Top 10 Best Black Metal GuitaristsThese are the musicians who have changed the definition of Extreme Metal and helped to spawn Black Metal through their guitar riffs.
Lead guitarist and founder of Bathory. The most influential Black metal musician and the forerunner of the First Wave of Black Metal scene.
I'll say he is the best. Not the greatest. Oh wait. That (Was ) Quorthon. So Actually Ihsahn is the Greatest now these days.
Lead guitarist and bassist of Emperor.
Probably the most influential Second Wave of Black Metal guitarist.
No one except maybe Euronymous can compose those riffs.
Guitarist and founder of Gorgoroth.
In my opinion, the most talented Norwegian guitarist.
One of the best guitarists..Gorgoroth sucks but he's talented.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? INFERNUS IS ON 5th? Infernus is the best black metal guitarist of all time with an epic and terror personality. Probably the hottest dude in black metal. Overall he's the best guitarist in black metal. Listen to Incipit Satan. No one can play those riffs like him.
A martyr for black metal, that created some of the best riffs black metal has ever known. If it were not for his death, he would certainly be appreciated more and considered an even more prominent figure in metal.
He comes up with amazing and atmospheric riffs all the time and has more feeling than any other black metal guitarist.
While he may have not played the fastest or most technically, he was truly a songwriting genius.
Mayhem founder and lead guitarist.
Not a very talented guitarist, but he wrote some greatest Black Metal riffs like 'Deathcrush'.
Great soloist with almost Doom Metal riffs. Fantastic guitarist. Should be at least #3.
Founding member and Lead guitarist/bassist of Immortal.
I think he should be number one.
Its Abbath...need to say more?
Not just a fantastic guitarist, but also a clever person. As a founder of Marduk, he makes it a professional band. Not one of the bands which try to be the most brutal of them all.
Mastermind of one of the most prolific and consistent black metal bands and creates an eerie, threatening guitar sound by himself.
Not the best technician, but he was the most tasteful and fearless composer of the 2nd wave. His playing was based on serving the piece/music/song and on creating atmosphere. For black metal, those things, combined with adequate tremolo picking ability, are the keys.
Multi-instrumentalist founder of Burzum. Originally ex-Mayhem and ex-Old Funeral bassist.
Lead guitarist of Darkthrone. Played for Satyricon too.
Jon is on 9th ohh come on that's just way too low. He was such a genius and talented songwriter. Dissection may not sound like the average bm band, but that's what made them great. Besides, he inspired me to play guitar too.
Jon is seriously the best black metal guitarist ever. He wrote some of the best riffs, melodies, and solos in the genre. If you don't agree, go listen to "The Somberlain" and "Storm of The Lights Bane" track for track and see the light.
Amazing riff writer, and his solos had so much feeling in them! Very underrated guitarist, his leads were so creative, some of the best in metal, in my opinion.
He makes evil yet soothing melodies. It's hard not to like the "Storm of the Light's bane" album.
"Blow your trumpets Gabriel," "Lucifer," " Slaves shall serve "...check 'em out and you'll know.
Plays lead guitar for Blackened Death Metal band Behemoth.
His solos are killer.
He is the one-man band Xasthur. One of the influential musicians of DSBM (Depressive Suicidal Black Metal).
He is a mastermind of atmospheric and ambient music.
Best rhythm guitarist.
Lead guitarist of 1349.
Needs to be in the top ten.
Black metal pioneer.
What a technical genius.
Demonaz Doom Occulta. The guy literally tremolo-picked himself into tendinitis. What a badass.