#1
OK, so everyone always talks about Kirk Hammett, Satch, etc. when it comes to metal playing in the 80's, early 90's.
I was listening to Holy Diver today - has Vivian Campbell on it, and I was also listening to Badlands , the band Jake E Lee did after Ozzy.
I just wanted to put these guys at the top of my list of under-rated metal guitarists. Both of these albums rock. Any other obscure guys that should be talked about more?
Both of these players, IMO, should have more recognition. But, since they only shined in the 80's, they seem to get lost in the discussion of metal players.
Any other players worth mentioning?
#2
Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden certainly aren't underrated, if anything the contrary, but Adrian's work in the 80s, especially on Powerslave and Somewhere in Time was brilliant.
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#3
Well.......

Jim Matheos.
Akira Takasaki.
Michael Wilton.
Chris DeGarmo.
Steve Lynch.
Jeff Watson.
Jake E Lee.
George Lynch.
John Norum.

Just a few.
#6
Everyone fellates Jake E. Lee. I wouldn't call him underrated.
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#7
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Jim Matheos.
Michael Wilton.
Chris DeGarmo.
George Lynch.

Just a few.

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#8
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#10
Krik hamret ololololololool

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#11
catchy riffs? check
shreddzy yet tasteful solos? check
being part of one of the most influential bands in metal? check

Hank Sherman had it all
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#13
Goat was obviously a leader in 80s 'rifting'
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#15
That's why it's a joke *hint hint*
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#18
Gary Holt? You obviously drink too much
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#19
Hank Sherman yeah, but let's not forget Michael Denner. Together they killed everyone. Still do.

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catchy riffs? check
shreddzy yet tasteful solos? check
being part of one of the most influential bands in metal? check

Hank Sherman had it all
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Well.......

Jim Matheos.
Akira Takasaki.
Michael Wilton.
Chris DeGarmo.
Steve Lynch.
Jeff Watson.
Jake E Lee.
George Lynch.
John Norum.

Just a few.

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#21
All you Von haters are gay and mean .
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#22
Jeff Waters(annihilator)......Jerry Cantrell(alice in chains)......Jake.E.Lee(badlands)...... Adrian Vandenberg(whitesnake).......C.C.Deville(poison)
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I was with you until I read C.C DeVille. I hope that was just a really bad joke.
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This.

I think Chris Poland didn't get quite the credit he deserved either... and Gary Holt too... amazing paying back then
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#27
No they aren't... Especially Dave.
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