Most Underrated Metal Guitarists
The Top Ten
1 Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom
In my opinion his play style is one for the ages. Honestly a true guitar god!
2 Chuck Schuldiner - Death
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.
Chuck was the "genius of metal" and his guitar work with everything was perfect!
He isn't underrated as a metal guitarist. - zxm
3 Mark Morton - Lamb of God
Most people forget how good of a guitarist he is, how can you be in one of the most popular bands today (one that people constantly say is overrated, yes the band is kinda overrated but in the way that slayer is overrated) and still not have too much name recognition
The most underrated he got kicka** riffs and solos he is very good as lead guitarist
4 Dan Donegan - Disturbed
Dan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.
5 Dave Murray - Iron Maiden
David Michael Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
Dave Murray is better than any guitarist above him, with John Petrucci being the exception. By the way, Dan Donegan is severely overrated. Anyone who thinks that his tired and overused riffs are worth listening to should have their head checked.
Everyone knows Iron Maiden.Most of them know about bruce dickinson and steve harris but only few know how great is this man. What he has done for the band.He's the reason for creating metal riffs and solos. - zxm
6 Andy LaRocque - King Diamond
7 John Petrucci - Dream Theater
John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.
Not underrated. - zxm
8 Michael Paget - Bullet for My Valentine
Michael "Padge" Paget (Born September 12th 1978) is a Welsh musician, known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.
9 Criss Oliva
Christopher "Criss" Michael Oliva was an American musician who was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Savatage.
10 Luc Lemay - Gorguts
? Andre Olbrich - Blind Guardian
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.
? Kai Hansen - Gamma Ray
11 Jeff Waters - Annihilator
Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator . He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos . Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band . Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, ...read more.
12 Sammy Duet - Goatwhore, Acid Bath
13 Tommy Baron
Coroner guitarist is awesome at both riffs and solos. - Metal_Treasure
14 Ron Jarzombek
Ron Jarzombek is an American metal guitarist hailed as one of the most influential progressive metal guitarists and has been called "the Godfather of Technical Metal". He's best known for his work with WatchTower, Spastic Ink, and Blotted Science, featuring Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse. His older ...read more.
15 Phil Demmel - Machine Head
16 Matt Harvey - Exhumed
17 Mick Thomson - Slipknot
Mickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.
18 Hank Shermann - Mercyful Fate
19 Bob Vigna - Immolation
20 John Christ - Danzig, Samhain