Top 10 Metal Guitarists of 2018

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A list about the best metal guitarists that played on albums released in 2018.
Criteria:
– excellence of playing
– difficulty of the material
– contribution to songwriting
When hesitate between 2 guitarists you think are equally good, you can take into account their other duties (i.e. lead vocals).

The Top Ten

1
Gus G

Konstantinos Karamitroudis also known as Gus G, born September 12, 1980 in Greece is a heavy metal guitarist. He currently plays with his band Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne
Album: Fearless by Gus GGus G. is the guitarist of Firewind but this is his solo project.Why is he at #1? Check out these songs and you will know why:Fearless, Thrill of the Chase, Aftermath. – Metal_Treasure

2
Rafael Trujillo

Album: Diluvium by Obscura (lead guitar) – Metal_Treasure

3
Steffen Kummerer

Steffen Kummerer (born June 1, 1985) is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the leader, main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the (technical) death metal band Obscura as well as the black metal band Thulcandra.
Album: Diluvium by Obscura (rhythm guitar, lead vox) – Metal_Treasure

4
Richie Faulkner

Richard Ian Faulkner, is an English guitarist (born 1 January 1980). In 2011 he was appointed as the successor of K.K. Downing in heavy metal band Judas Priest.
Album: Firepower by Judas Priest – Metal_Treasure

5
Patrick Loisel

Album: Illusive Golden Age by Augury – Metal_Treasure

6
Morean (Florian Magnus Maier)

Album: Liquid Anatomy by Alkaloid – Metal_Treasure

7
Mathieu Marcotte

Album: Illusive Golden Age by Augury – Metal_Treasure

8
Magnus Karlsson

Magnus Karlsson is a Swedish heavy metal songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as the lead guitarist for the German metal band Primal Fear.
Album: Apocalypse by Primal FearThe band has 3 remarkable guitarists who often play twin leads – Magnus Karlsson, Alex Beyrodt, Tom Naumann. But I think Magnus is the best judging also by previous albums. – Metal_Treasure

9
Daniel Mongrain

Album: The Wake by Voivod – Metal_Treasure

10
David Davidson

Album: The Outer Ones by Revocation – Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11
Christian M├╝nzner

Album: Liquid Anatomy by Alkaloidsolo to Alter Magnitudes – Metal_Treasure

12
Dan Gargiulo

Album: The Outer Ones by Revocation – Metal_Treasure

13
Brody Uttley

Album: Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers of Nihil – Metal_Treasure

14
Jonathan Topore

Album: Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers of Nihil – Metal_Treasure

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