Top 10 Greatest Metal Bassists


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81 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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82 Josh Gilbert (As I Lay Dying)
83 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.
84 Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist)

Just the way he plays with such speed he is great he deserves to be in the top 20

85 Atishay Sinha (Third Eye Destruction)

An amazing bassist from NEW DElhi, India. Third Eye Destruction as a band is very innovative. Theit riffs are technical + groovy + a pinch of psy. I love their music.

86 Glenn Five (Anvil)

G5 played some incredible bass guitar on Anvil's best albums. Along with Rob Reiner, Glenn Five formed the most powerful rhythm section ever. Songs like "Ball Of Fire", "Bombs Away", and "New Orleans Voodoo" it's hard to ignore this man and his bass guitar. Great bass lines. Great heavy metal!

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89 Scott Ian (Anthrax) Scott Ian (Anthrax) Scott Ian is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing and additional lead vocalist, and the only remaining original founding member of the thrash metal band, Anthrax.

Not even a bass player but an okay guitarist

90 Hal Patino
91 Adam Duce
92 Jared MacEachern
93 Timi Hansen

Listen to his bass lines on don't break the oath

94 Patrice Guers (Rhapsody of Fire, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody)
95 Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation)
96 Derek Boyer
97 Chris Richards
98 Mattias Norrman

Katatonia, October Tide, etc..

99 Kevin Young (40 Grit)

Feet bass player great band most underarms ever listen to their album 40 grit and heads

100 Jeff Waters Jeff Waters Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator . He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos . Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band . Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, more.

Everything he did in the Alice In Hell album was awesome and his work in Never, Neverland is really good too. He deserves at least top 10.

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