Most Underrated Metal Guitarists


The Top Ten

1 Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom 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 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 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 Dave Murray - Iron Maiden 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

4 Mark Morton - Lamb of God 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

5 Dan Donegan - Disturbed 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.
6 Michael Paget - Bullet for My Valentine 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.
7 Andy LaRocque - King Diamond
8 Criss Oliva Criss Oliva Christopher "Criss" Michael Oliva was an American musician who was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Savatage.
9 John Petrucci - Dream Theater 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

10 Luc Lemay - Gorguts

The Contenders

11 Jeff Waters - Annihilator 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, more.

Just Amazing!

12 Sammy Duet - Goatwhore, Acid Bath
13 Tommy Baron Tommy Baron

Coroner guitarist is awesome at both riffs and solos. - Metal_Treasure

14 Ron Jarzombek 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 more.
15 Mick Thomson - Slipknot 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.
16 Phil Demmel - Machine Head
17 Matt Harvey - Exhumed
18 Muhammed Suiçmez - Necrophagist Muhammed Suiçmez - Necrophagist Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
19 Hank Shermann - Mercyful Fate
20 Bob Vigna - Immolation
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom
2. Dan Donegan - Disturbed
3. Michael Paget - Bullet for My Valentine
1. Tommy Baron
2. Ron Jarzombek
3. Criss Oliva
1. Mark Morton - Lamb of God
2. Mick Thomson - Slipknot
3. Dan Donegan - Disturbed

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