Top Ten Underrated Guitar Riff Writers in Rock and Metal

You can add guitarists from every sub-genre of rock and metal.But don't add Guitarists such as Tommi Iommi or Angus Young, cause we all know that they are not underrated.Also,don't forget to write examples of the riffs for the guitarist you are adding.

The Top Ten

1 Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple,Rainbow) Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple,Rainbow) 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.

I so much agree with him at #1. He's really criminally underrated. Most people know only Smoke on the Water, which proves (in a twisted way) that he is underrated. - Metal_Treasure

He is better than Toni Iommi in my opinion. So underrated and he has a lot of talent for both songwriting and guitar playing. - Userguy44

2 Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
3 Kevin Heybourne (Angel Witch)
4 Tony Bourge (Budgie)
5 Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone)
6 Karl Sanders (Nile) Karl Sanders (Nile) Karl Sanders is an American musician, most widely known as the founding member of the American ancient Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile.
7 Jay Jay French & Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister)
8 Colin "Jock" Blyth (Charged GBH)
9 Steffen Kummerer (Obscura) Steffen Kummerer (Obscura) Steffen Kummerer (born June 1, 1985) is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the leader, main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the (technical) death metal band Obscura as well as the black metal band Thulcandra.

Yup, the art of writing melodic, complex and heavy music at the same time (list - Top 10 Obscura Songs with the Best Riffs) - Metal_Treasure

10 Par Sundström (Sabaton)

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, ...read more.

Thrash(y), intricate, technical yet melodic riffs. List - Top Ten Best Annihilator Riffs - Metal_Treasure

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