judas Priest

Play the sample to hear that sick sound I am talking about - Metal_Treasure

10 Ram It Down - Judas Priest

Those whammy bar dives and pinches, man - NightmareCinema

The Contenders

11 Imperiled Eyes - Annihilator
12 Diluvium - Obscura
13 Goddamn Electric - Pantera
14 Invite It - Annihilator

A song with a lot of whammy bar stuff (3:00-3:40, 4:15-4:55) - Metal_Treasure

15 One Shot at Glory - Judas Priest

A lot of JP songs have whammy bar effects, come to think of it - NightmareCinema

Yes, seems Judas Priest and Annihilator are the most frequent users of whammy bar effects. - Metal_Treasure

16 Ultra Motion - Annihilator
17 Chasing the High - Annihilator
18 Deadlock - Annihilator
19 March of Time - Helloween
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