Top Ten Synyster Gates Guitar Solos


The Top Ten

1 Afterlife Afterlife

In the documentary about the making of this album, the professional orchestra musicians who recorded the string parts said that they were there in the studio when Syn recorded this, and they all turned around and thought what, one of them even said they didn't know the guitar could be played like that. That right there says all you need to know about this solo.

Epic solo and one of the greatest solos of all time... The solo is very difficult to play... Wicked end solo is also great..

Just learned how to play this and it is pretty challenging with the sweeps. It sounds so epic and intense, I just love this solo. Scream and bat country are also great though, Syn is just a great guitar player in general.

Afterlife solo is one of the greatest solos in history and its so epic because its super melodic and I think no one could do that kind of solo. Syn is the best!

2 Bat Country Bat Country

Almost every a7x song his it's own unique guitar track and solo, but this song just takes the cake for me. I still get chills hearing the part when the drum and bass stop and give you a chance to absorb how great of a guitarist synyster gates is

Quite unorthodox but sounds great, a unique solo.

Made an amazing experience godly

It is awesome

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3 The Wicked End The Wicked End

This is probably his best solo on City of Evil, better than MIA in my opinion. Fits the song really well and is fast yet melodic.

Wow how is this solo rated so lowly?! It's by far one of his best solos! Definitely the best solo on City of Evil! So melodic.

Listen to it then you will understand.

Just wow, Gates has done some incredible solos but this one really takes the cake.

4 Second Heartbeat

Such a powerful amazing solo, a perfect way to end a song.

I don't have a favorite solo by him I like to end the rapture burn it down scream afterlife welcome to the family god hates us almost easy sidewinder beast in the harlot critical acclaim so far away bat country every solo there all good

It's like Syns left hand has eight fingers or something in this solo. Full of passion and sweep!

Come on bros. Second heartbeat 4th seriously?!

5 Seize the Day

If Synyster Gates isn't playing this solo on my coffin, I'm not dying.

I love syn playing solo on the coffin too. Just MAJESTIC

This solo is excellent!

Synister I'm coming for you.
I'm fan of yours. I'm coming to battle U.

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6 Chapter Four
7 M.I.A.

I feel like this is the fast solo by Syn... Much faster than Afterlife

The solo is awesome... No doubt

This song is my favourite songs ever

8 So Far Away

Probably the best of all Avenged Sevenfold solos just because of how much the entire song means to them. That final solo was the best way to round the song off and make it the ultimate tribute to The Rev. R.I. P

9 Sidewinder

The whole song is great and overlooked by many, it's one of those songs that really grows on you the more you listen to it. At first I usually skipped straight to the acoustic solo at the end but now having grown on me I listen to the song regularly from start to finish.

Listen to the acoustic ending to that song.

The acoustic solo was actually his father's solo but very great

10 Scream

Goes real smooth with Syn Gates on the guitar shredding it up.

It has crazy sweeps

Fits the song well

Even Syn admitted he didn't know how he would play this live, since the entire solo is picked, and actually not sweeped at all.

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11 And All Things Will End

Most people didn't listen to Avenged in their Waking the Fallen days so this solo is easy to miss, despite it being one of his best solos, maybe not #1 but maybe in the top #5 and DEFINITELY in the top #10

I love the end solo! Kinda reminds me of the end solo of november rain by Guns N' Roses!

12 Coming Home

Surely the best Syn's solo ever!

Syn proved speed isn't everythimg and there is more to it

@wesome creative solo by Syn & some parts by Zacky...
Truly mind-blowing

13 Nightmare
14 Dear God

What!?... The solo deserves to be on the top 10 list

The solo in the end of song is very georgeous. It should be top 5

15 God Hates Us
16 Beast and the Harlot

Every chorus, there is a short solo and the main solo is awesome

The best solo ever

Pretty lifeless

One of Syn's best solos!
Should be in the top 5!

17 Hail to the King

Hail to the king has a difficult solo but is amazing

Simple but difficult to play. Kedewasaannya dalam solo guitar di tunjukkan di sini.
Hail to the king menjadi solo pavoritku setelah afterlife dan seize the day

18 Save Me

How is this not in the top ten?! It's so underrated and fast!

Come on! The entire song is an epic guitar solo

I think it should at number 1

The best and larger solo

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19 Victim

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WHAT?!?! Why isn't this at the top? As far as feeling goes, this is the most emotional solo he has ever written. I really don't know why it isn't up at the top.

The second solo beats every other solo but its very short

20 Buried Alive

The solo is incredible. How is this so low.

In my opinion it is in the top 10

21 Gunslinger
22 Lost

This solo is so melodic and all over the place it's almost goofy. One of his best by far.

23 Eternal Rest

Placed at the start of the song which I think is a good move, really hits you in the face and has a nice rhythm to it. Probably not as well 'thought out' as his more recent solos but still good sounding nevertheless.

24 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold

All solos in this song are incredible!

25 Shepherd of Fire

The guitar solo brings back memories from Call of Duty bo2

Great sol adds to the hellish felling to create atmosphere.

26 Dancing Dead

Coming home off the new album best gates solo

The best solo

27 Critical Acclaim
28 Almost Easy
29 Carry On
30 To End the Rapture

Why is this not #1

31 Betrayed
32 Danger Line

Such an underestimated and beautiful solo. Always touches deep into my heart

33 Fermi Paradox

The guitar work in this song is mind-blowing.

34 Master Class

Even though the whole song is a solo and not an official song, what he played at that guitar center on that day shall never be forgotten.

Only solo that reflects all the techniques that SYN knows. And it had a great melody too...

Its not an official A7X, but it's a must listen...YouTube it

35 Pinkly Smooth - Mezmer
36 Heretic Blood
37 Blinded In Chains
38 Burn It Down
39 Welcome to the Family
40 Roman Sky
41 Sunny Disposition
42 Exist
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1. Chapter Four
2. The Wicked End
3. And All Things Will End
1. Afterlife
2. Bat Country
3. So Far Away
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2. The Wicked End
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