Songs With the Best Rhythm Guitar


The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica

The song is better than the whole career of most bands - gemcloben

The guitar shredding is epic througout the song. The rhythmic guitar performance is top-notch. - Kiteretsunu

2 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

If you wanna hear this riff played together by Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Brian May, David Gilmour, Alex Lifeson and Chris Squire,
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Smoke on the Water: Featuring Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush etc - Metal_Treasure

The most classic riff in metal history - gemcloben

Of course, few strums. but creates a great sound - zxm

3 Hells Bells - AC/DC

Many say highway to hell or back in black is their best, but I like this one most - gemcloben

4 Holy Wars ... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Megadeth has the best guitar of any band ever - gemcloben

5 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Iron maidens best riff - gemcloben

I thought it was lead guitar when I first heard the song, lol - zxm

6 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

The lead is better, though. - gemcloben

7 Mouth for War - Pantera

The best riff of dimes, rip dime. - gemcloben

8 Redneck - Lamb of God

The riffs are good, but the vocals are something else - gemcloben

9 Phantasmagoria - Annihilator
10 A Light In the Black - Rainbow

The Newcomers

? Raining Blood - Slayer

The most amazingly complex guitar ever - gemcloben

The Contenders

11 Painkiller - Judas Priest

The vocals are better on this one - gemcloben

12 Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen

One of the Top 3 guitar shredding masterpeices of all time. - Metal_Treasure

13 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
14 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
15 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
16 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
17 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards
18 The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple

The rhythmic (and melodic) qualities of this song are outstanding. A very underrated Deep Purple song. - Metal_Treasure

19 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
20 Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth

I'm still torn between this and The Pursuit of Vikings but maybe this one is more elegant and atmospheric. - Metal_Treasure

21 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
22 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage
23 Funeral Hymn - Exodus
24 Schizos (Are Never Alone) - Annihilator
25 Black Prophecies - Dark Angel
26 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
27 One - Metallica
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Top Remixes

1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Holy Wars ... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Raining Blood - Slayer
3. Hells Bells - AC/DC


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