what are some good pure guitar solo-type songs like canon rock and cliffs of dover??
surfing with the alien. joe satriani. check out steve vai too
In Memorian by Hammerfall and Voice Of The Soul by Death.
Get a hold of Steve Vai's "Passion And Warfare" album... now that's some playing
Far Beyond the Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen has some good songs....but he is pretty fast.
Why not look at the Metallica Instrumentals
Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Neil Zaza, Steve Vai, Mattias "IA" Eklundh, Ron Jarzombek, and John Petrucci (his solo work) are my favorites, but there are countless "virtuoso" guitarists out there with tracks like this.