Best Metal Guitarists

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61 Adam Jones Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.

Amazing riffs, and everything. Just amazing. Adam Jones primarily makes tool sound so absolutely instrumentally amazing. Danny backs him up, and Maynard sings beautifully. There's not one other guitarist on this list as complex as Adam. These guys are amateurs compared to Adam, musically.

Like the truly great guitarists, that are not individuals but are in truly great bands, they operate in unison and complement the whole. Metallica pried open my third eye to this before Tool.

This guy plays with ridiculous time signatures and focuses on the bands overall sound far more than many on this list.

Hey, he's a member of Tool, so of course he's sophisticated and great. But MJK is better than him, and Danny Caret is better than him, and Justin Chancelor is better than him, so round and round we go, into a perfect circle.

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62 Oli Herbert

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.

63 Pat O'Brien

Frantic Disembowelment. That is all.

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64 Thomas Youngblood

Such a great guy.

A very great guy.

65 Brendon Small Brendon Small Brendon Small is an American producer, writer, animator, stand-up comedian, voice actor, and musician.

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.

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66 Misha Mansoor

He deserves to be way higher on this list

67 Ol Drake
68 Trey Azagthoth

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.

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69 Jerry Cantrell Jerry Cantrell Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.

Deep, Heavy and unique. The 1990's Toni Iommi

Jerry is my fable, he is the best composer with best feelings.

I think he is the best composer

Come on guys, lets bring this god of Seattle to the top of the list! Amazing talent!

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70 Brent Hinds Brent Hinds Brent Hinds is an American guitarist/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he shares guitar duties with Bill Kelliher and vocal duties with Troy Sanders and Brann Dailor.

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

71 Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss.

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 - christangrant

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72 Matt Tuck

The best metal guitarist ever I've heard. Playing is amazing, singing is fantastic. The metal god, is here. Vote for him guys, don't you like the best guitarist and singer.

What could anyone say ever about his playing and singing. A bit disappointed to see him so down in this list. Maybe the the list is incorrect

Woo Bullet for My Valentine is the best. I don't understand how they can be low on any list! Great riffs and drum beats.

Why he's not even in top 10? Awkward! - NasifSinha

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73 Tom Morello Tom Morello Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.

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 favorite

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74 Rob Chapman

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.

75 Kai Hansen Kai Hansen

He is a great compositor of heavy metal sounds. And he sing and play the guitar so good!

Laugh out loud kai is awesome... You just have to smile When you listen to him

Should be way higher

He not only founded Geman power metal but kept it going for 30 years!

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76 Luke William Fielding

luke william fielding has been very successful in his short but great career. he has come up with solos that i only dream i could play. this man, maybe in a few years, could be compared to the legends of heavy metal guitarist such as dave mustaine, kirk hammett, dimebag darell, kerry king, zakk wylde, eddie van halen, steve vai, buckethead and slash. i dont see why you wouldnt want a true hero to top this list. im not saying that dave mustaine isnt a legend. vote fielding. - pooisgood

I have had the priviledge to see him live and even meet him, he gets my vote and I do believe he is the best metal guitarist in the world but hes quite up himself, needs a personality check - FATRESS

I have heard this man play and sing and think that he is the best I have ever heard in a very long time, come on everyone vote for Luke.

His technique and rhythm are second to none, and he continues to produce these insane solos that just blow me away.
The best there is!

77 Rusty Cooley
78 Josh Christian
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80 Robert Flynn

I'll vote for him for his frenetic Bay Area thrash rifforama on Vio-Lence albums only.

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