Greatest Death Metal GuitaristsNord666 The greatest Death metal guitarists of all time. They are absolutely the masters.
The Top Ten
FATHER OF DEATH METAL! - Nirmal1991USA
Voice of the Soul, and it's enough. Maybe he's not as technically good as the others, but his solos are emotional, and that's more important!
One of the greatest Death Metal composers ever, both as a guitarist and as a vocalist.
Just listen to The Sound of Perseverance to check out some of his finest solos. - Nord666
Without question the greatest death metal guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, composer and band leader
The Father of Death Metal will always live in our hearts!
Trey Azagtoth is ridiculously good. His technical skill is truly amazing, and his signature insane soloing and Pete's maddening drumming is what gives Morbid Angel its sound. Moreover, by being one of the first to bring atonality into soloing, he influenced all of death metal. A true innovator.
His talent cannot be matched. He is a multi instrumentalist and no one can play a guitar so brutally and technical as well. - Nord666
Trey is the most talented guitarist and more talented then Chuck Schuldiner... I love his guitar solos... Yeah Morbid Angel rocks my world!
Very impressed with Azagthoth's guitar work. His soloing gives that madness feeling of death metal and that is why he is my all time favorite.V 7 Comments
He's awfully technical and brutal. You can't compare Necrophagist's sound to any other band. It's unique. - Nord666
One of the most amazing guitarists ever. His guitar playing is one of the most amazing things I've ever heard in my whole life.
Personally, Muhammed One of my guitar heroes. I mean, even if you don't like metal you still gotta admit he's a fire breather
He's maybe the most repetitive guita - SabbathV 4 Comments
Very talented Guitarist, he started the whole Melodic Death Metal guitar playing. - GREYBOYY
He's the grindcore craftsman. - Nord666
Bill steer is the master guitarist of grindcore and death metal besides schuldiner of course
Uno de los mejores guitarristas de Metal.V 5 Comments
Not the fastest guitar player but the most technical guitar player he is. Look how he use the whammy bar and licks just amazing
Hey guy below me, how is cob not death metal, then what are they? black metal haha no, they're melodic DEATH METAL
CoB isn't death metal
He is the bestV 10 Comments
I think Mikael is my 2nd favorite death metal guitar player but still is amazing along with chuck, nergal, trey, karl sanders, jack owen, and bill steer.
Mikael is one of the greatest guitar players and songwriters in modern metal. Still Life is possibly the best composition I've ever heard.
Burden, blackwater park, the grand conjuration and more great guitar riffs and solos
He and chuck are one of the best guitarist of all timeV 2 Comments
Jack owen makes the most catchy riffs and complex riffs look easy. His soloing is creative and tippy sounding he is the reason why the bleeding is cannibal corpses best selling album to date. S hogan
skilled death metal guitarist brutal riffs and stuff I love the style of playingV 3 Comments
His chording is dense and complex. His leads are breath-taking. In a field loaded with talent, even Terrance stands out. Not only is he fast, but the scales and note patterns he uses are highly advanced. He constructs amazing solos, showing impeccable taste and precision. There seems to be a quasi-jazz sensibility and musicianship brewing beneath maelstrom of death metal. He must be ranked at least in the top 5.
He doesn't exist: I just cannot understand how a human can bring such a poetry out of brutality. Fast, precise, complex... You never want him to stop though he takes you so far beyond belief.
His playing style is madness. Check out some of the early albums of Suffocation with him and you'll soon realize. - Nord666
U Hobbs is just brutalV 2 Comments
There are some clowns higher on this list than Karl which is just plain ridiculous
His technical skill and harmonization with Dallas is just amazing. Highly underrated.
Karl is a beast that's all I can say reallyV 1 Comment
Top 5 forever! Only because there is no one else on the planet that could of come up with the awesome solos he did on Obituary's Cause of Death album. I find that album just a little more mysterious and creepier because of this mans solos! Kudos to James!
Absolutely amazing shredder. His record for death metal bands is perfect. Great tones and great chops. I consider him the Chris Poland if death metal.
An awesome guitarist. Played for two most awesome death metal bands (Death and Obituary).
What more I can say, he is a beast! - Nord666
The original death metal lead guitar
He is one of the most skilled guitarists I've ever seen. His solos are so perfect, melodic and emotional. He's way better than Alexi because his solos are more perfected and mature.
This man can make meaningful and long solos with no mistake. He's amazingly skilled, just listen to the solo on hades, heroes to us, they will return, evil in you, swampwar, wings of blackening and many more.
He is so underrated! his playing is really awesome! - nooreldeen
Alexi mainstream laiho at no.6? He has no maturity in his playing at all, his music is like cute melodies for 10 year old kids. Antti Kokko is a way better composer than him but still I don't feel he should be in the top 10. But in the melodic death metal world Antti is the most skilled.V 4 Comments
The greatest guitarist of all time should at least in top 5 position its not fair
Love this guitar god
How is Nergal not in the top 10
Why is nergal so lowV 1 Comment
For the sake of Beneath and Arise...
Ridiculously underrated. Heck - his brother is better than some high up on this list and Eric has the full package
Homage for Satan was with Ralph Santolla and Jack Owen (which is already on the list)V 1 Comment
Perfect ruff and solo, wrong place - Rhapsody
At least top 10 he's good not as good as kirk hammet or kerry king or slash but he is good and I like arch enemy there good on we will rise I like alexi too thoughV 2 Comments
He even looks dead. Has the heaviest tone and his riffs just make your eyes bleed. Truly one of the masters of heavy groove.
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Top Remixes (8)
2. Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
3. Nergal (Behemoth)
2. Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
3. Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
2. Muhammed Suicmez (Necrophagist)
3. Trey Azagtoth (Morbid Angel)
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