Personally I have found that the new lineup of Kreator is the best when it comes to guitar solos. My favorite solos from Kreator come from songs like “Murder Fantasies” and “To the Afterborn.”
Now, best solos ever from anyone, these still stack up.
But, you have another debate. For the debate, I toss in the following solos:
1 - Testament - As the Seasons Grey, my personal favorite guitar solo ever frankly, and the reason I argue that Skolnick is the world’s greatest guitarist.
2 - Death - Trapped in a Corner, frankly the best example of a two guitarist band with a lead-on solo and a follow-on solo. Andy LaRocque (from King Diamond) shines in the opening solo before Chuck rips it away for the final bars, to me one solo, two great guitarists to make it happen.
3 - Motorhead - Burner, frankly I never thought I’d see Motorhead make this list, but Wurzel’s mastery of the weird and wobbly whammy bar offers this piece up.
4 - Arch Enemy - Vultures, and frankly the Amott brothers are amazing guitarists. See for yourself.
5 - Blind Guardian - A Voice in the Dark, clearly shows you why they’ve lasted so long
6 - Coroner - Son of Lilith, one of many songs that belong on here from them
7 - Carcass - Incarnated Solvent Abuse, Bill Steer and Mike Amott (also from Arch Enemy) certainly tear it up in this one
8 - The Great Kat - Beethoven Mosh, although she has faster and albeit angrier music, this is my favorite of hers. Plus it illustrates that women can be just as brutal as men.
9 - Mercyful Fate - The Old Oak, 2 guitarists trading licks never sounded so good, and to me is one long solo performed by two masters of the trade.
10 - Sepultura - Subtraction, personally I feel that Andreas Kisser is the most underrated of the lead guitarists of his generation.
Now throw in the Kreator solos, and see which ones you like most.
Personally, I’m sticking with Skolnick, but Kreator definitely fits in this list