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Who are todays generation of heavy metal guitar heroes?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by TheGraveDigger, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Burnout

    Burnout Faith Puppeteer

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    Amott hasn't done anything interesting since leaving Carcass in the 90s.
     
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    tisk tisk tisk.....
     
  3. Burnout

    Burnout Faith Puppeteer

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    :lol:

    Someone had to say it.
     
  4. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Victor Smolski
    Luca Turilli
    Jeff Loomis
    Chris Broderick
    Michael Amott
    Mattias IA Eklund
    Alexei Laiho
    Matt Heafy
    Cory Beaulieu
    James Malone
    Michael Romeo
    Heri Joensen
    Terji Skibenaes
    Jorn Viggo Lofstad
    Nergal
    Gus G.
    Gus Drax
    Henrik Danhage
    Tom Englund
    Rusty Cooley
    Devin Townsend
    Ralph Santolla
     
  5. edgeofthorns

    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    How could he be missed up to this point! I agree. :worship:

    ~Brian~
     
  6. J. Golden

    J. Golden Heaven and Hell Records

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    Stan and Kyle didn't you see that episode?
    Serious though there are no more guitar heroes. Well at least there are none doing anything invententive it is all the smae crap over and over again. Granted there are many amazing ones but groundbreaking they are not. Really don't see any ground ever being broken again really.

    Draonforce RULES:headbang:
     
  7. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Within the Metal genre, I'd say there are four current players who are on a tier by themselves:

    Jeff Loomis
    Jorn Viggo Lofstad
    Michael Romeo
    Jasun Timpton

    Zod
     
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    still the boys from maiden :headbang:
     
  9. TheGraveDigger

    TheGraveDigger Heavy Metal Maniac

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    Can't believe I forgot to mention Michael Romeo. Also Alex Beyrodt from Silent Force/Voodoo Circle/Primal Fear.
     
  10. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

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    Here are some of my favorites:

    Jeff Loomis
    Gus G
    Christopher Amott
    Stephan Forte
    Kiko Louriero
    Marc Rizzo
    Doc Coyle
    Phil Demmel
    Jorn Viggo
    and
    Fredrik Akesson




    And although he's not Metal, Guthrie Govan is sick!

     
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  11. Taliwakker

    Taliwakker .....

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    There are none.

    Sure there are quite a lot of guys who are technically flawless players (Jeff Loomis, Michael Romeo, Charly Sahona etc etc etc)but the boundaries have been pushed about as far as they can go. The last players that truely had any impact on me are Thal, Eklundh and to a lesser extent Govan....technically and tonally.
    Not too many players have their own tone/sound these days....might have a lot to do with direct recording and amp remodelling software...but there aren't too many players i can pick straight off like you could back in the good ol days.
    Guys like Van Halen, Vai, Lynch, Reb Beach, Warren DeMartini, Paul Gilbert, Iommi, Holdsworth, Greg Howe you could (and still can) tell its them straight away....Thal, Eklundh and JVL are the only ones recently....and maybe the Dragonforce because of the over harmonised thing they have going.
     
  12. Symphony

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    One guy I think should be mentioned is my former colleague Andrea Martongelli of Arthemis. Here's a fella who deserves recognition on a wider scale for sure.

    I'm also looking forward to introducing you all to Ben Randall and Andy Midgley...the new Power Quest guitar duo. I'm sure these guys will make an impression with the next PQ record as they are already doing in the live arena!
     
  13. SavaVIDude

    SavaVIDude Savatage Fanatic

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    John Petrucci
    Steve Vai
    Joe Satriani
    Mattias IA
    Herman Li
    Steve Stevens
    Michael Romeo
    Don LaFon (Six Minute Century)
     
  14. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    I'm still waiting on the next Billy Gibbons.
     
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    Perhaps you can explain this to me. I've often heard of Billy Gibbons spoken about as if he's a great player. Granted, I haven't heard much of ZZ Top's discography, but I've never heard a single note from Gibbons that would suggest he's even above average. So what disc do I need to hear?

    Zod
     
  16. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    Oh i forgot to add two names to my list:

    Drew Creel
    Rusty Cooley
     
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    Harvester The Promoter

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    I personally believe Billy is the most underrated player ever. He was tapping before anyone knew who Eddie Van Halen was. Brian May admits to "knicking a bit off Billy." Hendrix was even quoted on live television as saying Billy was America's best guitarist.

    He is a monster blues-rock guitarist in terms of technique & style. He has influenced players for going on 40 years now. However, regardless of what you think of his playing, his signature tone is unparalled. He is one of the few guitarists that I can recognize almost instantly.

    In terms of known songs, have you really listened to the solos in "Sharp Dressed Man?" Guitar World ranks it #43 on the all-time list. I'd vote "LaGrange" as another one of the "hits" where he amazes.

    Some of my faves cuts for his guitar are "Jesus Just Left Chicago" & "Beer Drinkers & Hellraisers" (check out the hammer-ons).

    I found this discussion which will help:

    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/archive/index.php/t-1607006.html
     
  18. edgeofthorns

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    Zod and I are in the same boat with this one. I'll have to go back and actually pay attention to Billy's playing. I honestly haven't listened that closely to him over the years.

    ~Brian~
     
  19. eaeolian

    eaeolian Division Guitarist

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    A guy who should be getting more recognition for his "modern" (post-2000) work than he does is Chris Poland.

    Yes, he was good in Megadeth, and his '90s solo work was quite good, but with Ohm the guy is on another planet. He has instant identity, which is increasingly rare.
     
  20. eaeolian

    eaeolian Division Guitarist

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    Billy's tasty as all hell. He's got a gift for knowing exactly the right thing to play, and the right way to play it.
     

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