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‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott vs. Ben Weinman – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Dimebag Darrell Abbott vs. Ben Weinman
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Here’s an interesting matchup. We’ve got two of modern metal’s most innovative axe-slingers. Pantera‘s ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott created groove-laden thrash riffs which haven’t aged a day since his band took over the world with classic albums such as ‘Cowboys From Hell’ and ‘Vulgar Display of Power.’ The crunch of Dime’s guitar mixed with his fluid shredding surely makes him one of metal’s greatest guitarists, and his legacy continues to grow after his tragic death.

TheĀ Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Ben Weinman is easily one of the most precise and experimental guitarists on the planet. Since releasing the unmatched ‘Calculating Infinity’ in 1999, Weinman’s supercomputer style has never quite been replicated. Can the light speed shredder move on to the next round?

‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott or Ben Weinman? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Guitarist in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Sunday, July 21 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!

Next Matchup: Daron Malakian vs. Brian 'Head' Welch

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