Best Metal Guitarists

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161 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
162 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!

163 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

164 John Sykes John Sykes John James Sykes is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who has played with Streetfighter, Tygers of Pan Tang, John Sloman's Badlands, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder.

Extremely talented guitarist that can shred like no other. Also a great blue player. Has got one of the warmest tones ever. Just check out his playing on songs like Holy War by Thin Lizzy or Crying in the Rain by Whitesnake. If you really want to hear an insane solo, check out Love Potion no.9 by Tygers of Pan Tang. - TheStargazer

165 Dan Donegan Dan Donegan Dan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.

Disturbed, anyone? Incredible guitar solos. So technical. So crisp. Dan uses his extensive 1980s hair metal skills to form a new sound. He sounds nearly as good live as recorded. That says a lot to me.

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166 Anders Nyström
167 Aaron Marshall

Highly creative and a technical wizard. His ear for melodies and ability to turn them into mind-numbingly amazing music should place him very high on this list.

168 Jesper Strömblad
169 Björn Gelotte
170 Josh Middleton
171 Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal

His solos are so tough to play. Even you could play those, it won't be like his. Don't what about him. Is his fingers that are thinner than average guitarist? Or something else? His licks are very fast. This guy enjoys doing battle with other. Its his speed that makes him greater. His guitar solos remind me of Yngwie Malmsteen's style. - zxm

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172 Oni Hasan Oni Hasan Oni Hasan (born 1 August 1985) is a renown celebrity, guitarist and composer from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is best known as the lead guitarist and composer of the famous Bangladeshi heavy metal, hard rock band Warfaze from late 2006 to January 2015. Oni hasan was also the lead guitarist/composer of a popular more. V 1 Comment
173 Infernus Infernus Roger Tiegs (born on 18 June 1972), better known by his stage name, Infernus, is a Norwegian black metal musician and Satanist.He is the sole founding member and chief ideologist of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, which was formed in 1992, as well as the founder and head of Forces of Satan more.

Just listen to the song Gorgoroth and you'll understand why he should be in the top 15 - SirSkeletorThe3rd

174 John Gallagher John Gallagher
175 Mark Morton Mark Morton

What is happening to the metal fan following these days? Mark's riffs are completely different than every guitarist on this planet. Not even different they are kick-ass. He nails every note with such a perfection that even the people who are not fond of metal like it. His solos are a masterpiece. He deserves to be in the top 10 at least.

The man is a complete legend.

Starting to sound like a groove metal poll? Mark Morton has never wrote a riff that wasn't heavy, every song stays brutal. As far as rythems I say lamb of god can create more ass kicking mayhem than pantera. Even. Not the memorable soloist petrucci or dimebag are. But still an extremely underrated soloist. Plus he has a sweet beard

This guy is very underrated

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176 Matthew Heafy

Matt Heafy unofficially joined Trivium at the age of twelve, but became the official frontman after Brad Lewter, the previous vocalist of Trivium, quit the band shortly after Heafy joined. Heafy assumed responsibility for vocals and the majority of the songwriting. Matt's debut with Trivium included his compositions of "Fugue", "emon", "Requiem", "Sworn", and "The Storm". He has also composed the songs and lyrics for Ember to Inferno and Ascendancy.

Seeing as Corey is higher up on this list. It's Matt's turn to shine. A great riffer, and great at composing driving epics, the reason he is much lower in this list is the fact that he doesn't record any rhythm tracks on trivium records, I have seem them live and he is badass live and could easily record most of the record himself. But since he didn't, he gets the #9 spit. A great lead player, just doesn't always write as interesting leads as Corey. But considering that he does solos, rythems, sings and screams as well as he does at the same time. He definitely redeemed himself enough to get back on this list.

Damn, he is so much better that that Matt Tuck guy.
He is the better Singer, Songwriter and most important: the better Guitarist.

Love this guy

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177 Muhammad Suicmez

Two albums, EPIC! He produced the entire album himself. The drum tracks the guitars, the bass, this guy is THE modern GERMAN legend. People just have to listen to his classically influenced technical Compositions in death metal and understand the reason behind me writing a short story about his EPICNESS!

Just listen to mutilate the stillborn, only ash remains, intestinal incubation, or symbiotic in theory and tell me that's not awesome

The best guitarists, voted in the Underground Metal society. Just because you people do not listen to Metal, go pick up 'Necrophagist' songs. It's a band

I think he's underrated. He should be easily top 10.

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178 Jon Schaffer Jon Schaffer Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

Jon Schaffer should be number 1! if not, then at least in the top 10! His left hand and right hand are bionic! He's fast as hell and definitely beats kirk hammet not only does he play monster riffs but also does backing vocals!

How the hell did Dan Donegan beat Jon Schaffer!? How the hell did Kirk Hammet beat Schaffer! This guy is the riff MASTER, damn it!

Kirk Hammet is a joke? He was trained by Joe Satriani - one of the greatest guitarists of all time - and Hammett always played well within himself because thrash with integrity demands it. If Hammett let himself off the leash back in the day he could rival almost anyone. He just chose not to, because he's a team player.

Jon schaffer its an excellent, composer but don't makes solos all you stupids morons.

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179 Mick Thompson

mick's shredding skills, guitar design, and sheer amazing riffs should put him as number one

He's simply outstanding and is one of my favorite guitarists. He should be rated in the top ten list

Just listen to before I forget. Better than any modern guitarists, although dave mustaine is just the master of the guitar

Listen to all hope is gone, welcome, and nomadic and you will know why I voted for Mick

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180 Zacky Vengeance Zacky Vengeance Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Zacky V. also owns a small clothing company, Vengeance University.

He definitely is no Synyster Gates, but he can shred up right along side him when he needs to!

He might not be the lead guitarist bout he is just as good as syn any day he can keep up with syn on those harmony parts on beast and the harlot and bat country he's an awesome guitarist

39? Is that a joke? So underrated. He played all the main guitar in the first couple of albums leading up to city of evil... He's better than 39..

He's a sick lad

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