Best Metal Guitarists
The Contenders: Page 12
Just listen to saxon, thils guy can play guitar for fun and in my opinion is one of the best out there,
Up the saxon's
Best fastest lead guitarist ever
A great guitarist who deserved to be in a better band.
One of the worst diveboming teachers ever but amazing at every thing else
He's the guitarist for Theocracy, who I can honestly say, are one of the best Power Metal bands out there right now, but no one knows who they are because they're a Christian band, so most metal fans won't listen to them, and they're Power Metal, so most Christians won't listen to them. But this guy can play.
Relatively unknown, but listen to his Universal Language EP., that's good.
I think he should be #1 on the list. Just listen to his solos for example the one that's in the ending of the song "Tuonelan koivut". Just breathtaking.
No guitarist is more metal than Chris Holmes of WASP.
It's about damn time I found Chris Holmes on this list. I have been looking for him everywhere on here! But of course, this list goes by popularity, not skill, influence, or talent. He is my heavy metal hero and deserves a hell of a lot more credit than he gets. He can play the most incredible guitar solos and he writes some of the most iconic metal guitar riffs of all time. Just listen to the songs "Sleeping (in the fire)" "L.O.V.E. Machine" "Mean Man" or "Forever Free" by W.A.S.P. Truly a classic metal guitarist and very underrated. Long live the Blonde Bomber, the Mean Man, the Manimal, Chris Holmes!
Outstanding mixture of melodic rock and interesting lead guitar!
He is one of the best, the lead guitarist of Deftones. He plays 6, 7, and 8 string guitars
He brought it Black Sabbath-style, and wrote some of the infectious riffs in his prime. Jesus Christ Pose and Room A Thousand Years Wide and countless others were classics.
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