It was revealed that Joel McIver’s twelfth book, ‘The Greatest Metal Guitarists’, would be published globally during January via. Right off the bat, let me state that I did enjoy Joel McIver’s new book The Greatest Metal Guitarists. It’s a fast read, filled with insight. it’s from a book called greatest metal guitarists by joel mciver, not the or guitar world’s metal guitarists version.

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Joel McIver – 100 greatest guitarists in metal

That list is actually a joke right??? I think I saw you and Greatfst was on the opposite side. Now while I know that it sounds like a very dramatic opening for a book review, it does not come to be said without the utmost of seriousness when it comes to the subject matter featured metall “The Top Metal Guitarists” by author Joel McIver. Also, there is a “shredder” section, where Michael Batio, R. Book ratings by Goodreads. I still think James is a great guitarist. Embla rated it really liked it Feb 03, Without giving any of it away, Joel’s choices and ordering is preposterous to me.

The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

And just because he is the guitarist of Black Sabbath shouldn’t secure his place of being one of the best metal guitarists as well. He is, without question, the best in the genre today. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I mean, lets face it – music is subjective. Do you already have an account? He is the inventor of the harmonic squealing technique, and improved pinched harmonics that most heavy metal bands use today. Rei-kun Old School Metalhead.


Oh, Geatest know, fucking up the Cemetery Gates solo!! Not for technicality alone but as a superb riffmaker, thight playing, hard work, influence and consistency to advanced guitarwork over all these years.

This guy is better than most players in this list! Wow, where can I begin with this one? Herman Li is too overrated. Be the first to ask a question about The Greatest Metal Guitarists. Mar 22, Messages: Welcome to Our Community Wanting to join the rest of our members? Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When meral my order arrive? I don’t recognize about a third of the names on the list but to exclude someone like Rhodes, who probably influenced every single guitarist on the list in some way is such a major omission freatest the list should be considered invalid as anything other than one person’s uneducated personal point of view.

Don’t get me wrong because I enjoy a lot of what Zakk does but when it comes down to riffs there is no way that he ranks higher than someone like Alex Skolnick or Fredrik Thordendal Meshuggah. Perhaps he should have at least offered up a sentence or two about each of these fine musicians because only naming them came off to me as unacceptable.

Kerry king is a butt lead player but a great rhythm player. Placing on the strings?? I actually figured Mustaine would be at the top or very near. Other than that, I’m glad to see Thordendal leading the pack outside of the top 10; other than the Holdsworth-like elements, there wasn’t anything that sounded like them for more mciber 10 yrs.


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I gotta go do the weather now. It doesn’t give you the full picture, but is an excellent headstart! Newer Post Older Post Home. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This has as much validity as arguing that a ribeye steak is not, in fact, meat and completely discredits the author of the book.

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Even he deserves a spot on the list. How about Rex Carrol from Whitecross?

The Truth About Metallicawhich has sold over 30, copies in eight languages. As a book of this type, it is nicely laid out for the reader and makes sure to feature a number of quality photographs of the guitarists in action along with offering up some commentary and anecdotes about each and every one of them.

Or hell, Trivium even appearing on this list?!?! Herman Li only number 20, are you kidding Andrew Hoge rated it really liked it Dec 04,