Kirk Hammett/ Metallica
Metallica is back and Kirk is ripping it up like its 1983. Searing though solos and chopping those monster chords, his signature sound comes from his signature set, the EMG KH-21 (Dual 81’s). Simply jaw dropping. Metallica has become one of the most influential heavy metal bands, and is credited as one of the "big four" of thrash metal, along with Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, has been released to rave reviews and in our opinion is an instant classic. Check it out to hear why Kirk is considered one of the greatest soloist of all time.