Top 10 Greatest Metal Bassists


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61 Steve "Fuzz" Kmak (Disturbed) V 1 Comment
62 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.

63 Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) V 1 Comment
64 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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65 Taiji Sawada (X Japan)
66 Dave Phoenix (Linkin Park)
67 Jaron Evil (Archspire)

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

68 Ue-Chan (Maximum the Hormone)

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

69 Henkka Seppala Henkka Seppala
70 Jon Arena (Sent by Ravens)
71 Kay Brem (Eluveitie)
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 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!

77 Doug Pinnick (King's X)

Great bassist! Great music!

78 Mike D'Antonio (Killswitch Engage)

Not really that innovative or great on some of their songs, but he does his job well, and gives a backbone to the rest of the band.

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79 Josh Gilbert (As I Lay Dying)
80 Glen Benton (Deicide) Glen Benton (Deicide) Glen Benton is an American death metal musician. He is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Deicide and was also a part of the band Vital Remains, where he has performed in recording sessions as well as live with them on a few occasions.
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