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He is such an inspiration to me. I too was addicted to meth along with other things. To see someone else experience true deliverance is such a blessing. I love his music. I love to hear someone not be ashamed of where they come from and where it has brought them. Plus he has the opportunity that I only wish that I had and that's to scream (literally) to the world of how Jesus saves and is still in the miracle business! Danielle Bennett
All respect to Korn, but they aren't the same without Head. Brian's new stuff with BHW and Love and Death is amazing. He creates some of the best chunkiest, thickest, grooviest riffs and can sing(Obeeyy) and has a great stage show. He gave up a lot for the Lord(20m+ a year), kicked some hard habits and has scouted out some great talent to help him keep the momentum going. I can't for their LP.
Amazing with an awesome story. Jesus truly does change lives! I'm so glad he is so open and honest. His music has gone above and beyond what I expected and it's obvious that it's straight from the heart!
Glad to see HEAD back with KoRn! His story is so inspiring! I love his heavy style on 7 strings!V 45 Comments
Wes is not only brilliant in doing/playing what he's known for, he's also brilliant in anything else I've heard from him until today. He definitely deserves the first place in this list for sure - I wish he'd record a solo album only playing guitar so that I could listen to it 24/7 (just watch some videos on YouTube from some of Limp Bizkits live concerts such as Rock Am Ring 2013 and try to concentrate exclusively on Wes' guitar and you'll know what I mean)
I don't understand people saying LB is a wannabe band or stuff like this.. I mean, come on, everybody's got an other taste of music. I understand people saying they don't like their lyrics etc but lyrics aren't the only thing about music! And I think their music is great! First of all it's different than the most other bands or artists (if you hear a song of Limp bizkit that you've never heard before you already know just after a few seconds that it must be limp bizkit), very interesting, rhythmic, entertaining and ...more
Seriously? Korn's guitarist over Wes? Super creative riffs, good technical ability. Not only that, but as stated, his riffs are some of the most creative I've heard, and he's able to play different types of music. Best nu-metal guitarist by far
Such a creative guitar player, with a amazing look! More talented than most in this genre. Only Wes can go from a 4-string, 7-string and a 5 String and still write brilliant hooks while keeping heavy.
The best of the bestV 12 Comments
My inspiration, my favorite guitarist. He is so good probably the best metal guitarist alive. Let's not forget his famous riffs and technique. And his Low B tuning. Slipknot has found one talented musician. I wonder how he feels about being #1.
Of course he is. One of the fastest guitarists and the best at pinch harmonics
He deserves number 1 not just for his techniques, which by the way are brilliant, and slipknot are still one of my favorite bands thanks to mick thompson but his stafe presence is awesome
He's the man!V 4 Comments
Daron is definitely one of the best guitarists I ever heard. He has an incredible creativity, his riffs are really powerful and he is a giant inspiration for me and a lot of people.
Good riffs and their live performance is awesome...
Not only is he a good guitarist but also a good singer too
He it's the best guitarist :his velocity, sing and creativity
and his humor
Munky I think is a great inspiration for all guitarists, especially who plays 7-string guitars. He makes the act of play the guitar with all the effects it has more fun and creative, and I think that make us understand that music goes beyond the from standard, basic and goes so far away if you are creative. Many people thinks the things that Munky plays are easy, but not always is the case, or he not make a lot of solos, but play the guitar is not based only on being the master soloing, you can also make a good distortion base and be an inspiration for other guitarist for make a cool riff.
With every album KoRn churns out munky's riffs just seem I get better and better:)
Honestly adore his sound, technique and presence on stage.
Respect to him for stepping up the way that he did when Head left too, must have been really difficult due to the fact that he'd always played alongside and Head as almost s Rhythm guitarist so having to take over the whole writing process must have been a stretch. He came out better than ever though:) RESPECT
He has created some of the most memorable songs and riffs in the entire metal genre, and the willingness to evolve and experiment make him even better.
MunKy is better than Brad Delson who now not nu metal but dance funk!V 2 Comments
He is in my two favorite bands of all time Slipknot and Stone Sour what more can I say he trully is a very talented and amazing guitarist and also an awesome riff master.
Sorry to Mick but Jim is much better.
