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The Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists: The Entire List in One Place

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We had a lot of fun doing our list of The Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists, but now the fun is over… until we do our next big list which is sure to make a large percentage of you unnecessarily angry. Oh, how we cannot wait for that time!

Until then, you can relive all the magic below, where we’ve collected the entire list in one place for your convenience. Our writers did some outstanding work fellating the honorees, and there’s also lots of cool videos of these dudes shreddin’ n’ shit, so if you haven’t already, be sure to check ’em all out, and if you have, well, check ’em out again!!!

The Real #1 — David Davidson (Revocation)

The Fake #1 — Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

#2 — Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders)

#3 — Brent Hinds (Mastodon)

#4 — Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)

#5 — Karl Sanders (Nile)

#6 — Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed)

#7 — Jeff Loomis

#8 — A.J. Minette (The Human Abstract)

#9 — John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

#10 — Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation)

#11 – Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)

#12 — Michael Keene (The Faceless)

#13 — Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)

#14 – Emil Werstler (Dååth, Levi/Werstler)

#15 — Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold… The Arctopus)

#16 — Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)

#17 — Buckethead

#18 — Adam Jones (Tool)

#19 — Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

#20 — Misha Mansoor (Periphery)

#21 — Alex Skolnick (Testament)

#22 – Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)

#23 — Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)

#24 — Chris Letchford (Scale the Summit)

#25 — Paul Ryan (Origin)

Readers’ Poll Winner — Paul Waggoner (Between the Buried and Me)

 

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