1 Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)
You can tell he's a real technical player just by his soloing style. Deserves way more credit than he gets. - ThatStrangeKid42
2 Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Veil Brides.
3 Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence)
4 Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance)
Raymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.
Ray Toro is like a guitar god, give him a chance, let yourself appreciate his solos and music and you'll know why
Horribly underrated guy, I understand his genre of music isn't the most popular but the guy slays. Make him a metal guitarist and I bet he'd be more popular.
5 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.
6 Mark Morton (Lamb of God)
7 Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American alternative metal/ metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold. Zacky V. also owns a small clothing company, Vengeance University. ...read more.
If you ask me, he's just as good as Syn. - ThatStrangeKid42
8 Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
9 Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide "Tosin" Abasi (born January 7, 1983), is a Nigerian American musician, best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the instrumental progressive metal band Animals as Leaders. Before founding Animals as Leaders, he was the guitarist for the technical metalcore band Reflux. ...read more.
All these people suck except tosin
10 Lee Malia (Bring Me the Horizon)
11 Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge)
Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge.
12 Brad Delson (Linkin Park)
Bradford Phillip Delsonis an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.
Just listen to Guilty All the Same
13 Ron Jarzombek (Terrestrial Exiled)
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.
More talented than EVERY other guitarist on this list put together, and also highly influential. Listen to Blotted Science and see.
He has the nickname "Metal's Mad Scientist" for a reason.
14 Tyler Bates (Marilyn Manson)
15 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.
Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.
Came out with a ton of albums that year. Definitely deserves the Top 10.