Your favourite guitar solos

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    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
     
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    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. :lol:
     
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    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
     
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    I have to add the summer song by Joe satriana, that one always makes me happy
     
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    Do all of Joe Pass's solo albums count? It's all a guitar solo, and it's all amazing.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

     
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    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.... :minions:
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.

     
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    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.
     
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    Amazing! I love studio vids like that!
     
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    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 !
     
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    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.
     
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