#1
There are guitar solos in almost every metal song but very few feature bass and drum solos. Why are bass and drum solos so rare?
Last edited by Rock Musician at Jul 15, 2009,
#2
because no one cares about them

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#3
Because metal is guitar-centered.

And because we all know bassists and drummers suck [/sarcasm]
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because no one cares about them
Some bass solos are amazing. Check the live version of "The Pharaoh" by Edguy.
#5
well i already don't like edguy so no thanks

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#6
guitar is faster and more versatile than bass, other than slapping, which usually doesnt fit metal so well

drums dont have any notes....they aint as interesting tbh
#8
In Metallicas Orion, Cliff Burton did a bass solo I think. And in Metallicas first album Kill 'Em All, there is a song called Anesthesia/ Pulling Teeth, that song is a pure bass solo, also by Cliff Burton.
#9
Burton played solos all the time for Trauma and Tallica' , its just too bad he passed away
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#10
august burns red have a few bass solos, chasing the dragons the only one i can think of....

but yeah, protest the hero is good for bass solos.

but drum solos, i think as metal drums are generally quite hard anyway, it doesnt need to showcase the drummers skill more and would just be a bit overkill.

i dunno really, because you can say that about metal guitar too...

*shrugs shoulders*
#11
Death Metal will have quite a few bass features at times.

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#12
Because bass and drums usually make up the rhythm section of a band.

Why isn't there more vocal solos?
#13
because the main instrument in Heavy Metal music is the guitar
i would like to hear more bass and drums solos anyways
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#14
Morbid angel made a song called Drumcheck, which is a drum solo

Cannibal Corpse have some short solos, rather riffs, which are played on bass.. For example Hammer Smashed Face.
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Morbid angel made a song called Drumcheck, which is a drum solo

Cannibal Corpse have some short solos, rather riffs, which are played on bass.. For example Hammer Smashed Face.

Then tons of Death Metal bands copied that for many songs. It will be like a 2 second fill.
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#19
Bassists don't want solos, they're all shy. And drummers don't have the attention span to play solos.
#20
Because guitar solos fit very easily into rock and metal songs. Drum solos are often impractical when it comes to the flow or structure of a song as the time-keeping element of the drums is more or less lost, so most solos have to be actual solos where nobody else plays.

As for bass, metal especially is riff-based music and it's hard for a bass to really stand out against a prominent guitar riff.
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Because guitar solos fit very easily into rock and metal songs. Drum solos are often impractical when it comes to the flow or structure of a song as the time-keeping element of the drums is more or less lost

I'd have to agree with this, unless it was a live gig.