Top 10 Avenged Sevenfold Songs with the Best Guitar Solos

The Top Ten
1 Afterlife

There are three kinds of solos in this top list.

The really fast ones like Afterlife, M.I.A., and Second Heartbeat make me imagine the guitar burning. Then, there are the most intense solos, like Seize the Day, Gunslinger, and Requiem. The sound is amazing and deeply impactful.

The last one is Sidewinder, an acoustic guitar solo that is really impressive. Choose the solo you prefer. I will not hate you. I am a fan of this band.

Some people might say he's just playing scales really fast, but I think Syn is playing some amazing scales at incredible speeds. He's comparable to some of the amazing guitarists out there such as Van Halen, Slash, etc., with this solo.

2 Second Heartbeat

While almost all of their songs are fantastic, I think this one has the best solo. Not only is it fast, which I love, but it goes well with the progression of the rest of the song, which earns it bonus points in my book.

I got into Avenged Sevenfold a few months before Nightmare came out. However, I really enjoyed their older stuff a lot more than the new. This is one of my favorite songs by them, and my favorite album.

Wow, Afterlife is dominating this one... But I guess they haven't heard the Second Heartbeat solo. Truly fantastic with its sweep pick shredding speed, just beautiful to listen to. Syn is fantastic.

3 Seize the Day

The guitar solo in Seize the Day is ridiculous. Also, how the hell did Hail to the King not make this list?

The solo always makes me cry because it's my favorite song but way too sad.

Like I was saying... This song is their finest work, even the guitar solo.

4 M.I.A.

This song is amazing - over 8 minutes long with a great intro, great mid-song solo, great acoustic outro solo, and great subject. This song honestly sounds like a combination of Seize the Day and Bat Country because of the great riffs and its almost power ballad nature.

How does this not have more votes? This song is super underrated. I encourage everybody to listen to it, as it is probably A7X's best as well as their best solo!

M.I.A. is one of A7X's best songs. It has a super catchy chorus and a totally face-melting solo. I think it should definitely be in the top 3, after Afterlife but before Second Heartbeat.

5 Bat Country

A well-constructed solo that doesn't rely just on speed. It fits the song very well and incorporates some nice bends and vibratos. The small sections of sweep picking and fast chromatic runs, separated by the slaytanic and creepy licks, make this solo by far their most unique.

Don't know why Second Heartbeat's solo is ahead of this. The raw wailing and the incredible part where everything else silences... I can die happy knowing this solo was written and this song exists.

One of the best solos by Syn Gates I have ever heard! He is one of the best lead guitarists ever. I haven't heard a guitarist who is better or hotter than Syn Gates!

6 Gunslinger
7 Acid Rain

A whole new sound behind Syn's guitar, and it's just beautiful. The guitar literally cries as it's being played, and the emotion behind this solo is not found in any other A7X song.

8 Lost

What the heck! Have you listened to all of A7X's solos? This song must be number 2 or higher. The solo is more amazing than Bat Country.

One of the best solos ever! Totally loved it. The last minute of this song is pure genius. Simply superb.

I don't know what to say. I just feel good when I listen to this song. Brazil here, sorry for Google Translator. A7X Forever and Ever!

9 Beast and the Harlot

This song showcases the talents of Avenged Sevenfold throughout! The beat that The Rev gives is impeccable and gives me chills every time I hear him. The riffs on this are beautifully played and should be greatly credited!

Hard to choose, but this one really stands out as not only musical (not just a jumble of notes cluttered together) but also something you can hum. Upbeat and, dare I say, "fun."

10 Dancing Dead

To me, it's the most comfortable to play, just from my skill set. The build-up, though, is just perfection! Definitely a must in your top five.

This solo blew my mind when I heard it. I didn't think it was humanly possible. The build-up gives it so much anticipation. This solo definitely stands out among any of Synyster's work. In my opinion, it's #1!

It's very fast, and although not the longest, it's definitely very awesome. Wicked End's solo should be first!

The Contenders
11 Sidewinder

Dude, this is an acoustic solo, and it's played by both Gates and his pops (aka Papa Gates). Not to mention how difficult it is considering you're sweeping on an acoustic. It's a strong challenge but such a great solo!

Dual acoustic solo with Syn's dad. Pretty damn awesome. One of those solos I aspire to learn one day.

