The best guitarist of Power Metal

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The king of Power Metal guitars

Timo Tolkki
5
15%
Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt (Angra)
5
15%
Andre Olbrecht (Blind Guardian)
2
6%
Stefan Elmgren (Hammerfall)
5
15%
Jani Liimitainen (Sonata Arctica, Cain's Offering)
5
15%
Michael Weikath (Helloween)
0
No votes
Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, Helloween)
11
32%
Roland Grapow (Masterplan, Helloween)
1
3%
Jens Ludwig (Edguy)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 34

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:28 pm

Rebel wrote:Yngwie Malmsteen isn't on for multiple reasons
1. He is a neo-classical composer, not power metal, while the two are related, if I put Malmsteen up, I'd have to put Vinnie Moore and a slew of other guitarists up there that would make the list WAY longer.
Exactly, labelling is pointless. Power metal would be very different today if it weren't for him, and I don't mean that in a 'heavy-metal-would-be-different-if-it-weren't-for-Zeppelin' way.
2. He's pretty boring
While a lot of material he's put out does seem to go in circles sometimes, there's an awful lot of great stuff he's created and some of my all time favourite tracks are Malmsteen ones. And I don't even play guitar. But whatever floats your boat, etc.
3. He's one of the worst human beings in music.
Really? You've hung out with him and carried out questionable financial arrangements on his behalf and therefore are in a position to make that statement?
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by robocop656 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:09 pm

That guy makes me sick with his gigantic ego. If it doesn't make you sick maybe you should avoid cooking meth again :P

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by ggonza43 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:21 pm

NeonVomit wrote:
Rebel wrote:Yngwie Malmsteen isn't on for multiple reasons
1. He is a neo-classical composer, not power metal, while the two are related, if I put Malmsteen up, I'd have to put Vinnie Moore and a slew of other guitarists up there that would make the list WAY longer.
Exactly, labelling is pointless. Power metal would be very different today if it weren't for him, and I don't mean that in a 'heavy-metal-would-be-different-if-it-weren't-for-Zeppelin' way.
2. He's pretty boring
While a lot of material he's put out does seem to go in circles sometimes, there's an awful lot of great stuff he's created and some of my all time favourite tracks are Malmsteen ones. And I don't even play guitar. But whatever floats your boat, etc.
3. He's one of the worst human beings in music.
Really? You've hung out with him and carried out questionable financial arrangements on his behalf and therefore are in a position to make that statement?
Couldn't agree more with you :D!
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:33 pm

robocop656 wrote:That guy makes me sick with his gigantic ego. If it doesn't make you sick maybe you should avoid cooking meth again :P
That only happened once.
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by robocop656 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:41 pm

You like uno?

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Fuuso » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:04 pm

Tolkki & Hansen. It's very difficult to choose between them...

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Rebel » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:42 pm

NeonVomit wrote:
Rebel wrote:Yngwie Malmsteen isn't on for multiple reasons
1. He is a neo-classical composer, not power metal, while the two are related, if I put Malmsteen up, I'd have to put Vinnie Moore and a slew of other guitarists up there that would make the list WAY longer.
Exactly, labelling is pointless. Power metal would be very different today if it weren't for him, and I don't mean that in a 'heavy-metal-would-be-different-if-it-weren't-for-Zeppelin' way.
2. He's pretty boring
While a lot of material he's put out does seem to go in circles sometimes, there's an awful lot of great stuff he's created and some of my all time favourite tracks are Malmsteen ones. And I don't even play guitar. But whatever floats your boat, etc.
3. He's one of the worst human beings in music.
Really? You've hung out with him and carried out questionable financial arrangements on his behalf and therefore are in a position to make that statement?
there are stories of Malmsteen walking up to women at parties, and punching them in the clit as he screams "Valhalla!!!!!!!!!"

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:29 pm

Oh come on, who hasn't done that at least a couple of times?
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:24 pm

And don't forget Malmsteen unleashed "THE FUCKING FURY" more than once if the storys are true.

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Florian » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:33 pm

Yes but the man and his music are two different things. When I listen to a Yngwie song which, in my opinion, kicks ass, I don't think "oh this guy is an asshole, skip this song".

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by robocop656 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:17 pm

Did he really cunt punch a bitch? That is awesome as hell if he did. If only I could see Jens naked in an airplane while Yngwie cuntpunches women while doing dick arpeggios.

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Carcass » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:53 am

Florian wrote:Yes but the man and his music are two different things. When I listen to a Yngwie song which, in my opinion, kicks ass, I don't think "oh this guy is an asshole, skip this song".
Would you hang Hitler's watercolor paintings on your wall?

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Florian » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:19 am

I don't understand what's your idea there...

