Top 10 Metal Guitarists of 2018

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A list about the best metal guitarists that played on albums released in 2018.
Criteria:
- excellence of playing
- difficulty of the material
- contribution to songwriting
When hesitate between 2 guitarists you think are equally good, you can take into account their other duties (i.e. lead vocals).

The Top Ten

1 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: Fearless by Gus G
Gus G. is the guitarist of Firewind but this is his solo project.
Why is he at #1? Check out these songs and you will know why:
Fearless, Thrill of the Chase, Aftermath. - Metal_Treasure

2 Rafael Trujillo Rafael Trujillo

Album: Diluvium by Obscura (lead guitar) - Metal_Treasure

3 Richie Faulkner Richie Faulkner Richard Ian Faulkner, is an English guitarist (born 1 January 1980). In 2011 he was appointed as the successor of K.K. Downing in heavy metal band Judas Priest.

Album: Firepower by Judas Priest - Metal_Treasure

4 Steffen Kummerer Steffen Kummerer Steffen Kummerer (born June 1, 1985) is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the leader, main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the (technical) death metal band Obscura as well as the black metal band Thulcandra.

Album: Diluvium by Obscura (rhythm guitar, lead vox) - Metal_Treasure

5 Patrick Loisel

Album: Illusive Golden Age by Augury - Metal_Treasure

6 Morean (Florian Magnus Maier)

Album: Liquid Anatomy by Alkaloid - Metal_Treasure

7 Mathieu Marcotte

Album: Illusive Golden Age by Augury - Metal_Treasure

8 Magnus Karlsson Magnus Karlsson Magnus Karlsson is a Swedish heavy metal songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as the lead guitarist for the German metal band Primal Fear.

Album: Apocalypse by Primal Fear
The band has 3 remarkable guitarists who often play twin leads - Magnus Karlsson, Alex Beyrodt, Tom Naumann. But I think Magnus is the best judging also by previous albums. - Metal_Treasure

9 Daniel Mongrain

Album: The Wake by Voivod - Metal_Treasure

10 Christian Münzner Christian Münzner

Album: Liquid Anatomy by Alkaloid
solo to Alter Magnitudes - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 David Davidson

Album: The Outer Ones by Revocation - Metal_Treasure

12 Dan Gargiulo

Album: The Outer Ones by Revocation - Metal_Treasure

13 Brody Uttley

Album: Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers of Nihil - Metal_Treasure

14 Jonathan Topore

Album: Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers of Nihil - Metal_Treasure

15 Jake Dreyer

Album: The Prelude to Sorrow by Witherfall - Metallicafan01

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