Best Metal Guitarists
The Contenders: Page 7
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
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!V 1 Comment
should definitely be in or at least near the to 10V 1 Comment
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
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.
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...
maybe folk/heavy metal but very goods guitarist
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?
Amazing solos and style till chaos A. D
Couldn't agree more. He was remiscent of Hammet at his best.
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
The best. Period. Soulful, melodic, and so much more. Love his writing style as well.
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.V 1 Comment
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.
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.V 1 Comment
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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