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Best Metal Bassists to Grace the Earth

crfowler_09

We all have our favorites.

Cliff Burton of course, Steve Harris, Tom Araya

Would Alice in Chains be considered metal?
If so Mike Starr is damn good.
We all have our favorites.
 
Cliff Burton of course, Steve Harris, Tom Araya
 
Would Alice in Chains be considered metal?
If so Mike Starr is damn good.
Posted: Aug 16, 2007 9:07 PM - Quote - Report!

Scourge441

John Myung, Alex Webster, everyone who's ever played bass for Symphony X, the guy from Necrophagist, and Geezer Butler.

There's plenty more, but I'll stop there.
John Myung, Alex Webster, everyone who's ever played bass for Symphony X, the guy from Necrophagist, and Geezer Butler.

There's plenty more, but I'll stop there.
Posted: Aug 16, 2007 9:19 PM - Quote - Report!

Guitar God Rob

Jason Newstead is amazing live, if Motley Crue count then Nikki Sixx is definately the coolest bassist alive. Jason Newstead is amazing live, if Motley Crue count then Nikki Sixx is definately the coolest bassist alive.
Posted: Aug 16, 2007 9:29 PM - Quote - Report!

shreder666

My favorite would be John Myung, but i don't know many bassist lol My favorite would be John Myung, but i don't know many bassist lol
Posted: Aug 16, 2007 10:44 PM - Quote - Report!

Decembero

Cliffus Burtonus Maximus, Sir Steven of Harris, and Araya the Great. Cliffus Burtonus Maximus, Sir Steven of Harris, and Araya the Great.
Posted: Aug 17, 2007 12:43 AM - Quote - Report!

Masochist_Lust

Totes Alex Webster. Totes Alex Webster.
Posted: Aug 17, 2007 8:25 AM - Quote - Report!

thefoldarsoldar

More hard rock than metal, but Billy Sheehan is pretty talented. More hard rock than metal, but Billy Sheehan is pretty talented.
Posted: Aug 17, 2007 4:58 PM - Quote - Report!

petrucci is god

John Myung John Myung
Posted: Aug 17, 2007 7:53 PM - Quote - Report!

Greenday389

John Myung, Steve Harris, and Geezer Butler. John Myung, Steve Harris, and Geezer Butler.
Posted: Aug 18, 2007 4:56 AM - Quote - Report!

Flamedmapletop

Peter Iwers from In Flames. I also like the one in Devil Driver and the Opeth bassist looks good to. Peter Iwers from In Flames. I also like the one in Devil Driver and the Opeth bassist looks good to.
Posted: Aug 18, 2007 12:20 PM - Quote - Report!

RedDeath9

Well, I don't know many bassists, but here it goes... John Myung, Lars K. Norberg, and Dan Briggs (He's from BTBAM, metalcore, I know... He's still good though) Well, I don't know many bassists, but here it goes... John Myung, Lars K. Norberg, and Dan Briggs (He's from BTBAM, metalcore, I know... He's still good though)
Posted: Aug 22, 2007 8:30 AM - Quote - Report!

domenic_665

John Myung and Cliff Burton John Myung and Cliff Burton
Posted: Feb 24, 2008 3:36 PM - Quote - Report!

valennic

John Myung, and that dude from Sadus, can't remember his name though......... John Myung, and that dude from Sadus, can't remember his name though.........
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 3:57 PM - Quote - Report!

CaptnWar

Oh My Science!
Has no one heard of Steve Di Giorgio.
Maybe that is who the guy above me is talking about.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_DiGiorgio ... so many albums, so many bands.
Oh My Science!
Has no one heard of Steve Di Giorgio.
Maybe that is who the guy above me is talking about.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_DiGiorgio ... so many albums, so many bands.
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 4:04 PM - Quote - Report!

Masonpwiley

RedDeath9 wrote on Aug 22nd, 2007 at 3:30am :
Well, I don't know many bassists, but here it goes... John Myung, Lars K. Norberg, and Dan Briggs (He's from BTBAM, metalcore, I know... He's still good though)


BTBAM are awesome, they are more metal than -core anyways. And they are a lot more than just metalcore. Just listen to Colors all the way through.Anyways, I agree that they have a good bassist.
RedDeath9 wrote on Aug 22nd, 2007 at 3:30am :
Well, I don't know many bassists, but here it goes... John Myung, Lars K. Norberg, and Dan Briggs (He's from BTBAM, metalcore, I know... He's still good though)


