Top Ten Solos In Thrash Metal


The Top Ten

1 Tornado Of Souls - Megadeth

Who doesn't know of Marty Friedman's famous classic Tornado of Souls solo?
Song fact : When Marty finished recording the solo to Tornado of Souls, Dave Mustaine entered the studio and listened to it once. He turned to Marty, speechless and shook his hand. - winner333

2 Nosferatu - Coroner

In spite of making such brilliant music, Coroner is one of the most underrated bands in Thrash Metal. The Nosferatu solo is one of the best solos in their discography. - winner333

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3 Hangar 18 - Megadeth

The solos at the end of Hangar 18 played by Marty and Mustaine, are total mind-blowers. Technically complex, involving exotic Eastern scales and melodies, and played with amazing technique, the solos are definitely masterpieces. - winner333

4 Fade To Black - Metallica

Kirk Hammet's beautiful intro and outro solos in Fade To Black are his most classic and beloved ones and it isn't hard to see why. - winner333

5 Alison Hell - Annihilator

After being blown away by some killer thrash metal riffs, we are blown further away with the astonishing solo in Alison Hell, Annihilator's masterpiece. - winner333

6 Over The Wall - Testament

Composed and played by Alex Skolnick when he was only 19. The solo is a perfect balance between melody and technicality. Every Testament solo is a jewel and it was hard to pick out the best one. - winner333

Jeff Waters, Marty Friedman and Alex Skolnick - the best thrash soloists. - Metal_Treasure

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

Not worse than Alison Hell, if not better. I personally think this one is better. - Metal_Treasure

8 Floods - Pantera

Not thrash, and anyway, if it was, why put it at 6? It is the greatest solo ever of any music genre, nothing even comes close. So, if you are counting this anyway, number 6?! - gemcloben

Emotion literally pours out through Dimebag Darrell's guitar in the solo to Floods. It's hard to get out of your head, once heard. - winner333

9 No Love - Exodus
10 Damage Inc - Metallica

Kirk goes crazy on his Gibson Flying V, in Damage Inc, form the classic Master of Puppets album. - winner333

The Contenders

11 Dyers Eve - Metallica

So underrated! This is right on par with Tornado of Souls - Cmf97351

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12 Elimination - Overkill

Wow, number 11? Should be 2, only behind tornado. Brilliant solo, thrash guitarists should look up to this. - gemcloben

13 Hit the Lights - Metallica
14 Master of Puppets - Metallica
15 Madhouse - Anthrax

A fun solo in a fun song. - winner333

16 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth
17 Seasons In the Abyss - Slayer
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1. Tornado Of Souls - Megadeth
2. Hangar 18 - Megadeth
3. Nosferatu - Coroner
1. Tornado Of Souls - Megadeth
2. Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II - Annihilator
3. Nosferatu - Coroner



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