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#1
whats a really hard song on bass? like Steve Harris and Marcus Grosskopf put together
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There's a sticky at the top of the bass forum page...the "I need bass songs to learn" thread.
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#3
Phantom Of The Opera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve Harris' Finest!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dream Theater - The Dance of Eternity
Gordian Knot - Singing Deep Mountain
Cynic - Veil of Maya

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#6
Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse <-- Some crazy bass fills here

Not technically metal, but Blindfolds Aside - Protest The Hero is a crazy song on bass.
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There's a sticky at the top of the bass forum page...the "I need bass songs to learn" thread.

Absolutely no reason to post after this. If you want to make suggestions, put them on the said thread.
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Anything Mudvayne. Heavy string guages recommended.
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Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) by Metallica, nailing the break in "Born to Lose" by Black Label Society is hard for me to nail.
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Absolutely no reason to post after this. If you want to make suggestions, put them on the said thread.

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Dream Theater, Between the Buried and Me, Atheist, Cynic, Necrophagist.

Nearly anything by them.
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#15
protest the hero has an insain bassist.
somthing less technical but just as hard, meshuggah.
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Dream Theater, Between the Buried and Me, Atheist, Cynic, Necrophagist.

Nearly anything by them.

These.

No offense to Protest the Hero (especially the example given)
they aren't really "hard" basslines (well, the tapping gets kind of tricky if you can't)
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Dream Theater - The Dance of Eternity
Gordian Knot - Singing Deep Mountain
Cynic - Veil of Maya

Have fun.

Veil of Maya isn't that hard. Try Only Ash Remains-Necrophagist or The Formative Years-Atheist
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SOME Trivium, too. Broken One was hard when I started out, easy as hell now.
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Dream Theater - The Dance of Eternity
Gordian Knot - Singing Deep Mountain
Cynic - Veil of Maya


Have fun.


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#21
This thread shouldn't be deleted because the OP is looking for specifically metal songs that are hard. The other thread is any general bass song that "should be learned" and it's not even updated anymore.

On that note, my favorite metal songs on the bass are:

Angel of Death- Slayer (Not notable for the bass, but it's very fun to play. And while it's easy, it's challenging to keep up a good stamina to play it all the way through because it's fast lol)

Eagle Fly Free- Helloween (Probably the hardest song I know on bass. The verses are just Steve Harris-type galloping, but then the pre-chorus and the solo section is all over the top of the neck and it's really complicated. Also, the bass has a tapping solo that's impossible for me to play perfectly. Check it out on youtube or something, and **** you if you think they're corny.)

Rime of the Ancient Mariner- Iron Maiden (THE epic song by Iron Maiden, AND their longest and most progressive. I highly suggest you listen to and learn this song. I can't really explain it, you just have to listen to it. Iron Maiden is the best band ever!)

Caught in a Mosh- Anthrax (Soooo fun to play. The intro when the bass comes in is just pure awesomeness, and the rest of the song, especially the solo section, is so fast and crazy. The name caught in a mosh fits this song perfectly.)
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This thread shouldn't be deleted because the OP is looking for specifically metal songs that are hard. The other thread is any general bass song that "should be learned" and it's not even updated anymore.

On that note, my favorite metal songs on the bass are:

Angel of Death- Slayer (Not notable for the bass, but it's very fun to play. And while it's easy, it's challenging to keep up a good stamina to play it all the way through because it's fast lol)

Eagle Fly Free- Helloween (Probably the hardest song I know on bass. The verses are just Steve Harris-type galloping, but then the pre-chorus and the solo section is all over the top of the neck and it's really complicated. Also, the bass has a tapping solo that's impossible for me to play perfectly. Check it out on youtube or something, and **** you if you think they're corny.)

Rime of the Ancient Mariner- Iron Maiden (THE epic song by Iron Maiden, AND their longest and most progressive. I highly suggest you listen to and learn this song. I can't really explain it, you just have to listen to it. Iron Maiden is the best band ever!)

Caught in a Mosh- Anthrax (Soooo fun to play. The intro when the bass comes in is just pure awesomeness, and the rest of the song, especially the solo section, is so fast and crazy. The name caught in a mosh fits this song perfectly.)

im working on that one, but the bridge is insane. and i really like ROTM, but its way to long. i'll also try caught in a mosh, and some mudvayne and PTH, maybe canibal corpse
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im working on that one, but the bridge is insane. and i really like ROTM, but its way to long. i'll also try caught in a mosh, and some mudvayne and PTH, maybe canibal corpse


Nice man. Check out my video of Caught in a Mosh (in my sig) to see how cool it is. Also, check out my Eagle Fly Free bass cover (also in my sig) so you can see how it's played. It's not too hard, it's just hard to remember it and play it fast.
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This thread shouldn't be deleted because the OP is looking for specifically metal songs that are hard. The other thread is any general bass song that "should be learned" and it's not even updated anymore.

On that note, my favorite metal songs on the bass are:

Angel of Death- Slayer (Not notable for the bass, but it's very fun to play. And while it's easy, it's challenging to keep up a good stamina to play it all the way through because it's fast lol)

Eagle Fly Free- Helloween (Probably the hardest song I know on bass. The verses are just Steve Harris-type galloping, but then the pre-chorus and the solo section is all over the top of the neck and it's really complicated. Also, the bass has a tapping solo that's impossible for me to play perfectly. Check it out on youtube or something, and **** you if you think they're corny.)

Rime of the Ancient Mariner- Iron Maiden (THE epic song by Iron Maiden, AND their longest and most progressive. I highly suggest you listen to and learn this song. I can't really explain it, you just have to listen to it. Iron Maiden is the best band ever!)

Caught in a Mosh- Anthrax (Soooo fun to play. The intro when the bass comes in is just pure awesomeness, and the rest of the song, especially the solo section, is so fast and crazy. The name caught in a mosh fits this song perfectly.)


I have to agree with you. Iron Maiden doesn't play it often and it's really fun on the bass. Especially because the bass is the only instrument that keeps playing for 13/14 minutes long. You're fingers will hurt when you play it a few times. I also like Anesthesia Pulling Teeth Cliff Burton's bass solo, when you play it try with and without distortion. I think without distortion sounds better.
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Rime of the Ancient Mariner- Iron Maiden (THE epic song by Iron Maiden, AND their longest and most progressive. I highly suggest you listen to and learn this song. I can't really explain it, you just have to listen to it. Iron Maiden is the best band ever!)


I just listened to this song. Nice, gotta love Iron Maiden. Steve Harris is a beast.

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I also like Anesthesia Pulling Teeth Cliff Burton's bass solo, when you play it try with and without distortion. I think without distortion sounds better.


I often play this to people with a bit of tremolo and a bit slower. people fall in love with it. then i play them cliffs version and they cant believe the difference.
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Bod Omen - Megadeth
My Last Words - Megadeth

Some of the most ridiculous playing ive ever heard.
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#29
Is the mars volta metal?
I don't know, but "day of the baphomets" has a really hard intro.
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Anything from 'Killing is my Business' by Megadeth, and 'Peace Sells...' album.
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These.

No offense to Protest the Hero (especially the example given)
they aren't really "hard" basslines (well, the tapping gets kind of tricky if you can't)

+1, that guy is very overrated.
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Learn something by Cynic, I am currently playing some of their stuff. Insanely hard.


I haven't even tried learning their stuff it just sounds so impossible lol
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Necrophagist - Only Ash Remains? Awesome intro. Might be a 6 string though, not sure.

If it is, Cannibal Corpse or other Necrophagist
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#36
Id imagine BladeCatcher by Mastodon would be difficult, as the bass follows all the awesome riffs in the song.
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I don't think it's as hard as people make it out to be TBH.

Fair enough, I still haven't gotten it absolutely perfect but it's not that insane
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I don't think it's as hard as people make it out to be TBH.

Fair enough, I still haven't gotten it absolutely perfect but it's not that insane

It's fairly difficult to the awkward movements and the sheer speed but it's not impossible, really. Personally I've found playing Cynic harder than playing Dream Theater, I like listening and playing both but Cynic makes me try harder.
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It's fairly difficult to the awkward movements and the sheer speed but it's not impossible, really. Personally I've found playing Cynic harder than playing Dream Theater, I like listening and playing both but Cynic makes me try harder.


I thought you were talking about Necrophagist

But yeah, Cynic is a lot harder than Dream Theater. Looking forward to getting my six string so I can play DT stuff properly though.
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I fail to see how this thread is relevant now that the sticky is up. But I can't resist now that I actually reached the bottom of the page and have started typing.

Death blooms by Mudvayne (a warwick is recommended, heavy strings are a must.)
Pulling the String by Mudvayne
Dark Eternal Night by Dream Theater (5 strings, at least)
The Pot by Tool (I know it isn't metal, i am just expanding your criteria)
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