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by NeonVomit » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:39 pm

Carcass wrote:
Florian wrote:Yes but the man and his music are two different things. When I listen to a Yngwie song which, in my opinion, kicks ass, I don't think "oh this guy is an asshole, skip this song".
Would you hang Hitler's watercolor paintings on your wall?
Hitler's watercolours sucked. There's a reason he didn't follow a career in art.
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by ggonza43 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:00 pm

Florian wrote:Yes but the man and his music are two different things. When I listen to a Yngwie song which, in my opinion, kicks ass, I don't think "oh this guy is an asshole, skip this song".
Most sensible comment of the whole thread. That was the point I meant :)
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Mormegil » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:20 pm

André Olbrich for me.
I like his distinct and creative style, which has been a massive influence on me as well. :)

Rebel wrote:there are stories of Malmsteen walking up to women at parties, and punching them in the clit as he screams "Valhalla!!!!!!!!!"
I want source on that! :lol:

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Carcass » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:35 am

robocop656 wrote:Did he really cunt punch a bitch? That is awesome as hell if he did. If only I could see Jens naked in an airplane while Yngwie cuntpunches women while doing dick arpeggios.
I knew you were gay but I had no idea you were gay.

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by mayhem-for-all » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:19 am

NeonVomit wrote:
Carcass wrote:
Florian wrote:Yes but the man and his music are two different things. When I listen to a Yngwie song which, in my opinion, kicks ass, I don't think "oh this guy is an asshole, skip this song".
Would you hang Hitler's watercolor paintings on your wall?
Hitler's watercolours sucked. There's a reason he didn't follow a career in art.
or did they...

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Carcass » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:38 am

NeonVomit wrote:There's a reason he didn't follow a career in art.
Jews.

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by robocop656 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:40 pm

Carcass wrote:
robocop656 wrote:Did he really cunt punch a bitch? That is awesome as hell if he did. If only I could see Jens naked in an airplane while Yngwie cuntpunches women while doing dick arpeggios.
I knew you were gay but I had no idea you were gay.
What you say?!?! My uncle Chang hit over head with chair!!

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by ggonza43 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:22 pm

mayhem-for-all wrote:or did they...

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If you were trying to make a post showing how Hitler sucked at painting, then try again :P
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Rage1979 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:18 am

Ragehead91 wrote:Victor Smolski from Rage. Why isn't he mentioned here?
Maybe he is unknown here.. but ofcourse way better than all of the players on that list,...

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Rebel » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:23 am

If I put Malmsteen on the list, I'd have to put Blackmore on the list.
And if I put Blackmore on the list it wouldn't be fair to anyone else but Blackmore.

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Post by robocop656 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:06 am

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Post by robocop656 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:27 am

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Maybe he is unknown here.. but ofcourse way better than all of the players on that list,...
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Babylonian » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:40 am

Hard to choose between Tolkki and Hansen, but I choose Tolkki.

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by ggonza43 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:03 pm

Rebel wrote:If I put Malmsteen on the list, I'd have to put Blackmore on the list.
And if I put Blackmore on the list it wouldn't be fair to anyone else but Blackmore.
With that, I can also state why Walter Giardino isn't in this list too. He's the best guitarrist in all Latin America in my opinion
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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Kosmo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:56 am

Voted for Liimaletti..Ehh i mean Liimatainen since he's my inspiration.

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by Rebel » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:21 am

ggonza43 wrote:
Rebel wrote:If I put Malmsteen on the list, I'd have to put Blackmore on the list.
And if I put Blackmore on the list it wouldn't be fair to anyone else but Blackmore.
With that, I can also state why Walter Giardino isn't in this list too. He's the best guitarrist in all Latin America in my opinion
I can say without a second thought that Blackmore wipes the floor with anyone on this list. He's responsible for the whole neo-classical craze of the 80s, as well as some of the sickest guitar solos in Deep Purple and Rainbow.
(The Shed anyone?)

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Re: The best guitarist of Power Metal

Post by ggonza43 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:36 pm

Rebel wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:
Rebel wrote:If I put Malmsteen on the list, I'd have to put Blackmore on the list.
And if I put Blackmore on the list it wouldn't be fair to anyone else but Blackmore.
With that, I can also state why Walter Giardino isn't in this list too. He's the best guitarrist in all Latin America in my opinion
I can say without a second thought that Blackmore wipes the floor with anyone on this list. He's responsible for the whole neo-classical craze of the 80s, as well as some of the sickest guitar solos in Deep Purple and Rainbow.
(The Shed anyone?)
Then we'd better make another poll including all the dudes we all consider to be the best guitarrist ever... With that, the poll will go eternal :?
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