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Best Metal Guitar Players

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by BlackMetalTyrant, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. BlackMetalTyrant

    BlackMetalTyrant CHECK OUT THESE MUSCLES!!

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    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)
     
  2. Erik

    Erik New Metal Member

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    this has never been done before
     
  3. Melodeath

    Melodeath Moonbow

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    Steve Vai - A metal guitarist?

    Kirk Hammett - good?
     
  4. BlackMetalTyrant

    BlackMetalTyrant CHECK OUT THESE MUSCLES!!

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    Kirk Hammet kicked ass, I mean he wasn't the best but he played some great solos in the 80's.
     
  5. R.I.P.2

    R.I.P.2 just say hi

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    Bill Steer, Paul Masvidal and Daniel Mongrain.
     
  6. MetalAges

    MetalAges Captain Spectacular
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    Steve Vai is absolutely a Metal guitarist, along with many OTHER styles though. The guy can play friggin anything!
     
  7. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    Kirk Hammet Solo <-- Give that a listen and consider the date, remove the ? after "good"
     
  8. BlackMetalTyrant

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    Thats pretty cool, I had never heard that.
     
  9. CF87

    CF87 Active Member

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    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
     
  10. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    jeff loomis
    jeff loomis
    jeff loomis
    jeff loomis
     
  11. BlackMetalTyrant

    BlackMetalTyrant CHECK OUT THESE MUSCLES!!

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    any one else you like?
     
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    I've yet to hear Steve Vai make any attempt to play metal. It doesn't matter if he can play it, if he doesn't choose to then he's not a metal guitarist.
     
  13. BlackMetalTyrant

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    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.
     
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    I don't consider hair/glam rock stuff to be metal.
     
  15. AsModEe

    AsModEe also known as ass-mode

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    How about Karl Sanders? He's pretty good IMO.
     
  16. BlackMetalTyrant

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    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.
     
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    Whitesnake is not Metal and never was. It was Glam/Pop Rock.
     
  18. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    dont leave out Dallas :p
     
  19. BlackMetalTyrant

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    They are both amazing, The latest nile album has some of the most intense riffing and soloing Ive heard on a metal record
     
  20. Life Sucks

    Life Sucks and then you die

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    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.
     

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