Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
To describe Slayer's guitar tandem as "uncompromising" is a gross understatement. From the jaw-dropping speeds at which King and Hanneman play ("Angel of Death" begins at 210 beats per minute) to the cyclones of tinny notes that pass for "guitar solos," the prickly pair took thrash metal to its high-velocity extremes in the mid-'80s and inspired innumerable underground metal bands (and even Tori Amos) to go further and faster. Somehow between their wrist-wrecking flurries, they've uncovered every evil-sounding harmony available on a fretboard.
Most Heroic Moment: All 29 glorious minutes of Slayer's warp-speed thrash masterpiece, 1986's Reign in Blood. K.G.http://www.spin.com/articles/spins-100- ... ime?page=8