First of all, download Power Tab it will help a lot. Don't worry, its quick, safe, and easy to use. Its a great program that's helped millions of people learn and write music, centering around the guitar of course.
I respect other kinds of music, even the one's I don't like, the purpose of this thread is to help other people understand the fallacy of the stereotyped metal music.
First of all, here are some classic rock songs, all of them would make the top 10 of any list. I myself like all of these songs, I play them when I'm in the mood.
Stairway to Heaven
"OMFG," you say, "I can totally see how this song is played, I now have a much better understanding of its overal complexity!"
Let me say it again, all of these are great songs, they have excellent riffs and solos. But now it's time to move on to my favorite genre, Metal. There's going to be a wide range and variety here, so huzza!
Master of Puppets - Honestly, this song's solos are not that hard, Kirk Hammett might be a God, but he really didn't push himself to the limit here. One important note is that EVERYTHING other than the solo is played with down picking. You're not really playing the song if it isn't down picked. Down picking is different in alternate picking where-as you don't pick back and forth, you pick down, bring the pck back, W/OUT HITTING THE STRING, and then bring it back down again.
I still remember the day I brought this song in to my guitar teacher, and he had to admit to me that he was a rock guitarist, he couldn't down pick. He's been playing for 30+ years, and can rock out circles around me, but I am clearly better at metal, (sweep picking, down picking, and speed). Is he a better musician than me? ROFLCOPTERBBQ YES, but different people are better at different things, it's just the way the world works.
Angels Don't Kill - okay, Angel's pretty easy, I just love it so damn much **gesticulates feverishly**. I can't get enough of this band, I want to model myself after them. Fucking seriously, go buy an album, when the guitarist and keyboardist do a duel solo, I cream my pants.
Crazy Train - ALL ABOARD BITCHES, Randy Rhoads is my guitar daddy, love him like you love your dick. Also, I noticed a mistake in the tab too, ignore it.
Dead Bury Their Dead - MMM (half stack + ibanez IC400 + palm mute) = my floor rumbling **head bangs furiously** The solo in Burning Angel reminds of Satriani, you know, without being balls to walls difficult.
Hallowed be thy Name
Run to the Hills - IS DAT SUM MAIDEN, God damn it I can't get enough of those vocals, every day I wish I had a singing voice, I'd love to bring the wailing back to Metal.
Fermented Offal Discharge - Ok, I admit, I really hate his singing. Otherwise, the entire song is pretty impressive, but just skip to the solo, its neo-classical inspired (unlike the usually blues inspired everything else). Also, yes I know what fermented, offal, and discharge are, gross idea isnt' it >:P I think it would make some kind of SPLOOSH sound.
Raining Blood - This song was really meant for live performances, but the opening can still bring chills.
Pull Harder on the Strings of your Martyr - BOOOOAT RUDDDER STRANGE MOUNTAIN. If you get it, you get it, if you don't, you don't. So yes, they aren't my favorite band, but that song is so much God damn fun to play. Also, the solo pretty rad.
Tornado of Souls
Symphony of Destruction - Oh Jesus yes, my favorite favorite band. I love Hanger 18 for its solos (SO, SO MANY!), I love Symphony for its overall tonality.
I provided these tabs to offer greater understanding of the instrumental significance in Metal. To really enjoy these songs, find them. Listen to the real thing, you can't compare the tab to the actual song.
Do you hear the Arpeggios? Do you feel thud of the palm mute? Do you see the fury of the down pick? Please remember, I'm not asking you to like metal, I'm just asking to stop saying retarded crap like "DUH, they are playing improperly tuned instruments with no tempo and just spewing incoherent Satanic babble."
So everyone, why not post some of your favorite songs? Metal or not, it doesn't matter, its good to see people achieve a greater comprehension and understanding of music.
Side Note: Please don't jump on my balls if a link doesn't work properly, its fucking hard to link so much and not make a mistake. Also, if somehow this entire thing is some sort of cock bomb mess (its happened b4 when i tryed to link, it put all of the links in random places), please a mod delete this thread, I'm asking kindly.
Rust in Peace? Yes.