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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by zappatton2, Jun 10, 2021.
Ratt- Lay it down
Wasp- I wanna be somebody
Judas Priest- The sentinel
Metallica- Leper Messiah
Sacred Reich- The american way
Honorable mention- Every Rhandy Rhoads solo I've ever heard
Could pick almost any Per Nilsson solo. My favorite are probably the 2 outro solos from Technocalyptic Cybergeddon (@6:50 and 7:35)
Deviate From The Form has a pair of great solos as well (2:40 and 3:58).
And really just about anything from this video;
311 - Taiyed has some sentimental value because it was the first solo I ever learned.
I've also always loved this live version of Do It Again. Denny Dias is just gone.
there's bazillions of them.
off top of my head:
- Chuck's solo off of Pull the Plug and Painkiller cover
- Jeff - Seasons in the Abyss
- Jason Becker - Mabel's Fatal Fable and pretty much everything else lol
- Eddie Clarke - The Ace Of Spades
- Blackmore - Highway Star
I have to add the summer song by Joe satriana, that one always makes me happy
Do all of Joe Pass's solo albums count? It's all a guitar solo, and it's all amazing.
In no particular order:
Angra - The Shadow Hunter
At the Gates - Cold
Between the Buried and Me - Selkies
Children of Bodom - Kissing the Shadows
Circus Maximus - A Darkened Mind
Darkane - Secondary Effects
Detonation - Soul Severance
Dream Theater - (Too many to name)
In Flames - Zombie Inc.
Jakub Zytecki - Yellow
Mercenary - Firesoul
Nevermore - All Play Dead
Owane - Defenestration
Pain of Salvation - Beyond the Pale
Pantera - Floods
Radiance - Downward Spiral
Scar Symmetry - Ghost Prototype I (And honestly lots more)
Soilwork - Needlefeast
Steven Wilson - Regret #9
Symphony X - Communion and the Oracle
Wintersun - Winter Madness + Death and the Healing
Machine head- darkness within, a farewell to arms
Carnifex- dark days, slow death, brushed by wings of demons
Decapitated- post(?) Organic
Disturbed- the night, overburdened, torn(love me some older disturbed material, I can take the hate)
Job for a cowboy- the synthetic sea
Moonspell- moon in mercury, hers is the twilight
Rivers of nihil- a home, silent life (I'm counting the sax too)
Shadow of intent- the dreaded mystic abyss (the final solo, def one of my top 5 favorites)
The offering- tales of hell, witch pit
Trivium- thrown into the fire
Vader- eye of the abyss, the end, the book
Within the ruins- ataxia I-V
Zero dawn- day of wrath
At the gates- book of sand, night eternal
More on the modern side of things for me but all good nonetheless.
I always felt the exit solos on Slayer’s Raining Blood were one of the most metal moments ever.
Chaotic and somewhat random, but to me that is such a a memorable and awesome ending for a classic album.
As a teenager, Roland Orzabal's (Tears for Fears) solo in "Shout" was just so melodic, emotional, and epic for me. It made me learn to play guitar. However, 35+ years after, I have never got to play the solo myself coz I got into rock/metal.
Rhoads - Mr. Crowley, Tonight, Diary of a Madman, basically everything with Oz
EVH - Me Wise Magic, Get Up, countless others
DeMartini - You're In Love, Lay It Down, Give It All, Nobody Rides for Free
Vai - Blue Powder, For the Love of God, Erotic Nightmares, Rescue or Bury Me, Shy Boy, Stand Up
Yngwie J. (not to be confused with Yngwie L.) Malmsteen - I am a Viking, Repeated Verse Solo on Fire & Ice, Trilogy
John Petrucci - Under a Glass Moon, Glass Prison, Change of Seasons, Octivarium, Erotomania, A Fortune in Lies, The Count of Tuscany
Dave & Marty - Hangar 18, Tornado of Souls
Prince - Temptation, Purple Rain, Computer Blue
George Lynch - Kiss of Death, Mr. Scary
Dime - Floods
Zakk - Miracle Man, No More Tears, Bloodbath in Paradise
Kirk Hammett, he was a great player in the '80s... - Call of Ktulu, Thing That Should Not Be, The Four Horsemen, Disposable Heroes
Hanneman/King - Seasons in the Abyss
Alex Lifeson - La Villa Strangiato, Limelight, Tom Sawyer
Trevor Rabin - Can't Look Away, various solo and with Yes, especially live
Smith/Murray - Seventh Son...., To Tame a Land, Stranger in a Strange Land, many others
Nuno - Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee, Warheads, many others
Paul Gilbert/Bruce Bouillett - Into the Night, Scarified
Hendrix - Who Knows, Machine Gun
John Norum - The Final Countdown
Kee Marcello - Superstitious
Jimmy Page - Psycho treatment for the Theremin in '73 Madison Square Garden Whole Lotta Love....coolest thing I've EVER heard....
As many solos over the years that I have loved listening to, these are the ones that still resonate and inspire me today:
Dream Theater - S2N
Dream Theater - Lines in the Sand
Angel Dust - When I Die
Van Halen - Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do
Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere in Time
Just my personal faves:
5. Django Reinhard - Djangology (the version with the orchestra)
4. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (2nd solo)
3. Buckethead - Nottingham Lace
2. Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
1. Dream Theater - Under a Glass Moon
Less about the initial impact, but the ones that come to mind that I consistently enjoy are:
Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere in Time (This is god level to me, especially the second half)
Metallica – Fade to Black
Megadeth – Tornado of Souls
Slayer – South of Heaven (That little short solo, it’s the tremolo bar dips that overlap into the verse that get me every time)
Testament – Over The Wall
All That Remains – Become the Catalyst (Love how all the notes are outside of what you expect. Not going to say “wrong” but the unexpected note choice makes me hard)
Dokken – So Many Tears
The Faceless – Autotheism II: Emancipate (Outro solo is possibly the closest thing to perfection I’ve ever heard, technique, emotion, melody, everything)
Arch Enemy – The Immortal (Michael Amott’s 2nd half with the slidey run at the start)
Pantera – Cemetary Gates
Intestine Baalism – Blasphemy Resurrected / A Place Their Gods Left Behind (technically one song, they flow into each other). Link below to full album, set to start at Blasphemy Resurrected.
I forgot how awesome this solo was!
I see that you also threw a Skolnick solo in there which reminds me of Testament's cover of Power Slave from the Dark Roots of the Earth album.
Here's a video of Alex tracking the solo, mistakes and all... The final product is great and a fitting tribute to Maiden.
Amazing! I love studio vids like that!
The Evil that Men Do, by Maiden (solo starts at around 3:00).
They have incredible solos on the 7th Son and Somewhere in Time albums.
+1 for Humans Being. So melodic !
AC/DC- Ride On
AC/DC- The Jack
Ozzy: Bark At the Moon
Dokken: Heaven Sent
ZZ Top: Gimme All Your Lovin'
Tony MacAlpine: The Taker
Vinnie Moore: In Control
Vinnie Moore: Minds Eye
Cacophony: X Ray Eyes
Alcatrazz (Yngwie): Suffer Me (Fade out Solo)
Steeler (Yngwie): Serenade
Racer X: Street Lethal
Racer X: Loud and Clear
Paul Gilbert: Metal Dog (Technical Difficulties)
Joe Stump: Weapon of Choice
Yngwie: Evil Eye
Gerry Rafferty: Baker Street
Candlemass: At the Gallows End
Candlemass: The Well of Souls
Way too many more to list but those are some that immediately spring to mind.