Top Ten Favorite Guitarists (In No Particular Order)metalheaddylan1996 Guitarists who've influenced or impacted me the most
The Top Ten
This guy can play the pants off anything. He can shred, he can play melodic, and he writes great riff. Just an all around polished, disciplined guitarist that has earned his chops and can kill it in any style whether it be rock, metal, or country.
Most unique guitarist out there in terms of riffs. I've never heard a riff or tone like this guy. It's so unique and you can't label it, and it inspires me to be more original in my song and guitar writing.
I love the mystery behind this man, and I love his long, elaborate, out of place solos. This guy can shred, and he can also play nice, melodic sounding things. This is the guy that wrote that awesome bridge to Lick It Up, after all.
A lot of people poke fun at this guy for mostly "chugging" but this guy's actually a great guitarist. In many of Asking Alexandria's more power ballad driven songs, Ben plays a lot of bluesy solos and you can also hear a lot of classic rock influence in some of their songs. Even on their more metalcore songs, Ben Bruce stands out because of his riffing, which sounds like Converge meets Attack Attack. Definitely one of the best guitarists in metalcore right now and a big influence on the more "coreish" side of my playing style.
I love his weird chord progressions and his overall tone and style. It's very unorthodox, undisciplined, yet at the same time catchy, dark, and lovable.
The greatest death metal guitarist of all time and a genius song writer.
The godfather of doom metal himself, a man who proves that metal doesn't have to be down tuned or gimmicky to be scary, intense, and brutal.
The best death metal guitarist since Chuck Schuldiner.
Best rhythm guitarist in thrash metal. Writes great, catchy riffs that have made me head bang since age ten.
I love his easily recognizable solos and his sense of timing. You know when a Frehley solo is coming, and you won't be disappointed! You can hear a lot of early rock, blues, jazz, etc influence in his playing and he's one of the most influential guitarists of all time for a reason.