BTBAM are awesome, they are more metal than -core anyways. And they are a lot more than just metalcore. Just listen to Colors all the way through.Anyways, I agree that they have a good bassist.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 6:37 AM - Quote - Report!

satchvai1292

john myung(dream theater) and justin chancellor(tool) are the best john myung(dream theater) and justin chancellor(tool) are the best
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 3:10 PM - Quote - Report!

kkimm07

cliff, geezer, dave jr., john alderete, billy sheehan, justin chancellor cliff, geezer, dave jr., john alderete, billy sheehan, justin chancellor
Posted: Apr 12, 2008 6:56 PM - Quote - Report!

vanshaya

Geezer Butler,Cliff Burton,Steve DiGiorgio Geezer Butler,Cliff Burton,Steve DiGiorgio
Posted: Apr 13, 2008 2:49 PM - Quote - Report!

dethbymetal

clff burton clff burton
Posted: May 9, 2008 8:44 PM - Quote - Report!

dio_dude

steve digiorgio is better than any other metal bassist i've heard. steve digiorgio is better than any other metal bassist i've heard.
Posted: May 13, 2008 6:40 AM - Quote - Report!

mr freezy

Geezer butler, steve harris ect ect. Geezer butler, steve harris ect ect.
Posted: May 18, 2008 4:56 PM - Quote - Report!

xHellbound

Justin Chancellor (Tool), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Joey DeMaio (Manowar) Justin Chancellor (Tool), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Joey DeMaio (Manowar)
Posted: May 21, 2008 2:03 AM - Quote - Report!

jerguitar_wiz

Les Claypool :angry:

come on tell me someone other than me thinks a 5 string bass with a whammy bar( what Les Clay pool plays) is cool look him up he is the best bassist
Les Claypool :angry:
 
come on tell me someone other than me thinks a 5 string bass with a whammy bar( what Les Clay pool plays) is cool look him up he is the best bassist
Posted: May 26, 2008 7:35 PM - Quote - Report!

EmancipatedSoul

I agree with all of the above except for Cliff Burton and Les Claypool. I personally think they are quite overrated. (Awaiting being flamed :rolleyes: )



Then just to mention some more heavy (as in death/black) metal:

Stefan Fimmers (Necrophagist) is good.

Orion from Behemoth is brilliant, but doesn't reach his full potential because he mostly just follows Nergal's guitaring.

Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse is good, but also, can't hear him play all that well with the music.

Martin Mendez from Opeth is brilliant.
I agree with all of the above except for Cliff Burton and Les Claypool. I personally think they are quite overrated. (Awaiting being flamed :rolleyes: )



Then just to mention some more heavy (as in death/black) metal:

Stefan Fimmers (Necrophagist) is good.

Orion from Behemoth is brilliant, but doesn't reach his full potential because he mostly just follows Nergal's guitaring.

Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse is good, but also, can't hear him play all that well with the music.

Martin Mendez from Opeth is brilliant.
Posted: Jun 3, 2008 10:47 PM - Quote - Report!

Local666Union

EmancipatedSoul wrote on Jun 3rd, 2008 at 5:47pm :
I agree with all of the above except for Cliff Burton and Les Claypool. I personally think they are quite overrated. (Awaiting being flamed :rolleyes:)



Then just to mention some more heavy (as in death/black) metal:

Stefan Fimmers (Necrophagist) is good.

Orion from Behemoth is brilliant, but doesn't reach his full potential because he mostly just follows Nergal's guitaring.

Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse is good, but also, can't hear him play all that well with the music.

Martin Mendez from Opeth is brilliant.

+1
[QUOTE u='EmancipatedSoul' d='2008-06-03 17:47:21']I agree with all of the above except for Cliff Burton and Les Claypool. I personally think they are quite overrated. (Awaiting being flamed :rolleyes:)



Then just to mention some more heavy (as in death/black) metal:

Stefan Fimmers (Necrophagist) is good.

Orion from Behemoth is brilliant, but doesn't reach his full potential because he mostly just follows Nergal's guitaring.

Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse is good, but also, can't hear him play all that well with the music.

Martin Mendez from Opeth is brilliant.[/QUOTE]
+1
Posted: Jun 3, 2008 11:09 PM - Quote - Report!

ironmaidendude

Steve Harris and Cliff Burton are best bassists in metal. Steve Harris and Cliff Burton are best bassists in metal.
Posted: Jun 6, 2008 6:23 PM - Quote - Report!

mr. ...

cliff burton. and the guy in necrophagist is insane cliff burton. and the guy in necrophagist is insane
Posted: Jun 17, 2008 12:17 AM - Quote - Report!

bloodlusting28

Cliff Burton (Metallica), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Steve Harris(Iron Maiden), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Frank Bellow (Anthrax). Cliff Burton (Metallica), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Steve Harris(Iron Maiden), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Frank Bellow (Anthrax).
Posted: Jun 30, 2008 10:05 AM - Quote - Report!

