Metallica defined the thrash metal genre with their aggressive riffs and facemelting solos. The band started cultivating underground following with their first release titled Kill ‘Em All and rose to mainstream fame with their fifth album – Metallica (The Black Album).
Along with James Hetfield’s downpicking mayhem, Kirk Hammett has done remarkable work on lead guitar. Kirk Hammett is known for fast sequence runs, fast bluesy licks, and memorable solos. A former student of Joe Satriani, Kirk has written solos for legendary songs like Fade to Black, Master of Puppets, Creeping Death and One just to name a few!
Here is a compilation of 10 guitar solos by the shredmeister behind Metallica’s kickass guitar work – Kirk Hammett:
10. Harvester of Sorrow
09. Enter Sandman
06. The Unforgiven
05. Ride the Lightning
04. Master of Puppets
03. Creeping Death
01. Fade to Black
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