Best Metal Guitarists

The Contenders: Page 13

241 Jim Martin

Alternative metal's great Jim Martin made Faith No More, not Mike Patton.

242 Glenn Ljungström
243 Aaron Gregory
244 Matias Kupiainen
245 Per Nilsson
246 Scott Kelly Scott Kelly Scott Michael Kelly is one of three founding members of Oakland, California experimental metal band Neurosis, in which he is a vocalist and guitarist.
247 Bobby Gustafson

A very underrated guitarist. I'm actually a little surprised he wasn't on this list since his solo in Evil Never Dies was beyond phenomenal. He also plays well in Elimination, Shred, and End of the Line.

248 Tommy Baron

This is the incredible Coroner guitarist. Obviously very underrated because I added him at #266 after tons of wannabes and people who aren't even metal guitarists. This is sad but I'm not surprised because I have seen this many times before. - Metal_Treasure

249 Paul Landers
250 John Gallagher John Gallagher
251 Mark Morton Mark Morton

What is happening to the metal fan following these days? Mark's riffs are completely different than every guitarist on this planet. Not even different they are kick-ass. He nails every note with such a perfection that even the people who are not fond of metal like it. His solos are a masterpiece. He deserves to be in the top 10 at least.

The man is a complete legend.

Starting to sound like a groove metal poll? Mark Morton has never wrote a riff that wasn't heavy, every song stays brutal. As far as rythems I say lamb of god can create more ass kicking mayhem than pantera. Even. Not the memorable soloist petrucci or dimebag are. But still an extremely underrated soloist. Plus he has a sweet beard

This guy is very underrated

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252 Mick Thompson

mick's shredding skills, guitar design, and sheer amazing riffs should put him as number one

He's simply outstanding and is one of my favorite guitarists. He should be rated in the top ten list

Just listen to before I forget. Better than any modern guitarists, although dave mustaine is just the master of the guitar

Listen to all hope is gone, welcome, and nomadic and you will know why I voted for Mick

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253 Jake Pitts Jake Pitts Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Veil Brides.
254 Angus Young Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.

I've been to 3 AC/DC concerts. In every one I don't remember Angus taking a break. He was out there playing his soul out the whole time. There is no one that can compare. It's true that his stuff isn't overly complicated, but that doesn't make a good Guitarist, Showmanship Is a large part of the entertainment value. Isn't that why we go to concerts in the first place?

Of course he's a god, because he's Australian (the best country on Earth by the way), and there is simply no-one like him. A best guitarist list doesn't have to be about technicality, but charisma, originality, and downright great memorable riffs. He's better than Malmsteen so far as all that goes.

not really metal but very underrated, also one of the best showmen ever - DeathToMayo

Great Guitarist but he's not Metal - christangrant

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255 Muhammad Suicmez

Two albums, EPIC! He produced the entire album himself. The drum tracks the guitars, the bass, this guy is THE modern GERMAN legend. People just have to listen to his classically influenced technical Compositions in death metal and understand the reason behind me writing a short story about his EPICNESS!

Just listen to mutilate the stillborn, only ash remains, intestinal incubation, or symbiotic in theory and tell me that's not awesome

The best guitarists, voted in the Underground Metal society. Just because you people do not listen to Metal, go pick up 'Necrophagist' songs. It's a band

I think he's underrated. He should be easily top 10.

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256 Emppu Vuorinen Emppu Vuorinen

Well, he's not mainstream, but that doesn't mean he's not good. Best and most underrated guitarist. Haven't you seen him at The Poet an The Pendulum? Maybe at Last Ride of the Day? At Master Passion Greed? At any of his songs at all?

when he plays he don't hit the strings, he dances with em!

One of the most underrated guitar players ever exist. He plays metal riffs in the most interesting, evocative and yet melodic way.

Emppu... He's so tiny and cute, but when he start playing he just blow your mind! - CenturyChild

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257 Michael Paget Michael Paget Michael "Padge" Paget (Born September 12th 1978) is a Welsh musician, known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.

Great guitarist. Just nails every note perfectly and clearly. Solos are so memorable and with great taste. He's not the most technical guitarist, but is very creative with his leads and riffs. Dude is nasty!

The best one ever my band's lead guitarist is greatly inspired by this young man. I future him and bullet for my valentine will be the best they are improving rapidly and are coming up really great I wish he was there in the top 20s. Anyway he will soon make his way

HIS SOLOS ARE just awesome...

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258 Buckethead Buckethead Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.

Very underrated, and Metallica is my favorite band, yet that doesn't mean Kirk is the best guitarist, he is a little overrated in my opinion... - doodad

Puts so much passion into every note, such an amazing player, should be a lot higher on the list

Underrated is his nickname, I guess. I found this guitar legend, and I can say, he plays amazing. I'm a huge Metallica fan and I have listened thousands of bands but buckethead is very different. Everyone should listen and give him a chance. Nobody can say "buckethead sucks". He is great on his job.

Incredibly talented guitarist who puts loads of emotion into his many songs

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259 Ben Bruce
260 Satchel
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