I'm not picking on anybody. I'm merely saying it's extremely contrived, which it is! That's not conjecture, that's not just my opinion, it's a fact
He's CLEARLY just playing an 8 string for the look and the bandwagonism (?)
I'm not slating his choice of guitar because I don't like the music. But when bands like that use instruments like that it makes them very fad-ish. Much like the music. I'm sorry, but I can't take his choice to use an 8 string seriously.