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post Jan 24 2008, 01:40 AM
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I don't know if you guys have ever had any topics like this before, and if you have , I apologise. I know it can be annoying when noobs come in and start topics that keep reappearing. I just thought though with the variety in members and music tastes it would be interesting to maybe find out about some solos I have never heard.

I shall start the ball rolling:

Twilightning - Riot Race:

I like this solo because I find it nice and slow and the little fast run at the end just makes the entire thing amazing. Plus the vocal melody and keys after run on well from it.

Dragonforce - Valley Of The Damned (outro solo):

With all the fast stuff these guys are pulling out this solo always stands out. It seems to be the only one with any feeling in it, and just goes to prove (along with Trail Of Broken Hearts solo) that the two guitarists can write something that isn't fast. Also with the poorness of their latest album, it is always nice to go back to the demo, and first album and remember how good they were.

Necrophagist - Fermented Offal Discharge:

This band are very hit and miss for me, but this solo definitely does it for me. Melodic and fast.

How about you guys?
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post Jan 24 2008, 01:49 AM
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Iron Maiden - Strange World
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
And all the other Maiden songs...

Johnny Winter - Raised on Rock

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I heard it through the Grapevine
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Ramble Tamble

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Rude Mood

Stretch - Can't Judge A Book

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton - All Your Love


plus a couple of billion other solos biggrin.gif


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post Jan 24 2008, 01:55 AM
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Iron Maiden - Brave New World
Iron Maiden - Paschendale
Iron Maiden - Judas Be My Guide
Any Iron Maiden Song

Opeth - The Baying Of The Hounds
Opeth - Hope Leaves
Opeth - Closure
Opeth - Ghost Of Perdition
Opeth - ANYTHING

Necrophagist - Fermented Offal Discharge (I love this whole band smile.gif )

Black Dahlia Murder - Everything Went Black
Black Dahlia Murder - Climactic Degradation

So many more, but these i love alot.
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post Jan 24 2008, 01:58 AM
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November rain (all three of them)
Sweet Child O-Mine
(all those were Guns-n-Roses)

Slither
Dirtly Little Thing
(velvet revolver)

Bohemian Rapsody
(Queen)


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post Jan 24 2008, 01:59 AM
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Iron Maiden - Paschendale
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Needle and The Spoon
Deep Purple - Highway Star
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
Megadeth - Tornado of Souls
Rush - Limelight
Triumph - Fight The Good Fight
Van Halen - Runaround


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post Jan 24 2008, 03:19 AM
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Lets keep it interesting and post reasons like Duncan did smile.gif

Mother - Dave Gilmour

An Intensely melodic solo that really kicks the song up a notch, and blends beautifully with the accompaniament, a total song experience

Tender Surrender - Steve Vai

Well the whole song is really a solo - it starts slow, takes you to the heights of virtuoso passion then slows you down again - exhausting!


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post Jan 24 2008, 03:29 AM
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Opeth-The Leper Affinity
Lynrd Skynrd-Free Bird
Guns N Roses-November Rain
Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb
Ozzy Osbourne-Bark at the Moon
Ozzy Osbourne-Crazy Train
Van Halen-Eruption
cant think of any more right now.......

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post Jan 24 2008, 03:39 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jan 24 2008, 02:19 AM) *
Tender Surrender - Steve Vai

Well the whole song is really a solo - it starts slow, takes you to the heights of virtuoso passion then slows you down again - exhausting!


I completely agree with this. The entire song is pretty incredible. So much emotion when he plays it as well.
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post Jan 24 2008, 03:50 AM
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Far Beyond the Sun- Yngwie Malmsteen (I guess that the whole song basically counts as a solo)
Fade to Black- Metallica
Cemetery Gates, Hollow- Pantera
November Rain- Slash
Every Marty Friedman Solo in Hanger 18- Megadeth


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post Jan 24 2008, 04:04 AM
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Dream Theatre- In Presence of Enemies Part 1...
John Petrucci + speed picking.... need i say more...

