#1
What would you say are the ten must know riffs for metal guitarists?
You dont have to restrict yourself to riffs, your list can include solos, riffs, intro and even whole songs.

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#3
Iron Man, Paraniod, Master of Puppets, and I can't think of the other one.
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#5
all depends on the type of metal, and even then it's usually only if you're playing to impress people...
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#7
Well there are a lot of Metallica riffs I would mention.... MOP, Battery, That riff from Fade To Black... way too many to list
Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
The Trooper- Iron Maiden
Crazy Train-Ozzy/RR
I guess it depends on what kind of metal you are into
#8
Symphony of destruction, megadeth
MoP, Metallica
Raining Blood, Slayer.
Paranoid and Iron Man, black sabbath
Crazy Train, Ozzy

Thats all i can think of really but its all comes down to what you want to learn, i didnt learn any of those cos they were big riffs in metal.
#9
Slayer - Angel Of Death
Metallica - Sandman
Pantera - Walk
Sepultura - Territory
Maiden - Trooper
Rammstein - Du Hast (they say it's not metal, but oh well)
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (nu-metal)
Megadeth - Symphony Of Destruction
Mötorhead - Ace Of Spades
Ozzy - Crazy Train
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#12
Blind Guardian - The Script for my Requiem

Excellent metal song. The solo is rather plain, but it is a good example of less is more. Any Blind Guardian would make a nice lesson in metal.
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Megadeth - Holy Wars
Megadeth - Tornado of Souls

Both of those songs are great pieces of metal history. The solos are great, the riffs are great. It is a win/win situation!
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White Lion - Wait (solo)

The song is a power ballad from the 80's. This solo is one tricky piece to get nailed, except for the last run. Vito Bratta is one bad ass guitarist. If you want to build your tapping skills, this would be THE solo I would recommend for it! Also recommended for picking up girls. haha
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Ozzy - Mr Crowley

If you don't already know this, LEARN IT!
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Jason Becker - Altitudes

This one is for you shredders. Jason Becker is probably one of the greatest minds that ever graced the fretboard of a guitar. He creates beauty among chaos. The best thing about this song is it shows that MELODY is a vital part of shredding. To go fast without melody is to make noise that has no rhyme or reason. Melody is key! Otherwise it will just be random noise like several popular guitarists.
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This is enough for now. As I find more "must know" pieces I will add them.
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#15
riffs:

1. Raining Blood by Slayer- exemplifies the evil riff (http://youtube.com/watch?v=CUDWLp1yIWw)
2. Cowboys From Hell by Pantera- great groove/thrash mix (http://youtube.com/watch?v=E_WZkCgeXWk)
3. Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth- an easy, recognizable, and bad-ass riff (http://youtube.com/watch?v=MZmPD6-vNVY)
4. Laid to Rest by Lamb of God- good eastern feeling to it, very heavy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ygVON8A98tc)
5. Metal Militia by Metallica- perfect speed metal riff (http://youtube.com/watch?v=DDNASEClfCs)

solos:

1. Wake Up Dead (1st solo) by Megadeth- excellent example of the thrash style of soloing, while still sounding good (http://youtube.com/watch?v=h9P-tPb2FLI)
2. Altitudes by Jason Becker- As someone else said, the best example of melodic neo-classical ever (http://youtube.com/watch?v=tRK6NxgPlfo)
3. Domination (solo and breakdown) by Pantera- Great for impressing people, while not being insanely hard. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=paJd9MyD-9Q)
4. No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne- Excellent use of pentatonics, easy to learn (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OEcb8vUepAs)
5. Sold my Soul by Zakk Wylde- Great use of wah on bends, sounds really cool (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wsih9nUpq2U)
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