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Alex Webster's technical ability is astounding. It's not just about speed, the notes he plays are shockingly melodic and clean underneath the pounding drums and shredding guitars. The break fills in Cannibal Corpse and the solos with Blotted Science is god-like wizardry. Check out the genius of Synaptic Plasticity for further proof.
Add on his song and lyric writing ability and you've got a bass GOD.
This might a little over the top, but Alex Webster to me is Death Metals Cliff Burton. He's fast as hell, one of the only original members left, never used pick in his career, and one of the top 5 headbangers in metal today.
Great technic, great feeling, amazing composer of master pieces of metal. Co-writer of several (maybe all) Cannibal Corpse songs. Co-writer of Blooted Science music. This guy must be on the first 10, I think he is not because death metal is not main stream gender.
A lot like Steve Harris in being a technicallly blessed player and extremely proficient songwriter.V 15 Comments
Very underrated bass player R.I.P. - TheStargazer
He isn't just a great songwriter, backup vocalist, rhythm guitarist and lead guitarist, but a badass, technical and groovy metal bassist! He played the bass in the Meshuggah masterpiece obZen and he did a great job in it!
Have you ever heard about meshuggah? Just listen and vote for Marten.
Bass line in Demiurge. Need I say more?V 1 Comment
Is Funny Cool And Nice and is Great With Hist Path Of bass and is he have a great voice screamo... Believe what he's a good bassist for that he have to sty in this list of the best bassist
Awesome bassist. But he is not only a bassist he also provides back-up vocals to help out the great Matt Tuck. Bullet for my Valentine are awesome and everything they do is great.
Best bassist and vocalist he is in second no of my list after matt tuck vote him guys he don't deserves to be in 17 position
Best bassist and screamerV 1 Comment
I think that Slipknot is successful because of Paul Gray and other band members. This guy was an awesome bassist.
It is, sorry it wasn't :(, just his playing. He was an incredible guy, too. So for sure, Harris or Burton are technical perfect players, but no one will ever have the aura of Paul. So Rest in Piece Bro, can't believe its nearly four years now, that you are gone. Still missing you.
he is always number one... R.I.P paul gray...
you will always be inside of my heart...
I think it's because the guitar sound are very loudV 19 Comments
How can Nikki be 39th. The guy is brilliant. He can make nothing something. He's truly brilliant
He should be way higher, he has been rocking' bass with Motley Crue for over 30 years, and with Sixx:AM for a little under 10.
Nikki is without a doubt the coolest rock star of all time!
Afraid solo was coolV 4 Comments
Way underrated. He should be in the top 10. The song writing. The live presence and damn that bass tone. No one has that tone and cuts across anyone that ever listen to it. It's his sound. No one has the DD sound. He maybe not be all over with being flashy but the man can hold his own
Amazing sound, technique...other than steve harris none more ingenious
Should be much, much higher on the list.V 2 Comments
X best band ever.. Taiji was a good bassist too though
Heath - San is a great bassist with a fascinatin style. He often looks very elegant on stage and remebers me to a tiger, also in his style. He can play a bass, that you even will forget, that he's playing it, 'cauze he's able to let a bass sounding like a guitar. Than his shows... As a solo - artist also as while his solos. They are great. And Heath - San is really hot (^_^).
This guy is amazing, the beginning of room 101 sounds so cool. Even Though carcass Is Death Metal You Can Still Hear His Bass Perfectly Over The POWERade Guitar And drums, Reminds me of steve harris.
23 - Really? Not only is Geddy an intricate bass player, from an instrument standpoint. But, he also sings & plays keys, all the while still holding firm in the structure of each song. Should be in the Top 10 at the very least.
How is Geddy Lee not already on here? He plays Bass for rush which would already be hard enough, he is the lead singer of Rush, and he also plays piano for Rush! How much better can one man get?
Great but this list is about metal bassists and Geddy is NOT metal. - Metal_Treasure
Rush is NOT metal, come on people.V 6 Comments
He is 31 on this list cause deftones are less known
I can't find a band that even compares to Deftones with Chi. He was the man. Geddy Lee is an awseome technician. Steve Harris is, well Steve Harris. But Chi was driving force of the best band of all time.
Depends on what you're talking about. If he plays slap bass then he is usually a funk type of bassists. If you are talking about his finger picking bassists, sometimes he's metal bassist. - zxm
The best bassist of Asia! He should be at top 20 at least
He's bass playing is adorable... He's slapping is too good... He's the man who made bass the strongest part of his band's songs... You should hear... Guti, Nikrishto, Shurjo... Then you will say yes... That is Bassbaba (Father of bass)...
Just awsam bass player... If you not heard him... Go to to youtube and heard guti the finale, guti from hell... If you r bass lover you'll sure love it..V 5 Comments
This guy plays bass like a guitarist and totally shreds he is just as active on their albums as the guitarists and he pulls hammerons on bass!
Dude has a unique style and contributes melodically to most pieces, which is more than what most bassists do.
The tones he achieves are unmatched
Like all of the members from Mastodon not widely known, therefore never high in these kind of lists. All 4 members are exceptional on their respective instruments and based on skill Troy Sanders is on par with players like Steve Harris and Cliff Burton. Should be at least top 10
He's not the best, but some songs are amazing and he deserves the 10 or 11 position.V 1 Comment
This guy kicks mighty ass, not to mention that he can keep up with Mark and Willie. Awesome example of a 'team player' bassist.V 3 Comments
Billy Gould is hands down my favorite bassist just listen to his work in woodpecker from mars
Even though he isn't heard much over Dimebag he is still really skilled. Just listen to his work in the guitar solo in 'Floods'.
he deserves to be in the top 10... he is just not heard over Dimebag. his bass under Dimebag's solos is killing. and floods is just awesome...
Like many great metal bass players he was trained as a jazz bassist, which is evidenced by his walking bass lines underneath Dimebag's solos (check out 5 minutes alone). Should be way higher on this list
Any bassist that can play and keep up with Dime and Vinnie deserves to be on this list.V 9 Comments
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