I know there are many fast fingered guitarists in power metal, but are there any that truly standout with their ability? I can think of:
Timo Tolki(Stratovarius)
Luca Turilli(Rhapsody of Fire)
That guy from Noctunal Rites
Gus G.(Firewind)
Sam and Herman lol
Possibly Michael Romeo(Symphony X) if they're considered power
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Timo Tolki for sure, im listening to "I walk to my own song" right now, its a shame their vocals suck (in my opinion).
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Gus G and Michael Romeo are my favourite Power Metal guitar players.
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hmm I don't think Timo Tolki does anything special...

- Kiko Loureiro (Angra) (Check out his jazzy solo shred albums!)
- Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica)
- Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica) (Check out his solo work too!)
- Gus G (Firewind, pure awesomeness)

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Well, a lot of them have been mentioned, but I'll list most of the ones who I think are exceptional anyway.

Gus G
Andre Olbrich (he's not that technical I know, but his solos have strange timing sometimes and a great feel)
Michael Romeo
Chris Broderick
Criss Oliva
Mikko Salovaara
Nils Norberg
Jani Liimatainen
Rusty Cooley (for Outworld)
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I think Walter Giandino is just WTFPWN... (from Rata Blanca)... I love Tolki from Strato... Black Diamond is so good ... that solo section is like... ****ing... black hole like and **** sucking everything in at the end of ze world or some ****, ya dig? :O
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