Best Metal Guitarists

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81 Jani Liimatainen

You know, it saddens me when there are these morons that actually think Kirk Hammett or Dimebag was the greatest, yet when there are so many great underground metal guitarists like Jani Liimatainen who would whoop them! He should be one of the top 10. Along with Mike Davis too, another really underrated guitarist.

Jani friggin' owns. Go listen to FullMoon, Still Loving You, Wolf and Raven... Hell, I could go on for ages... (Just avoid Fade to Black, that's not so good). Sonata Arctica FREAKIN' RULE!

jani is really good... i just wish more ppl would listen to sonata arctica... maybe not the fastest maybe not the best but one of my favourites!!!

Often overlooked because his band isn't too well known in comparison to these here. From Sonata Arctica, he is incredible.

82 Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro Pedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist, best known as a member of the bands Angra and Megadeth.

Just listen to Dystopia by Megadeth. His solos are fantastic.

Kiko is the most valuable "treasure" in the world. That's all folks!

Come on, Megadeth's solos on Dystopia? ANGRA? Did you guys listen to his solos in ANGRA?

Listen to his material on angra and megadeth

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83 Lemmy Lemmy Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.

He was indeed a bass guitarist who made it a rhythm guitar.

I don't care if Lemmy's a bass guitarist, he knocks all these other guy's socks off by just strumming a note! HE IS GOD! THE ONE AND ONLY RULER OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD!

Isn't he only a bassist? - zxm

1 he's doesn't consider himself Metal
2 he's a Bassist - christangrant

84 Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka

Best technical death metal guitarist!

85 Jun Senoue

If you have ever heard Crush 40 then you know why he should be on this list!

Just listen to tracks like Live and Learn or Knight of the Wind.

He can solo really well and he can play rhythm.

86 Henjo Richter
87 Karl Sanders Karl Sanders Karl Sanders is an American musician, most widely known as the founding member of the American ancient Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile.

Why is he not higher? Probably because Nile is not as well known as other bands, but this doesn't affect how good Karl Sanders is. Top 20 at least.

If there was an Egyptian god of guitar, it would be Karl sanders.

88 Mike Scaccia
89 James Munky Shaffer

Munky deserves to be in to top 10 at least... Because of his stage presence and his energy that seems to last forever... Munky is a guitar legend!

He is fantastic guitarist just listen his solo. He is the best in " See you on the other side " but with Head he was good too.

I think Head is better than Munky, but Head is no more in KoRn so Munky is the one who play best 7 string riff ever

Munky is in my opinion the best guitarist that can come up with some sick riffs.

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90 Donald Buck Dharma Roeser

Buck Dharma's guitar playing is memorizing; not just the playing talent, but the sounds that forever stayed in my musical soul. In my book, there is no finer guitar player, no more perfect sound, than that of Buck. I've watched him play since I was a teenager and after all these years, I still feel the same. Move over Hendrix and Clapton, the real master of guitar playing is Donald Roeser!

One word encompasses Buck's guitar playing. UNDERRATED. No one has the ability to do what Buck does with a guitar, as well as he does. Buck often combines the speed, heaviness, complexity, and melodic qualities of several higher rated guitarists in a single solo. There is no one better than Buck, a true Pioneer of American metal, Buck deserves better.

Buck Dharma, like his band, Blue Oyster Cult, are one of the most underrated rock bands, period. He wrote "Don't Fear (The Reaper)" and "Godzilla" and co-wrote "Burnin' for You", all classic hard rock/heavy-metal hits. He has one of the most original and recognizable styles of playing and is self taught. Tasteful and melodic, yet fast and powerful. - luvthtv

Look up the word underrated and you will see a picture of Buck Dharma I have seen some of the best, and I never beleave how little respect this man gets. His song writing his, stage presence, his tremendous vocals I urge any one to see BOC and witness a true legend in rock history.

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91 Marc Rizzo Marc Rizzo Marc Rizzo is the lead guitarist of American metal band Soulfly and formerly of Ill Niño. He has featured on seven Soulfly albums to date: Prophecy, Dark Ages, Conquer, Omen, Enslaved, Savages, and Archangel.

his solo albums are godlike shred. enough shred to demolish a library.

How can this guy not be in top 10? Listen to his riffs and solos and his solo albuns.Nothing more to say.

92 Sander Gommans
93 Cipher - D'erlanger

one of the most influential guitarists in japan in terms of hard rock, rock, metal - ronluna

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94 Vivian Campbell Vivian Campbell Vivian Patrick Campbell is a Northern Irish rock guitarist. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as a member of Dio, and has been a member of Def Leppard since 1992.

are you serious this kid wrote rainbow in the dark when he was like still in his teens. he should definitely be in the top five. are you friggin serious there is no way synyster gates is better than dimebag.

WHAT VIV IS 100 haven't you seen him play before he was in dio whitesnake definitely leppard where now he doesn't do any thing

95 Kostas (Gus G.) Karamitroudis

He not only has such raw skill, he is also incredibly melodic. For example listen to the fire and the fury. In that example he shows great speed, emotion and awesome rhythm, what more can one ask for?

It's a crime against humanity to put Gus so low on this list. People like him are keeping the metal genre alive and well. Guitarists everywhere could learn from him and his technique. Damn good guitarist.

To say that Gus is a skilled guitarist is to say that God has just a bit to much power. Speaking of religion, Holding Gus at #66 is an absolute sin against not only power metal, but against music as a whole.

Given the fact that he was so successful with Firewind, and the fact that he now plays for Ozzy Osbourne, I think it's a damn sin that he's so low on this list. Excellent guitarist in all respects.

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96 Gus G Gus G Konstantinos Karamitroudis also known as Gus G, born September 12, 1980 in Greece is a heavy metal guitarist. He currently plays with his band Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne

There is something terribly wrong with this site. Gus G is a guitarist I personally hold above most others. Having him this low on the list is not only a crime against the metal community, it's a crime against God himself.

The lead guitar of the band Firewind is definitely one of the most talented guitarists today with some awesome solos and riffs

97 Brian "Head" Welch

This is ridiculous. Come on Brian, take your 7 and 14 string guitar and let's get outta here. IDWTLOTPA.

Brian is creative and exploSive!
Makes metal guitar sound heavier than metal

98 Jason Richardson
99 Corey Beaulieu Corey Beaulieu Corey King Beaulieu (Born November 22nd 1983) is an American musician and actor, known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal band Trivium.

Corey records all of the rhythm and half the solos in trivium, he is definitely the better soloist of the two. Pull harder on the strings of your martyr, light to flies, and gunshot display extreme skill as a riffer and a shredder. Since the epic of shogun was primarily written by heafy I can not say that his building epics are something to credit him with. But overall he definitely deserves this spot.

100 Terrance Hobbs

Needs more recognition. - asdsees

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