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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Metal Guitar Solos
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100 Greatest Metal Guitar Solos

Criteria: - Guitar solos are the best display of talent by these musicians. Each guitar solo was ranked mainly for the overall quality of its composition. Originality, complexity, influence, and lasting appeal are also considered.

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1. Mr. Crowley - Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
2. Black Star - Yngwie J. Malmsteen (Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force)
3. Eruption - Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
4. Tornado Of Souls - Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
5. Rock Bottom - Michael Schenker (UFO)
6. Fade To Black - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
7. Powerslave - Dave Murray / Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
8. Floods - Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
9. Painkiller - Glenn Tipton / K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)
10. Stargazer - Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow)
11. Kill In The Spirit World - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
12. Technical Difficulties - Paul Gilbert (Racer X)
13. Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
14. Stranger In A Strange Land - Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
15. Under A Glass Moon - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
16. The Sleep - Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
17. Kill The King - Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow)
18. Beyond The Realms Of Death - Glenn Tipton / K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)
19. Hanger 18 - Marty Friedman / Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
20. Working Man - Alex Lifeson (Rush)
21. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Dave Murray / Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
22. Master Of Puppets - James Hetfield / Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
23. Lines In The Sand - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
24. Alexander The Great - Dave Murray / Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
25. War Pigs - Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath)
26. Orion - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
27. Holy Wars...The Punishiment Due - Marty Friedman / Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
28. No More Tears - Zakk Wylde (Ozzy)
29. One Shot At Glory - Glenn Tipton / K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)
30. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri)
31. Flight Of The Wounded Bumblebee - Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
32. Rainbow In The Dark - Vivian Campbell (Dio)
33. Cemetary Gates - Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
34. Wicked World - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
35. Far Beyond The Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen
36. Two Minutes To Midnight - Dave Murray / Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
37. Gargoyles, Angels Of Darkness - Luca Turilli (Rhapsody)
38. A Moment Of Clarity - Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
39. The Awakening - Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
40. Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) - Gary Moore / Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy)
41. Gates Of Babylon - Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow)
42. Practice What You Preach - Alex Skolnick / Eric Peterson (Testament)
43. Blitzkrieg - Yngwie Malmsteen
44. Ride The Lightning - Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
45. Rime Of The Ancient Marriner - Dave Murray / Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
46. Return To Serenity - Alex Skolnick (Testament)
47. Laughing Gas - Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot)
48. Lucretia - Marty Friedman / Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
49. Mr.Scary - George Lynch (Dokken)
50. Civil War - Slash (Guns N' Roses)
51. One - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
52. Lady Of The Valley - Vito Bratta (White Lion)
53. Fatal Tragedy - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
54. The Ninja - Jason Becker / Marty Friedman (Cacophony)
55. Caught Somewhere In Time - Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
56. Sea Of Lies - Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
57. Omega - Adrian smith / Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson)
58. Ashes In The Sky - Akira Takasaki (Loudness)
59. Sleepless Nights - Andy LaRocque (King Diamond)
60. Head Over Heels - Wolf Hoffmann (Accept)
61. The River Dragon Has Come - Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)
62. Ram It Down - Glenn Tipton / K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)
63. Mean Street - Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
64. Walk - Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
65. Play With Me - Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
66. Cosmic Sea - Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
67. Wasted Years - Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
68. Watch The Children Pray - Kurt Vanderhoof (Metal Church)
69. Into The Arena - Michael Schenker (Michael Schenker Group)
70. Gutter Ballet - Criss Oliva (Savatage)
71. Sails of Charon - Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)
72. Kissing The Shadows - Alexi Laiho (Children of the Bodom)
73. Buried Dreams - Bill Steer (Carcass)
74. Dream - Arie Itman (Quo Vadis)
75. Without Judgement - Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
76. Touch Of Evil - Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
77. Accolade II - Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
78. Mucha (don't wanna go to school today) - Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
79. Of Sins And Shadows - Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
80. Forbidden City - Marty Friedman (Solo)
81. Elimination - Bobby Gustafson (Overkill)
81. Blackout - Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)
82. Hail And Kill - Karl Logan (Man O War)
83. Perfect Crime - Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri)
84. Trail Of Tears - James Murphy / Eric Peterson (Testement)
85. Black Sheep - Jani Liimatainen (Sonata Arctica)
86. The Oath - Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate)
87. Holy Diver - Vivian Campbell (Dio)
88. Rock You Like a Huricane - Mattias Jabs (Scorpions)
89. Speed Of Light - Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius)
90. Gods Of Wrath - Kurt Vanderhoof (Metal Church)
91. The Hunter - George Lynch (Dokken)
92. Heaven And Hell - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
93. Suburban Me - Jesper Stromblad (In Flames)
94. Hell's Kitchen - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
95. Paschendale - Adrian Smith / Janick Gers / Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
96. Thunder And Lightning - Brian Robertson / Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy)
97. Snakebite - Paul Gilbert (Racer X)
98. The Shadow Hunter - Kiko Loureiro (Angra)
99. Concerto - Jason Becker / Marty Friedman (Cacophony)
100. Angel Of Death - Kerry King / Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)

