Joe Satriani vs. Jeff Hanneman – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
It was sensei vs. student in our Round 1 battle between Joe Satriani and Testament virtuoso Alex Skolnick, but in the end, the pupil was unable to defeat his master. The man who mentored both Skolnick and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett now moves on to Round 2 of our bracket, facing one of extreme metal’s best-ever shredders.
Late Slayer master Jeff Hanneman trounced Suffocation fret-melter Terrance Hobbs with a runaway victory in our first round, and Hanneman now moves on in Round 2. The man, who many Slayer fans consider to be the band’s all-time MVP now battles Satch to make it to the next battle in our Greatest Metal Guitarist tournament.
Joe Satriani or Jeff Hanneman? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Guitarist in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Sunday, July 28 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!