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Joel McIver - 100 greatest guitarists in metal

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Rei-kun, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Rei-kun

    Rei-kun Old School Metalhead

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    Here we go, another "Greatest x who do y" list. I got this from Jeff Waters's FB feed where he's listed as #3. I have so many problems with this list (like James Hetfield being # 8 :rolleyes:), but my doctor told me to avoid stress to keep my blood pressure down. Anyway, Here is the list.

    1 Dave Mustaine- Megadeth
    2 John Petrucci- Dream Theater
    3 Jeff Waters- Annihilator
    4 Zakk Wylde- Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne
    5 Dimebag- Pantera, Damage plan
    6 Tony Iomi- Black Sabbath
    7 Trey Azagthoth- Morbid Angel
    8 James Hetfield- Metallica
    9 Mikeal Akerfeldt- Opeth, Bloodbath
    10 Chuck Schukdiner- Death, Control Denied
    11 Fredrik Thordendal- Meshuggah
    12 Pat Obrien- Cannibal Corpse
    13 Alex Skolnick- Testament
    14 Ralph Santolla- Deicide, Obituary, Iced Earth
    15 Kirk Hammett- Metallica
    16 Tom Morello- Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave
    17 Ihsahn ( Vegard Sverre Tveitan)- Emperor
    18 Kerry King- Slayer
    19 Mick Thomson- Slipknot
    20 Herman Li- Dragonforce
    21 Alex Laiho- Children Of Bodom
    22 Jeff Hanneman- Slayer
    23 Phil Demmel- Machine Head
    24 Samoth (Tomas Haugen)- Emperor, Zyklon
    25 Glen Tipton- Judas Priest
    26 Marty Friedman- Megadeth, Cacophony
    27 James Murphy- Death, Testament
    28 Michael Amott- Arch Enemy, Carcass
    29 K.K Downing- Judas Priest
    30 Marten Hagstrom- Meshuggah
    31 Alex Auburn- Cryptopsy
    32 Ron Jarzombek- Watchtower, Blotted Science
    33 Christopher Amott- Arch Enemy
    34 Bjorn Gelotte- In Flames
    35 Erik Rutan- Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel
    36 Eric Peterson- Testament
    37 Rudolf Schenker- Scorpions
    38 Jeff Loomis- Nevermore
    39 Fredrik Akesson- Opeth
    40 Andres Bjoler- The Haunted, At The Gates
    41 Adrian Smith- Iron Maiden
    42 Michael Schenker- Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, UFO
    43 Dino Cazares- Divine Heresy, Fear Factory
    44 Waclaw 'Vogg' Kieltyka- Decapitated
    45 Jensen (Patrik Jensen)- The Haunted
    46 Rob Barrett- Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation
    47 Dave Murray- Iron Maiden
    48 Kai Hansen- Gamma Ray. Helloween
    49 Andreas Kisser- Sepultura
    50 Devin Townsend- Strapping Young Lad
    51 James Root- Slipknot, Stone Sour
    52 Karl Sanders- Nile
    53 Corey Beaulieu- Trivium
    54 Matt Bachand- Shadows Fall
    55 Gary Holt- Exodus
    56 Rand Burkey- Atheist
    57 Mille Petrozza- Kreator
    58 Scott Ian- Anthrax
    59 Timo Tolkki- Stratovarius
    60 Andy La Rocque- King Diamond, Death
    61 Martin Larsson- At The Gates
    62 Chris Degarmo- Queensryche
    63 Niklas Sundin- Dark Tranquility
    64 Andre Olbrich- Blind Guardian
    65 Jon Schaffer- Iced Earth
    66 Synyster Gates ( Brian Haner JR.)- Avenged Sevenfold
    67 Matt Heafy- Trivium
    68 Piotr Wiwczarek- Vader
    69 Dallas Toler-Wade- Nile
    70 Jason Mendonca- Akercocke
    71 Jesse Pintado- Terrorizer, Napalm Death
    72 Marc Rizzo- Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy
    73 Zacky Vengeance (Zachary Baker)- Avenged Sevenfold
    74 Jack Owen- Decide, Cannibal Corpse
    75 Sam Totman- Dragonforce
    76 Matt Tuck- Bullet For My Valentine
    77 Matthias Jabs- Scorpions
    78 Kirk Windstein- Down, Crowbar
    79 Thomas Fischer- Celtic Frost, Hellhammer
    80 Janick Gers- Iron Maiden
    81 Dan Spitz- Anthrax
    82 Chris Poland- Megadeth, Ohm
    83 Dave Suzuki- Vital Remains
    84 Michael Weikath- Helloween
    85 Max Cavalera- Soulfly, Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy
    86 'Fast' Eddie Clarke- Motorhead, Fastway
    87 Michael Denner- Mercyful Fate, Force Of Evil
    88 Stefan Elmgren- Hammerfall
    89 Galder (Thomas Rune Andersen)- Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child
    90 Paul Allender- Cradle Of Filth
    91 Paul Masvidal- Cynic
    92 Mantas (Jeff Dunn)- Venom
    93 Robb Flyn- Machinehead
    94 Dan Swano- Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath
    95 Joe Duplanter- Gojira, Cavalera Conspiracy
    96 Michael Romeo- Symphony X
    97 Jim Martin- Faith No More
    98 Matt Wilcock- Akercocke, The Berzerker
    99 Peter Lindren- Opeth
    100 Euronymous (Oystein Aarseth)- Mayhem

    Ja

    Rei
     
  2. dionysus11

    dionysus11 MSTmike3K

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    Wow what a sad joke this list makes me sick it's so bad.
     
  3. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    Not that I expected to see them on the list, I guess, but the fact that Jorn Viggo from Pagan's Mind and Mattias from Freak Kitchen aren't on the list is just a crime. This, when they've included dudes from Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Shadows Fall, and Bullet for my Valentine...and put all three of those above Paul Masvidal.

    It's worthless to bitch about I guess, but I did anyway.


    Edit: and a dude from Slipknot is above Andy LaRocque. I'm done. I'm not clicking on this thread again. Sorry. I choked on my coffee. I get bitter this early in the morning. I gotta go do the weather now.
     
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    Mattias Eklundh? Kiko Loureiro? Stefan Forte?

    Herro?
     
  5. mel_progson

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    (like James Hetfield being # 8 :rolleyes:)

    You think James should be lower on the list? Or not on the list at all?
     
  6. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    This was my favorite part!

    80 Janick Gers- Iron Maiden
    96 Michael Romeo- Symphony X

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  7. Still Remains

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    Dave Mustaine #1 and Marty Friedman #26 Good Lord!!
     
  8. Metal_Camden

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    Hahaha! I mean really, how in the world can someone put these people that low on the list.

    I was going to rant but the list is soo far off what it should be. It just seems like a giant trolling list lol

    I mean Dave is number one with no mention at all of Chris Broderick? Or Chris Impelliteri?
     
  9. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    Just to clarify, Janick doesn't belong in my local hometown Top 100 metal guitarists.
     
  10. Metal_Camden

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    Based on this list though, I would still say he's better and more worthy of a 'top20' position over the dude from Slipknot! :lol::lol:

    Edit: not that he isn't a good guitarist, I just think a maiden guitarist would know a little more about music composition.
     
  11. Rei-kun

    Rei-kun Old School Metalhead

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    Lower on the list. Then again, I have no idea what this guys criteria is to be a "Great Metal Guitar player". When you say the name James Hetfield, I think frontman first, guitar second. now if Kirk Hammett was #8 instead of #15, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

    Ja

    Rei
     
  12. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    I still think James is a great guitarist. Some of his solos are better than Hammett solos (he doesn't rely too heavily on the goddamn wah pedal), and his riffs are crushing. To play those riffs and sing at the same time takes great talent. And Jon Schaffer is the greatest rhythm guitar player ever in my opinion. Even he deserves a spot on the list. But the omissions and placements based purely on popularity are laughable.
     
  13. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    Also, why are both guitarists for Slipknot listed? Have I missed something, where both guitar players for Slipknot are listed and a myriad of prog/power/thrash guitarists remain dormant? This IS a heavy metal list and not a greatest of all genres list right?

    Extra bitching over. Back to doing the news.
     
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    Plus the INSANE DOWNPICKING.

    They only have two?
     
  15. euleria

    euleria the last in line

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    There are 8 billion errors on this list of 100, but to pick at just one silly one:

    Rudolf Schenker ahead of Michael, and no mention of Uli Roth? If you're going to regard Rudolf to be a metal guitarist, then I can't begin to comprehend...

    Where's the :exploding brains: emoticon?
     
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    Who who and who? ;)*

    This list is actually way better than I thought it'd be. Haters gonna hate everything. I think Mustaine at number one is really stupid though, and I don't agree with some of the ordering.

    Also while James is a terrible guitarist now, he was one of the tightest rhythm players in metal and pretty much re-defined that style of playing. Even in the thrash scene, nobody played that razor-sharply.


    (*inb4 raeg. I'm a huge Freak Kitchen fan, but lettuce be sereal)
     
  17. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    I really think IA is only respected in Sweden (where he's guested for bands like Evergrey and Soilwork among others) and in niche communities elsewhere. I'm guilty of not know his or Freak Kitchen's music until before their ProgPower performance. But that goes with several other bands that do have guitar players on that list.

    Next will be Revolver's Top 50 most brutal albums with Sepultura - Roots right at the top or some shit.
     
  18. Comic Book Dude

    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    Bah...no Yngwie, no Paul Gilbert....no good!
     
  19. nomisofsiman

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    I'm so very confused. This list is like a couple years old. Why are we talking about it? Why do we all care so much about these sort of lists when realistically, no list is ever going to be to everyone's likings?
     
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    Any "Metal" list that doesn't even breathe the words "Randy Rhoades" in it's top 5 let alone omit him completely is a complete waste of space.
     

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