Best Thrash GuitaristsThrash metal is just an awesome metal genre, and, along with neo-classical metal, it has the best solos in metal. There are lots of great guitarists in thrash, who is the best?
The Top Ten
Say what you want. Dave has written countless thrash metal masterpieces, he sings, plays rhythm and lays down ruthless leads making it look easy. Many of his rhythms get more complex while he is singing, most bands that have a guitars/singer simplify those parts. There may be better song writers, can't argue that but as for a guitarist that delivers the goods like a machine there is no one better than Dave.
Take out kill em all from Metallica and you're looking at only 3 top notch albums from Metallica. Considering the fact mustaine is mainly the song writer he has produced at least 8 incredible albums. Both he and hammett are brilliant but hammett abuses the wah-wah while dave simply shreds. Give the edge to dave
He is one of the greatest guitarists ever, because: he is the god of riffs, he composes and plays breathtaking solos, and he composes awesome songs! And don't forget he composed the Metallica solos for their first albums... If Metallica wouldn't fired him from the band, Megadeth (the greatest thrash band ever) wouldn't exist! - rock2metal
The god of Trash. No only his songs are damn hard to play (Take No Prisioners, Holy Wars etc) but he is very technical and creates some kick ass riffs.
He is one of the greatest guitarists ever, but he is at number four because he is not a complete thrash guitarist; he made awesome solos at Megadeth's Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, Cryptic Writings and Risk; but he has a solo career (not of thrash) and he collaborated in Cacophony (a neo-classical metal guitar duo). - rock2metal
A ton more speed than Hammett and thrash guitarists. He is definitely the most flexible of all thrash guitarists. Look at songs like "Tornado of Souls" or "Hangar 18". This is where you'll really see Marty shine. - chrisseafoodfu
My favorite guitarist is Mustaine but not the best, Marty Friedman he is not technical as Broderick but he put so much feel in his INCREDIBLE solo that he write no wonder why RIP is the best album with Mustaine and Friedman
I love Dave's insanity, but I think Marty's parts were a lot cleaner and tighter. He was usually more active on stage too.
He is the most underrated member of Slayer, and he plays crazy, twisted and awesome solos in their songs! - rock2metal
He is best ant riffs
But when other people say : Solo! I'm gonna run mad!
His solos aren't solos... my little son can pay his solos!
Not only guitarist... He write lyric...
Hear rainning blood! But I think dave mustaine is the best - nooreldeen
I think he is an underrated guitarist, because he deserves more fame! He has made awesome solos like "Over the Wall", "Perilous Nation", "Sins of Omission" and many others - rock2metal
His style of playing is very jazzy and bluesy. This is something absent from a lot of players. Thus, making his sound unique up against a strict metal partner, Eric Peterson
The Perilous Nation solos are just unreal. The sounds he makes are just so wild and there's just so much feeling there. Love love love it.
Legendary thrash metal guitarist. His riffs and solos are among the greatest in thrash. Very intense, technical, and varied guitar playing.
Along with Dave Mustaine one of the Thrash Gods. Great Musician and great Person, too.
He is incredible - fast, technical, melodic. Riff and solo master. - Metal_Treasure
This guy is in a whole other league.
This is the best rhythm guitarist of thrash metal EVER
Simply the creator of many patterns used by Thrash Metal.
I can't believe Kirk is higher than him on this list - Metal_Treasure
Greatest rhythm guitarist of all time.
Heh I think he needs to practice more
Should be number 1 listen the best turn the page and many more...
The best numbers oriented from here - navinsingh22
I think hammet deserves 1st place I'm metallica fan and I am not against megadeth but kirk is better and faster than dave. the song dyers eve is proof that kirk hammet is one of top 5 fastest player of all time
Dave Play's faster and Technical better than Hammett, I have see them Both live, and Dave is really the better one, no doubt. - Jph
Kirk Hammett is a better guitarist than Dave. Enough' said. Listen to his solo's and style. He deserves 1st place.
I have see Both live, and Dave is really a better player than Hammett, no doubt. - Jph
I'm not an Exodus fan, but Gary is a beast! - rock2metal
The best thrash guitarist ever
Best tone and riffs in metal
Gary Holt's a mad man.
You should hear some solos like "Mass Hypnosis", "Sarcastic Existence", "Arise", "Territory"... - rock2metal
Kerry has some killer ass riffs! Even though Kerry has some sloppy solos they kick ass. I still vote Dave as #1 and Kirk sucks
Guitarist from heathen who later joined exodus for thrashier and more melodic guitar playing. he is the most melodic guitar player that thrash metal can offer along with marty friedman who combines speed, emotion and melody as he does with megadeth. Every solo never lets you down he is creativity is very strong for the band exodus and heathen where both he thrashes in two oldschool bands in thrash metal. if you know marty friedman, alex scholnik you should know lee altus. he is anoher melodic guitar player in a popular thrash metal band
Should be number 1. Great guitar player.
Tommy's tone & phrasing is killer!
Why are Coroner songs the hardest to cover...Because of this insanely talented technical jazz thrash freak of nature T. Tommy Baron. Should be Number 1
He is absolutely amazing. So sad that not many people has heard of him.
Do yourself a favour and check out these instrumentals: Coroner - Arc Lite, Nosferatu - Metal_Treasure
An underrated guitarist, he plays his axe like nobody else! - rock2metal
Dimebag Darrell exceeds many of them. Look at his diversity.
One of the best thrash rhythm guitarists... Great riffs and solos, every album is great in my opinion, that's why my favorite thrash band is kreator!
This guy is pretty godly. His rift hand technique is insane and his ability to take over Martha's old spot in megadeth is great. Although he may not be able to make music as well as Friedman, he can sure play the older albums well.
In guitar playing techniques he's the best.
Some of his solos on Think This were amazing.
JOSH IS GOD!
Tourniquet is an underrated band only because they are Christian. If they weren't, I'm sure they would be more famous... I recommend you solos like "A Dog's Breakfast", "Ark of Suffering", "Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance"... - rock2metal
I can't agree with you more. The only exposure they've gotten is from when Ark of Suffering was aired on mtv then yanked for the animal abuse footage.
He was on the first two albums of megadeth really sick! And even did some solos for Rust In Peace and The System Has Failed, really underrated guitarist
To not even mention this man is seriously a slap in the face to thrash in general. Granted you can say it had some speed metal elements, this guy was one of the all time greats on guitar.
A thrash guitar genius! If you listen to Rocky's work with Suicidal (like "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow" or "Lights...Camera...Revolution! "), you can't say he doesn't belong in the top 3 or top 5.
Everything he did was a melodic solo. He never gets enough credit
Brought the head banging and mosh put from punk to metal. Best thrash tone ever. Listen to full speed ahead