Youtube Moments of Metal Guitar Greatness!

There's been acoustic and blues - now for metal guitar greatness as found by Steve Colver:

Who?
Joe Grouse and James Davies (from UK Metal band Shy of the Depth)
When?
August 2008
Why?
Shy of the Depth are capable of complex Tech-metal riffs located somewhere between the stylings of Sikth and Messuggah. Throughout this song (Unborn Menace), the twin guitars attack your senses with as much sincerity as a baseball bat to the stomach. The duo constantly leave the listener feeling disorientated and bemused with a mixture of odd time signatures, note groupings, and dissonant chords before combining efforts with huge anthemic riffs. This track includes a plethora of precision techniques and groove passages, which constantly evolve throughout the song.
Best bit?
The track ends on one heck of a riff – 2.30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNWdmMJRDhs

Who?
Unknown…
When?
May 2008
Why? This may only be a bedroom recording by a bedroom guitarist but the solo has great melodic ideas that you can use in your own solos. Take for example the tapped arpeggios that outline Fmaj7, C major, D minor, and B major at the beginning of the solo.
Best bit?
The palm muted riff at 0.34 cries out Funeral for a Friend.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVP0_SfX7Q8


Who?
Romain Chapus (Fly of the Hornet)
When?
May 2008
Why?
Chapus has an impeccable eight finger tapping technique. He manages to take Flight of the Bumblebee to the next level with this his own interpretation. Once again proving that scary technique can be musical – well kind of. The piece is totally chromatic, so the main emphasis is on achieving a clean sound with even note velocity. As Chapus demonstrates, each note needs to be consistent (with both timing and attack), this will probably mean practicing your right handed tapping with each individual finger until it is as strong as your well-developed left.
Best bit?
You’ll have to watch from the start, otherwise you’ll miss it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0D49PS69Ug


Who?
Fernando Miyata
When?
June 2006
Why?
Titled Insanely Amazing Guitar Solo, this video definitely attracts the eye as you browse Youtube for the next hyper player to raved and loathed about by fellow surfers. Ten million viewers have endured this lengthy solo that features pretty much every flash technique going from string skips and legato, to eight finger tapping and speed picking. Check out the comments and cast your opinion.
Best bit?
The use of flamenco rasgueado at 2.32 in a metal solo!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATub40Npxik


Who? Chris Impellitteri
When?
Unknown – Hair stylings would suggest the mid ‘80s, but who can tell (it is metal after all).
Why?
It is impossible to compile a list of great-unknown metal players without looking at some blistering shred. This clip finds Impellitteri showing off his picking chops in front of a receptive Japanese audience. Like a sharp electric shock this clip is over before you know it, but fear not, there are more clips of Impellitteri's blistering speed and melodic solos online.
Best bit?
0.10 when Impellitteri launches into the lightning fast run, wowing all around him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK33ujmHfUs

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