Best Metal Guitarist

Whos the GOAT?


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Cleric

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 14, 2011
13,639
14,747
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
I tried to keep it to more of the solo guitarists or innovators. So no Angus, Dimebag, Mick Marrs etc.
I was thinking of maybe Paul Gilbert, Tony Imoni (sp), Richie Blackmore, Jason Becker as well but you have to stop somewhere.
Im waiting for the no Hendricks mob attack, but he wasnt metal and was more distortion than speed etc.
 

Hard Ball Get

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 21, 2005
23,205
13,985
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I tried to keep it to more of the solo guitarists or innovators. So no Angus, Dimebag, Mick Marrs etc.
I was thinking of maybe Paul Gilbert, Tony Imoni (sp), Richie Blackmore, Jason Becker as well but you have to stop somewhere.
Im waiting for the no Hendricks mob attack, but he wasnt metal and was more distortion than speed etc.
Fair enough. Maybe an other option would allow for that line of thinking.

I grew up idolising Dime so I invariably go back to him when the convo is metal guitarists.
 

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Magus

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 31, 2013
15,931
40,118
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Port Adelaide
In terms of writing emotive stuff whilst being technically excellent - it'd have to be either Schenker or Rhoades.

Schenker UFO albums vs. Uli Jon Roth Scorpions, now that's a tough call.
 

Trek

Team Captain
Sep 7, 2012
407
480
Geelong
AFL Club
Geelong
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Ford
No definitive best guitarist as such, IMO, except I'd pick any one of the following over any other mentioned:
Jeff Loomis
Buckethead
Andy James
Paul Wardingham
Angel Vivaldi
Gary Holt
Ricardo Amorim
 

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