Awesome. That's all I need to say.

12 The Wicked End

This is, to me at least, the hardest due to how precise you need to be. Also, more sweeps make it fun. But it is so well created for that song. It's just perfect!

What? This is actually Avenged Sevenfold's best solo. It is the hardest to play and the one with the most different techniques. Guys, if you haven't heard this solo, please go hear it and be amazed by its hugeness and amazingness.

The overall composition of this song is amazing, to be honest, and yes, the solo deserves top 10.

13 Scream

The song starts off good with some epic guitar, but then the solo makes it not just a good song but an amazing song. The first part of Syn's solo is fast and cool, and then comes the harmonized solo with Zacky. Amazing.

This one isn't the hardest to play, but it's fast until the harmony section. Seriously, the best climax of all of them!

Dude, what the hell?! Why did I have to scroll down to 25? This is top 5 for sure!

14 So Far Away

Only 21st? Come on, people, guitar isn't all about speed. It's about making the guitar sing. And that's what Syn does in this solo. This has to be my favorite solo from A7X purely because of how soulful it is.

Come on! 22nd! This song is pure emotion, and that is clearly visible in their video. You can actually see the emotion of every band member, especially Syn when he plays that solo.

Have you heard how emotional this solo is? It's like Syn is making the guitar cry. Man, this needs to be higher.

15 Coming Home

Sometimes it isn't always about how fast you can play, but how well you can match great harmonies to the underlying tone of the song. Nothing takes you out of the mood of a song more than when the solo doesn't match the tone and pace of the song.

"Coming Home" has the perfect solo to match the song. It isn't too short or too long and harmonizes with the rest of the song. It has fast moments, slower moments, and perfect harmonization between Zacky and Synyster.

In my opinion, this should've been the closing track to "Hail to the King." Best Avenged Sevenfold solo ever.

16 To End the Rapture

Not Syn's most popular solo for the simple fact that it's off their least popular album, but it's his greatest.

It's not Syn's solo though, it's Zacky's because this was made before Syn joined Avenged Sevenfold.

This deserves number 1, to be honest. Or at least top 10. Best solo ever. They should re-do this song.

17 I Won't See You Tonight Part 2

It's a perfect solo. Really awesome.

18 Danger Line

I thought Afterlife was great until I heard this. Please, people, vote for this song. It's such a meaningful solo.

So much soul and heart put into this solo. I salute Syn Gates for writing this masterpiece.

What the...? Hey fans, please listen to all songs and then please vote.

19 Victim

These SOLOS are absolutely amazing! The first solo is the most badass ever, and the second solo is more emotional and content. This song is amazing, and this solo is a large part of why it's so great.

This and Buried Alive should be numbers 1 and 2.

This may not be the best, but there's so much emotion put into it that it should definitely be on this list. Also, I think someone should put Natural Born Killer on here as well! There are some great solos on the new album!

20 Save Me

Save Me is a 10-minute display of what their style is. Its solos are very well put together and surpass most of their other songs, let alone the songs from other bands. This should be number 1!

THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1. It's definitely the best existing solo in the world. It's incredible how the song is always building up after the second chorus. And then this solo follows. It's just perfect - the change between the sweep pickings and the very fast licks is just awesome.

Seriously, this one is a masterpiece. Why the hell is it at 21?

21 Buried Alive

The solo in this song is absolutely insane. I wake up headbanging to it every morning. The twin guitars totally jamming in triplets, and then the incredible speed picking and shredding... Wow! Please give it a listen!

Not only does this song have one of the top 5 best guitar solos for Avenged Sevenfold, but the song also has lyrics that can dig deep inside you. Definitely should be in the top 5.

Really, guys. This should at least be in the top 3.

22 Nightmare
23 And All Things Will End

The end solo of the song is so emotional. It fits the title All Things Will End. It feels like I am dying and struggling for air. It is just epic.

Such an underrated solo! It's amazing and one of my favorites, along with Second Heartbeat.

Save Me is by far their best solo, but I just heard this for the first time, and boy was I impressed. Almost as good as Save Me.

24 Heretic

The most exciting Avenged Sevenfold solo. It is an extremely difficult solo, and it feels like it is within your soul.

25 Critical Acclaim

Amazing! I absolutely love the solo. Syn and Zacky playing together.

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