Greatest Rock Guitar Solos of the 21st Century


The Top Ten

1 The Day That Never Comes - Metallica The Day That Never Comes - Metallica

Tallica is timeless... Gates being first is a joke I mean he's good but...

2 Blackbird - Alter Bridge Blackbird - Alter Bridge

Amazing solo, where it builds up into an insane heavy section - not to mention this is one of the greatest modern epics in rock music, certainly Alter Bridge's magnum opus! - petrucci75hammet

One of the best songs in the 21st century and with the best solo guitarist in the decade and top 20 of all time. People all those who says that avenger sevenfold or linkin park is better band than alter bridge are wrong all because of their fans and fame doesn't mean that they are better be realistic listen to the songs and albums they had. Don' t be silly People just listen their vocalist and solo guitarist are unbelieveable trust me I won't let you down

What a song! This should have been first. Excellent solo also. The overall song is amazing just as songs from band RED.

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3 Stricken - Disturbed Stricken - Disturbed

awesome melody with a kick-ass solo and pro lyrics is what makes this song great.

4 Paschendale - Iron Maiden Paschendale - Iron Maiden
5 Clown Parade - Annihilator Clown Parade - Annihilator

Two amazing solos - fast and technical. - Metal_Treasure

6 Revelation to the End - Pagan's Mind Revelation to the End - Pagan's Mind

A very creative and epic solo from Jørn Viggo Lofstad, the extremely talented guitarist from an equally talented and underrated band! - petrucci75hammet

7 White Flag - Fates Warning White Flag - Fates Warning
8 The Psalm of Lydia - Nevermore The Psalm of Lydia - Nevermore
9 21 Guns - Green Day 21 Guns - Green Day

Really a heart touching solo...

10 Winter Madness - Wintersun Winter Madness - Wintersun

This is without question the greatest guitar solo in the entire genre of Melodic Death Metal, a genre known for its combination of melodic and technical guitar work. The fact that it blows every other song out of the water is a testament to the masterpiece that is Winter Madness.

I really don't get why synyster gates is at the top of every list. His solos may sound cool to someone who doesn't really play guitar, but they're really nothing special. Jari Maenpa on the other hand is a guitar wizard...

Great stuff, sounding arhythmic the first time, ofttimes revolting against the simple four-four time almost all bands subdue themselves to - however, that's just an additional indicator for its unconventional beauty. definitely something different!

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The Newcomers

? Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

This song deserves to be here.
.. Synyster is undoubtedly the greatest guitarist of 21st century

My Favorite band Avenged Sevenfold!

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The Contenders

11 27 (Curse or Coincidence?) - Nightingale 27 (Curse or Coincidence?) - Nightingale
12 Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
13 Strike - Primal Fear Strike - Primal Fear

Awesome twin lead guitars, harmonies. Fast, long and melodic solo. - Metal_Treasure

14 I.V. - X Japan
15 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold
16 Upper Levels - Angra Upper Levels - Angra V 1 Comment
17 The Trend - Annihilator

3 solos: 2 short ones in the intro and one regular later (3 solos is pretty unusual and unique). Overall, amazing guitar work - Jeff Waters never disappoints. - Metal_Treasure

18 Extinct - Moonspell Extinct - Moonspell
19 Constant Motion - Dream Theater Constant Motion - Dream Theater

This should be under a7x dream theater is super underrated because their long songs this song has a long amazing solo

20 Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden
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List StatsUpdated 20 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes

1. Stricken - Disturbed
2. The Day That Never Comes - Metallica
3. Paschendale - Iron Maiden
1. Clown Parade - Annihilator
2. The Psalm of Lydia - Nevermore
3. Strike - Primal Fear
1. White Flag - Fates Warning
2. 27 (Curse or Coincidence?) - Nightingale
3. Revelation to the End - Pagan's Mind



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