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Stop your Nagging pooisgood. No One Could ever be better than Kirk Hammett. Dave Mustaine is such a rip off. If he's so good, why didn't he and his band become better than metallica? Think about that. Hammett made Master Of Puppets, One, Sad But True, Enter Sandman, and all of the bests! Without Hammett and with Mustaine staying on Metallica, Metallica now would just be a piece of crap with all the girly voice and the crying, dirty sound of his riffs and solos.
Slash and Hendrix are great, but Hammett is far more versatile than either of those guitarists. Slash has a great bluesy-rock style of guitar that he uses to great effect. But that's really his only style of playing. Hendrix was great too, but I can't tell how much of his playing came from him or the drugs. He too stuck mainly to one kind of playing style-- psychadelic. Hammett does stick to metal, but he's had so many different approaches to metal over the year that it CANNOT be called one style of metal. Each album he comes out with is a different style of metal from the last.
Kirk Is good, very good, But even I as a die hard Metallica fan can admit that Hendrix, Van Halen, Slash, Page, and maybe some others are better. Kirk can play awesome solo's, he's very fast and plays flawless. I've seen him Live and he has a very good Live performance. He very much deserves this top 10 place. My personal top 10 is: 1st-Jimi Hendrix, 2nd-Eddie Van Halen, 3rd- Jimmy Page, 4th-Slash, 5th- Carlos Santana, 6th- KIRK HAMMET, 7th- Angus Young, 8th- Prince, 9th-Eric Clapton, 10th- Adrian Smith... But I most of all loves kirk's style of playing...
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He is from my favourite band... He made all best solos one, fade to black, master of puppets, the day that never comes, the unforgiven and many more he deserve 1st position... Vote for Kirk and in other pages vote for James, rob, Lars... In bands ranking vote for Metallica because they are of best band in this world Metallica... If this rating remained same I will die...
It is impossible to say who is (the best) guitarist of all time.

Including myself, each and every one of US are individuals.

Furthermore, I have followed and learned to play every song note for note on 5 of their (Metallica) albums. As I have other musicians.

No one IS THE BEST.

However; if I must I vote for Kirk or Dude from Judas Priest.

I have been playing guitar and covering albums for 20 years.

Well deserved, even though I would put him in a better position.

Just listen to "One", "Master Of Puppets", "Fade to Black", "The Call of Ktulu" or "Enter Sandman"... you will be impressed. =)
I think that kirk hammett is the best for almost all the solos than I listened in my life, I been listened Metallica all my life and for the solos, sorry, forgot, for the 3 solos of Fade to Black, the 3 solos of Welcome Home, and I don't know, all the solos, he is the best, he is my #1, then is Slash, and Angus Young, but kirk is the best
Kirk Hammett... I only just got into Metallica recently and I love it... He is an amazing guitarist and has a unique style and loves his Wha-Wha.. the best solos are in Master of Puppets... Fade To Black.. One etc etc etc... I wouldn't call him the best... but he is a guitar legend.. for those about to rock I salute you...!
He should be first... His solos are awesome...
His solos are amazing in battery and master of puppets...
There are many more songs but these are my favourite..
He is the best guitarist ever...
I think that he is better than slash.
My favourite is Synster Gates but kirk Hammett is better the Syn and surely better than Jimmy Page. (Page is great but kirk has played SO MANY AWSOME solos... Jimmy Page has only one really great solo. )I think that Dan Donegan should be in the top 20 he's really good.
Kirk hammett... Wow, this guy is crazy with a guitar... Songs like one, blackend, battery! There is no other guitarist that can come up with face melting solos like that, but he isn't just great with metal... Like nothing else matters, they got a bunch of songs like that, kirk hammett can play anything so I clearly think he should be in the top ten
He is one of the most amazing guitarists i have ever listened to, his solos are just amazing. Songs like Master of Puppets are so amazing that this guy probably had to stop for a few seconds to cool his hands down before they melted. He should defenitly be in the top 10 and not Prince as #1.
He isn't the best guitarist in the world, but everything he plays is so beautiful. Metallica's songs are wonderful, phenomenal and very powerful.

Either if it is Fade to Black, One, Master of Puppets, Seek & Destroy, Nothing Else Matters, The Call of Ktulu, The Day That Never Comes or anything in between...
Have never seen someone who plays guitar in an extra ordinary way... Its not just speed, but its speed plus the correct rhythm and perfect bpm for his tracks.. No matter riffs or solos, kirk rock all the time. The only person that made me to think that I wanna play guitar too
Has a larger repertoire than you'd expect. Progressed from a elite technical guitarist to a bluesy loose cannon in the later years. Give the man credit, he, as with the rest of Metallica, have constantly made changes to their styles and never stagnated.
Listen to the S&M concert for hearing him do some crazy whah-whah stuff. definetely better than Slash i'd say. but not as good as his private teacher Joe Satriani or Steve Vai, Micheal Romeo or John Petrucci. Kirk is one of the most inspiring guitarist I think together with Angus and Page.
If anyone is better than Hendrix it's Hammett, his wide variety of playing styles is comlpimented by his powerful solos. "One" for example, when I first heard it I was hypnotised by the classic rock solos and completely suprided by the thrash metal ending of insane speed.
He is excellent. He played solos for master of puppets, one and the day that never comes. A good list and I really like Slash but still I still don't agree that Dave Mustain is in 40s. He is as good as Kirk and he sings too. Listen to Hangar 18 if you want to believe.
Just simply the best solo guy after hendrix, page and slash, but I don't know why is gates better than kirk, I mean, Avenged Sev has great songs, but they describe heavy metal in one solo like kirk does or like metallica does, simply, kirk wins over gates.
damn everyone says he's overated. Yes slash is better although overated. Jimi is a bit overated too. I think no one gives him enough credit for what metallica and Kirk brought to thrash metal. After them tons of bands tried to copy their sound and frankly, I don't blame em'.
I'm a huge fan of Metallica and kirk. I've been played guitar for 20 years. I know all Metallica songs, solo included. Kirk is very good, but some other dudes are way much better. You guys only think about very knowned guitarists, what about Yngwie, Vai, Satriani, Jonhson etc... Hammet was a student of Satriani, and trust me, the master is still better than his student.
1 guitarist in the world, and he is amaizing with his solos, he is the first with solos and that we don't have talk about anything, sorry for my bad english, I am from serbia, and I like metallica and hammett is just more than great guitarist
The best guitarist ever is kirk hammett, because no one can do the speed metal and the thrash metal like him, and he do the song better on the live shows, so for me and for metallica's fans he's the best, and the whole thrash metal fans :)!
Kirk's solos are amazing, astonishing and at last but not least enjoyable. He used different kind of techniques during the years and stunned thousands of people around the world. When listening to Metallica I always feel: "Woah, whish I could play this"
He is also a good song writer besides the rest of the members.
KIrk Hammet the best guitarist in the world. If you don't agree the listen to the solos n tapping he plays. The badass failing in master of puppets, enormous tapping in one, n harmonic lead in afde to black n many more of course make him the greatest guitarist ever. You are my icon bro. Salute to kirk hammet. Hats off to you. God bless you. May we always get the chance to listen to your creation.

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