Top Metallica Guitar Solos


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21 Jump in the Fire - Kill 'Em All

I wish people realized how great this solo is, sadly it's over shadowed by master of puppets and one, etc. To me this solo is the best, no contest!

Jump in the fire is not the best song, but the final solo is definitely the best!

I agree for its not the best song but I think its not the best solo

That solo is the best, unfortunately only few of fans know that song.

That fast solo was great! It kicks ass! So underrated!

22 ...And Justice For All - ...And Justice For All

Best Metallica guitar solo it starts slow then goes crazy. Perfect

23 The Ecstasy of Gold - We All Love Ennio Morricone
24 The Unforgiven II - Metallica
25 The Judas Kiss - Death Magnetic

God! No one's heard this solo or what! This is one of the best solos kirk has ever made but it is not even MENTIONED in the list! Listen to this solo first before taking your votes and you'll will realize why I'm rambling so much about this solo. This easily beats the likes of Dyer's Eve and The Four Horsemen. In fact, it rises a notch above even MOP and Nothing else matters. That's how good this solo is. Being a hardcore metallica fan myself, it's time we stop focussing our mind on the 'old' songs and look at how good some of the new ones are.

Without a doubt my favourite guitar solo ever, and my favourite Metallica song ever!

26 My Friend of Misery - Metallica

One of my favorite Metallica solos easily. Maybe not top 10 but definitely not 39. This kicks ass and goes on and on. It's different from most of their solos and partly why it's so cool. It's far down on the track listing and maybe a lot of people haven't heard it I guess.

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27 The Thing That Should Not Be - Metallica


What the heck? This song has the best build up and solo ever right behind Dyers Eve.
My only problem is that there's not more of it

28 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Master of Puppets

Why is that song on 22, for Me it's the best song from Metallica.
Every true Fan loves that Song!

29 Suicide and Redemption - Death Magnetic

Suicide and Redemption maybe shouldn't be number one, but it should definitely be in the top ten. The three solos with the melodic start before the song rushes to double time, then after Hetfield comes out crashing with his solo, Hammett wah's it up a notch for the big finale.

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30 Hit the Lights - Kill 'Em All

The solos on this song came from a younger, much more intense Kirk. The playing is sharp and he proved he was a force to be reckoned with. A young shredder very full of potential. Too bad he uses the wah pedal to death. Takes away from the creativity - Johnnyt800

A perfect example of why Kirk was at the forefront of that style back in the day. It wasn't melodic or even his best but it's my favorite and difficult to play

31 Seek & Destroy - Kill 'Em All

Why is this so low on the list. Its Metallicas fastest and heaviest riff. It deserves to be 1

32 Eye of the Beholder - ...And Justice for All

Can't believe this isn't even in the top 10.

This song's solo is a killer

Best solo in ajfa

33 Sad But True - Metallica
34 The God That Failed - Metallica

The solo in this song is amazing... I love the short pause and the part after.

35 Bleeding Me - Load

This song would be on top if not for the Load-haters.

36 Wherever I May Roam - Metallica

So underrated

37 To Live Is To Die - ...And Justice For All

This solo has got soul. This is fantastic melody and it shows real feelings.

A masterpiece

38 The Shortest Straw - ...And Justice For All

The entire album has fantastic solos and this track is no exception. Gives off a bit of a Van Halen vibe. The intro part of the solo is so strange but that's a good thing.

39 That Was Just Your Life - Death Magnetic

While this is not Kirk's best, I'm sure some can definitely agree that this solo, and this entire song was just to show that Metallica can still kick ass. This solo is like a manifesto saying "Hey, I'm Kirk, and I'm back from not doing solos and ready to kick ass again. We Are Metallica. "

A very unique solo with a "Dragonforce" feel to it.

This solo is so underrated! Needs to be in the top 5! - NikBrusk

40 The Struggle Within - Metallica
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1. The Outlaw Torn - Load
2. Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets
3. One - ...And Justice for All
1. One - ...And Justice for All
2. Ride the Lightning - Ride the Lightning
3. Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets
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