Greatest Metal Guitarist

Kirk Hammett vs. Yngwie Malmsteen – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
Kirk Hammett vs. Yngwie Malmsteen – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
Although the two shared the stage in Exodus during the band's formative years, Kirk Hammett and Gary Holt found themselves as competitors during our Round 1 series of voting. While Holt is one of thrash metal's most powerful guitarists and has filled the spot of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman with phenomenal precision, it was Metallica's Hammett who snagged a Round 1 win...
Zakk Wylde vs. Angus Young – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
Zakk Wylde vs. Angus Young – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
Claiming victory by a comfortable margin, the one and only Zakk Wylde beat out Motley Crue veteran Mick Mars in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Guitarist competition. Wylde is surely a favorite to make it all the way to the end, but unfortunately for the Black Label Society/ Ozzy Osbourne fret blazer, so is his latest opponent as we enter Round 2...
‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott vs. Brian ‘Head’ Welch – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott vs. Brian ‘Head’ Welch – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman may shred faster than a supercomputer, but the axeman crashed after going head-to-head with 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott. The memory and legacy of Pantera's master shredder remains ironbound thanks to the rabid dedication of Pantera and Damageplan fanatics...
Tony Iommi vs. Synyster Gates – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
Tony Iommi vs. Synyster Gates – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2
Black Sabbath guitarist and master of the riff Tony Iommi ran away with his victory against Morbid Angel's Trey Azagthoth in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Guitarist competition. Iommi has continued his legacy as a metal god with Sabbath's newest album, '13,' proving that despite his recent battle with cancer, the heavy metal strummer is as vital as ever...

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