Best Metal Guitarists

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141 Devin Townsend Devin Townsend Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.


142 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.

I am suprised that he wasnt on the list

143 Eddie Fingers Ojeda

listen to that crazy solo in i wanna rock

144 Jack White Jack White
145 Mark St. John
146 Bruce Kulick Bruce Kulick Bruce Howard Kulick is an American guitarist, musician and a member of the band Grand Funk Railroad, with whom he's been since 2000. Previously, Kulick had been a long-time member of the band Kiss.
147 Tommy Thayer

He's only been in the band for 7 years but he can do the solos better
than anyone! he plays very accurately and can do just about any song
KISS throws at him great guitar player!

148 Matt Pike
149 Petri Lindroos Petri Lindroos
150 Brad Delson Brad Delson Bradford Phillip Delsonis an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.
151 Evan White

For fun on top 20...! He is one of the greatest metalcore guitarists thumbs up if you hear AS I LAY DYING

152 Uli Jon Roth Uli Jon Roth Uli Jon Roth is a German guitarist, who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.

Uli is truly amazing: wrote, produced, orchestrated and he is very innovative; invented the sky guitar. His lyrics are deep, interesting and positive, his sound phenomenal. From the early 70s to 2013, still progressing and making good music!

Uli Jon Roth, one of the founders of neo-classical, a player with amazing technical skills. A shame he's not higher up on the list. A bad song-writer and an even worse singer, yes, but his guitar mastery is paralleled by very few.

You hear people say that Sabbath (and maybe Priest) had a monopoly on "heavy" in the 70s, and that Van Halen and Yngwie invented neoclassical shredding. Yet, Uli was writing songs of a dark, heavy beauty in the 70s with the Scorpions (check out "Sails of Charon" or "Dark Lady") that sounded like no-one else, and infusing classical and Eastern sounds into metal in its early days. His later orchestral crossover work (e.G. "Under a Dark Sky") show him to be still a great player and songwriter.

153 Ralph Santolla
154 Ville Friman
155 Ryan Vanderwolk

Lead Axeman of Death Rattle. Up and coming band out of New England. Just played Mayhem Fest in MA and CT. Dimebag Darrell is his hero. Check him out Death Rattle-Domination (Pantera Cover) live at Mayhem Fest, on youtube.

Lead guitarist for Death Rattle an as of yet unsigned Metal band. They just played Mayhem Fest in Mansfield MA and in Hartford CT. Search youtube and see for yourself!

156 Mark Heylmun
157 Jack Black Jack Black Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious more. V 3 Comments
158 Larry LaLonde

He was the guitarist in the first ever death metal band Possessed, so that alone makes him worthy. You're right, I love Primus, but yet they suck.

Talented guitarist with great energy about him. His stuff I dig and it fits me. Remember, PRIMUS SUCKS!

159 Michael Weikath Michael Weikath

In my opinion he is better than kai hansen by a big mile.

One of the best powermetal guitarist in the world a lot better than kai and sasha put together

160 Dan Spitz

He's literally making Swiss watches, is great mates with Mustaine, was excellent in early Anthrax, and doesn't care about metal or fame. Interesting individual, full stop. He should start growing pumpkins with Jim Martin too.

Deserves a lot more credit and popularity than he gets, especially being the only lead guitarist for Anthrax all these years. His solos are awesome.

Better than all should be number one

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