Best Metal Guitarists
The Contenders: Page 4
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 songsV 10 Comments
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 - christangrantV 7 Comments
Wow I'm really surprised fredrik wasn't up here yet. Anyways if you've never listened to meshuggah please do and if you are looking for some of the best guitar work around listen to new millennium cyanide christ, combustion, bleed, rational gaze, I, or Fredrik's solo work Sol Niger Within.
NO one Can play any GGUUIITTAARR like this man...! His Head-banging is Awesome and his Beard and hair... They jsut fit... Listen to his solos... Fckn incredible!
Listen to Selkies and the last 5 minutes of White Walls if you want proof he deserves better place.
He doesn't even play guitar!
Wow out of 270 guitarists a non-guitarist came on top 70. - zxm
Awesome guitarist! - zxm
he's like god with a guitar and he also has one of the most epic beards of all time - someguy12345
An epic beard? There should be a top ten list just for that. But yes, an incredible guitarist.
Best ever. Just not good at publicising himself.
One of the most unique sounding guitarists out there. He was able to record all the Dethklok tracks in studio by himself.
Has just a few years of experience as a musician and is already a better guitarist then mick thompson and the other... Maggot
The Doom Star Requiem is a modern masterpiece. It deserves infinitely more attention than it has.
He has performed waaay better than Dave Mustaine and Morgan Freeman together in a bathtub.V 5 Comments
Frantic Disembowelment. That is all.V 4 Comments
He deserves to be way higher on this list
Such a great guy.
A very great guy.
Come on guys. Trey azagthoth is the best death metal guitarist ever. He definitely deserves a place in the top ten list. Hasn't anyone ever heard the brutal riffs he composes? In my opinion he's the best guitarist
I love Dave Vincent-era Morbid Angel, but have absolutely no idea what these guys were up to. Was Trey Azagthoth great? I give up. Indescribable band.
Should be in the top 10 easily better than some of the guys in the top ten right now
One of the best guitarists ever.V 4 Comments
Deep, Heavy and unique. The 1990's Toni Iommi
Jerry is my fable, he is the best composer with best feelings.V 3 Comments
Brent should be higher on the list as he is very creative plus is in the current best metal band in the world right now. Mastodon.
I don't understand why he is not in the top 20, he plays so many great solos and riffs. Example the solo at the end of the song jaguar god from the album emperor of sand, I think I had never heard a better solo like this.
Greetings from germany
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 underratedV 8 Comments
Ace Frehley has influenced so many people that are playing now days. He is a metal legend and a bad ass guitar player. Classic Rock is true metal. Rock n Roll!
Ace was a huge part of the KISS sound. Great style and great vibrato. Should be rated higher due to his great influence on many.
What can I say ace
Not a Metal Guitarist - christangrantV 3 Comments
I guess he is this low on the list because' he is too good for it... I mean, there's no way this guy is 70th on any guitarist list.
Come on people, who doesn't start banging their head when rage comes on
Tom Morello is 70th on the list because he was good, just not great.
Freaked insanely rocks my favoriteV 2 Comments
He is ok in technical terms, but most of the time he just shows off emotionless on his expensive gear he hangs around his place.
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...
HE SHOULD BE AT TOP 10..man...
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