Tornado Of Souls (5:29)

Cover of That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires

From That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires and 20 other releases

The seventh track from the influential “Rust in Peace” album, “Tornado of Souls” is a fan-favourite and is played at live shows regularly. Its guitar solo is considered to be one of lead guitarist Marty Friedman’s best guitar solos.

“‘Tornado of Souls’ is about me getting out of a dysfunctional relationship. It has nothing to do with killing anybody.” (Mustaine, 1993)

“When I finished the solo to this one, Mustaine came into the studio, listened to it down once, turned around and without saying a word, shook my hand. It was at that moment that I felt like I was truly the guitarist for this band.” (Friedman, 2002)


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This morning I made the call, the one that ends it all
Hanging up, I wanted to cry, but dammit, this well's gone dry
Not for the money, not for the fame
Not for the power, just no more games

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  • NGC_6853

    Listened to this again this morning and the solo brings tears into my eyes. Tears of joy! :)

    6 Sep 11:28am Reply
  • ghismmbb

    le solo est magnifique mais je n'aime pas du tout la voix...

    26 Aug 5:50pm Reply
  • corpsetastic

    This riff is a bitch to play. The goddamn energy in this song is sublime.

    2 Aug 12:34am Reply
  • Valeriielml

    Blow me away(8)!

    14 Jul 10:16pm Reply
  • Nomad23fm

    awesome song !!

    12 Jul 7:49am Reply
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    3 Jun 2:11am Reply
  • dilisnyuszi

    Not a typical fan of Megadeth but this solo is just unbeatable.

    18 May 11:02am Reply
  • Pat-John

    My God the solo is brilliant!

    14 May 6:16pm Reply
  • G8Rbuttercups

    Bout time they play this for me....Surely love it♥

    26 Mar 2:57pm Reply
  • TFPhoenixNL

    imho this is where thrashers differ from post-thrash 'tallica fans; the vocal style. I for one cannot listen to vox by James post-AJFA. On topic; to me, this is the best Megadeth tune ever. Listened to it on repeat when I first discovered this.

    11 Mar 8:13am Reply
  • pedrolhp1969

    @EvilMaleKikyo yeah i know, fits perfectly, but i really dont like it.. by the way, the melody is really good, that make me listen to it.. and i'm a metallica fan haha

    21 Feb 4:50pm Reply
  • pedrolhp1969

    if mustaine's voice wasn't so annoying, megadeth would be one of the best bands in world

    8 Feb 12:11pm Reply
  • jayou521

    The land of opportunity, the golden chance for me. My future looks so bright. Now I think I've seen the light. *cue awesome solo*

    5 Feb 7:40pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    that motherfucking intro.

    20 Jan 5:21pm Reply
  • LukiMustaine

    Is the KISS of death !!

    16 Jan 4:24am Reply
  • Drag30

    My favorite song of Megadeth \m/

    11 Jan 8:39am Reply

    Uno de mis discos favoritos

    6 Jan 9:11pm Reply
  • Eraderi

    My favorite song of Megadeth \m/

    4 Jan 7:19am Reply
  • Malkavian6663

    <3 love them!

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MayhemWithMercy

    one of my favorite megadeth songs

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
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