Tl;dr: what are some good, fun entry-level heavy metal songs that would help me get better acquainted with the genre and technique? So three months ago, at 42, I impulsively bought a guitar and then a week later got a bass. Been playng the bass every day since. The bug has bitten; I’m in love. I immediately stared weekly lessons and joined a mixed-ability adult band through a well-known chain of rock schools. I’m by far the newest player, yet I held my own at my first ever gig this past weekend (Whole Lotta Love, Houses of the Holy, and Rock and Roll). Technique-wise, I prefer a single-finger style like Tim C., yet I’ll use a pick when needed (like for the double string octave hits on Whole Lotta Love). Next season (February), we shift from Zeppelin to Heavy Metal. I don’t know which specific songs yet. In the meantime, what would be some good metal songs to mess around with? I can name a bunch of metal bands, yet I’m not as familiar with the genre as I am with some others. I’m looking for songs that are more interesting than a string of repeated notes on the E string, yet not quite Cannibal Corpse level of insanity. Bonus points if they’re meant to be played fingerstyle. Thanks in advance!