Rock/metal pieces with multiple simultaneous soloists?
August 14, 2011 6:13 PM   Subscribe

I'm fascinated by the double guitar solo in DragonForce's "Through the Fire and Flames". (Video, 3:20 mark.) What are some other rock/metal pieces that successfully pull off multiple simultaneous soloists?
posted by archagon to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Technically, this looks to me like a guitar duel/battle (or "guitar solo duel") -- taking turns for the most part. There's a pretty long tradition of that, especially in metal and other guitar-heavy genres. Found this thread.
posted by dhartung at 6:25 PM on August 14, 2011

Thin Lizzy were famous for their duel lead guitar players.
posted by cazoo at 6:30 PM on August 14, 2011 [1 favorite]

Multiple guitar players, on Wikipedia
posted by Herschel at 6:33 PM on August 14, 2011

They take turns at first, but then come together for a double solo at the end.
posted by archagon at 6:42 PM on August 14, 2011

Check out Helcaraxe (website/store here)-- killer dual-axe melodic death metal. "Eye of Fire" (throughout), "Chain Mail" (about halfway through), and "Vengeance at Orodruin" (throughout) should do it for you.
posted by vorfeed at 7:42 PM on August 14, 2011

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
posted by davey_darling at 7:54 PM on August 14, 2011

Never heard of DragonForce - thanks! If you are looking for dual guitar one of my favorites is Wishbone Ash. Check out the earlier stuff.
posted by alfanut at 5:37 AM on August 15, 2011

Back during Queensryche's glory days, Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton played some sweet twin leads. Here's my favorite.
posted by Sauce Trough at 8:21 PM on August 15, 2011

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