Top Ten Most Underrated Modern Metal Guitarists


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21 Sam Totman (Dragonforce)

More on the herman li side of underrated but dragonforce is here so whatever lel

22 Nergal (Behemoth) Nergal (Behemoth) Adam Nergal Darski (born Adam Michał Darski; 10 June 1977 in Gdynia), is a Polish musician and television personality, best known for being the frontman for the black/death metal band Behemoth. more.
23 Brian "Head" Welch (Korn)
24 Michael Romeo (Symphony X) Michael Romeo (Symphony X) Michael James Romeo is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X.
25 Marty Friedman 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 more.

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.

26 Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
27 Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.
28 Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus)
29 Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold) 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 heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Zacky V. also owns a small clothing company, Vengeance University.

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 :(

30 Hank Shermann (Mercyful Fate)
31 Rocky George
32 Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) Michael Amott is a British-born Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a former member of the grindcore band Carcass.

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

33 Bill Kelliher (Mastodon) Bill Kelliher (Mastodon) Bill Kelliher is a musician from Atlanta, Georgia, best known as rhythm guitarist of heavy metal band Mastodon.
34 Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)

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!

35 Björn Gelotte (In Flames)

Most melodic leads and solos in metal today

36 Roope Latvala (Children of Bodom)

His work in Stone, Sinergy, and Children of Bodom is really outstanding and underappreciated

37 Dan Spitz (Anthrax)

Known for his work with Anthrax, Dan has a VERY unique style of playing, especially his freaky yet melodic parts.

38 Misha Mansoor (Periphery)

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?

39 Pat O'Brien (Cannibal Corpse) Pat O'Brien (Cannibal Corpse)
40 Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
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