Top 10 Guitarists that Don't Deserve to Be on the List "Best Modern Metal Guitarists"

Some of the guitarists on this list are arguably not Metal.

The Top Ten

1 Brad Delson Brad Delson Bradford Phillip Delsonis an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.

The List "Best Modern Metal Guitarists" is one one of the most messed up metal lists on this site. As of May 2018, there are 70 guitarists on that list, out of which only about 10 are really metal. And out of those 10, not all are that "modern" (John Petrucci). - Metal_Treasure

Agreed and it's a shame that only ten of seventy are actually metal. - SomePersonYouHate

Decent guitarist but he's not Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

2 Mark Tremonti Mark Tremonti Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge.

A good guitarist but he's not Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

3 Zacky Vengeance Zacky Vengeance Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American alternative metal/ metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold. Zacky V. also owns a small clothing company, Vengeance University. more.

He's mediocre and again not close to Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Synyster Gates Synyster Gates Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.

Not even that good of a guitarist. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Mick Thomson Mick Thomson Mickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.

Decent but he's arguably not metal. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Jim Root Jim Root James Donald "Jim" Root, also known by his number #4, is an American musician known for being the rhythm/lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former lead guitarist for alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Like other guitarists on this list not Metal in the slightest. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Dan Donegan Dan Donegan Dan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.

Not close to Metal in my book. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Daron Malakian Daron Malakian Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

Decent but again NOT metal. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Matt Bellamy Matt Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

Muse is not a metal band and Matt is NOT a metal guitarist. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Barry Stock Barry Stock

He's nowhere near Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 JR Bareis
12 James Shaffer
13 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.
14 Michael Padget
15 Zoltan Bathory
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