Top 10 Songs with the Fastest Guitar RiffsThis is a list of the fastest, not necessarily the best, and it's not just from the heavy metal genre.
The Top Ten
Fight Fire with Fire is Metallica's song with the fastest picking (tremolo-picked riffs) and I added it to the list. - Metal_Treasure
Seven downpicks per second, about 212 bpm. fast enough. good choice for adding it on here. - zxm
Very good song. The tapping part inspired the most guitar tappers. But I won't call this a riff. A riff is usually a main part of a song. It is some notes repeated over and over. It may be a just a lick. But I'd rather call the whole song a solo. And all the different notes are licks. A lick is basically a short note, not repeated or for very few times. It can be usually found in solos. - zxm
Faster picking than Master of Puppets - Metal_Treasure
Was very fast of that time. Still is. - zxm
He invented trem picking. - JoLeKosovo