Opeth- Mikael Akerfelt is a god.. and what he writes is amazing any solos

Glassgow Kiss - John Petrucci

Renegade - Styx

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post Jan 24 2008, 05:42 AM
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Rush - Closer To The Heart
Death - Symbolic
Cacophony - Concerto
Guns and Roses - Estranged

Those are in my head right now. Obviously will be more.


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post Jan 26 2008, 09:50 PM
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Hmm, not in any particular order. Just tastefully done and instant classics riffs off the top of my head

1) Rush- YYZ

2) Ozzy- SATO

3) Deep Purple- Knockin at Your Back Door

4) Judas Priest- Got Another Thing Coming

5) G-n-R- Paradise City

6) Bon Jovi- Run Away

7) Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb

8) AC/DC- Highway to Hell

9) Ozzy- Over the Mountain

10) Van Halen- Hot for Teacher
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post Jan 26 2008, 09:50 PM
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This one isnt about guitar at all, but I remember when I first heard the pop song ' The Voice' by John Farnham, I thought it was pretty amazing that someone had the idea to use bagpipes for the solo.
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post Jan 26 2008, 09:57 PM
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Dream Theater : As I Am, go john petrucci smile.gif
Symphony X : Sea of Lies
Steve Vai : For the Love of God
Joe satriani : crushing day
rusty cooley : Jazzmine song
and on and on... too lazy to type tongue.gif

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post Jan 26 2008, 10:12 PM
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Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (second solo)

It's just so.. Awesome! It sounds false but it really fits, and it creates the most amazing feeling ever.

Agalloch - Not Unlike the Waves

Melodic, technical, everything. It fits the song perfectly and well, that's all I can say.

Agalloch - A Desolation Song

An acoustic solo, and.. Just perfect. I love it.

Opeth - Harvest

It's so extremely tasteful, and well beautiful, can't describe it better..

Opeth - Beneath the Mire - last solo

The ultimate Peter Lindgren experience. I love all his solo work, but this is my favourite, it's amazing, and when it reaches it's climax at the end.. wow.

Last but not least:

Sörskogen - Mordet i Grottan

I really can't comment it. This solo is perfect, and so is the song. Mikael Åkerfeldt + Dan Swanö = win

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post Jan 26 2008, 11:20 PM
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Sea of Lies- Symphony X
Tornado of Souls- Megadeth
In the Dragon's Den- Symphony X
Day Dream- Vinnie Moore
Morning Star- Vinnie Moore
Altitudes- Jason Becker
Blitzkrieg- Yngwie Malmsteen
Gray Pianos Flying- Shawn Lane
Wheel of Fortune- Tony Macalpine
Agrionia- Tony Macalpine
Concerto- Cacophony
Under a Glass Moon- Dream Theater

Don't see what is so great about Opeth's solos, though, awesome riffs, weak solos, awesome band still though.


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:32 PM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Jan 26 2008, 11:20 PM) *
Don't see what is so great about Opeth's solos, though, awesome riffs, weak solos, awesome band still though.

Well, I can clearly see that you are into shred solos there, so maybe it's just not your style.. Have you heard some of the early and faster solos though? like this for instance? The solo is about 5.45 in the song.


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:34 PM
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I can't pick one O_o Thats like asking favorite song. Favorite band I can't even do, and most bands have many awesome solos. I can maybe do top 5 favorite bands, but not solos.


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:46 PM
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QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ Jan 26 2008, 11:32 PM) *
Well, I can clearly see that you are into shred solos there, so maybe it's just not your style.. Have you heard some of the early and faster solos though? like this for instance? The solo is about 5.45 in the song.


Yea that is a pretty good solo, first time I have heard it too. The Opeth albums I have mostly have slow to medium speed pentatonic solos in them. I can't stand the pentatonic scale used in a metal or rock context, good for blues, it sounds extremely annoying over the heavy progressions. Regular minor, major, harmonic minor are much much much much much more suited for the genre IMO. I love Opeth and their riffs, just not a big fan of the solos.

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I would have to say that EVH's Eruption is probably one of the best. George Lynch's Mr Scary ranks pretty high on the list as well.


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