Best Metal Guitarists

The Contenders: Page 6

101 Cipher - D'erlanger

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

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102 Sander Gommans
103 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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104 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.

105 Kaoru

Kaoru is a truly amazing and talented guitarrist. His guitar skills are awesome, and the guitar solos are simply breathtaking! And he's also a songwriter, and has given some of the most beautiful songs to Dir en grey.

As the others said, Kaoru is a great guitarist, I don't know if it's better than Die, but he doesn't lose quatity because of that.

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106 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

107 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

108 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.

109 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

110 Jason Richardson
111 Michael Keene
112 Adam "Nergal" Darski
113 Richie Faulkner Richie Faulkner Richard Ian Faulkner, is an English guitarist (born 1 January 1980). In 2011 he was appointed as the successor of K.K. Downing in heavy metal band Judas Priest.
114 Andy James

This man is incredibly genius, his music is a wonderful mixture of both high speed melody and great emotions, when you listen to him you feel like you wanna jump and your head starts shaking, even though he isn't much famous but he really is worth listening to, just listen to "Bullet In The Head"and you won't regret it, he also made videos in other guitarists style like : kirk hammet, steve vai, alexi laiho, synster gates and john petrucci, and they all are well preformed, you'll never regret listening to him or his band " Sacred Mother Tongue "

115 Terrance Hobbs
116 Scott Kelly Scott Kelly Scott Michael Kelly is one of three founding members of Oakland, California experimental metal band Neurosis, in which he is a vocalist and guitarist.
117 Michael Schenker Michael Schenker

By far one of the most underrated axemen out there. Technical and creative, his work both in UFO and in his solo career are out of this world. I must have listened to Rock Bottom for a million times now, and his soloing amazes me every time.

Michael Schenker - the guitarist of this world. So low in the list. Why is that? I think the main reason for this is because he never pursued fame as some people listed above. Kurt Kobain for example - how voted for this guy?

He must in the top ten, superb gitarist, personalia my favorite

These man should be at the top 10

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118 Hizaki

Hizaki is great. Not just because of his skills in playing and composing the best symphonic metal I have ever heard, but also because he is modest and has time for his fans. Also his recent participation in fundraising for victims of the Japanese tsunami raised my respect for this guy. What can I say, this guy is the best! WE ARE VERSAILLES!

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119 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and more.

Blues rock, southern rock, country rock etc - zxm

The only man who can make you say Damn that's as good as Hendrix without being the same!

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120 Syu

Really? Everyone voting for Syn to be first? WHY NOT LET SYU GET INTO TOP TEN? Switch places with Synyster. Syu certainly should be in the top ten, with his skills on par with the guitar gods, BRING HIM UP!

This guy definitely needs to be in the top 5, easily. He rips harder than about 90% of this list!

Syu is outstanding and deserves to be in the top ten and considering who else is on here it is dissapointing. On another note where the hell is Hizaki? Hizaki should be at the top of this list.

I guess the people that didn't vote for him haven't heard Phoenix Living In The Rising Sun...

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