What pushes guitarists to pick up the guitar is that they want to learn to play their preferred songs. Most of the songs are considerably challenging, but luckily, there are some easy ones too. Because most guitarists start with metal or rock, I decided to list seven simple metal songs that anyone can instantly learn to play. These seven songs are my beloved metal songs, and I hope you will love them too.
- For Whom The Bell Tolls – Metallica: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is a song by the most famous American heavy metal band Metallica. It was initially released on the group’s second album, Ride the Lightning (1984 CE). Elektra Records also launched it as a promotional single, with both full-length edited versions. The song is universally regarded as one of Metallica’s most famous; by March 2018, it ranked number five on its live performance count. It has effortless riffs, and therefore it is elementary to learn.
- Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath is the first studio album by the English band Black Sabbath. It was launched on 13 February 1970 CE in the United Kingdom by Vertigo Records and on 1 June 1970 CE in the United States by Warner Bros. Records. The album is universally regarded as the first album in the heavy metal genre. The opening track, the self-titled “Black Sabbath, ” has been associated with the first doom metal song. It was one of the first tunes I properly learned on the guitar because it is relatively simple to play. There are only two or three riffs to know, and they are not that hard to play.
- Breaking The Law – Judas Priest: “Breaking the Law” is a popular song by English heavy metal band Judas Priest, first released on their 1980 CE album British Steel. The song is one of the band’s better-known singles and is easily recognized by its opening guitar riff. The riff is considerably uncomplicated, as well as the rhythm. The song’s genre is classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
- Holy Diver – Dio: Holy Diver is the first studio album by American heavy metal band Dio, released in 1983 CE. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio had just completed his first tenure in Black Sabbath, whose drummer, the very famous Vinny Appice, he took with him to put together his own band (the rest is history). The roster was ultimately completed by his former bandmate from Rainbow, Jimmy Bain, on bass and by the teen guitarist Vivian Campbell, who came from the NWOBHM band, Sweet Savage. The album was praised by the music press and is the band’s most triumphant effort. This song has one of the most distinguished riffs in the history of metal. All parts are relatively simple, so it will not take you a long time to study them. Dio has many more easy songs that you can check out, but this is the song I suggest you start with.
- Symphony of Destruction – Megadeth: “Symphony of Destruction” is a popular song by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released as a famous single from their 1992 CE album, Countdown to Extinction. The lyrics explore the uncertain situation where an average citizen is placed in a position where he runs the nation while a phantom authority leads the public.
Check out other music from these famous artists because they have more simple songs for you to practice. Remember to learn complete songs and not just a couple of riffs from each song if you want to evolve to the next level. If some parts are tricky for you, just slow them down and keep practicing until you can finally play them.