Greatest Thrash Metal Lead-Guitarists


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21 Eric Peterson (Testament)
22 Harry Wilkens (Destruction) V 1 Comment
23 Tom Angelripper (Sodom) Tom Angelripper (Sodom) Thomas Such, better known by his stage name Tom Angelripper, is the founding member and main songwriter of German thrash metal band Sodom.
24 Mitsos Jacks (Fatal Mutiny)
25 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?

26 Meritt Grant (Overkill)
27 Samir Hafiz (Powersurge)
28 Mike Sifringer (Destruction)

Brilliant guitar ideas realized in their songs

One of the very best, period. So underrated!

A true legend! Destruction rules!

29 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

30 Dave Linsk (Overkill)
31 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

32 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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33 Ol Drake (Evile)

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

34 Darren Travis (Sadus)
35 Andy Laroque
36 Alexi Laiho Alexi Laiho

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

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37 Kiko Loureiro

He's so good, although I believe friedman is better, but still he should be at lest top 20 - bg75

38 Michael St├╝tzer (Artillery)
39 Rob Caggiano (Anthrax)
40 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.
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