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  • New Hall of Heavy Metal History.

    Coincidentally, I was listening to the Lick it Up album by Kiss yesterday....I liked Vinnie Vincent's playing on that album.  I thought he had something unique going on with his tone and phrasing that I enjoyed.  So I dug up his Metal Tech video on youtube and put it on in the background while doing some work.  It didn't last long.  That video has to contain some of the most atonal, horrific, soul-withering "guess the key" unlistenable speed wankery I've ever heard.  It's an all out affront on musicality.  As I get older I really appreciate guys like Schenker, Roth and Hoffman even more because whether fast or slow playing is happening there's something the ear can latch onto and remember and want to hear again.  Some of these players mentioned in this thread completely missed the boat.