Favourite not popular guitarist?

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  1. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    Great thread! Lots of awesome players mentioned, and hails to those mentioning: Joe Haley, Mike Keneally, Roy Clark, Diego Sanchez, Leon Macey, Ty Tabor, and Terrance Hobbs.

    I have a few that come to mind, but I’ll start with an often not mentioned legend: Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis and Ministry. He’s THE god of tremolo picking and a hell of great overall player, gone way too soon and tragically. Behold:



     
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    I'll double down on this and say everyone in the G5 and G.O.D. camp deserves to be mentioned, but my personal favorite is Yamato Masaoka.



    That solo at 1:50 is my all time favorite guitar solo







    I wish I could find more music like this, outside of G5, G.O.D., and what I've heard of their other projects (very little out there except from Godspeed aka Masahiro Aoki) I haven't found anything else that sounds quite like it. I've had friends compare it to music from Japanese games and anime which doesn't seem too far off base, but no specific projects or artists could ever be drawn up as similar enough to look into.

    I'd encourage anyone on here to give the G5 Project and Guitarists on Demand albums a listen, seriously amazing collection of some of the most criminally underrated guitarists out there, with all but one (Alfie Bradic) coming out of Japan.
     
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  3. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    You're in luck. Satoshi Oka is releasing a solo album. Even has Yas Nomura on some tracks.



    Do check out The Resonance Project (Yas's band). I've been harping on and on about since I found out Mateus Asato was a guest on their album.

    Also Dylan Reavey is also an official member (Aussie represent!). Expect him and another guy who just joined Jiro, on the next album.

    You can also check out my stuff too... :lol: It's more or less in the same style as these guys. :wub:
     
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  4. kamello

    kamello DESU METARU!

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    Pierre is fucking insane, I first heard him jamming with Zytecki and I was blown away

     
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    JouniK86 Autistic philosopher

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    This 16-year-old Russian guy came out of nowhere.




    Also Tom Quayle, Tore Østby and Kristian Niemann don't get enough recognition from their peculiarly innovative styles.
     
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    I don't know if Christophe Godin has been mentioned, but he is a madman.
     
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    I been listening to a lot of Helms Alee so Ben Verellen.
     
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    Dude looks like David Koresh. Lol
     
  9. Vostre Roy

    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    Brandon Small (Dethklok, Galactikon)

    Haven't seen his name thrown out (althought I can't see youtube video here so maybe I missed it), but even if Dethklok is a fictional band for a tv cartoon, its one of the band I just can't get tired of listening to. Even love both Galactikon's albums.

    Pat Loisel (Augury)

    Seen him live a couple of time. The fact that he can play the super technical songs and fucking sing in the same time, its mind-blowing
     
  10. USMarine75

    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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    Well... Ty Tabor WAS very famous... about 20 years ago lol.
     
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  11. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    John Gallagher from Dying Fetus

    The dude absolutely rips, has both his own instantly recognizable tone and style on both lead and rhythm. Few DM guitarists have such a sense of groove and can shred you under the table.

    He was also combing hardcore with metal before it was cool, and coming from the metal side.

    Growls like a motherfucker too.
     
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    That kid's playing is insane.

    OT: Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Alex Skolnick (OK, everybody here knows who he is, but he's not mentioned that often), Joe Haley (Psycroptic), Joseph Andreoli (Giraffes? Giraffes!), Tom Klimchuck (Pro-Pain, I still love the riffs and solos from Foul Taste of Freedom).
     
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    Here's one that I NEVER hear about: Tim Collis from TTNG. Dude has an awesome sense of melody and he was doing the whole techy-indie thing long before Yvette Young or Josh Martin or CHON.
    Animals is still one of my favorite albums of all time. Such a killer album from start to finish. It has groove, killer melodies and stays fresh all the way through.





    John and Kyle from The Sword.
    Their earlier albums were very Thin Lizzy/Manowar/High on Fire esque but they have a huge range. I mean they jumped from viking metal on Age of Winters to space thrash on Apocryphon to country on High/Low Country and then back to sludgy/doomy riffs on the last album. Super underrated riffs in their earlier albums.
    Also John from Baroness did the cover art for their first album.



    Mike from Russian Circles. He's so damn good at creating a wall of sound and different layers, and his playing is always tight.
    https://youtu.be/noApRfRztHs
     
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    In terms of tight rhythm playing in a metal context, Blasphemer and Obsidian C (of Keep of Kalessin) don't get mentioned very often. Killer riffs, and super tight playing. The main riff in KoK's Vengeance Rising in sync with the double kicks always amps me up.
     
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    His rhythm playing is so unique, it has an almost flamenco feel to it. It's about time for them to release some new material too.



     
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    This guy's a local here and is an absolute ripper.

     
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    His picking is just insane.

    Another underrated guitarist I'd like to add is Mick Barr (Ocrilim, Krallice). He's a ridiculous player, and a really nice fellow. Had a chance to meet him a couple years back when we were playing a bunch of his composed music for piano trio, string trio and string quartet and he also did a solo set of Ocrilim material.
     
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    Speaking of flamenco, how about Joey Eppard? God damn do I wish 3 would make another album like "The End Has Begun" but I'm pretty sure that project is all but dead at this point.

    The stuff he's ripping through after the 1 minute mark is just like, god damn dude
     
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    TheBloodstained Casual music entusiast

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    Rabea Massaad
    He's a riff monster and a great shredder with great feel and great note choices.


    Conor McGouran
    Played on the last Xerath album. Great tone and amazing solos.
     

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