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His riffs and solos are just incredible. A natural-born shredder. - MetalFoREVer1228
Mark is best in the world
He is quite a guy... If guitarists like synster gets a high rate... He deserves more...
Padge's solos are more epic (Scream Aim Fire), fast (Army of Noise), crazy (Raising Hell), emotional (A Place Where You Belong), amazing (Waking the Demon), professional (Alone) and hard (Broken) than all other underrated guitarists. Padge is the best! - Nimbusman
That guy is awesome! Just watch the Vivaldi's songs played by him!
Listen to black widow!
Corey is an absolutely amazing guitarist, and he is completely underrated. His solos aren't the best in the music industry, but they are still up there.
His solos are just as good as Matt's. They're both very underrated guitarists. - MetalFoREVer1228
This guy's solos are mindblowing, Synster Gates has got nothing on this guy.V 2 Comments
I think that one of the biggest reasons Jim has been so underrated is due to Mick Thomson. With the first few albums Mick played basic metal scales over killer riffs and rhythms by Root. In the latest slipknot albums however Jim has taken the lead in a lot of songs and I think that it sound better with the guitar parts. If that's jar to believe then just listen to some Stone Sour. Jim shares lead with Rand on most occasions but can usually Always be heard in his solos buy some of those signature slides. You can really hear those slides in the solo of psychosocial as well.
More people should listen, really listen, to James's playing. He is extremely talented musically. He also plays piano, bass and drums and is an outstanding songwriter
I always thought Mick was the lead guitarist. But Mick and Jim inspired me to play guitar. Jim has very awesome solos. Just listen to the one on Psychosocial
The solo guy of Slipknot. Can't argue with that.V 3 Comments
Arms of Sorrow
Honestly, I hear songs like Save Me, and it's just like how does this guy do it? He's an amazing player, especially since he originally played drums for KSE.
Finally the brilliance of Adam D is recognised! Deserves more votes!
Adam D writes some of the best metalcore riffs ever. His solos aren't that bad either. Listen to Breathe Life or Come With Me If You Want to Live (Austrian Death Machine song) or KsE's cover of Holy Diver. - MetalFoREVer1228
... Really, he is in the top 10 best in my book, metal, jazz fusion, folk lore, all in one song... Genius, and his vocals are best hands down kids
This guy is just incredible.
Few others can play so fast and yet so tight. Listen to Winter Madness solo
Personally he's my favorite guitarist and I believe him and Root should be on top 10 best metal guitarist. All these top 10 lists have early metal guitarist and it's different from modern metal and I think that people should be looking at Mick's technique and raw talent. Personally him and James root are at the top on my list for best metal guitarist, hands down.
Many consider him the more skilled of the two Amott brothers, so it's kind of sad that he's all the way down in 38th... - Porcupine
Amazing... equally underrated... just... listen to him...
John 5 does things with his guitar that most other guitar players haven't thought of yet. Bets young guitarist in the world.
Watch john 5 playing at the Hard Rock vault, you'll get it
So underrated. Incredibly talented.
Seriously, go listen to thunder horse then comeback and tell me you don't agree
How anyone on this list is on here is astounding to me. He is seriously underrated by people that haven't listened to progressive metal.. People don't give him enough credit for a lot of his solo's, either. If we're going by this list, then yeah, he's overrated.
Dream theater are not a modern metal band they may have been a big influence on modern metal but aren't modern metal and for one images and words is my favourite album so I'm not viewing this from a favouritism point of view. Dream Theater made it big in 1992 I wouldn't consider that to be in the era of modern metal and the word modern is a given so enough said
Although he's world famous, he is seriously underrated by the metal fan base, mostly because people don't know how truly good he is.
Petrucci is a god with a guitar. I believe he deserves a higher spot - MetalFoREVer1228
More on the herman li side of underrated but dragonforce is here so whatever lel
Rob plays some of the most emotional, musical solos. I think he gets a lot of emotion through his shredding.
He writes all of the leads solos and use to play them back in the day before seth
One of the most underrated metal God. Tornado Of Souls, Holy Wars The Punishment Due, Lucretia, A Tout Le Monde, Train Of Consequences are some of the finest metal piece ever played in the the Metal History. Everyone knows Metallica, Everyone know Krik. But no one knows Megadeth, no one knows Marty. Those who feel that I am wrong, then please listen to the songs mentioned above.
It really hurts to see that Zacky, being a guitarist equivalent to Synyster Gates, and being the 7th best lefty guitarist in metal of all time in loudwire, this guy is barely talked about and isn't praised about the songs he composes :(
Unmistakable and instantly recognizable sound. You know it's him from the first to the last note and did he play a lot of em. Beautiful and intelligent mixtures of modes and keys that worked perfectly in tandem with Mike Clark's - also criminally under-rated - rhythm playing. The opening arpeggiated sequence to "You Can't Bring Me Down" or the entirety of "Nobody Hears" are personal favourites out of several fantastic examples on offer from Rocky, Mike and Suicidal Tendencies. STAY CYCO!
Shame that no one really listens to Arch Enemy, it's a great band and Michael Amott's skill as a guitarist is maybe the best part. - Porcupine
I don't think it's true that no one listens to Arch Enemy. Anyway I love the especially with Alissa
This guy is ridiculously talented. He knows some of the most complicated guitar techniques and showcases his ability very professionally in the self titled AAL album. And not too many have heard if him either. Shame because he's incredible - MetalFoREVer1228
Both guitarists for AAL are brilliant, and the drummer!
Most melodic leads and solos in metal today
His work in Stone, Sinergy, and Children of Bodom is really outstanding and underappreciated
Known for his work with Anthrax, Dan has a VERY unique style of playing, especially his freaky yet melodic parts.
Some of these guitarists are extremely underrated like Tosin Abasi, and the guys in BTBAM, Periphery and the Faceless. Also who the hell put Zacky Vengeance and Dave Mustaine on here?
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