Top 20 Guitarists in Progressive Metal & Around

Top 20 Guitarists in Progressive Metal & Around
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It’s usually a guitar player who makes the difference. Have a greatest possible rhythm section and a bad guitarist, and you’re off. Luckily progressive metal has shaped many great bands that include great guitarists with awesome rhythm sections.

Prog Sphere made a selection of 20 progressive metal guitarists (and technical, as well) that we think possess great skills and provide outstanding performances. This list is focused on both established musicians and axemen whose talent hints great achievements.

Who did we forget? Leave a comment.

Top 20 Guitarists in Progressive Metal & Around


Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)

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  1. Facundo

    May 21, 2014 at 2:41 am

    You forgot Tim Henson/Scott LePage from Polyphia!

    • Symphont

      May 23, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      What about Michael Romeo?..He doesn’t rank?…Romeo is better than most of these guys..

  2. Zaghuran

    May 21, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I would say you left out Mikael Akerfeldt, the guys from Extol and Leprous, Cloudkicker, Tesseract, Jeff Loomis, and Arjen Lucassen from the likes of Ayreon, etc.

  3. Patrick

    May 21, 2014 at 7:06 am

    John Browne from Monuments!

  4. James

    May 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Where the fuck are Acle Kahney & John Browne

  5. Martihsb

    May 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    You forgot Lee McKinney from Born of Osiris

  6. Metalmoser

    May 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    where is michael romeo from symphony x?

  7. Enrique Javier Ordaz Ceballos

    May 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Where is Michael Romeo??…Tony Macalpine??

  8. jewels

    May 21, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    angel vivaldi?! opeth?!

  9. Zack Shannon

    May 22, 2014 at 2:00 am

    No Ron Jarzombek or Michael Wilton?….

  10. Mr. Blueberry

    May 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    You forgott Mats Haugen from Circus Maximus

  11. Skippy

    May 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Guthrie Govan???

  12. Exyt

    May 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I think Kiko Loureiro (Solo, Angra) deserves to be in this Top ! He’s awesome ! Fast, technically amazing, and with a great musicality ;)

  13. A

    May 23, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Luke Hoskin from Protest the Hero!! He outclasses all but maybe 3 of the guys on this list.

  14. Chris

    May 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    How is Marco Sfogli not on here?

  15. Marco Foresto

    May 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Sooooo….No Michael Romeo?????? REALLY?!?!?!

  16. brendan.cook

    May 27, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Really no Guthrie Govan? O_o

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