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Sunday, 5 October 2008


Well I've always been one for lists of my own. I like analysing/taking-apart/revering/spitting on all those people and groups and aspects of what I'm crazy about. So here, I'm going to make a list of my top 10 Metal instrument players. I'm not going for top 10 bands as that's a VERY,VERY dynamic list and the only permanent members there are Metallica, Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, Sonata Arctica and Mercenary. So,here are my favourite mic and instrument abusers. NOTE: Not in any order of preference.

-Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth,Bloodbath)
-Johann Hegg (Amon Amarth)
-Roy Khan (Kamelot)
-Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
-James Hetfield (Metallica)
-Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
-Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
-Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
-Henrik 'Kral' Andersson (ex-Mercenary)
-Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)

-Jason Becker (Cacaphony, solo)
-Chuck Schuldiner(R.I.P)(Death, Control Denied)
-Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
-John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
-Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
-Yngwie Malmsteen (Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)
-Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom,Sinergy)
-Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)
-Roope Latvala (Children of Bodom)
-Jaani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica)

-Øyvind Johan Mustaparta a.k.a Mustis (Dimmu Borgir)
-Marco Sneck (Kalmah)
-Janne Warman (Children of Bodom)
-Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica)
-Per Wiberg (Opeth)
-Rickard Zander (Evergrey)
-Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
-Attila Publik a.k.a Perspicacious Protector (Lost Horizon)
-Tuomas Planman (Norther)
-David Pavlicko (ex-Kamelot)

- Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
-Janick Bercier (Quo Vadis)
-Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
-Hellhammer (Gorgoroth,Mayhem,ex-Dimmu Borgir)
-George Kolias (Nile)
-Martin Axenrot (Opeth,Bloodbath)
-Fredrik Andersson (Amon Amarth)
-Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy)
-Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
-Jaska Raatikainen (Children of Bodom)

-Cliff Burton (R.I.P)(ex-Metallica)
-Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
-Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
-John Myung (Dream Theater)
-Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus)
-Martin Mendez (Opeth)
-Michael LePond (Symphony X)
-Hennka Seppala (Children of Bodom)
-Scott Clendenin (ex-Death)
-Troy Bleich (Into Eternity)


Shrutilaya said...

Dave Mustaine!

The only metalish band I've liked is Metallica, and mostly their softer songs.

metal-militant said...

Well obviously you've liked Megadeth as well.But try listening to other bands,metal is NOT a bad genre.

Nilesh Sawant said...

quite a list.
and cannot rank these
artists ....they are one of THE best..
also i have never heard a few them..namely Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and evergrey and sadus

will check them out..

metal-militant said...

I haven't heard Sadus myself but I've heard Steve DiGiorgio ;-)

Disguise said...

WHY do you always blog about METAL?



metal-militant said...

Because its LIFE for me.Haven't you noticed?

ki said...

Oh trust me, EVERYONE has noticed. But it's this passion for metal that makes up a lot of who you are. So I may not 'get' metal, but three cheers for my metal militant. :D

Jadis said...

hell this one happens to be one of my favourite blogs JUST 'cuz you blog about metal dude!!! Keep the horns up!

Okay, Tallica, Deth, COB, Norther and Dimmu Borgir are my all time favourites as far as bands are concerned. Your lists are good, though I'd place Gossow higher on the vocalists list. I'd have loved to see Laiho and Amott higher up too, but you couldn't place them above Malmsteen, Mustaine or Petrucci so that's okay. I loved the sight of Mustis and Burton at the top of their respective lists. :D
All in all, a really good read ,this one. :)

metal-militant said...

Well thanks so much Jadis for being such a fan of my blog.Yours is exactly the kind of people I want to visit my blog.

As for Angela Gossow,well I really CAN'T bring myself to place her above those guys (ESPECIALLY Johann Hegg) and also remember I said that none of these guys were in any order of preference.

Jadis said...

Ouch. Didn't notice that. Sorry. :)

Scribblers Inc said...

dude...I dont see mike mangini in the drummers and neither do I see tomas haake(meshuggah)..there is this peart chap too...but thats one helluva list you got there!!
Scribblers Inc.

metal-militant said...

@ Scribbler: well Mangini plays for Vai and Extreme.Not metal bands.And I was not aware of his existence.As for Messhuggah,i hate that band.Ive heard one song (Sane) all it ahs is weird time signatures and 'chugga-chugga' on the guitars.So I haven't heard their drummer enough.And anyway,there could be SOO many drummers and instrument players who are better than the ones I've mentioned.I can't have heard ALL of them now,can I?

And Peart plays for Rush != metal