Best Metal Guitarists

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141 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.

142 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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143 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...

144 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.


145 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

146 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes
147 Eddie Fingers Ojeda

listen to that crazy solo in i wanna rock

148 Jack White Jack White
149 Mark St. John
150 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.
151 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!

152 Matt Pike
153 Petri Lindroos Petri Lindroos
154 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.
155 Evan White

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

156 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.

157 Ralph Santolla
158 Ville Friman
159 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!

160 Mark Heylmun
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