Blood of the scribe shall be posted tomorrow, for now:
What do you consider to be some cool solos? And yes it would definitely help if the actual song was good to listen to, not just the solo, so I picked the following because not only are the kickass songs in general but the solos pretty much own everything else out there, they're not in order except the bolded one is the clear winner.
One - Metallica
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Fade to Black - Metallica
Walk With Me in Hell - Lamb of God
Ashes of the Wake - Lamb of God
Pretty much anything Petrucci spews forth
Far Beyond the Sun - Malmsteen
Walk - Pantera
Angel of Death - Slayer
Hanger 18 - Megadeth
Eruption - Van Halen
This Godless Endeavor - Nevermore
seriously though, godless endeavor has the best solo I have ever heard in my life, the song itself being kickass (if you're looking at it from a non-solo point of view).
Those are just some that randomly came to mind, so I know there are hundreds more out there, so what are your picks?
Remember to bold the one that is the clear winner from your selection.
And for the love of god, don't put Stairway to Heaven as one of your picks, that song is way too overplayed/hyped. It used to be special now every n00b has to imitate Jimmy P.