Very talented guitar player
He is an incredible guitar player. His solos are amazing and the speed in which he plays is unvelibable, one of the best guitar players around these days in my opinionV 2 Comments
You Kidding? The man behind Linkin Park's guitar playing!
Brad delson is very nice and great guitarist than others
He is d best guitarist of the world
Seriously? Sixthplace?! Linkin Park DEFINED nu-metal and this guy is behind it... Best nu metal guitarist ever. So what if he can't sing? His skill with the axe speaks loud and clear...V 1 Comment
Such a lovely soul.. And a sweet spirit love to watch him play guitar and just hang with him. Most important is his love for Jesus!
This guy is more than just a great guitar player. The ability to last as long as he has in a very active band and still remains to be a cool dude shows his passion for what he dose.
I saw J.R. this year at Ichthus Festival and he was ' sick! I enjoyed it a lot! The talent that he has is unbelievable! God has blessed him enormously with the gift of music! Keep rocking J.R.!
Fantastic young man that represents the Lord and is the best Guitarist on the scene..V 26 Comments
Despite being only one guitarist Dan, really hits the two guitar tones with his overdubs. And he is also the keyboardist and synthesizer player. How cool is that?
Get up come on get down with the sickneSS
He went to my high school lol
No one can beat him
You have to be kidding me no one on this list solos and Tom is rolling-stone's 40th greatest guitarist of all time. And get avenge sevenfold off this list they're not nu metal they're metal core. A7x isn't entitled to be on every list just because they have lots of stupid fans who don't know what good music is. Word yo.
Tom Morello should be near 1, his unconventional and innovative techniques deserve better
Syn isn't even nu metal, but he's the best in this list
No one can really beat his solo's from great songs like afterlife, nightmare bat's country and more
When I think best guitarist, I think more of most talented. Viewing this list from that angle, Syn is the best guitarist on this page (even though he isn't nu metal).
By far the best guitarist on this list.V 7 Comments
Trent has been around the block a few times. I wouldn't consider him best nu guitarist much less put him in best guitarist category. Not saying he is not talented but just not a guitar god.
Uh, Trent isn't a nu metal guitarist. He's an INDUSTRIAL metal guitarist. Do some research.
Trent is possibly one of the best artists ever, so creative
He doesn't play nu metal at all.
It was a hard choice, but I have to go with Mike. Listen to his brilliant work on Staind's 'Tormented', because he doesn't really to show much of this raw energy on the other albums + you can hear him playing solos (which were absent from the band until their self-titled 2011 album).
He creates some pretty complex chords with his odd tunings. And is also quite the shredder!
Haha he's the best because he did play Nu Metal but he can also play Thrash/Groove Metal and he is very good - christangrant
Tony is one of the most underrated musicians of this generation!
Godsmack isn't nu metal
Harbinger for the nu metal guitar style, as was Tony Iommi to heavy metal, in a more latent fashion. The general vibe and prosaic feel of his style went on to define the nu metal style.
Him and Trent Reznor both shouldn't be on the list. NIN and Tool are not nu metal bands at all.
Adam doesn't play nu metal. He plays progressive metal.
His riffs are very powerful and simple. This creates a very heavy sound but one that is distinct and perfect for the vocals of Coal Chamber.
What? Number 17? What?!
Creator of the best nu metal riff (my own summer) in my opinion
Not a nu metal guitarist.
Only one guitarist and still give a complete sound to the band, curiel rocks!
Ben is great guitarist. Also, Evanescence is my favourite rock band.
Ben is so skillful guitarist, he plays versatile tunes. - 05yusuf09
Ben Moody is should be in top 10 and better than Brad Delson, sorry Linkin Park!
Most underrated guitarist ever. This guy is amazing.V 4 Comments
No one on this list even comes close to this guy, ONLY buckethead, listen to his solo records and u will understand.
He's an amazing guy but he's not guitarist
This is a bassist lawl
Ridiculous, Bullet For My Valentine is not nu metal!
Best guitarist ever.. I love his riffs and the way it fits in the song.. Evrythng is just awesome so guys please vote for him!
Pretty good but he is best known for drum work so yeah...
This one deserves a better place on the top of this list. In my opinion, one of the best of this times.
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