Power metal bassists are very underrated IMO, just because sometimes you can't hear them, doesn't mean they aren't good. So, what say you TB, who is the greatest power metal bassist of all time? My vote goes to Luís Mariutti (Angra/Shaaman) HUGE beefy tone, and technical playing. The only reason he doesn't take 1st place is because I haven't heard much Dionysus. Honorable mentions also to; James MacDonough (Iced Earth) Anyone who can play that fast and precise gets my upmost respect. Tobias Sammet (Edguy) Played bass as well as singing for Edguy from their formation up until '98 when he decided the instrument deserved someone who could concentrate on it 100%. He has some wicked solos on the older albums, and I also admire him for respecting the roll of a bass player in power metal music. Tobias Exxel (Edguy) Replacement for the other Tobias (singer), got some good lines. I like the fretless at the start of the song "The Pharaoh".