Page/Rhoads

Billy Sheehan owns all. Cliff is WAYYYY overrated. Billy Sheehan owns all. Cliff is WAYYYY overrated.
Posted: Jul 15, 2008 10:24 PM - Quote - Report!

dio_dude

i don't much like sheehan. distorted wank. i don't much like sheehan. distorted wank.
Posted: Jul 23, 2008 7:27 AM - Quote - Report!

postmortem2006

dio_dude wrote on May 13th, 2008 at 1:40am :
steve digiorgio is better than any other metal bassist i've heard.


Once again, you've learnt well

+1
[QUOTE u='dio_dude' d='2008-05-13 01:40:26']steve digiorgio is better than any other metal bassist i've heard.[/QUOTE]

Once again, you've learnt well

+1
Posted: Aug 4, 2008 1:56 AM - Quote - Report!

kattaway96

Cliff Burton Cliff Burton
Posted: Dec 20, 2008 5:50 PM - Quote - Report!

descending13

Cliff Burton Cliff Burton
Posted: Feb 24, 2009 1:22 AM - Quote - Report!

Firering56

Cliff Burton over all. Cliff Burton over all.
Posted: Apr 17, 2009 4:01 PM - Quote - Report!

Firering56

dio_dude wrote on May 13th, 2008 at 1:40am :
steve digiorgio is better than any other metal bassist i've heard.
Then you must not have heard Cliff Burton or Geezer Butler
dio_dude wrote on May 13th, 2008 at 1:40am :
steve digiorgio is better than any other metal bassist i've heard.


Then you must not have heard Cliff Burton or Geezer Butler
Posted: Apr 17, 2009 4:03 PM - Quote - Report!

Truemetalone

Alex Webster, Joey DeMaio, Steve Harris, Les Clapool. Alex Webster, Joey DeMaio, Steve Harris, Les Clapool.
Posted: Apr 18, 2009 12:45 AM - Quote - Report!

bassboy92

no one said it but ryknow from mudvayne is very good umm the bassist for lamb of god cant remember his name his last name is cambel ummm the dude from between the buried and me is great no one said it but ryknow from mudvayne is very good umm the bassist for lamb of god cant remember his name his last name is cambel ummm the dude from between the buried and me is great
Posted: Jul 8, 2009 4:05 AM - Quote - Report!

Data Helmet

Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, Jo Bench, Troy Sanders, Lemmy, Al Cisneros are some of my favorites. Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, Jo Bench, Troy Sanders, Lemmy, Al Cisneros are some of my favorites.
Posted: Jul 15, 2009 1:33 AM - Quote - Report!

JeremyKing

Cliff Burton, Michael Lepond, Adrian Lambert, Alex Webster. Cliff Burton, Michael Lepond, Adrian Lambert, Alex Webster.
Posted: Jul 15, 2009 2:43 AM - Quote - Report!

Metallica_AC/DC

Geezer Butler, Rex Brown or Daniel P Carter (bassist for 'A' for 10 years) Geezer Butler, Rex Brown or Daniel P Carter (bassist for 'A' for 10 years)
Posted: Jul 18, 2009 12:11 AM - Quote - Report!

metallica4life_

Cliff Burton Cliff Burton
Posted: Jul 18, 2009 12:47 AM - Quote - Report!

Frost Chaos

Ryan from mudvayne Ryan from mudvayne
Posted: Aug 24, 2009 1:36 AM - Quote - Report!

KirkMetallica

Clifford Burton.
Currently reading his biography. Really interesting.

Clifford Burton.
Currently reading his biography. Really interesting.
 
Posted: Aug 24, 2009 1:55 AM - Quote - Report!

BeastlyBassist

Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse
Stefan Fimmers from Necrophagist
ICS Vortex from Dimmu Borgir
Brandon Giffin from The Faceless
John Campbell from Lamb of God
Jon Miller from Devildriver
Steve DiGiorgio from Sadus etc.
Tom Araya from Slayer
Jacoby Kingston from Deeds of Flesh
Erlend Caspersen from Deeds of Flesh
Mark Kozuback from Vehemence
Mike Flores from Origin
and finally
Jeff Hughell from Brain Drill


Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse
Stefan Fimmers from Necrophagist
ICS Vortex from Dimmu Borgir
Brandon Giffin from The Faceless
John Campbell from Lamb of God
Jon Miller from Devildriver
Steve DiGiorgio from Sadus etc.
Tom Araya from Slayer
Jacoby Kingston from Deeds of Flesh
Erlend Caspersen from Deeds of Flesh
Mark Kozuback from Vehemence
Mike Flores from Origin
and finally
Jeff Hughell from Brain Drill


Posted: Aug 24, 2009 2:58 AM - Quote - Report!

