Metal Features

Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1 – Vote!
It's time to pay tribute to the greatest metal guitarists ever! There are countless shredders out there who captivate millions simply with strings and a pick, but who is the best metal axeman of all time? This is where the fans come in. We want to know who you think deserves that very distincti…
Pantera vs. Iron Maiden – Metal Madness 2013, Round 2
We're in Round 2 of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013 and we're letting the fans choose the best metal album of all time. After an exciting first round in the Stage Dive region, half of the albums in contention have been eliminated, and the big dogs are only just beginning to grit t…
10 Best Ozzy Osbourne Solo Songs
As the '70s turned into the '80s, Ozzy Osbourne was trying to figure out his next move after his ousting from Black Sabbath. What he did was embark on a very successful solo career that was lasted more than 30 years. In addition to releasing a number of memorable tunes over the past three decades, O…
10 Best Metal Albums of 2012
This year 2012 will be remembered as one that was incredibly rich with quality metal albums, with some of extreme music's most consistent bands having issued near-perfect additions to their discographies this year, many of the albums listed here could have easily come in at No. 1 i...
10 Awesome Kirk Hammett Guitar Solos
Metallica have created some of the most critically acclaimed music in the world of rock and metal over the course of three decades. And one of the foundations of their music has been Kirk Hammett's stellar guitar playing. He's behind some of the biggest face-melting tunes in history and he…
10 Best Lamb of God Songs
The best Lamb of God songs are powered by their potent deep grooves. Not since Pantera, their fellow Southerners, has a band focused so much on power grooves. Those are what give a song depth and catchiness, not to mention muscle. Power grooves and supreme guitar prowess are certainly the hallmarks …