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#1
ok so recently i read an article in decibel magazine on the top-20 death metal guitarists in the world, and they put trey azagthoth(spelling) from morbid angel in the first place. i truly think that trey is a good guitarist, but the best on the planet? who do you guys think?
personally i would go with Dave Suzuki from vital remains. he is so young and so ****ing talented! his solos just gets under your skin, and the melodies makes you feel like satan himself is crawling down your spine!
#2
sorry to give the generic answer but - muhammed.
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#3
Paul Waggoner. Between The Buried & Me (I know, not true death metal, but they dabble)


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#4
Dave Suzuki, Muhammed and Chuck Shuldiner
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Paul Waggoner. Between The Buried & Me (I know, not true death metal, but they dabble)


Not really enough, man.

Sanders for his use of texture. Suicmez for general technicality. Pat O'Brien for technical riffage. Erik Rutan... just generally.
#8
... Chuck Schuldiner?

Best one I've heard, anyway. I don't listen to too much death metal.
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... Chuck Schuldiner?

Best one I've heard, anyway. I don't listen to too much death metal.


oh i know that i will be hated for saying this but... i don't particularily like chucks style, and i find him somewhat (gulp).....overrated.....
#10
paul allender from cradle of filth (dunno, do that count?)
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oh i know that i will be hated for saying this but... i don't particularily like chucks style, and i find him somewhat (gulp).....overrated.....

a-men
#13
the guitarist from burzum is very good dont know his name tho
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paul allender from cradle of filth (dunno, do that count?)


I'm pretty sure they aren't death metal. Or even any good, IMO.
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... Chuck Schuldiner?

Best one I've heard, anyway. I don't listen to too much death metal.


Yeah, he's my favourite too, though he was probably asking about the alive ones... I dont listen to death metal other than death really.
#16
Dave Suzuki, that man is ridiculously good.

Though I personally prefer Brian Eschbach and John Kempainen from BDM.
#17
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paul allender from cradle of filth (dunno, do that count?)


No.


Oh, and Nergal's riffs rule.
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I'm pretty sure they aren't death metal. Or even any good, IMO.


have you heard pauls latest work on the phornography album, it's pretty good.
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#19
James Murphy from Obituary, Testament, and Death is highly underrated, or it seems to me cause no one mentions him. Just listen to the solo in Obituary's Cause of Death (one of the best, if not the best, DM solo(s) imo)
Kelly Shaefer from Atheist is brilliant
Paul Masvidal for Cynic and being so damn cool
Muhammed Suicimez for technicality
Fred Thordendal for using 8 string guitars with crazy time signatures
Joe Haley from Psycroptic for some of the most brutal, technical, and awesome riffing ever.


P.S. Imo Chuck Schuldiner was not one of the best guitarists. One of the best death metal musical composer yes, but guitarist no. He was still pretty good of a guitarist though.

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#20
Meh those lists are always stupid. Of course no one is ever satisfied with them. They didn't have Jack Owen, Rand Burkey, Pat Obrien, Jason Goelbe, Paul Masvidal, Ralph Santolla or Dallas Toller Wade. I also think Mike Torrao and Larry LaLonde should have made the list since they were both very influencial to DM.
#21
Chuck Schuldiner. Maybe not technically speaking, but his solo's and music in general just seem so much more deep and meaningful then your average death metal band (say Cannibal Corpse for instance). Not that I don't like them, it's just that Chuck is on another level in my opinion. And yes, he is a little overrated because he is dead, but give credit where credit is due. He is one of the founders of death metal, he is the one who revolutionized it with the Human album, and he generally seems like a cool down to earth guy.
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Meh those lists are always stupid. Of course no one is ever satisfied with them. They didn't have Jack Owen, Rand Burkey, Pat Obrien, Ralph Santolla or Dallas Toller Wade. I also think Mike Torrao and Larry LaLonde should have made the list since they were both very influencial to DM.

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#23
i love muhammed's guitar playing, not only from a technical standpoint, but also a creative one. i mean he is not the most creative by any stretch, but i love listening to it.
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#24
I'd have to say, Muhammed Suicmez (surprise surprise), Karl Sanders (really unique), Nergal (blackened death \m/) and Dave Suzuki (amazing lead playing throughout whole songs, not just solos)

EDIT: actually, just look at my 'favorite guitarists' section on my profile, they're all DM
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Lack of Leon Macey makes me sad.
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#30
Pat O'Brien and Muhhamed Suicmez for technicality.

Marten Hagstrom & Fredrik Thordendal for tone.

Mikael Akerfeldt for versatility.
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Pat O'Brien and Muhhamed Suicmez for technicality.

Marten Hagstrom & Fredrik Thordendal for tone.

Mikael Akerfeldt for versatility.



Crap! I forgot Mikael! I am teh retardationz!
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#32
Chuck Schuldiner, James Malone, Nergal

Muhammed is great, technically, but his creativity leaves something to be desired.
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#34
James Murphy for pure technical win, but he does a lot more than just "death metal."
But from Death, to Obituary, to Disincarnate, and Testament, always top notch stuff.

I don't consider Akerfeldt a "death metal" guitarist, but if he is, then he's right there too.
#35
Chuck and 'Hammed. Nuff said.

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Ron's a prog metal guitarist, bro.
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the guitarist from burzum is very good dont know his name tho

His name is Varg Vikernes and Burzum is Black Metal.

I'm gonna have to go with Muhammed Scuizmez (Necrophagist) , Chuck Schuldiner (Death) , and John Gallagher (Dying Fetus)
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Prog death metal

Listen to Amnesia, if you have the album

Definitely death metal


Fair enough. That song really does have death influences.
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