GabRielslaSh

- Cliff Burton (Old Metallica)
- Jeff Hughell (Reciprocal / Ex-Brain Drill)
- Mike Flores (Origin)
- Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse / Blotted Science)
- Stefan Fimmers (Necrophagist)
- Sean Beasley (Dying Fetus)
- Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)
- Steve Digiorgio (Too Many Fucking Bands)

And Many More ! .. Man .. Bassists Are So Underrated ..

- Cliff Burton (Old Metallica)
- Jeff Hughell (Reciprocal / Ex-Brain Drill)
- Mike Flores (Origin)
- Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse / Blotted Science)
- Stefan Fimmers (Necrophagist)
- Sean Beasley (Dying Fetus)
- Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)
- Steve Digiorgio (Too Many Fucking Bands)

And Many More ! .. Man .. Bassists Are So Underrated ..

Posted: May 26, 2010 6:05 AM - Quote - Report!

Aggro

Ivan Munguia from Brain Drill. Ivan Munguia from Brain Drill.
Posted: May 26, 2010 6:50 AM - Quote - Report!

Echoplex

Holy Necropost, Batman.


Stefan Fimmers is my favorite extreme metal bassist.
Holy Necropost, Batman. 


 Stefan Fimmers is my favorite extreme metal bassist.
Posted: May 26, 2010 11:43 AM - Quote - Report!

SHREDDER_DUDE:)

John Myung John Myung
Posted: May 27, 2010 10:36 AM - Quote - Report!

Dukey

God, I hate John Myung... his sound is terrible...

Cliff Burton,
Robert Trujillo,
Les Claypool (I like him a little bit),
David "Junior" Ellefson (yeah yeah, don't kill me because of the junior thing, although today he's doesn't look so junior...),
Lemmy (hell yeah!),
Rex Brown,
Geezer Butler (for creating Black Sabbath),
Steve Harris
Mike Starr & Mike Inez (god, Alice in Chains are great!).

BTW, Motley Crue are a glam METAL band and I don't see a reason why not to refer Alice in Chains as a metal band, they got great heavy riffs, dirty singing style (that also can be the purest thing on earth...) and insane guitar solos!
God, I hate John Myung... his sound is terrible... Cliff Burton, Robert Trujillo, Les Claypool (I like him a little bit), David "Junior" Ellefson (yeah yeah, don't kill me because of the junior thing, although today he's doesn't look so junior...), Lemmy (hell yeah!), Rex Brown, Geezer Butler (for creating Black Sabbath), Steve Harris Mike Starr & Mike Inez (god, Alice in Chains are great!). BTW, Motley Crue are a glam METAL band and I don't see a reason why not to refer Alice in Chains as a metal band, they got great heavy riffs, dirty singing style (that also can be the purest thing on earth...) and insane guitar solos!
Posted: May 27, 2010 5:27 PM - Quote - Report!

Jon777

Steve Harris, Dan Briggs, Martin Mendez, Marcel Jacob, and Tim Foreman.

All fantastic bassists.
Steve Harris, Dan Briggs, Martin Mendez, Marcel Jacob, and Tim Foreman. All fantastic bassists.
Posted: May 27, 2010 5:49 PM - Quote - Report!

vinnym86

Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, Danny Elefson, Cliff Burton. Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, Danny Elefson, Cliff Burton.
Posted: Jun 8, 2010 6:43 AM - Quote - Report!

KoK_Guitarist

I owe it to Geezer Butler,Steve Harris,David Ellfson and Cliff Burton I owe it to Geezer Butler,Steve Harris,David Ellfson and Cliff Burton
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 4:26 AM - Quote - Report!

Metal_NZ_FTW

Cliff Burton, Dave Ellefson, Duff McKagan, Greg Christian, Steve DiGiorgio

Lesser known bassists who are epic:
Brian Bonini (Toxik)
Steve Reynolds (Demoltion Hammer)
D.D Verni (Overkill)
Cliff Burton, Dave Ellefson, Duff McKagan, Greg Christian, Steve DiGiorgio Lesser known bassists who are epic: Brian Bonini (Toxik) Steve Reynolds (Demoltion Hammer) D.D Verni (Overkill)
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 8:56 AM - Quote - Report!

bamboy1104

David Elfson, Frank Bellow, Cliff Burton, Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, and LEMMY KILLMASTER...


but many more \m/
David Elfson, Frank Bellow, Cliff Burton, Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, and LEMMY KILLMASTER...


but many more \m/
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 2:37 PM - Quote - Report!

