Watch the Redeeming Donais online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Metal Guitar Licks You MUST Know

When playing raucous metal, it's easy to assume coming into a solo with your fastest lick will do the trick. Check this out: when the tempo is high--as it often will be--a great way to come into a solo with dramatic effect without turning on the afterburners just yet is through elongated whole step bends treated with some vertigo-inducing vibrato. This lick's 17th fret bend from A to B over a pounding Em riff is reminiscent of the screamer that Jon Donias of Shadows Fall lays down at the onset of his fiery solo after the arpeggiatic breakdown motif in the SF classic, "Redemption" from their Atlantic debut of the same name.