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

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2 Raining Blood - Slayer

The most amazingly complex guitar ever - gemcloben

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3 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

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4 Holy Wars ... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Megadeth has the best guitar of any band ever - gemcloben

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5 Hells Bells - AC/DC

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

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6 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Iron maidens best riff - gemcloben

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

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7 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

The lead is better, though. - gemcloben

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8 Mouth for War - Pantera

The best riff of dimes, rip dime. - gemcloben

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9 Redneck - Lamb of God

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

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10 Phantasmagoria - Annihilator UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 A Light In the Black - Rainbow UListen to Sample
12 Painkiller - Judas Priest

The vocals are better on this one - gemcloben

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13 Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen

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

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14 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
15 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones UListen to Sample
16 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne UListen to Sample
17 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
18 Schizos (Are Never Alone) - Annihilator UListen to Sample
19 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards UListen to Sample
20 The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple

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

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21 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
22 Blackened - Metallica UListen to Sample
23 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

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24 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth UListen to Sample
25 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage UListen to Sample
26 Funeral Hymn - Exodus UListen to Sample
27 Black Prophecies - Dark Angel
28 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers UListen to Sample
29 One - Metallica UListen to Sample
30 Beat It - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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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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