Last week, we pitted 32 of metal's greatest guitarists against each other for the ultimate battle of shredder superiority. Our Round 1 match-ups received hundreds of thousands of votes and after a number of hard-fought battles, we move on to Round 2 with 16 guitarists gone and 16 guitarists moving on to Round 2!

We've got some truly unique battles in Round 2 of our Greatest Metal Guitarist competition. Vintage masters take on young titans and technical masters go head-to-head with powerful innovators from many branches of the metal family tree. Round 2 is now officially under way, so keep casting those votes for the Greatest Metal Guitarist of all time.

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