Most likely, if you've been playing music games for a while, you remember this as being the hardest song in Guitar Hero 3, at least in the main setlist. Well now, it's come to Rock Band 3, and lo and behold, it's still ridiculously hard, though not as hard as before. Now, let's go through this piece by piece.
First, we have the opening, which feels way longer then it actually is. After a few notes near the end, we go into the main riff, now with hammer-ons instead of strumming. Soon enough, we go into a galloping riff, followed by a hammer-on stream that goes up and down the neck once, before going back to the gallop. So far so good.
But then suddenly, an old familiar face pops up. Welcome to hell, also known as Mosh 1. Here, we have extremely quick descending notes, first on BYRG, then on OBYR, alternating repeatedly. And right here is what dropped my score down to a 4, both here and in game. Just like We Built this City and Clint Eastwood, we suddenly have a part of the song that's so much more difficult then the rest of the song, it just kind of ruins it.
After that mess of notes, we get to the first verse, played as a gallop, followed by quick chord changes. While hard, it's definitely a breather after what came before. After this verse, we come to a section consisting of chords and quick hammer-ons. Personally, I felt this was the funnest part of the song. You eventually return to the opening guitar riff, followed by a section consisting of the same chord played twice, then a short wait, then twice again.
Soon enough though, you go to playing a new hammer-on pattern, which is also extremely fun. You then go to the last verse, consisting of single notes going into chords. Soon enough after this, though, we go to what made a lot of people angry before the song was released, the removal of the solo. Instead, we have tremolo lanes, played at extremely fast speeds. After a while, this section, and the song ends.
Without Mosh 1, this would have probably been a 5 star song. Outside of that, the song was extremely fun, if not as great as the other two songs released. Even with it though, it's still great fun, if you can play.