Best Metal Guitar Players


Jul 10, 2005
Who do you think are the best metal guitar players ever?

Dimebag Darrell
Zakk Wylde
Marty Friedman
Chris Broderick
Steve Vai
Yngwie Malmsteen
Jason Becker
Dave Mustaine
Chris Poland
Kirk Hammett
Randy Rhoads

those are my faves.

Most Overrated?

Jon Donais(shadows fall)
Tony Iommi
CC Deville(should have never been mentioned anywhere)
Kirk Hammet kicked ass, I mean he wasn't the best but he played some great solos in the 80's.
Favorite metal guitarists:

Andy LaRocque,Micheal Denner,Hank Sherman,Mike Wead
Gary Jennings,Adam Lehan
Jeff Waters
Tony Iommi
Trey Azagthoth
Bill Steer
John Perez,Edgar Rivera
Alex Skolnick
Dave Murray,Adrian Smith
Jay Fernandez,Don Gates
Jeff Loomis
Steve Vai was in David Lee Roths band, Alcatrazz, and Whitesnake, in the 80's those bands were metal, Steve Vai isn't tr00 kvlt or anything but he is basically a hard rock/heavy metal guitar player.
Well it was metal, Heavy Metal isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you hear whitesnake but whitesnake is 80's heavy metal. I don't want anymore lies dammit, let me listen to my slip of the tongue cassete in peace.
They are both amazing, The latest nile album has some of the most intense riffing and soloing Ive heard on a metal record
Mohammed Suicmez
Chuck Schuldiner
Terrance Hobbs
Dave Mustaine
Alex Sklonik
Kai Hansen
Glen Tipton
KK Downing
Jeff Hanneman
Karl Sanders
James Murphy
Trey Azagthoth

this is not to say that all of these guitarists are the best composers, or play in bands that are favorites of mine.