Top Shredders of All Time
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Are you kidding
you're asking that kirk can shred tell me this after listening to the four horsemen's solo. He's probably the best and also one of the top guitarist in the world he has changed the metal genre and is indeed
THE GOD OF METAL
I'm sick tired of people comparing kirk hammett to god, I mean he's pretty bad ass but by no means he is kirk "the ripper" hammett
Kirk hammett honestly sucks at guitar he plays blues over metal tracks and it sucks
Kirk Hammett at 21. This list is a jokeV 2 Comments
Herman Li should definitely be at least ahead of Yngwie Malmsteen, because if anyone should be at the top, it should be Herman or Slash. Although Yngwie is a good shredder, he has nothing to Slash and Herman. If you listen to Dragonforce, his solos are deserving of the top 3!
Fast and plays some cool unexpected stuff as well. Not sure what a synister gates is, but yngwie and Michael angelo batio definitely belong at the top of this list. They started this whole thing and Michael Angelo could pretty much destroy anyone on sheer speed and accuracy.
Maybe not the most skilled (yet) but the fastest by far!
Through the Fire and the Flames. Yeah, thats him. There is no competition! Should be top 3 at least - cowboyskid2V 11 Comments
Richie Sambora, the Musical Shredder with Feeling will make the other Shredders look like Just... Shredders...
However, the Following Shredders should also be Ranked much Higher:
Yngwie Malmsteen, Shawn Lane, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Randy Rhoads, Buckethead, Dimebag Darrell, Eddie Van Halen & Eric Johnson (All Great Musical Shredders). - Nirmal1991USA
Musical Shredding is the Secret, not just Shredding! Richie Sambora does exactly that! He Shreds with Feeling & Emotion!
Shredding = Richie Sambora
End of comment!
How is he not on this list PAINKILLER Glenn is Judas priest! - macrox16
What has happened to people? Listen to All Guns Blazing solo where He literally out-shreds all these so called Modern Technical Axemen. :D
Mr. Ashkenazi's technique is unmatched. His speed and clarity is insane. Malmsteen can't touch him. His songs are also very melodic and not just a bunch of notes which is rare for shred at that level. He should be much more famous. There are some monster videos of him on youtube. Truly a monster virtuoso! - 7stringshred
No clue how to say this name! Basically insane shred up a few notches and truly one of the fastest and cleanest shredders around. Songs to check out:
"Master" "Endurance" for pure shred. Ashkenazi has great melodic mind and combines shear speed and intense skill with great musical content.
most creative with a simple setup
Very amazing style of playing the guitar
without a doubt better than buckethead, and all these garbage other guitarist, (with repect toward few). He is presently the best guitarist on the planet still making new music. I don't care what people say about speed and all that jazz, but tom takes the cake in today's world.
chuck Schuldiner is a technical guitar god, also very emotional, it's not the conventional death metal guitarist
Guitarist of Death already died was a fast guitarist...
Kerry doesn't solo in key. Has no idea how to properly solo over a chord progression. He uses his tremolo to make up for his limited lead techniques.
Just listen solo on Hallowed Be Thy Name or Sign Of The Cross, they are just brilliant, like and others Murray's solos. Iron Maiden rules /
Really really fast at shredding shoul be in the top ten - MASH
This guy is the original Guitar Shredder who completely changed the way people played guitar. I can't believe he wasn't on this list before now! What blasphemy! There were no shredders before him, period! Eric Clapton definitely influenced Jimi before he was famous, but Eric didn't shred. Even though he was no Buckethead or Satriani, he should still be on the top ten of this list because of his influence on today's music.
If it wasnt for this god, none of the others would know what to do with a guitar, He was a guitar genius and paved the way for others to follow
Top 10 at least. Come on guys, it's JIMI HENDRIX. Listen to him playing the national anthem, and all of the unrelated shredding he breaks down into. He over doubled the length of the national anthem by breaking down into the most famous shred in history. - ThatoneMetalhead
I honestly don't know how this man isn't first, he was the pioneer for rock and roll guitar styles.V 1 Comment
The originator of the art of shred, originator of the neoclassical rock genre, scorching the fretboard a decade before EVH. Bow down to the Godfather of shred.
Blackmore should be at the top with rhoads! Every song I listen to from rainbow or deep purple is just full of FAST fretboard action and it's tasteful, unlike Eddie Van Halen. he's also a beast riff maker! Ritchie is king!
Blackmore INVENTED shredding!V 1 Comment
TORNADO OF SOULS... Listen to the solo... Best solo of all time... Without a doubt better than most of the guitarists listed here... And what is Syn doing on top? And Slash? And you have Marty Friedman on 26? - alexitahmid
This list should be renamed to-most popular guitar players of all time, marty jason yngwie and so many great players after that kirk and slash, disgusting.
Dragon's kiss, the first Marty Friedman solo album, is THE masterpiece of shredding. It's even weird that people did try to make some guitar albums after that...
Tornado of Souls... Is unbelievably awesome. He's a pioneer of shred metal and he has some of the greatest shredder masterpieces ever - Dragon's Kiss. - LightningBladeV 3 Comments
Guitar genius! From rockford, Illinois. So innovative and ahead of his time. Check out his bands 5ive Style, Heroic Doses, and Das Boton!
BILL DOLAN IS SO UNDERRATED! SUBPOP ARTIST. WHY ISN'T THIS GUY MORE FAMOUS?
Go to Chicago, Illinois and see for yourself. - 910UROUT
Most underrated guitarist out there.
Knew who this guy was, but hadn't heard any of his solo stuff. Was totally blown away. Guy is incredible. While it is a weird combo, I'm a Vai and Mustaine guy (Mustaine's writing ability, and hands down, best rhythm player (plus, while singing) ever... And there isn't much else, other than WOW to say about Vai. But yeah, John 5 is amazing. Skilled and great writer.
A7x guitar guy sucks and so does petrucci, john is the best out thereV 1 Comment
He just owns all of them. Listen for example to "Guitar suck", and if you think it's talentless because too fast, listen to "I can't play the blues", dedicated to youV 1 Comment
First off, it's Rusty COOLEY. Second, this dude should be way higher on the list. He's one of the fastest shredders in the world hands down.
Just go watch some of his vids on youtube and he'll be #1 in no time
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