Top 10 Metal Guitarists Born in the 80s and 90s

I made this list because newer metal guitarists aren't well known.
Both lead and rhythm guitarists.

The Top Ten

1 Brennan Dylan

He won the LA Music Awards guitarist of the year in 2013. A guitar virtuoso - plays neoclassical style. - Metal_Treasure

Just to let you know, this item has been regularly SPAM VOTED since I submitted this list.
While I agree Brennan Dylan is a very good young guitarist with potential, I don't think he should be at #1, and even in the top 10, because he isn't more influential than the other guys on this list.
We need to hear more material by him - him and his band Men Without Armies hasn't been on the Metal Archives yet. - Metal_Treasure

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
3 Christian Muenzner Christian Muenzner

Alt. spelling - Münzner, which is the original spelling in German.
Neo-classically influenced lead guitarist (Necrophagist, Obscura).
Youtube videos:
1) Obscura | Vortex Omnivium - Official Guitar Playthrough by Steffen Kummerer & Christian Münzner
2) Christian Muenzner - The Tell Tale Heart (Demonstration) - 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.

He's basically a rhythm guitarist (+lead vocalist) but can play solos.
Youtube videos:
1) OBSCURA | "Septuagint" - Official Guitar Playthrough by Steffen Kummerer
2) Obscura | Vortex Omnivium - Official Guitar Playthrough by Steffen Kummerer & Christian Münzner
3) OBSCURA - "Anticosmic Overload" (Official Guitar Playthrough) - Metal_Treasure

5 Tom Geldschläger Tom Geldschläger

(aka Tom Fountainhead Geldschläger, or just Fountainhead, born Mar 6th, 1984).
A German guitarist mostly known for his fretless rhythm and lead guitar style.
Hey, did you hear that? FRETLESS rhythm and lead guitar! (on the image)
He played on Obscura's album Akroasis (2016). - Metal_Treasure

6 Rafael Trujillo Rafael Trujillo

Lead guitarist for Obscura.
He was born in 1994 and is now 23. Rafael graduated from Munich Guitar Institute in 2014. He is currently studying Jazz at Amsterdam Conservatorium, University of Arts. - Metal_Treasure

7 Vogg

Wacław 'Vogg' Kiełtyka (Decapitated).
Technical death metal, death metal, symphonic black metal, avant-garde metal. - Metal_Treasure

8 Dylan Ruskin
9 Samy Elbanna Samy Elbanna Samy Elbanna (born August 9, 1995) is a Finnish thrash metal musician - founder, lead singer, guitarist, primary songwriter and leader of the thrash metal band Lost Society.

Lead guitar and lead vocals (thrash metal). - Metal_Treasure

10 Tommaso Riccardi

The Contenders

11 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.

He's a decent replacement. Redeemer of Souls was a good album. - SoldierOfFortune

He has been playing for Judas Priest since 2011 (replaced KKD). - Metal_Treasure

12 David DiSanto

Lead guitarist and lead singer of Technical Thrash Band Vektor.

(Also Admin, can you delete the entry "Blake Richardson" from this list, I accidentally added a drummer to a list about guitarists.) - cjWriter1997

13 Matt Heafy Matt Heafy Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.
14 Corey Beaulieu Corey Beaulieu Corey King Beaulieu (Born November 22nd 1983) is an American musician and actor, known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal band Trivium.
15 Cristiano Trionfera
16 Simon Girard

Guitars, Vocals for Beyond Creation.
Born in 1989 - Metal_Treasure

17 Matt Klavins Matt Klavins

Ne Obliviscaris' rhythm guitarist - Metal_Treasure

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List StatsCreated 9 May 2017
Updated 16 May 2018

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Top Remixes

1. Christian Muenzner
2. Tom Geldschläger
3. Gus G


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