101. Lonely Is The Word - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
102. Egypt - Michael Denner / Hank Shermann (Mercyful Fate)
103. Hellrider - Glenn Tipton / K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)
104. Welcome To The Jungle - Slash (Guns N' Roses)
105. Thunder Rising - Gary Moore (Solo)
106. Welcome Home Saintarium - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
107. Wasted White Boys - Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P)
108. Good Mourning Black Friday - Criss Pland (Megadeth)
109. Seasons In The Abyss - Kerry King / Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
110. Cowboys from Hell - Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
111. New Millenium Cyandide Christ - Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)
112. Inner Road - Stephan Forte (Adagio)
113. Cum On Feel The Noize - Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot)
114. It's A Monster - Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
115. Don't Talk To Strangers - Vivian Campbell (Dio)
116. I Go Insane - Tony Iommi (Solo)
117. Leap of Faith - John Slater / Steve Wray (BLAZE)
118. Spotlight Kid - Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow)
119. Don't Give Up - Vito Bratta (White Lion)
120. Eagle Fly Free - Kai Hansen (Helloween)
121. Lights Out - Michael Schenker (UFO)
123. Hot For Teacher - Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
124. Slave To The Dark - Randall Shawver (Iced Earth)
125. Jerusalem - Adrian Smith / Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson)
126. Emerald - Brian Robertson / Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy)
127. How Could I - Paul Masvidal (Cynic)
128. No Love Lost - Bill Steer/ Michael Amott (Carcass)
129. Acid Rain - John Petrucci (Liquid Tension Experiment)
130. In My Darkest Hour - Jeff Young / Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
131. The Great Southern Trendkill - Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
132. Schizos Are Never Alone - Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
133. Metal Heart - Wolf Hoffmann (Accept)
134. Heaven Can Wait - Dave Murray / Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
135. Goin Home - James Murphy (Artension)
136. Catch Your Train - Uli Jon Roth
137. Paris Is Burning - George Lynch (Dokken)
138. Viking Kong - Paul Gilbert (Racer X)
139. Inspiration On Demand - John Donais / Matthew Bachand (Shadows Fall)
140. Return To Hangar - Al Pitrelli (Megadeth)
141. Crystal Ball - Klas Bergwall (Candlemass)
142. Mirror - Akira Takasaki (Loudness)
143. Zero Tolerance - Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
144. The Duellists - Dave Murray / Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
145. Panic in the Streets - Dennis Stratton (Praying Mantis)
146. Angel Of Disease - Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel)
147. Welcome Home - Andy La Roque (King Diamond)
148. Blackened - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
149. Fermented Offal Discharge - Muhammed Suicmez (Necrophagist)
150. Freezing Moon - Oystein "Euronymous" Aarseth (Mayhem)
151. Abduction - Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson)
152. The Hive - Jesper Stromblad (In Flames)
153. Fight Until We Die - Ross "The Boss" (Man O War)
154. StoneWall - Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
155. A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation - Corey Beaulieu / Matt Heafy (Trivium)
156. Struck Down - Dave Linsk (Overkill)
157. Nobody Rides For Free - Warren De Martini (Ratt)
158. Captain Nemo - Michael Schenker (MSG)
159. A Last Illusion - Al Pitrelli (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
160. Eternity - Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius)
161. The Psalm Of Lydia - Steve Smith / Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)
162. Over The Wall - Alex Skolnick (Testament)
163. The Philosopher - Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
164. Through The Fire And Flames - Herman Li / Sam Totman (DragonForce)
165. Winter Madness - Jari Mäenpää (Wintersun)
