Top 10 metal guitarists

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by sgt.misery, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. sgt.misery

    sgt.misery New Member

    Okay well mostly I am doing this bcoz I m very bored right now... Well i have read about the rankings in Joel McIver's buk and some other guitar world rankings which i dont find very apt...Again different people's opinion...So why dont you guys tell who is your 10 favorite metal guitarists....Just your personal opinion i repeat its SOLELY PERSONAL OPINION... please dont just write about guitar virtuosos who play super fast.... When i am talking about my top 10 i would really like to think about composition, complexity, feel, emotion, influence over other players... So plz dont forget about the amazing rhythm players and riffers in metal....Well then write your top 10 guitarists considering leads and rhythm... And again metal doesnt mean it essentially has to be just pure metal....Can be hard rock stuff too like Van Halen etc...
  2. sgt.misery

    sgt.misery New Member

    Here goes my top 10 list...I also added an "honorable mentions" list bcoz I feel I am leaving out so many names....

    1. Jeff Loomis (Nevermore/Solo)
    2. Dimebag Darrell (Pantera/Damageplan)
    3. Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)
    4. Marty Friedman (Megadeth/Cacophony/Solo)
    5. Jason Becker (Cacophony/Solo)
    6. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
    7. Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
    8. David Davidson (Revocation)
    9. Paul Gilbert (Racer X/Mr.Big/Solo)
    10. Slash (Guns N Roses) & Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

    Honourable Mentions (not in order)

    Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
    Alex Skolnick (Testament)
    Chris Broderick (Jag Panzer/Megadeth)
    Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)
    Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel)
    Mark Tremonti (Creed/Alter Bridge)
    Yngwie Malmsteen (Solo)
    Andy James (Solo)
    John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
    Steve Vai (Solo)
    Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
    James Hetfield (Metallica)
    Matt Heafy (Trivium)
    Kerry King & Jeff Hannemann (Slayer)
  3. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    Here's my list:
    1)Yngwie Malmsteen
    2)Marty Friedman & Dave Mustaine
    3)Paul Gilbert
    4)Randy Rhoads
    5)Dimebag Darell
    6)Steve Vai
    7)Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield
    8)Chris Impellittari
    9)Glenn Tipton & K.K. Downing
    10)Dave Murray & Adrian Smith
    notable mentions:-
    *Tony Iommi
    *Eddie Van Halen
    *Jason Becker
    * Michael Angelo Batio
    * John Petrucci
    *Timmo Tolkki
    *Nuno Bettencourt
    *Chuck Schuldiner

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