The 13 Best Heavy Metal Guitar Solos


We all love heavy metal, from the heavy riffs, double bass, and wicked solos, there is nothing better. But even the best solos have a precision structure to them.

To some musicians certain concepts come easy to them, if it's writing music, learning scales, or shredding a guitar. Below are some of the best heavy metal guitar solos provided by those people. The ones that make the most complex guitar solos look easy.

The songs below are all from studio albums in the heavy metal genre and they are not listed in any particular order. You will get a mix from legendary bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to some classic bands like Slayer and Pantera.

Iron Maiden - Powerslave

Album: Powerslave (1984)


Testament - Practice What You Preach

Album: Practice What You Preach (1989)


Metallica - One

Album: ...And Justice For All (1988)


Pantera - Cowboys From Hell

Album: Cowboys From Hell (1990)


Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss

Album: Season in the Abyss (1990)


Megadeth - Tornado Of Souls

Album: Rust in Pease (1990)


Judas Priest - Painkiller

Album: Painkiller (1990)


Metallica - Fade To Black

Album: Ride the Lightning (1984)


Opeth - Burden

Album: Watershed (2008)


Symphony X - Inferno (Unleash The Fire)

Album: The Odyssey (2002)


Accept - Metal Heart

Album: Metal Heart (1985)


Dream Theater - Lie

Album: Awake (1994)


Ozzy - Mr. Crowley

Album: Blizzard of Ozz (1980)


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