15 Best Guitar Solos Of The 2000s

15. Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sTQ0QdkN3Q Starting off with a nostalgic bang, and a track from back when Bullet were essentially set to become the next Metallica. With lead singer/twin guitar player Matt Tuck slinging his axe way down low in the vein of a young James Hetfield, and Bullet's full length debut featuring enough riffs to build a career on, they became one of the shiniest examples of where metal was headed. With singles as tenacious as this, it wasn't hard to see or hear why either. Regardless of how much you've gotten used to the influx of harsher screamed vocals in metal over the years, the first time you hear Tuck's strained opening scream of "LET'S GO!", as the band kick in behind him, was a devil-horn throwing moment if there ever was one. Cut to the same sentiment being bellowed in your earholes later in the song following a few very prominent chord-stabs, and the resulting repeated pattern that opens the solo takes your head off. Bullet learned very much from the School Of Kirk Hammett when it comes to how to build a solo, and although the bands' latter output never returned to these lofty heights, Tears remains a firm fan-favourite.
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