Doc Coyle complied a list of the 20 most influential metal guitarist of the modern era, which I think misses a handful of guitarist that I believe were even more influential than some listed in the mentioned VH1 list. Of course, this is a subjective matter, and therefore, I don’t mean to step on anyone’s toes. Nonetheless, I have created a list with 10 guitarists that I personally think should have made that list.
First, we need to define what the Modern Era of Heavy Metal is. In my humble opinion, the Modern Era of Heavy Metal starts with the birth of thrash metal in the early 1980s. With that said, these are my 10 Most Influential Guitarists Of The Modern Era of Heavy Metal. Which are yours?
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