#1
I'm just starting to play guitar, and want heavy, distorted songs so it'll sound cool even though I suck. And are there any easy solos I can play?
#3
^What the heck is that guy doing! At the same time it's interesting in that, like you said, someone who's not a musician might think, of course that it doesn't sound nice, but that the guy is legitimately playing metal riffs.

Anyway OP, yeah sure there are plenty of easy heavy songs.
So it depends on what sort of bands you like. For sure, some of the easiest to play that still sounds heavy is songs by Slipknot if that's your thing, Disturbed and well pretty much tons of Nu Metal bands that play in Dropped tuning. But I don't recommend starting with dropped tuning because you won't learn proper (barre/power)chords. It's still fine if you just wanna learn some riffs that sound great. Fear Factory has some easy stuff too but the rhythm is often a bit tricky at first.
The first song I learned on electric guitar was "Before I Forget" by Slipknot and that was coming straight from Guitar Hero, the song is much easier on real guitar (and probably the only case of that )
#4
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a good first metal song. It's really easy with some practice and the lead line sounds really impressive even if you're a beginner.
#5
Entombed - Wolverine blues. First song I learned actually.

Jungle rot - virus. Actually anything by jungle rot is stupidly easy groovy stuff that relies on heavy downtuning.

Six Feet Under - Silent Violence. Another song i nailed fast


*edit* sorry, i misread. You said solos, not songs. Cant help there, im more rhythm guy.

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#6
You might want to look into some Rammstein for heavy and (mostly) easy to play songs.
#7
Quote by ch1ng_chung

non-guitarists can't see the difference between music and stuff like this

Anything with decent tempo will impress them, especially if you play fast and add lots of distortion


Thing is thats probably all he needs to be able to play to be able to pick up some chicks
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#8
The first song I learned was Monster by Skillet. In fact, it's easy enough that I could've told somebody how to play it before I got my first guitar just by watching Ben Kasica's tutorial for it a few times. There's no solo, though, it's just rhythm.
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Quote by MaaZeus
Entombed - Wolverine blues. First song I learned actually.

Jungle rot - virus. Actually anything by jungle rot is stupidly easy groovy stuff that relies on heavy downtuning.

Six Feet Under - Silent Violence. Another song i nailed fast


*edit* sorry, i misread. You said solos, not songs. Cant help there, im more rhythm guy.

Could you please recommend something other than death metal? I want to play a genre I can tolerate.
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Could you please recommend something other than death metal? I want to play a genre I can tolerate.



You should have elaborated more than just saying "heavy distortion" man.

From top of my head, Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls, Orion and Seek And Destroy. Typical songs for all rock and metal beginnners. Or anything by ACDC.

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#11
I started with Metallica's slower melodic solos such as Fade To Black and Master of Puppets. Fairly easy and once you get them down it is a good achievement as a beginner.
#12
Quote by MaaZeus
You should have elaborated more than just saying "heavy distortion" man.

From top of my head, Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls, Orion and Seek And Destroy. Typical songs for all rock and metal beginnners. Or anything by ACDC.


I'm learning Metallica songs, anything else other than AC/DC?
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I'm learning Metallica songs, anything else other than AC/DC?



Black Sabbath. Paranoid, Electric Funeral, Iron Man. All good songs to practice. Solos are not insanely hard either.

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#15
Walk by Pantera is cool as well. Try it.
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#16
Sad But True by Metallica is super heavy and easy to learn. My bands drummer is learning some Lamb Of God as well. You could look into that. Redneck is fairly easy. You could also buy the game Rocksmith, it's actually quite funny to play with a real guitar, and it does help
#19
lol it's always Metallica, ACDC and Black Sabbath, it's always recommended and they are great but it does get old after hearing it 1000x times. you know it's sad but true..yea yea.. Tonny Iommi solos are kind of rhythmically tricky and there are some fast blues bends if you want to play them by the book but nothing terribly difficult but I would never say they are easy like most people do

I would like to add System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine and Sepultura
#20
rammstein is not all that easy you know? try copy their tonr and tempo (mein teil) but it's not hard either. Or you could try Misfists! The Graves era has some insane distortion efects, fast and fairly easy punk riffs (so you pretty much constantley hit same chord/note as fast as you can) sounds cool
But really, metallica would be your best bet. It's heavy, it's metal, sounds uberCool and relativeley easy (unless you want to play it up to speed )) that's where it gets tricky!
#21
I'd say try some Candlemass, songs like Solitude and Bewitched are easy and heavy with a lot of distortion. Then you can have a go at songs like Chemical Wedding by Bruce Dickinson, Violent Revolution by Kreator, Going Under by Evanescence, that sort of thing.

Though, I've got to say it, why not actually get better instead of finding songs that make you sound better than you are? Even still, you can really tell the difference between someone who's been playing for three months playing Metallica and someone who's been playing for three years playing Metallica, in the end, you aren't fooling anyone. I think this site often underestimates non-musicians, they can recognise good and bad players, and they recognise it based on what sounds good. What sounds good will always be a talented musician and unless the people you want to impress are 13, your sloppy rendition of a Metallica song will always be met with an unenthusiastic "Uh, cool.". If you start covering your faults as a player now, you'll carry that attitude for the next few years until you have an eye-opening moment where you think "Wow, I can't play guitar", and have to near enough relearn the instrument. I'd never recommend piling on the distortion to sound 'cool' at any stage of your playing.
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Black Sabbath - Sweat leaf, Heavan and Hell, NIB
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#23
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I'd say try some Candlemass, songs like Solitude and Bewitched are easy and heavy with a lot of distortion. Then you can have a go at songs like Chemical Wedding by Bruce Dickinson, Violent Revolution by Kreator, Going Under by Evanescence, that sort of thing.

Though, I've got to say it, why not actually get better instead of finding songs that make you sound better than you are? Even still, you can really tell the difference between someone who's been playing for three months playing Metallica and someone who's been playing for three years playing Metallica, in the end, you aren't fooling anyone. I think this site often underestimates non-musicians, they can recognise good and bad players, and they recognise it based on what sounds good. What sounds good will always be a talented musician and unless the people you want to impress are 13, your sloppy rendition of a Metallica song will always be met with an unenthusiastic "Uh, cool.". If you start covering your faults as a player now, you'll carry that attitude for the next few years until you have an eye-opening moment where you think "Wow, I can't play guitar", and have to near enough relearn the instrument. I'd never recommend piling on the distortion to sound 'cool' at any stage of your playing.


I agree with this but don't we all go through the lots of distortion phase when we first start? I know I did until I read an article interview Kirk hammit saying basically what you pointed out he said lots of distortion will let you get away with murder. When I play metal I like to just get a good palm muted chugg and that's far enough for my taste.

Trying monster by skillet pretty decent amount of distortion and its all drop tuned cords.
#24
I have to say as far ease goes and distortion, songs by The Misfits are about as simple as you can get... even for punk lol. I mean, someone posted the tab for the whole Static Age album right here on UG and it's pretty much spot on!