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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 pm 
 

Start at 2:12
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Easily one of Black Sabbath's best solos.

At 2:45
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A fantastic haunting solo on a kinda of forgettable album, by far the best 25 seconds of the entire album.

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An amazing solo from a band that only people that keep browsing oldschool death metal videos on youtube know.

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tahu157
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:28 pm 
 

Avantasia's Unchain the Light

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I've always considered Avantasia a metal opera. I don't exactly go looking through their catalog for my virtuosity fix, y'know? I also haven't really seen anyone discuss Avantasia's solos either so I would guess that the soloing aspect of the band doesn't get much attention. Unchain the Light has my favorite Avantasia solo to date. I think it's one of the best things Tobias has ever written but I've never seen anyone talk about it really.

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joppek
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:37 pm 
 

i wouldn't say !t.o.o.h.! is particularly underrated - most people who know them, like them from what i've seen - but you don't hear people talking about their solos... which i guess is understandable considering their output is filled with a lot of other stuff that's worth more than a word or two, but anyway...

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:43 pm 
 

"Promised Land" by Mary's Blood, aside from being straight-up one of my favorite songs of all time, also has one of my favorite solos of all time from 2:40 to 4:25. The solo from 4:47 to 5:48 is also pretty legit.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:32 pm 
 

I just remembered about this one:
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MawBTS
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:59 am 
 

Hibria has so many good solos.

Random one below. Skip to 2:58.

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I've always considered Avantasia a metal opera. I don't exactly go looking through their catalog for my virtuosity fix, y'know? I also haven't really seen anyone discuss Avantasia's solos either so I would guess that the soloing aspect of the band doesn't get much attention. Unchain the Light has my favorite Avantasia solo to date. I think it's one of the best things Tobias has ever written but I've never seen anyone talk about it really.


I don't think Tobias has the skills or the patience to "write" a guitar solo, and part of Avantasia's appeal is the massive number of guest spots anyway.

He probably just gets some guitarist in a chair, lets them rip out a solo, has them re-do it if he's not happy with something, etc. So he technically curates it but he's not the one who decides what notes go where.

The lead guitarist credited on that song is Oliver Hartmann, which surprised me, as I mostly know him as the vocalist from At Vance. But yeah, he does an amazing job.

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ThrashFanatic
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:47 am 
 

The most underrated solo ever is the solo from the song "Where the Night" by tech thrash band Aspid. I recommend you guys check it out

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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:39 am 
 

Pharaoh's song Telepath has a fantastic solo with some incredible legato playing, both beautiful and fun as hell!

On Antestor's The Forsaken the solos are shreddier than expected. Sometimes it doesn't work, but the slow one in The Return is quite mind blowing, in particular how well he follows the chords

Helrunar's song Sol is another example of how following well the chords works amazingly, the ending solo is simple and very long, but pretty amazing

Also: Tyr's solo duel on Lord of Lies, oh my god :lol:

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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:41 am 
 

Greg from Paradise Lost provided sooo many quality and superb solos throught PL's discography.
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 am 
 

Even if a lot of people know it, I'll vote for "Where The Rain Grows". That is my favourite guitar solo of all time. The melting starts at 2:32. The harmony parts of this solo kill me.

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Karlabos
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:05 pm 
 

Fist In Fetus has some of the best solos I've ever listened on extreme metal.
And it's fun because since it's a grindcore band they all come so unexpectedly

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thrashinbatman
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:24 pm 
 

I think Blind Guardian's lead work is very underrated. So many of Andre Olbrich's solos are classic, and so well composed. I'm gonna throw in the one from "Another Stranger Me", because I love that solo and it's an underappreciated song on an underappreciated album.

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savagevelocithrash
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:51 pm 
 

Some of my favorites:

Akira Takasaki solo on Loudness's "Devil Soldier" is such a beautiful and underrated showcase of guitar mastery.. emotive, technical, classy... words aren't enough to describe how much i love it. Takasaki is one of the most, if not THE most underrated guitarrist of all 80s Heavy Metal.
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The little solo on Priest's "Killing Machine" is such a underrated piece of kick-ass guitar simplicity, a true testament of the talent of Judas Priest's axemen.

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The guitar solo section from Nasty Savage "XXX" is ferocious as hell... i wish more people put atention on the Nasties, such an underapreciated band with such talented musicians and crazy original ideas. They don't get all the love ther rightly deserve.

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Also, not metal, but more people need to put atention to what Frank Zappa was doing with the guitar in the 70s... not as skilled as some of his peers but absolutely master of the guitar tone and improvisation. Listen to the warm and fuzzy tone on "Black Napkins" with that tiny Pignose amp... pure guitar heaven.

