Best guitar performance on a heavy metal album goes to......

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  1. chubbywolf

    chubbywolf Member

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    Marty Friedman and Dave Mustaine on Rust in Peace.

    Still, to this day, I believe this is the finest heavy metal guitar record ever. I'm not saying the best metal record, just the best guitar performances. Some truly special playing on that album.
     
  2. chucke99

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    No question, in my opinion. Best guitar work on a metal album is by Ulrich Roth on the Scorpions' "Virgin Killer" album. After that, I'd go with Tipton & Downy on Priest's "Sad Wings of Destiny", and then Randy Rhodes on Ozzy's "Diary of a Madman".
     
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    UFO ~ Strangers In The Night :bow
     
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    Uli? - My faves are In Trance, and Taken By Force (for Charon, alone).
     
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    Glenn Tipton & KK Downing on "Painkiller"
     
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    For me, Zakk Wylde on Ozzy's No rest for the wicked.
    It got me into playing guitar.
     
  7. Deathmonkey

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    Oh, I thought you guys meant metal.

    Jeff Loomis and Steve Smyth on Nevermore's This Godless Endeavor is brilliant.




    These dudes are pretty silly(The Faceless):


    Those two Necrophagist records were a total revelation for me:


    And there are a bunch of new dudes that are just ridiculous players:
    TesseracT:

    Within The Ruins:

    Obscura (go to 3;20 for total ridiculousness)


    A lot of the Djent/NuProg players are really talented: Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, The Contortionist, Conducting From The Grave, Volumes, After the Burial, Last Chance To Reason... there is some SICK guitar being played out there. :aok
     
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    Agree with the OP. Marty Friedman for sure. I dig some of the newer metal guys too but anything interesting that they play just reminds me of older shredders. However everyone into metal should check out Revocation. Newer style thrash that's just amazing.
     
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    Another vote for Diary of a Madman.
     
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    Horns up for Megadeth but in the Thrash world Slayer, Exodus or Kreator gets my vote.
     
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    When I saw the thread title I immediately thought of Chris Poland era Megadeth.
     
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    Another vote for Rust in Peace.
     
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    oh, and Holy Wars is the best song Megadeth ever composed, and it isn't even close. However, I really didn't care for Rust In Peace for some reason. It just didn't do it for me. So Far, So Good, So What is the album that I never get tired of.
     
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    Another vote for Rust in Peace.
     
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    Friedman's solos in Rust in Peace had such an exotic quality to them. You could tell he was trying to prove he was way more than just a Shrapnel shredder. Plus Mustaine's rhythms are just incredible throughout. All early Megadeth just rips.
     
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    Take your pick.









     
  18. CowTipton

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    Gotta go with Rust in Peace.
    That 1990-91 year was the pinnacle of metal in my opinion.

    Painkiller
    Rust in Peace
    Facelift
    Razor's Edge
    Persistence of Time
    Cowboys from Hell
    Souls of Black
    etc. etc.
     
  19. chubbywolf

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    What this guy said!
     
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    exactly the album I was thinking of when I read the thread title. Rust in Peace never gets old, amazing album!
     

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