Best Melodic Death Metal Guitarists

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The Top Ten

1 Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Credit to him as an amazing songwriter and guitarist

The best ever and my idol

Man! He is amazing m/

2 Antti Kokko (Klamah)

I love Insomnium but this guy doesn't deserve the 2nd place. Antti Kokko should be number 1 as he is technically in line with and perhaps even better than Alexi and he's far more mature and creative as well.

Insomnium is good but you can't put it's guitarist at #2. A guitarist has to have some great technical skills and fast playing like Antti and Alexi.

Has the best guitar solos in melodic death metal. Such an underrated guitarist.

Why is Alexi Laiho above anyone on this list? Antti Kokko is THE MAN

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3 Ville Friman (Insomnium)

He does it very well... Insomnium's lyrics is based about sadness and sorrow and Ville does it very well... - nooreldeen

4 Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) Michael Amott is a British-born Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a former member of the grindcore band Carcass.

The best ever! His guitar play is legendary

Most under rated guitarist of all time.

Number 7? This list is wrong...

He is great guitarist u must listen his magic solos

5 Jesper Strömblad (In Flames)

Had personal issues after come clarity and made the choice to leave. The was the end of the most consistent and melodic death metal sound we've ever experienced. Still love the new stuff but it almost sounds like a different band without him.

In Jesper I trust

6 Brendon Small (Dethklok) Brendon Small (Dethklok) Brendon Small is an American producer, writer, animator, stand-up comedian, voice actor, and musician.

The creativity and technical prowess Brendon puts on display on Dethalbum II and Dethalbum III rank as some of the most memorable and orchestral musicianship in Melodic Death Metal history. Not at Alexi's level, but should be top 5 at least. Need proof? The Galaxy, Ghostqueen, Bloodlines, I Tamper With the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin, Rejoin...

7 Olavi Mikkonen (Amon Amarth)
8 Ryan Knight (The Black Dahlia Murder)
9 Martin Henriksson (Dark Tranquillity)
10 Jari Maenpaa (Wintersun) Jari Maenpaa (Wintersun)

This guy is as skilled as Alexi or Antti. Please do vote!

Jari is far superior technically than even laiho, and his solos are majesteticly melodic and technical at the same time, and he plays them perfectly live. Aand his rhythm and leads are totally on par with each other.

The Contenders

11 Björn Gelotte (In Flames)

I love in Flames Songs and a big part why is because of the tremendous guitar rifs

12 Bill Steer (Carcass) Bill Steer (Carcass)
13 Petri Lindroos (Ensiferum) Petri Lindroos (Ensiferum)
14 Jeff Loomis Jeff Loomis Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.

He took Arch Enemy to a whole new level

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List StatsUpdated 17 Oct 2017

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1. Ville Friman (Insomnium)
2. Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
3. Antti Kokko (Klamah)
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1. Jesper Strömblad (In Flames)
2. Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
3. Brendon Small (Dethklok)
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