Top 10 Most Technical Neo-Classical Metal Guitarists
Neoclassical metal guitarists usually play many metal instrumentals and this is their strength.
I didn't include Steve Vai and Joe Satriani because to me they aren't exactly metal guitarists.
The Top Ten
1 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.
The Godfather of technical metal. He is technical and brutal as hell. Ron Jarzombek was called "the most underrated axemonger ever”. He plays custom-made guitars he builds himself.
Check out my list - Top 10 Blotted Science Songs. You need to play only several song samples to get an idea. - Metal_Treasure
2 Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
3 Michael Angelo Batio
Michael Angelo Batio also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is an American heavy metal guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois.
4 Jeff Loomis
Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.
5 Jason Becker
Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American neoclassical metal guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Shrapnel Records-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released the albums Speed Metal Symphony in 1987 and Go Off! in 1988. Cacophony broke up ...read more.
6 Marty Friedman
Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted ...read more.
7 Tommy Baron
Coroner: Arc-lite, Nosferatu - Metal_Treasure
8 Gus G
Konstantinos Karamitroudis also known as Gus G, born September 12, 1980 in Greece is a heavy metal guitarist. He currently plays with his band Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne
9 Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
He started it but the guys from the newer generations perfected it. - Metal_Treasure
10 Paul Gilbert
11 Olaf Lenk
His technical skills are very good but he isn't very creative when writes own material - he's very good when plays covers and his covers are creative.
Try these covers: At Vance - Vivaldi / Summer, Beethoven 5th Symphony, Flight Of The Bumblebee. - Metal_Treasure
12 Muhammed Suiçmez
Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
13 Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal
14 Rusty Cooley
15 Vinnie Moore
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