Best Metal Keyboardists


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21 Vivien Lalu (Lalu, Shadrane, Hubi Meisel)

Great keyboard player and more importantly a great composer. Deserves to be more famous than he actually is.

Vivien Lalu evolves with each disc that he finishes.
Many great musicians have worked with him, like Sir. Virgil Donati.
Atte. Carlos Escobar.

He deserves to be more famous, his compositions are brilliant full of picyures and colors. A great artist.

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22 Tony Decaillon (Asylum Pyre)
23 Alex Argento
24 Sven Karlsson
25 Oliver Palotai (Kamelot)
26 Francesco Ferrini

I don't even listen to this band and I know he needs to be on here. His speed and technique is ridiculous and he is one of the most talented musicians in metal today!

27 Tom Schmitz (Mushroomhead)
28 Clemens "Ardek" Wijers (Carach Angren)
29 Vitalij Kuprij (Artension)

Vitalij Kuprij is one of the best musicians and keyboardists I've ever heard of!

He has amazing talent, technique, speed and composition by combining classical elements in his music. He featured the best guitarists in his albums, and you can easily see that he gives every instrument (even though the albums are his solo albums) it's worth in the song; technical drums, mind-blowing guitar riffs and solo, wicked timing, and a lot of emotion and feelings in the songs.

I am not asking you to put him in the first place, and I do not know ALL keyboardists in the world, but please try to look up for his music and enjoy it! He is truly a genius!

P.S. I'm a guitarist

I just listened to an artension song and he uplifts the music and takes it to a whole other level... his skill and technique is unmatched and he deserves better than fifth place on this list... he is the bane from Ukraine!

Vitalij Kuprij must be considered in the top 10 metal keyboardists of all time for his work with Artension, Ring of Fire, Trans-SIberian Orchestra, and his solo albums. The man is an absolute god of keyboard shredding.

30 Tony MacAlpine

The man is a ledge.

31 Nameless Ghoul (Ghost B.C.)

The real genius behind the amazing band Ghost is. Listen to the live versions of "Genesis" by Ghost. It is mind blowing.

Air Ghoul - essential part of the Nameless Ghoul sound machine!

Awesome keyboardist who's way underrated.

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32 Alex Staropoli (Rhapsody of Fire)

Staropoli is in 26th place?! Who wouldn't love his classical instrument playing from his keyboard in every song of Rhapsody of Fire, and his brilliant keyboard solos in songs like Holy Thunderforce, Raging Starfire, and Sea of Fate?! Check him out and you'll see what I mean!

Simply listen and see why he deserves the top ten.

33 Gackt (Malice Mizer) Gackt (Malice Mizer)
34 Jon Lord (Deep Purple) Jon Lord (Deep Purple) John Douglas "Jon" Lord was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.

Jon Lord is the Greatest of all time without him nobody else on this list will have been a Heavy Metal Keyboard players

The first metal keyboardist. at his time everybody though only guitar can create metal sound, but he changed it. he said something like that " if Ritchie Blackmore is going to play his guitar heavily, I, I need to also play my organ heavy. I need to put tough on my hammond organ" you can see he also created lots of solos with his organ while Ritchie played solos with his guitar. - zxm

Show some respect, people. Keyboardists on this list and even this list exist thanks to him. - Metal_Treasure

The god of Heavy Metal Organ. None shall replace him. R.I.P Jon.

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35 Miro (Kamelot, Avantasia)

Enter the power metal world and see who's the best on keyboard and orchestration.

36 Madonna Wayne Gacy
37 Frank Delgado (Deftones)
38 Mikko Härkin

A great composer, when he did Silence with Sonata Arctica. YES SIR!

39 Kim Olesen (Anubis Gate)
40 Stian Aarstad (ex-Dimmu Borgir)
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