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aaronmb666
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:51 am 
 

Ralph Santolla's solos on Stench of Redemption, my fav being the Homage for Satan:
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Smitty
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:32 am 
 

Without a doubt, the most unexpected and tasty metal solo in tech death, and most anything else ...

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Drowned
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:19 pm 
 

0:28

Shaune Kelley and Erik Rutan channeling the eldritch dimensions...

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FirebathDan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:40 pm 
 

Kim Rantala's synth solo in "My Kantele" (2:30-2:55 below) is probably the greatest, most memorable keyboard solo in all of metal. Too bad it never gets the credit it deserves, likely because it's keyboards. Rantala was easily Amorphis' best keyboardist and his work throughout Elegy (his only appearance with the band) is some of the best keyboard work I've ever heard.

Oh, and Esa Holopainen's solo right before this is pretty tasty too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:10 pm 
 

Lots of underrated/unknown solos come to mind for me, but a couple that really stick out are these:

The solo at the end of Angela by Frightmare is so awesome. I remember the first time I heard this song. I was completely taken by surprise when that solo came out of nowhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6W_DAV-Vkg

Disfigurement released a really awesome EP in 2013, and unfortunately haven't been heard from since. The whole EP is filled with tasty solos, particularly from the song Foul Light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z80UusXapoA

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:56 pm 
 

One that's always stood out to me is that solo in the song "Thrash Assault" by the US band Sauron. Just an amazing, beautiful, and well composed melodic guitar solo over top this bestial, raw thrash metal, that's sort of unexpected upon first listen. I don't see them mentioned on here much anymore, but I think they were a little more well known around the time of that album, mid-to-late 2000s.

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jjohn
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:44 am 
 

The last Ephel Duath has a great guitar solo for 'Within This Soil' courtesy of Erik Rutan that provides such a cathartic and emotional closure to the song.

No youtube link so I'll post the bandcamp link for the whole album. Solo starts at around 05:40 but the whole song is great.

https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/albu ... y-darkness
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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:53 pm 
 

Drowned wrote:
0:28

Shaune Kelley and Erik Rutan channeling the eldritch dimensions...

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This is great. I didn't even remembered Ripping Corpse released something other than DWTD

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Red_Death
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:06 pm 
 

This one right here, I suppose it's relatively unknown

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1:20-6:25

By the way, no Yossi no Orphaned Land

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:15 am 
 

Very few people know or care about Nocturne Moonrise... it's a shame because the guitarist for that band is amazing.

Solo technically starts at 4:00, but the first part is shared with the keyboard player. He gets the solo to himself at 4:43.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:35 pm 
 

Who would think that an Atmospheric Black Metal, Summoning-clone band would have such a wonderful solo (9:35)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:13 pm 
 

Thexhumed wrote:
Who would think that an Atmospheric Black Metal, Summoning-clone band would have such a wonderful solo (9:35)

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I honestly like this album more than any single Summoning album.

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blackmantram
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:59 pm 
 

I think Maha Kali has one of the most memorable solos in metal, whether is good or not its subject to debate, but Its sure catchy as hell.

This is the live version. It starts at 4:05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_BLuTUXA_M

Maybe a little off topic but Coroner has some sort of "signature" hook in some of their guitar solos which I think it's pretty awesome (as if they weren't awesome enough already).

00:28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4-QkRvczzA
02:58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vrFFg7QCvM

Black metal is not the best place to find nice solos specially ones you could call "great" or "underrated" but I've heard a couple of them that have really caught my attention and I think deserve to be mentioned here.

Cicatrice by Gris at 4:25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUZTGCjYdNA

Wind of the night forest by Drudkh at 5:20, which also has some of the best drumming in black metal in my opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejRyZhaMN_w

Ukraine by Nokturnal Mortum at 5:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJj7AaVtT8

Shining has plenty of good solos as well, I can recall exactly which ones but I'm pretty sure there are a couple ones at V halmstad.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:30 pm 
 

Here's a very overlooked guitar solo.

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FuneralDeity
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:34 am 
 

https://youtu.be/UDL-bW_yAqM?t=262

Order From Chaos "There Lies Your Lord, Father of Victories". I love the entire solo, but this part is the best.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:10 am 
 

Underrated-Black Sabbath Born Again, Computer God, and Nightwing. All have nice things going on. Also Johnny Blade rip roaring all over the place.

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Peyp
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:09 am 
 

Just remembered another one if anyone here is interested in cheesy power metal whose musicians look like they came from a Final Fantasy game set in the Baroque period... Versailles - Faith & Decision has 5 different solos, all of which are good, but my favorite is Teru's solo at 3:28. The others can be found at 1:59, 5:02, 12:13, and 12:35.

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