Best Rhythm Guitarists


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81Matt HeafyMatthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

Matthew Kiichi Heafy is a legend of the modern metalcore/thrash/heavy metal scene. He handles some of the most intricate guitar work of any "rhythm guitarist" all whilst managing lead vocals simultaneously. Trivium is phenomenal with their unbelievable guitar synchronization. The only justification that could explain his low ranking on this list, is that he may be considered a lead guitarist as he often takes on epic solos. Watch him play. He's brilliant.

82Zoltan Bathory

Zoltan is amazing I mean look at the whole way of the fist album and all of the other ffdp albums, he is by far the best

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83Sully Erna
84Miland Petrozza
85Allen Lanier
86James Munky Shaffer
87Jason White

Can play old Rhythms he didn't make and has made new ones.

88Brad Shultz
89David Williams
90Blackie Lawless
91Pat O'Brien

Cannibal corpse lead guitarist, even Jeff Loomis has praised him to be the best guitarist to play with him in Nevermore, one seriously technical and talented guitarist.

92Olve Eikemo

Extremely tight, fast and technical rhythm style. Perfect hand synchronization. He composes fantastic riffs, and possibly the most influential black metal guitarist ever.

This list should be renamed "The rhythm guitarists that are in the most famous mainstream bands"

93Keith Merrow
94Chuck SchuldinerCharles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather more.
95Dallas Toler-Wade
96John Wilkinson
97Joan JettJoan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".
98Derek St. Holmes
99Stevie Young
100Buddy GuyGeorge "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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