Greatest 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 Meta scenel.
Bathory for Life m/
Lead guitarist and bassist of Emperor.
Probably the most influential Second Wave of Black Metal guitarist.
I'll say he is the best. Not the greatest. Oh wait. That (Was ) Quorthon. So Actually Ihsahn is the Greatest now these days.
No one except maybe euronymous can compose those riffs.
Best of the Best
He can do everything
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 the 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.
Mayhem founder and lead guitarist.
Not a very talented guitarist but he wrote some greatest Black Metal riffs like 'Deathcrush'.
While he may have not played the fastest or most technically, he was truly a songwriting genius.
Great soloist with almost Doom Metal riffs. Fantastic guitarist. Shouldn 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 fantastic guitarist, but also clever person. As a founder of Marduk, he makes it a proffesional 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.
Varg Must be Higher :) at least 3!
Listen to "Lost Wisdom" "Ea, Lord of Depth" and Outro of "Key To the Gate" then You Will understand What I Say
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 righter 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.
Pure genius creating evil yet beautiful melodies!
"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 musician 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 top ten
Black metal pioneer.
Should be in top 4
What a technical genius
Demonaz Doom Occulta. The guy literally tremolo picked himself into tendinitis. What a badass
Its perfect man