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Heavy Metal Reviews for the Guitar and Bass Player

Updated on March 30, 2011

Recommendations for Guitar and Bass Players

I have been playing Guitar and Bass for close to thirty years, I would like to offer some of my picks for essential learning for Guitar enthusiasts. With Tablature available for free all over the Internet it only helps to learn some new chops. If you are already familiar with my pics leave me some ideas for suggestions. If you have not heard these albums before take some time to check them out you might be surprised the amount of education you can get from learning some of the riffs from these albums.

Metallica Kill

Metallica Kill 'Em All

This has got to be one of the best Heavy Metal Albums of all time. The debut album for the now legendary band Metallica. Great guitar solos, incredible timing changes and rapid drumbeats gives Kill 'Em All an all around Heavy metal experience.

Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) is a Bass solo bu non other than Cliff Burton himself.

Sanitarium one of my all time favorite songs.

Seek and Destroy This song is a must for the Heavy Metal enthusiast.

Jump in the Fire One of the best Heavy Metal riffs ever!

Seek and Destroy

Black Sabbath Paranoid

Black Sabbath Paranoid

This is classic Metal and an incredible selection of Metal Riffs for the Metal Maniac. If this album is not part of your library get it now. Debuting in 1970 this is Heavy metal at its best. This album has gone Platinum seven times. Tony Iommi has the most haunting guitar tones on the planet. Geezer Butler can play bass lines like they were meant to be played.

Paranoid Ozzy at his best, great guitar tone on this track.

War Pigs Classic!!!!! I have nothing else to say.

Iron Man Remember this song I know you do.

Fairies Wear Boots Just a great song and great riffs.

Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots

Peace Sells but Who's Buyin Megadeth

Dave Mustaine former guitar player from Metallica and founder of the band Megadeth is one of the best Rhythm Guitarists I know. "Peace Sells" is the bands second album and is just loaded with guitar riffs ready to be memorized and played.

Peace Sells But Who's Buying Great Bass riff and awesome guitar leads in this song makes it a must learn for the guitar and bass player.

Wake up DeadGreat rhythm work on this one.

I Ain't Superstitious A good cover of a Willie Dixon song.

Peace Sells Megadeth

Testament Practice What You Preach

Testament Practice What You Preach

This is the third album from the band Testament. One of my favorite guitarists Alex Skolnick is part of this band. Every song is just incredible. The leads alone could give you hours of guitar practice and you will definitely benefit from the chops on this album.

The Ballad Great solos awesome rhythm and great lyrics makes this one of my favorites.

Practice What You Preach The title song and a good song if you want to improve your speed techniques.

Confusion Fusion You will have to listen to this one to believe it.

The Ballad Testament


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    • TheHeavyReview profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm still a beginner, and I want to recommend "Paranoid" to play for all beginner metal guitarists. It feels so good when you master that "Iron Man" riff. Luckily though I've moved on to more difficult stuff. Never thought to play Testament songs, I'll have to check the tabs out.

    • Arthur Fontes profile imageAUTHOR

      Arthur Fontes 

      8 years ago from Fall River,MA

      prasetio30 It can just be fun to sit and play no matter how well it is.

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like playing guitar, although not too expert. I like this information. You had great research. I rated this hub. thanks

    • Arthur Fontes profile imageAUTHOR

      Arthur Fontes 

      8 years ago from Fall River,MA

      Testament is a great band and The Ballad is one of my favorite songs.

      Thanks for the comments.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Love the last one Testament - great idea for a hub.


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