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 Raining Blood - Slayer

The most amazingly complex guitar ever - gemcloben

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,
YouTube this:
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

4 Holy Wars ... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Megadeth has the best guitar of any band ever - gemcloben

5 Hells Bells - AC/DC

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

6 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Iron maidens best riff - gemcloben

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

7 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

The lead is better, though. - gemcloben

8 Mouth for War - Pantera

The best riff of dimes, rip dime. - gemcloben

9 Redneck - Lamb of God

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

10 Phantasmagoria - Annihilator

The Contenders

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

The vocals are better on this one - gemcloben

13 Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen

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

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

21 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
22 Blackened - Metallica
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

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