Greatest Thrash Metal Lead-Guitarists


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21 Eric Peterson (Testament)
22 Kerry King (Slayer) Kerry King (Slayer) Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

You guys haven't probably listened to Kerry king play. He deserves to be in the top ten.

I feel like Kerry King gets overlooked a bit. He has a lot of really good solos and leads, especially on the South of Heaven album and Seasons in the Abyss album.

23 Meritt Grant (Overkill)
24 Frank Blackfire (Sodom, Kreator) Frank Blackfire (Sodom, Kreator) Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV (born April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis.

A very good guitarist that definitely deserves to have a higher ranking on this list because compare the "persecution mania"solo to Metallica's "hit the lights" solo and you'll more than likely see a drastic difference.

Why is there Frank Black from the Pixies on the pic?

25 Mitsos Jacks (Fatal Mutiny)
26 Mike Sifringer (Destruction)

Brilliant guitar ideas realized in their songs

One of the very best, period. So underrated!

A true legend! Destruction rules!

27 Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies)

This guy deserves to be in the top ten. Listen to his albums with Suicidal (like "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow" or "Lights...Camera...Revolution! ") and you'll see why he deserves to be in the top ten.

How the hell is Rocky so low on this list? His solos are amazing! He should at least be in the top 5. - memo273

28 Chris Poland (Megadeth)

Come on we forgot the guy who played on peace sells? One of the most essential and influential thrash albums of all time? No? Anyone?

What! Chris Poland is criminally underrated man.Why he's so low in the list

29 Chris Broderick Chris Broderick Christopher Alan Broderick is an American musician, best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth.

Only 40 and kicks everyone on this list's ass

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30 Ol Drake (Evile)

He's relatively new in the game of thrash however he is dominating the new era with his brother

31 Darren Travis (Sadus)
32 Andy Laroque
33 Alexi Laiho Alexi Laiho

He is called the wildchild for a reason. Thrash metal has been redefined by him.

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34 Samir Hafiz (Powersurge)
35 Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal (Warfaze) Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal (Warfaze)

He is a very good guitarist. And yes he can play thrash lead guitar. and he has also played some. but he didn't focus on thrash metal. instead he focused more on heavy metal. and even if he played thrash metal, then he is better at rhythm guitar than lead guitar (for thrash metal) - zxm

36 Rob Caggiano (Anthrax)
37 Adam Jones Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.
38 Paul Gilbert (Racer X) Paul Gilbert (Racer X)
39 Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.
40 Shishir (Aurthohin)

Again, he was a hard rock guitarist (both lead and rhythm guitarist). when Komol joined the band, basically he had to pick rhythm guitar. and he is mostly a hard rock guitarist. he played some metal songs. but most of them are heavy metal, not thrash metal. - zxm

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