Top 10 Metal Guitarists of 2017

Best guitarists that played on metal albums or songs released in 2017, or delivered a remarkable live performance in 2017.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Album: Will to Power - Arch Enemy (lead guitar) - Metal_Treasure

a legend - EliHbk

2 Gus G Gus G Konstantinos Karamitroudis also known as Gus G, born September 12, 1980 in Greece is a heavy metal guitarist. He currently plays with his band Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne

Album: Immortals - Firewind - Metal_Treasure

3 Mille Petrozza Mille Petrozza Miland "Mille" Petrozza is a German metal guitarist and singer of Italian descent, who has been the lead vocalist and guitarist for the German thrash metal band Kreator since 1984.

Album: Gods of Violence - Kreator - Metal_Treasure

4 Jon Schaffer Jon Schaffer Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

Album: Incorruptible - Iced Earth - Metal_Treasure

5 Michael Amott Michael Amott 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.

Album: Will to Power - Arch Enemy - Metal_Treasure

6 Benjamin Baret Benjamin Baret

Album: Urn - Ne Obliviscaris (lead guitar) - Metal_Treasure

7 Matt Klavins Matt Klavins

Album: Urn - Ne Obliviscaris.
This guy wrote my favorite metal riff of 2017 (Eyrie, 4:30). I guess he wrote it and not the lead guitarist (Benjamin Baret) although Benjamin is very much involved in songwriting, besides solos. - Metal_Treasure

8 Carlos Lozano

Album: Aathma - Persefone - Metal_Treasure

9 Filipe Baldaia

Album: Aathma - Persefone - Metal_Treasure

10 Jari Mäenpää Jari Mäenpää Jari Mäenpää (born 23 December 1977) is a Finnish heavy metal multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is the founder of metal band Wintersun for which he records all instruments. Before forming Wintersun, Mäenpää was best known for his role in the folk metal band Ensiferum.

Album: The Forest Seasons - Wintersun - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Andre Olbrich Andre Olbrich André Olbrich is a German guitarist, composer and backing vocalist, most known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of power metal band Blind Guardian, in which he serves as one of the main composers with other co-founder Hansi Kürsch.

Album: Live Beyond the Spheres - Blind Guardian (live album) - Metal_Treasure

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