Top 10 Greatest Metal Bassists


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61 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist.
62 Steve "Fuzz" Kmak (Disturbed) V 1 Comment
63 Martin Mendez (Opeth)

The Best I ever saw live. AT least, He has to Stay in the top ten. Very funky play.

Why is Martin Mendez down here? This is just plain idiotic and disrespectful. The list says metal bassists. All I see is stupid rock band bassists of sell out bands. This guy should be much much higher up. Same goes for Dominic 'Forrest'.

The rhythm and groove he brings to Opeth is heavenly. One of the 'classic line up' from the period when they made albums like Still Life, Blackwater Park, Deliverance, Damnation etc. Even after Peter and Martin Lopez left and Mikael lost his knack for metal, he's still there, delivering the goods faithfully.

64 Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) V 1 Comment
65 Al Cisneros

He stands out for his style. He is so unique wether in Sleep or OM!

You have to give him credit for succesfully being part of an amazing drums - bass duo band "OM". No other duo ever managed to deliver this kind of awesomeness just using a bass and drums. (Top ten in my humble opinion)

The only bassist ever to make metal basslines like Geezer
Sleep and Om my not be as agressive as Cannibal corpse or something but his basslines are far more groovy check out Dragonaut or something and you will see

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66 Taiji Sawada (X Japan)
67 Dave Phoenix (Linkin Park)
68 Jaron Evil (Archspire)

This man deserves to be on this list, and in quite high position

69 Ue-Chan (Maximum the Hormone)

No contest, this guy can compete with Flea... No joke look him up on YouTube. - MeowMix

70 Henkka Seppala Henkka Seppala
71 Jon Arena (Sent by Ravens)
72 Conrad Lant Cronos (Venom)

When talking about the greatest metal bassists, I think it's important to take into consideration that this man both fronted and played bass for a band that influenced probably thousands of other bands.

Great bassidt and vocal

73 Patrick Judge (Demon Hunter)
74 Dan Spitz (Anthrax)
75 Jeff Hughell (Brain Drill)

Is just plainly insane one the bass and has face ripping solos check the song sadistic abductive and you might change your thoughts.

76 Joey DeMaio (Manowar) Joey DeMaio (Manowar) Joey DeMaio is an American bass player and main songwriter for the heavy metal band Manowar which he founded in 1980. He is also the founder and CEO of Magic Circle Music.

JOEY DEMAIO AND STEVE HARRIS ARE THE BEST TRUE METAL BASSISTS EVER! How is the guy from Bullet For My Valentine, slipknot and a7z higher than him?!? THEY ARE NOT METAL! HAIL TO TRUE METAL!

Joey Demaio got some skills! Father of true metal! He should be in top 3!

Heavy metal would be hard rock without DeMaio

Best, fastest heavy metal bassist of all the time. Hail

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77 Sergio Vega (Deftones, Quicksand)

To me he does a great job in Deftones despite he isn't Chi Cheng. I think Chino and the rest of Deftones are really smart for choosing Sergio as their new bassist.

78 Mark Klepaski (Breaking Benjamin)

I like how in the diary of Jane video he really gets into the music. He's obviously the best bass player ever!

79 Doug Pinnick (King's X)

Great bassist! Great music!

80 Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)

Great bassist, awesome at fingerpicking. A much better player than Matt, and he's an awesome guy too. His beard is sick.

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