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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I mean, lets face it – music is subjective.

Herman Li is too overrated. Regardless of the position of each one, the book is good, has interesting annexes and its reading is not tedious.

The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

As for who did make the grade, many ‘must haves’ are here, but also plenty of ‘why are they here’ made the list. Another blatant example of saying what people want to hear.

That guy has to be the worst ‘shredder’ in the history of the electric guitar. Be the first to ask a question about The Greatest Metal Guitarists. He says at the beginning why he doesn’t consider EVH, Rhoads, and a few other of the gods “metal,” but it’s funny: Embla rated it really liked it Dec 29, Its a sight for sore eyes!

Thought Processor: Joel McIver’s Greatest Metal Guitarists list

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Their riffing style may often be technically simple, but the rhythms are far more complex than most metal players could manage. I mean he’s definitely influential and rgeatest some very memorable riffs, but technically not that amazing.


I, personally, would have liked to see the late Criss Oliva Savatage higher on the list. Trivia About The Greatest Eddy rated it really liked it Dec 01, Some long due honour is bestowed on one or two guitarists here. Back to doing the news.

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A strong aspect of this book is the clarity of the prologue as well as the precision in the comments of each of the selected guitarists, it does not delve into unnecessary aspects, it shows a brief biography and the reason why they were selected, even though this Listing is not definitive and can vary depending on the tastes of each person, gives a broad look to the genres related to metal and how each guitarist has contributed to this throughout history.

What the hell is that!! It’s worthless to bitch about I guess, but I did anyway. Some guitarists in the higher ranking numbers get only a small paragraph, like the listing for Michael Romeo who sits way up at the top at 96 for some unknown reason while other players of far less a caliber get a little bit more as we find with Mantas from Venom.

Yeah, OK, they are a Christian metal band, but that shouldn’t matter! The book would have benefited from a wee bit more care in the editing department, though. Its basically just tremolo picking and breakdowns.


The guy may not have been able to write very memorable solos but he was a great rhythm guitarist and his pnches definitely added flavour to the riff. Yes, my password is: As a book of this mciiver, it is nicely laid out for the reader gutiarists 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.

Joel McIver – 100 greatest guitarists in metal

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? I get bitter this early in the morning. Alexa Statistics for this blog.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. They’ve probably been the sources of inspiration for more than ton of the players listed. But that doesn’t make none of these other guys less influential. Muhammad from necrophaghist 7.

I got this from Jeff Waters’s FB mciiver where he’s listed as 3. So sorry, but u are wrong u are way off. And that’s just one of many problems!!! Juan Valdivia rated it really liked it Jan 01, Why is the Maiden trio so low?