Best Metal Guitarists

The Contenders: Page 12

221 Paul Quinn

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

222 Eric Hoffman

Best fastest lead guitarist ever

223 Brian Warner (Marilyn Manson)
224 Wes Borland Wes Borland Wesley Louden "Wes" Borland is an American rock musician and artist. He is best known as the current guitarist and backing vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit and as the lead vocalist of the industrial rock band Black Light Burns.

A great guitarist who deserved to be in a better band.

225 William Green

One of the worst diveboming teachers ever but amazing at every thing else

226 Val Allen Wood

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.

227 Jeordie White
228 Rick Derringer
229 Bill Kelliher Bill Kelliher Bill Kelliher is a musician from Atlanta, Georgia, best known as rhythm guitarist of heavy metal band Mastodon.
230 Angel Vivaldi

Relatively unknown, but listen to his Universal Language EP., that's good.

231 Krys Escobar
232 Jouni Hynynen

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.

233 Ben Moody Ben Moody Benjamin Robert "Ben" Moody is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
234 Chris Holmes

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!

235 Fred Gorhau

Outstanding mixture of melodic rock and interesting lead guitar!

236 Steffen Kummerer Steffen Kummerer Steffen Kummerer (born June 1, 1985) is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the leader, main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the (technical) death metal band Obscura as well as the black metal band Thulcandra.
237 Stephen Carpenter

He is one of the best, the lead guitarist of Deftones. He plays 6, 7, and 8 string guitars

238 ICS Vortex
239 Kim Thayil

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.

240 John Norum
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