166. King In Crimson - Adrian smith / Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson)
167. If I Go Away - Criss Oliva (Savatage)
168. Antichrist - Kerry King / Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
169. Pyramid Of Cheops - Yngwie Malmsteen (Solo)
170. Sword Of The Warrior - Jason Becker (Cacophony)
171. Forever angel - Axel Rudi Pell (Axel Rudi Pell)
172. Carnal Forge - Bill Steer (Carcass)
173. Children Of Decadence - Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)
174. Nothing To Say - Kiko Loureiro (Angra)
175. Punish My Heaven - Sundin / Henriksson (Dark Tranquillity)
176. The Last In Line - Vivian Campbell (Ronnie James Dio)
177. The Portrait - King Diamond (Andy LaRocque)
178. How Many Tears - Michael Weikath / Kai Hansen (Helloween)
179. Live Young, Die Free - Bobby Gustafson (Overkill)
180. Fast As A Shark - Wolf Hoffmann / Jorg Fisher (Accept)
181. Consequences - Larry Tarnowski (Iced Earth)
182. Soul Burn - Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)
183. Speed Metal Symphony - Jason Becker / Marty Friedman (Cacophony)
184. A Light In The Black - Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow)
185. Jawbreaker - K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)
186. Church Of The Machine - Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
187. A Fine Day To Die - Quorthon (Bathory)
188. Bloodstreets - Mark Reale (Riot)
189. Ashes In Your Mouth - Marty Friedman / Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
190. Seek And Destroy - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
191. Bark At The Moon - Jake E Lee(Ozzy)
192. Warren De Martini - Lay It Down (Ratt)
193. Defender - Ross "The Boss" (Man O War)
194. Burning Angel - Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)
195. Written On The Walls - Randall Shawver (Iced Earth)
196. Cause Of Death - James Murphy (Obituary)
197. Domination - Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
198. Hellraiser - Zakk Wylde (Ozzy)
199. When The Link Becomes Missing - Chuck Schuldiner (Control Denied)
200. Black Rose Immortal - Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)


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Opeth's A Fair Judgement should be on this list and relatively high.


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As should The Grand Conjuration.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Metal Guitar Solos
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How is Fade to Black higher than Stargazer?


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because kirk hammett kicks little girls in the face and if you don't like fade to black being ahead of stargazer then he'll kick you in the face too.


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Sodacake wrote:
because kirk hammett kicks little girls in the face and if you don't like fade to black being ahead of stargazer then he'll kick you in the face too.


I see, pure metal.


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Fade to Black is a great solo. I'm not a Kirk Hammett fan but that solo is classic. I really like this top ten, btw. Tornado of Souls at #4 is wonderful.


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Who the fuck is Kevin?


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Oh,, I just want to say that Floods ahead of Crazy Train is so wrong.


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B.May has a good amount of solos which imo could be considered "metal", if it's the case I'd be glad to suggest some.


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I like the one 'per capita' for top ten, but Crazy Train deserves to be way higher. It has a great composition, is definitely more original and influencial than, for example, Technical Difficulties, and it has complexity, so I can't see how it is not top ten worthy.

Since I like the list from 1 to 6, I would put Crazy Train at 7, just above Powerslave.


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Beyond The Realms Of Death needs to be much higher...like, top 10.


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