Best Metal Guitarists

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121 Eddie Clarke

Fast Eddie Clark deserves to be with his contemporaries like Adrian Smith, Glenn Tipton, and Tony Iommi. He was a key figure in combining heavy metal with punk rock and incredibly underrated.

Extremely underrated, motorhead was not the same without him

122 Jari Mäenpää Jari Mäenpää Jari Mäenpää (born 23 December 1977) is a Finnish heavy metal multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is the founder of metal band Wintersun for which he records all instruments. Before forming Wintersun, Mäenpää was best known for his role in the folk metal band Ensiferum.

By far one of the most skilled metal players. Songwriting and instrument playing is the most stunning thing you will hear from this guy. Definitely surpassed his heroes without a doubt. Rock on Jari!

Should be in the top ten, just listen to wintersun

Mastermind! Just listen Wintersun

This guys is probably the best songwritter in metal (with mikeal akerfeldt) and his technical abillity is off the chart. HAIL JARI!

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123 Skwisgaar

should definitely be in or at least near the to 10

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124 Nuno Bettencourt Nuno Bettencourt
125 Mike Davis

Mike Davis is a freaking virtually unknown legend. You have guys like Kirk Hammet going, "ooh, listen to my wah! Aren't I so great? " when you have guys like Mike Davis that whoops the crap outta him but isn't even considered a legend simply becuase he's a death metal guitarist. FOR SHAME!

Mike Davis never got the exposure or respect he deserved, just listen to 'The Key' or even 'Thresholds' for example for sick/creative and unpredictable shredding skills

126 Aoi (The Gazette) Aoi (The Gazette) V 1 Comment
127 Michael Denner

Played with king diamond and merciful fate, had astonishing lead guitar skills combined with Andy Laroque's. He totally deserves to be much higher. But of course, this list goes by "popularity" not skill.

128 Wolf Hoffmann

Seriously? Has anybody ever heard Wolf's guitar solo in the title track to Metal Heart? This dude reinvented Beethoven's Fur Elise with an electric guitar! Plus he is wickedly talented. Should be so much higher. He's only low because he's not as popular. This is a most popular metal guitarist list, not a best metal guitarist list.

Come on people this guy plays some serious riffs. He doesn't fool around when a guitar is in his hands. And with Accept being an influence on thrash metal none of the thrash guitarists on this list wouldn't have even picked up a guitar and played their style

Listen to 2016s best release by Wolf
called Headbangers Symphony
Then come talk to me...

129 Aydan

maybe folk/heavy metal but very goods guitarist

130 Vinnie Vincent Vinnie Vincent Vinnie Vincent is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is a former member of the rock band Kiss from 1982 until mid-1984 during the band's transition out of their 1973–1983 makeup period.
131 Ihsahn Ihsahn

Some of the all time best riffs ever were written by this man! Plus, the 8-string work on his newest album are fantastic! - sorteal

This list is awful. Do Avenged Sevenfold fans listen to anything other than Avenged Sevenfold?

132 Andreas Kisser Andreas Kisser

Amazing solos and style till chaos A. D

Couldn't agree more. He was remiscent of Hammet at his best.

The best

133 Takayoshi Ohmura
134 Quorthon (Thomas Börje Forsberg) Quorthon (Thomas Börje Forsberg) Tomas Börje Forsberg, known by the stage name Quorthon (1966-2004), was a Swedish musician. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. A multi-instrumentalist, Quorthon wrote more.

This guy should be way higher! He legit invented Viking metal and had a HUGE influnence on Black metal to the point some say he invented it! His riffs are amazing!

I am suprised that he wasnt on the list

135 Christopher Amott
136 Ty Tabor

The best. Period. Soulful, melodic, and so much more. Love his writing style as well.

137 Sam Totman

Look at his speed! He plays crazy, brutal, metal as fast like the speed train. He has many interesting things, like humor, his performance on the stage, and many else. M/

He is the innovative and shredding and headbanging and creative guitarist EVER! He may not have the most skill but he has the best sound and style. I just hope he knows Jesus Christ, because I wanna see him in heaven playing with the angels.

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138 Chino Moreno Chino Moreno Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

What! He and Stephen Carpenter make one of the best alternative metal guitar duos ever! The best Deftones songs to hear Chino play are Change, Hole In The Earth, and Digital Bath. He deserves to be recognized for his guitar playing, even though he has very beautiful vocals.

139 Mille Petrozza Mille Petrozza Miland "Mille" Petrozza is a German metal guitarist and singer of Italian descent, who has been the lead vocalist and guitarist for the German thrash metal band Kreator since 1984.

A big fan of Kreator, a big fan of Mille Petrozza, and as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist he is great. But the big improvement came with the classically trained lead guitarist on Hordes of Chaos and Phantom Antichrist.

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140 Dino Cazares

Agreed. A bit too reliant on palm-muting - and if you love his output then Divine Heresy are just as good as Fear Factory.

Fear Factory's guitarist. Just listen at "Replica".

Or every other fear factory's song with him...

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