So I’m astonished at how many good players doing incredible things to their guitars (mostly guitar wanking) you can see on youtube. There’s this new trend of interpolating djent with pick sweeping and other advanced pyrotechnic that is indeed cool, but it has shaped rock/metal music in a way that I’m not sure if I entirely buy.
I mean, yeah, lots of great players out there, but their music feels a bit like guitar practicing instead of songs. I mean, furious scales up and down, then artificial harmonics and then sweeping up and down, then this and then that… but where the fuck is the player and the song going to?
In the end, all these artifacts become dull…
PS: I’ll give an example. This guy’s skills are good. He probably knows some composition shit. Yet I don’t really know what he’s trying to tell me, apart from that I need to buy or build a guitar like his: