Playlist: Sepultura's favourite guitar solos

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As we mentioned yesterday when we kicked off this series with Trivium's guide to how to survive being stuck inside (spoiler: it's with a killer soundtrack), we here at Metal Hammer firmly believe that the key to successful self-isolation is to get stuck into some new music.

It doesn't have to be new new music, necessarily – although that's another worthy way to spend your free time – just music that's new to you. The best way to do that? By diving into the musical minds of others. 

So, we've enlisted some well-known musical friends to help us put together a series of playlists for those looking to broaden their musical horizons while locked down. 

Here, Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser has put together a playlist of mind-boggling guitar solos for friends, fans, and anyone just looking for something a little bit different to listen to.

"Here’s my list, the theme is my favourite guitar solos in metal," he says. "They're not in a specific order. I feel these guitar players were my teachers, they showed me the way with their amazing leads and riffs. I spent hours rewinding my cassette tapes to learn their solos – it was a great school to me. Today I still love to play them, they still inspire me.

"I think what makes a great guitar solo, is the honest feeling of the player, regardless of their techniques and abilities with the instrument. It has to have soul, passion and a message. A solo needs to “talk” with the listener, in my opinion, it's stronger than any word."

Briony Edwards

Briony is the Editor in Chief of Louder and is in charge of sorting out who and what you see covered on the site. She started working with Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Prog magazines back in 2015 and has been writing about music and entertainment in many guises since 2009. She is a big fan of cats, Husker Du and pizza.