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Awesome Metal Song in a Standard Tuning?

Dominik Gräber

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    Hey y'all!
    So I set a goal to learn a couple of songs front to Back to "perform" them some day. But most songs on my list are in drop tunings and my guitar in drop D is in for repair.
    Can you recommend me some awesome metal songs in Standard Tunings? Doesn't matter If it's E, D, C.... Octave E 🤣
    Also doesn't have to be super easy but if it's got a shreddy solo I'll just focus on the lead part 😅

    Here are my top favorite Metal bands right now, for reference.
    Trivium
    A7x
    Bullet for my Valentine
    Metallica
     

    Ethan Keeling

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    More or else any metallica song, except sad but true and a few others. Is your other guitar a hard tail? If so you could start in E and drop down tunings as you go?
     

    Dominik Gräber

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    More or else any metallica song, except sad but true and a few others. Is your other guitar a hard tail? If so you could start in E and drop down tunings as you go?
    Sad but true is in D Standard I believe!
    I Just wanna leave this guitar in e Standard because Most of my practice stuff is in Standard too and I really only use drop Tunings for Covers right now :)
     

    Ids Schiere

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    Hollow or this love by Pantera. I think most Pantera is in standard(walk isn't but I think most are).

    Revelations by Iron Maiden, Death To all but Metal by Steal Panther, Buried Alive, One by Metallica, symphony of destruction by Megadeth.

    I think symphony x is in generally in D standard. Without You is a pretty cool song(they have some other really cool ones too with great riffs too)

    Some of these may be in a half step down.
     
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    Jesse Salmons

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    Any dethklok song, they’re in C standard and pretty difficult though!

    Metallica ...And justice for all has some great riffs, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman are full of great metal songs by the great Randy Rhoads!
     
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    Ed Seith

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    Motley Crue is D standard. Almost all 80s metal is E or Eb standard. With the exception of the first track on the latest album, Iron Maiden's entire catalog is E Standard.

    Stone Sour is mostly D standard or Eb standard

    A lot of Alter Bridge is Eb standard - Godspeed, the latest single, is for sure.
     
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