Top 10 Rock Songs of the 21st Century with the Greatest Guitar Solos

The Top Ten
1 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

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

They're the real music

I don't belong here.

2 Blackbird - Alter Bridge Blackbird - Alter Bridge Cover Art

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

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!

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

No song of 21st century can even match with 'BLACKBIRD' solo... Guitar magazine named it as 'the greatest solo of all time', yeah I'm r8 "OF ALL TIME"

3 The Day That Never Comes - Metallica The Day That Never Comes - Metallica Cover Art

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

4 Stricken - Disturbed Stricken - Disturbed Cover Art
5 Paschendale - Iron Maiden Paschendale - Iron Maiden Cover Art
6 Clown Parade - Annihilator Clown Parade - Annihilator Cover Art

Two amazing solos - fast and technical.

7 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!

8 White Flag - Fates Warning White Flag - Fates Warning Cover Art
9 The Psalm of Lydia - Nevermore The Psalm of Lydia - Nevermore Cover Art
10 21 Guns - Green Day 21 Guns - Green Day Cover Art

Simple, but gorgeous and timeless.

Really a heart touching solo...

The Contenders
11 27 (Curse or Coincidence?) - Nightingale 27 (Curse or Coincidence?) - Nightingale Cover Art
12 Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Art
13 Winter Madness - Wintersun Winter Madness - Wintersun Cover Art

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.

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!

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...

14 Strike - Primal Fear Strike - Primal Fear Cover Art

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

15 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art
16 Upper Levels - Angra Upper Levels - Angra Cover Art
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.

18 I.V. - X Japan
19 Extinct - Moonspell Extinct - Moonspell Cover Art
20 Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden Cover Art
21 Riding The Eagle - Primal Fear Riding The Eagle - Primal Fear Cover Art

Really fast, technical and melodic solo. How fast? - imagine your plane is taking off!
The solo is also brilliantly paired with the drums for a maximum effect. This drummer is such a gem - his musicality and skills are stunning (Randy Black).

22 Constant Motion - Dream Theater Constant Motion - Dream Theater Cover Art
23 Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave Cover Art
24 Invincible - Muse Invincible - Muse Cover Art
25 Tear Away - Drowning Pool
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