Best Metal Guitarists

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261 Jon Schaffer Jon Schaffer Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

Jon Schaffer should be number 1! if not, then at least in the top 10! His left hand and right hand are bionic! He's fast as hell and definitely beats kirk hammet not only does he play monster riffs but also does backing vocals!

How the hell did Dan Donegan beat Jon Schaffer!? How the hell did Kirk Hammet beat Schaffer! This guy is the riff MASTER, damn it!

Kirk Hammet is a joke? He was trained by Joe Satriani - one of the greatest guitarists of all time - and Hammett always played well within himself because thrash with integrity demands it. If Hammett let himself off the leash back in the day he could rival almost anyone. He just chose not to, because he's a team player.

Jon schaffer its an excellent, composer but don't makes solos all you stupids morons.

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262 Vinnie Moore

Love this guitar - what feel and virtuosity

263 Cameron Liddell
264 Zacky Vengeance Zacky Vengeance Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Zacky V. also owns a small clothing company, Vengeance University.

He definitely is no Synyster Gates, but he can shred up right along side him when he needs to!

He might not be the lead guitarist bout he is just as good as syn any day he can keep up with syn on those harmony parts on beast and the harlot and bat country he's an awesome guitarist

39? Is that a joke? So underrated. He played all the main guitar in the first couple of albums leading up to city of evil... He's better than 39..

He's a sick lad

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265 Don Donegan

Dan donegan, is one of the best guitarists ever and easily my favourite. Solos in songs such as Inside the fire, torn, the night, remnants, stricken, 3 and many more show is amazing skills. Amazing live as well. Disturbed are my favourite band and he would be the biggest reason why!

1st of all it's dan donegan not don donegan and second he's totally the best if you have ever seen him he looks like the biggest stud I've ever seen! He is my number 1 favorite guitarist and will always will b if I ever got to meet him I would die! - Cammybstud10

Fix his name ffs! And vote for Dan, I can't believe that he is so underrated! He gave us so much great music that he deserves to be within top 20.

266 Mick Mars Mick Mars

Not technically metal but for a glam rock guitarist his guitar solo's really were awesome!

Mick Mars is metal - glam metal - and I, a thrash die-hard love his work on the Too Fast For Love ep and Shout At The Devil.

267 Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is an American heavy metal guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois.

You people are crazy! Go listen to his solos and you tell me that he isn't better then kirk. Look up how long he has been playing. Watch his videos and how he plays! Worth it!

When it comes to it, no one can touch MAB. Whether it's super heavy riffs, or blazing solos, he is king!

He should be number one, speed, skill, and technicality, no one close to him, except maybe petrucci.

He is not from this planet for sure...unbelievable guitarist.

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268 Matthew Heafy

Matt Heafy unofficially joined Trivium at the age of twelve, but became the official frontman after Brad Lewter, the previous vocalist of Trivium, quit the band shortly after Heafy joined. Heafy assumed responsibility for vocals and the majority of the songwriting. Matt's debut with Trivium included his compositions of "Fugue", "emon", "Requiem", "Sworn", and "The Storm". He has also composed the songs and lyrics for Ember to Inferno and Ascendancy.

Seeing as Corey is higher up on this list. It's Matt's turn to shine. A great riffer, and great at composing driving epics, the reason he is much lower in this list is the fact that he doesn't record any rhythm tracks on trivium records, I have seem them live and he is badass live and could easily record most of the record himself. But since he didn't, he gets the #9 spit. A great lead player, just doesn't always write as interesting leads as Corey. But considering that he does solos, rythems, sings and screams as well as he does at the same time. He definitely redeemed himself enough to get back on this list.

Damn, he is so much better that that Matt Tuck guy.
He is the better Singer, Songwriter and most important: the better Guitarist.

Love this guy

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269 Janick Gers Janick Gers Janick Robert Gers is an English musician, best known for being one of the three current guitarists in Iron Maiden, along with Dave Murray and Adrian Smith, as well as his earlier work with Gillan and White Spirit.

Janick Gers is one of the most skilled guitarists in general. He tops Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray by a long shot. He couldn't be better at what he does. He's also in Iron Maiden. The greatest band ever

Metallica are the greatest metal band ever, and Gers is in the 2nd greatest metal band ever, and Murray and Smith are approaching their 60's. Gers wouldn't even be in Iron Maiden if Murray and Smith were rocking it like they did in the late 70's to mid 90's.

Considering you've already got Smith and Murray in the list, Gers seems to naturally be the actual lead guitar who dominates the solos!

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270 Antti Kokko

How in the world Antti Kokko can be 100 spots below fat ass Jack Black is a testament to half you dolts not having a clue. Listen to Hades by Kalmah and apologize.

Best guitarist I've ever heard
i agree Dave and Kirk should be at the top (they are legends) but no one on this planet can play the guitar like this swamplord.
Solo of heroes to us speaks for itself

Most nderrated guitarist ever, one of the most skilled ever. His style varies so much, for intance listen to the solos on Swamplord and then 12 gauge and see for yourself.

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271 hide - X Japan

He should be in the top ten people vote for him. The reason you should vote for him because 1. He really is a badass guitarist 2. He has the fastest beats he can play really fast sometimes I can't keep up! And 3. He is also a very good songwriter and singer he is very talented so amazing he is the number1 guitarist in my book!

I'm surprised he was ranked so low!

Same with me and yes his is a badass guitarist so amazing and what is more amazingis... HE HAS PINK HAIR! Haha his pink hair is cute he is very cute! He is the kind that can look cute and innocent when he's not being so innocent hehe!

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