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Metals MOST influential Guitarists

Updated: Mar 5

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Discover the ultimate guide to the 50 greatest guitarists in metal

and their impact on the genre

Metal is known for its powerful sound, aggressive vocals, and intricate guitar riffs. The guitar is a fundamental part of the genre, and many of the most talented and influential guitarists in music history have come from the metal scene. In this blog, we will be taking a look at the 50 most influential guitarists in metal.

Starting at #50 and working our way up to the number 1 position, we have

#50 - Willie Adler (Lamb of God)

Studio photos of Lamb of God's guitarist Mark Morton

#49 - Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius)

Studio Photo of Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki

#48 - Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)

Studio Photo of Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt

#47 - Jason Becker (Solo Artist)

Studio Photo of Solo guitarist Jason Becker

#46 - Brian May (Queen)


#45 - Herman Li (DragonForce)


#44 - Dan Spitz (Anthrax)


#43 - Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake)