Best Modern Metal GuitaristsThis list is for the best MODERN metal guitarists. Bands that formed after 1990 and are still around today, making albums.
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He is not typical modern guitarist - he has no knowledge about playing technics or well known solo scales. But he has great precision in playing riffs! Also, he is a great composer, his guitar sound is outstanding...
Yeah, I know, his riffs often only contain two notes, but in other songs he shows definite musical ability.
Great guitarist! His solos are amazing!
He plays some fast licks. And he sings while he does it!
The Les Claypool of guitar.
He's the most amazing guitarist. Every time he picks up a guitar he puts everyone else to shame. He can play everything and anything without practice. The man is just a genius.
His personality is totally expressed through his playing. Especially when you listen to all the music he has recorded, he is a total package guitarist outside of Dope!!
Virus deserves this spot more than anyone else. I mean come on have you seen him perform on broadway "Rock Of Ages". He's AMAZING!
Is this really a competition?! Hands down Virus should win this thing. His talent oozes out of his pores. He is a very underused talentV 1 Comment
A truly brilliant guitarist who may not be that well known outside of the UK, but he shows all the hallmarks of becoming a future guitar legend!
Definitely one of the best modern Metal guitarists out there right now!
It's refreshing to hear clean, intricate, soulful and melodic solos being thrown into new school, fast-speed thrash - and hell! Billy does this brilliantly! I could listen to his solos all day!
He's a great guitarist both to listen to on Abadden's debut album and to watch live. A band and guitarist well worth watching!
Definitely the best young metal band with F... G awesome guitarists. Wait for they new album-i belive will kick assV 3 Comments
Not only is a humble great man. He has so much soul. Such a great improviser. The beginning to "grace" is the most beautiful soothing guitar play I could fall asleep to. I love mark
Mark is one of the greatest metal guitarists the world has ever seen. he covers everything in guitar to the fullest. He should be number one.
Incredible prog metal guitarist, blends a whole bunch of different influences into a really unique sound plus jaw dropping technical chops. This guy is criminally low in this list.
So, whoever comes to vote on this list clearly doesn't actually play metal guitar... You'd be hard pressed to find a metal guitarist in this day and age who doesn't know who Tosin Abasi is...
All the guitarists before him on this list are great... don't get me wrong. But Tosin is on a completely different level!
How in the world is this guy not number one?! Top three at least for Abasi in my opinionV 4 Comments
While his riffs are generally easy at this point, they are still great and define the band. He has also become great at solos.
Jim is the lead guitarist of Slipknot and Stone Sour (first 5 albums) he did a collaboration song with John 5 called black Widow of la Porte
Ey come on guys, matt heafy is skilled guitrist...
How in the hell is THE greatest guitarist in today's era in 30th place? This man should be in first!
He deserves to be much higher on the list - Ihategwyn310
He has the most wicked solos, I can't believe my eyes right now, how is he not firsf
Jb has created ridiculously beautiful solos in almost every abr songs. Hear them by yourself guys!V 1 Comment
Syn does deserve the top spot but without zacky syn isn't the best
He is a modern day guitar god. His fluency is amazing and he's not just on auto-shred: he can slow down and express different emotions. He can play anything and his hands remain relaxed. Truly a great guitarist.
I think Jacky Vincent is awesome he is the best at sweep picking and economy picking
He plays the best sweeps and he shreds like a beast.
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