Dusky

CLIFF BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLIFF BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 6:38 PM - Quote - Report!

Opethanized

Martin Mendez, Steve Harris, and perhaps Alex Webster (I didn't really pay attention to him until I'd heard Blotted Science). Martin Mendez, Steve Harris, and perhaps Alex Webster (I didn't really pay attention to him until I'd heard Blotted Science).
Posted: Oct 28, 2010 2:35 AM - Quote - Report!

scottymoe

#1 Steve Harris #2 Cliff Burton #3 Geezer Butler #1 Steve Harris #2 Cliff Burton #3 Geezer Butler 
Posted: Oct 29, 2010 3:03 AM - Quote - Report!

mcjosh

I f*cking love Billy Sheehan.
Also, Dan Briggs from BTBAM and the one dude from Protest the Hero whose name I can't remember :(
I f*cking love Billy Sheehan.
Also, Dan Briggs from BTBAM and the one dude from Protest the Hero whose name I can't remember :(
Posted: Oct 29, 2010 3:39 AM - Quote - Report!

TS-Genocide

Cliff Burton (R.I.P.) John Campbell and Bart Williams Cliff Burton (R.I.P.) John Campbell and Bart Williams
Posted: Oct 29, 2010 7:48 PM - Quote - Report!

'DC fan

Has to be Cliff Burton, Steve Harris and Geezer Butler. Maybe Robert Trujillo as well. \m/ Has to be Cliff Burton, Steve Harris and Geezer Butler. Maybe Robert Trujillo as well. \m/
Posted: Nov 1, 2010 6:33 PM - Quote - Report!

gallaguitar

Cliff, Dave Ellefson, Paul Grey, Frank Bello, and Greg Christian from Testament is awesome to watch live! Cliff, Dave Ellefson, Paul Grey, Frank Bello, and Greg Christian from Testament is awesome to watch live!
Posted: Mar 13, 2011 10:08 PM - Quote - Report!

Sakke

Taneli Jarva, Sami Kukkohovi, Janne Joutsenniemi, Tom Araya, Steve Harris, Henkka Seppl, Sharlee D'Angelo, Jeff Walker, Geezer Butler, Dave Ellefson (Junior), James LoMenzo, Lemmy, Cliff Burton, ICS Vortex.... Can't think of the order, just wrote in the order that my mind developed in time. Taneli Jarva, Sami Kukkohovi, Janne Joutsenniemi, Tom Araya, Steve Harris, Henkka Seppl, Sharlee D'Angelo, Jeff Walker, Geezer Butler, Dave Ellefson (Junior), James LoMenzo, Lemmy, Cliff Burton, ICS Vortex.... Can't think of the order, just wrote in the order that my mind developed in time.
Posted: Mar 13, 2011 10:48 PM - Quote - Report!

El_Bozo

Doug Keyser, Sean Malone, Francois Mongraine, Pete Perez, Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Roger Patterson and can't think of any more right now... +some of the guys mentioned earlier

EDIT: Steve Cloutier and Colin Marston!
Doug Keyser, Sean Malone, Francois Mongraine, Pete Perez, Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Roger Patterson and can't think of any more right now... +some of the guys mentioned earlier

EDIT: Steve Cloutier and Colin Marston!
Posted: Mar 19, 2011 5:09 PM - Quote - Report!

Lokki Saints

Cliff Burton and Steve Digiorgio about sums up metal bassists. Love John Myung but he is a Jazz player not metal although DT dabbled in some heavier riffs in their day. Cliff Burton and Steve Digiorgio about sums up metal bassists. Love John Myung but he is a Jazz player not metal although DT dabbled in some heavier riffs in their day.
Posted: Mar 20, 2011 7:19 AM - Quote - Report!

GigOo

Cliff Burton R.I.P <3 [b]Cliff Burton R.I.P <3[/b]
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 10:48 AM - Quote - Report!

MaddMann274

Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, David Ellefson, Tom Araya etc

P.S: I didn't know Les Claypool was metal. :confused:
Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, David Ellefson, Tom Araya etc P.S: I didn't know Les Claypool was metal. :confused:
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 5:53 PM - Quote - Report!
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