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|The Greatest Solos: Part 1|
So many solos, so little time. This is the first of what I'm sure will be many lists on guitar
wankery, and I'm sure you've seen a couple of these on other lists ... but I just felt the need to
share the first few solos that I will never grow tired of.
|1||Between the Buried and Me|
|2||Animals as Leaders|
The whole song is a freakin' solo ... but it's also just that: a song. I have a lot of respect for Tosin Abasi,
he's an amazing player.
I Am The Lion
A little known Christian band (I think, anyway; I could be wrong) that actually has unreal chops. This song
has an insane solo, and a couple fantastic breakdowns that fit the song. Solo is huge, though.
All New Materials
Misha Mansoor channels Allan Holdsworth so well in this solo. Wicked solo with a lot of awkward
chromaticism that really sounds great!
|5||The Number Twelve Looks Like You|
If They Holler, Don't Let Go
I wish they didn't break up. The solo that ends this song is unbelievable; such a tasteful blend of shred,
vibrato-bar phrases and string-skipping. Alexis Pareja is, in my mind, one of the greatest underrated
guitarists in the metal scene.
Coldly Calculated Design
A nice melodic break from the systematic chaos that is The Faceless. Michael Keene is a great guitarist
(who barely uses his pinky finger, if you've seen him live ... weird style of playing, but who cares? He rips).
|7||Good Old War|
The guest solo at the end, simply, just "fits."
So many Darkest Hour songs have epic solos, but I have to give this one to Kris Norris ... again, another
example of a solo that really fits the song, shredding and tapping included.
|9||Blessed by a Broken Heart|
Show Me What You've Got
Right after a ridiculous breakdown comes this insane solo. I think this is one of the fastest solos on this list.
I imagine Shred Sean wrote it for the sole sake of blowing minds. Success.
|10||After The Burial|
Ometh (Re-release version)
The re-release version was so much better because the drums were actually tolerably audible during the
breakdown and subsequent solo trades between Justin and Trent. These guys rip, and helped pioneer the
use of 8-strings in metal. On top of that, they've written a solo in a major key, something that seems
relatively foreign for many metal bands. Wicked solo.
|ure not too cool for bat country.|
oh yes i am
|I prefer the solo in The Tides by Darkest Hour personally.|
|Actually great list, got my favourite Darkest Hour solo, Shred Sean always writes mint solos and After The Burial have a few good ones to choose from.|
Only one I would add is Zombie Autopilot - Unearth.
|1 list per day men|
|yeah delete all yr lists plz|
|1 is amazing. |
|emim, "the tides" is probably their craziest solo technically speaking, but carrigan sounds too much like norris, and i feel like norris was the soul of darkest hour (sadist nation? undoing ruin? even deliver us ... norris was the bomb)|
as for one list per day? you try waking up in the early afternoon and having to wait 5 hours until work ... might as well become a sputnik hermit imo
|ANOTHER LIST WITH NO DREAM THEATER!?!?!|
SPUTNIK WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME!?
|wow. what a diverse list.|
|Ometh has to be one of my favorite solo's as well. That whole album is just amazing|