As many of you will know, masters of all that is metal (or a stoner’s approximation of, at least) Metalsucks have been counting down a list of who they (the staff) consider to be the top 25 modern metal guitarists. Of those I know, I’ve agreed with the vast majority of inclusions, and by the time this goes to press, there should only be the number one slot left to be announced – on Monday I would presume, thanks to Labor Day this Monday just gone.
So with this weekend break in mind, we want you to don your deerstalkers and tell us, based on who has already been mentioned, who you think will be – or who you think deserves – the number one slot from Axl, Vince and co.
For your convenience, I’ve listed the entries so far below, but I’d highly recommend reading the series – they make some damn good points regarding their choices.
Sound off in the comments!
#25 – Paul Ryan (Origin)
#24 – Chris Letchford (Scale the Summit)
#23 – Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
#22 – Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)
#21 – Alex Skolnick (Testament)
#20 – Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
#19 – Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
#18 – Adam Jones (Tool)
#17 – Buckethead
#16 – Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
#15 – Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold…The Arctopus)
#14 – Emil Werstler (Dååth, Levi/Werstler)
#13 – Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
#12 – Michael Keene (The Faceless)
#11 – Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
#10 – Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation)
#9 – John Petrucci (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)
#8 – A.J. Minette (The Human Abstract)
#7 – Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)
#6 – Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed)
#5 – Karl Sanders (Nile)
#4 – Frederik Thordendal (Meshuggah)
#3 – Brent Hinds (Mastodon)
#2 – Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders, T.R.A.M.)
#1 – ?