Greatest Black Metal GuitaristsNord666 These are the musicians who have changed the definition of Extreme Metal and helped to spawn Black Metal through their guitar riffs.
The Top Ten
Blood Fire SHRED!
He is the heart of bathory - Ananya
Lead guitarist and founder of Bathory. The most influential Black metal musician and the forerunner of the First Wave of Black Meta scenel. - Nord666V 1 Comment
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? INFERNUS IS ON 5th? Infernus is the best black metal guitarist of all time with an epic and terror personality.. Probably the hottest dude in black metal... Overall he's the best guitarist in the black metal... Listen to Incipit Satan.. No one can play those riffs like him.
Guitarist and founder of Gorgoroth.
In my opinion the most talented norwegian guitarist. - Nord666
He is the best! - Ananya
The most techincally skilled bm guitaristV 4 Comments
Lead guitarist and bassist of Emperor.
Probably the most influential Second Wave of Black Metal guitarist. - Nord666
I'll say he is the best. Not the greatest. Oh wait. That (Was ) Quorthon. So Actually Ihsahn is the Greatest now these days.
Yeah this one has to be tops
Best of the Best
He can do everything
A martyr for black metal, that created some of the best riffs black metal has ever known. If it were not for his death, he would certainly be appreciated more and considered an even more prominent figure in metal.
He is the best black metal guitarist ever after his murder mayhem have NEVER been as good as when he was alive and I only really listen to his and dead era of mayhem because after they both died its never been the same or as good
He comes up with amazing and atmospheric riffs all the time and has more feeling than any other black metal guitarist.V 10 Comments
I think he should be number one.
legendary - Morbid_Deth
Founding member and Lead guitarist/bassist of Immortal. - Nord666
He's best my father is best friend with himV 4 Comments
Not just fantastic guitarist, but also clever person. As a founder of Marduk, he makes it a proffesional band. Not one of the bands which try to be the most brutal of them all.
Mastermind of one of the most prolific and consistent black metal bands, and creates an eerie, threatening guitar sound by himself.
Ok, so when dark throne has complicated riffs, ted did em - Morbid_Deth
Lead guitarist of Darkthrone. Played for Satyricon too. - Nord666
Not the best technician, but he was the most tasteful and fearless composer of the 2nd wave. His playing was based on serving the piece/music/song and on creating atmosphere. For black metal, those things, combined with adequate tremolo picking ability are the keys.
Multi-instrumentalist founder of Burzum. Originally ex-Mayhem and ex-Old Funeral bassist. - Nord666
He is the black metal Magician! The Mozart of Black metal - Ananya
Varg Must be Higher :) at least 3!
Listen to "Lost Wisdom" "Ea, Lord of Depth" and Outro of "Key To the Gate" then You Will understand What I Say
Pure genius creating evil yet beautiful melodies!
Amazing riff righter and his solos had so much feeling in them! Very underrated guitarist, his leads were so creative, some of the best in metal in my opinion.
Jon is seriously the best black metal guitarist ever. He wrote some of the best riffs, melodies, and solos in the genre. If you don't agree, go listen to "The Somberlain" and "Storm of The Lights Bane" track for track and see the light.
Jon Nödtveidt, master of harmonized guitar parts, and great riff writer... Damn, he wrote "Storm Of The Light's Bane"!
legendary - Morbid_Deth
"Blow your trumpets Gabriel", "Lucifer" " Slaves shall serve "...check 'em out and you'll know - Ananya
Plays lead guitar for Blackened Death Metal band Behemoth. - Nord666
His solos are killer..V 2 Comments
Lead guitarist of 1349. - Nord666
Plays for Dimmu Borgir and Old Man's Child. - Nord666
Needs to be in top ten - Ananya
This guy has made some of the best riffs I've ever heard
He is the one man band Xasthur. One of the influential musician of DSBM (Depressive Suicidal Black Metal).
He is a mastermind of atmospheric and ambient music. - Nord666
Amazing versatility out of this guy
I love Xasthur a lot, the soul of DSBM - Ananya
Best rhythm guitarist
What a technical genius - Ananya
He wrote destroyer goddammit!
Demonaz Doom Occulta. The guy literally tremolo picked himself into tendinitis. What a badass - MetalFoREVer1228
Its perfect man
Absolute god. no one regrets this god!
Should be in top 4 - Morbid_Deth
Black metal pioneer.
He composed the darkest tunes
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2. Jon Nödtveidt (Dissection)
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2. Ihsahn (Vegard Sverre Tveitan)
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