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Toddler Dances to Metallica’s ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ – Best of YouTube

Toddler dances to Metallica
YouTube: pools1234

Metallica's live album 'S&M,' which stands for Symphony and Metallica, saw the band backed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to make their music somehow sound larger than it already is. What's more epic than Metallica backed by an orchestra? A toddler dancing to it, of course!

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10 Best Metal Riffs of the 1980s

Slash, Jeff Hanneman, Randy Rhoads
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Kevin Winter, Getty Images, Paul Natkin, Getty Images

The 1980s: the glory days of metal. What can we say about a decade of heavy music that hasn't already been said? We've all spent time arguing about the best metal bands, songs, guitarists, and just about anything from this hallmark decade. With this list, we're breaking things down even further. Let's talk about the almighty riff.

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Slayer’s Music Makes Little Boy Happy – Best of YouTube

Kid likes Slayer
YouTube: robholio

We all know the feeling we get whenever we hear Slayer come on. There's good reason as to why Slayer fans yell "SLAAAAYERRRRR" at any concert they go to or any time they're out in public and see someone else with a Slayer shirt. The music is awesome and this kid is one of us!

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Kid Shreds Multiple Children of Bodom Songs – Best of YouTube

Kid covers Children of Bodom
YouTube: Jyotirveda2

There aren't a lot of kids who are 11 years old and have a stage name, but Thaddie V has the name and the skills. Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho is regarded as one of the best and fastest guitarists in the world, so playing his band's songs at any age is no easy feat.

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10 Best Metal Riffs of the 1970s

Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Glenn Tipton
Steven Lovekin, Getty Images / Paul Kane, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The 1970s was an interesting time for heavy metal. Black Sabbath helped birth the genre at the very beginning of the decade, and a host of other legendary bands followed suit. Along with Black Sabbath were bands like Judas Priest and several proto-metal acts who are now regarded as classic rock, but were deemed some of the heaviest in their day. It is for this reason that bands like Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Deep Purple, Van Halen and others will be found in the list below. While their music might not be pure metal, the riffs included here are metal through and through.

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Little Girl Dances to Six Feet Under – Best of YouTube

Girl dances to Six Feet Under
YouTube: dizer2153

Six Feet Under helped pioneer the death 'n' roll genre with their midtempo grooves taking on the traditional rock song structure. Singer Chris Barnes is no stranger to the classic rock bands of the '70s, but what he might find strange here is a little girl dancing to his music!

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Kid Plays Queensryche’s ‘Silent Lucidity’ on Acoustic Guitar – Best of YouTube

Kid plays Queensryche
YouTube: Led Zeppalan

Queensryche's biggest hit, like a lot of bands of the era, was a ballad. 'Silent Lucidity' is a gentle, acoustic driven song with orchestration to powerfully back the mood. Hey, even hardened metalheads can be softies at times! Here we have the song being played wonderfully by a young boy.

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11-Year-Old Guitarist Plays Yngwie Malmsteen’s ‘Vengeance’ – Best of YouTube

Kid plays Yngwie Malmsteen
YouTube: John Waldefeldt

Yngwie Malmsteen is renowned for his neoclassical guitar shredding, which is unparalleled in metal. Here we have an 11-year-old kid willing to take on one of the world's best guitarists! The song he decided to cover is 'Vengeance' off Malmsteen's 1995 album, 'Magnum Opus.'

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7-Year Old Plays Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither’ on Guitar – Best of YouTube

Kid plays Velvet Revolver
YouTube: Newbury Rock School

We often see videos of kids rocking out to some classic Guns N' Roses songs, but here we have something a little different. Velvet Revolver, the group formed by former GN'R members and Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, have reached out to even the smallest of rock fans!

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