Best Metal Guitarists

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61 Fredrik Thordendal Fredrik Thordendal Fredrik Thordendal (born February 11, 1970) is a Swedish musician, best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah. He's considered the originator of the djent technique. Thordendal was rated No. 35 by Guitar World in the top 100 greatest heavy metal more.

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!

62 Paul Waggoner

Listen to Selkies and the last 5 minutes of White Walls if you want proof he deserves better place.

63 André Olbrich - Blind Guardian André Olbrich - Blind Guardian André Olbrich is a German guitarist, composer and backing vocalist, most known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of power metal band Blind Guardian, in which he serves as one of the main composers with other co-founder Hansi Kürsch.
64 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.

65 Pat O'Brien

Frantic Disembowelment. That is all.

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66 Thomas Youngblood

Such a great guy.

A very great guy.

67 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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68 Misha Mansoor

He deserves to be way higher on this list

69 Ol Drake
70 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

Although Alice in Chains was grunge, they played like heavy metal and it was f'in awesome

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71 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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72 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

73 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.

He might​ be far from best metal guitarist, but he is no doubt a great modern metal guitarist, he sings, screams, also plays rhythm guitar and busting some solos, now tell me if that's not talented

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74 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 metal guitarist - Disturbedpotato

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75 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.

76 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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77 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!

78 Herman Li Herman Li Herman Li is a Hong Kong-born, British Chinese musician, record producer, and lead guitarist for the British Power-Metal band Dragonforce.

He should be in top 1! You should see the way he played, from: play on the TOP of the neck, play with his tongue, the speed, the effects, and else. Although he was self-thought, but he's very talented. You can hear his solo in "Through The Fire And The Flames" song m/

DragonForce is such an underrated band! Listen to songs like through the fire and flames and operation ground and pound and listen the the dueling guitar solos in those songs. I recommend listening this this dude and his band to all you guys

I love the speed, skill, and the effects of course. Just listen to Dragon Force's song: "Heroes Of Our Time" and "Through The Fire And The Flames"

Top 1 especially with epic solos and effects like intro to through the fire and the flames

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