Best Metal Guitarists

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241 Krys Escobar
242 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.

243 Ben Moody Ben Moody Benjamin Robert "Ben" Moody is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
244 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!

245 Fred Gorhau

Outstanding mixture of melodic rock and interesting lead guitar!

246 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.
247 Stephen Carpenter

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

248 ICS Vortex
249 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.

250 John Norum
251 Jim Martin

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

252 Glenn Ljungström
253 Aaron Gregory
254 Matias Kupiainen
255 Per Nilsson
256 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.
257 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. - MorbidCannibalSlayer

258 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

259 Paul Landers
260 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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