#1
Can you recomend me some complex metal pieces that you know? Complex, but structured, that envolve different techniques. It can be some blazing riffs, or lead, anything. For example miles of machines from Loomis, and that kinda stuff. Speed doesn't matter since I'm practice to a metronome where I'm comfortable. Just for the sake of learning more stuff
#2
Dream Theater - The Dance of Eternity
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Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom
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If you want complex music outside of virtuoso guitarists solo music your best bet is getting into progressive metal. Personally I'd recommend Dream Theater (obviously), Between the Buried and Me, and Wintersun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhkpCjmXHTU

This is probably my personal favourite
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If you want complex music outside of virtuoso guitarists solo music your best bet is getting into progressive metal.


Or almost anything with the word "death" in the genre (death metal, technical death metal, blackened death metal). And a lot of the more technical forms of thrash. Or djent. Or avant-gardé metal.

Really it depends pretty heavily on what TS means by "complex"; physically hard or mentally tricky? Because those are vastly different things and throw up completely different artists.
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Really it depends pretty heavily on what TS means by "complex"; physically hard or mentally tricky? Because those are vastly different things and throw up completely different artists.

Both of it. For example, I find protest the hero mentally hard, because from what I have heard is not super fast. But Dying fetus for example is both.
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For example, I find protest the hero mentally hard, because from what I have heard is not super fast.


See, that's another thing; hard or fast, because those are also not necessarily the same thing.

PTH tends to be hard as hell, even if it isn't usually all-out, balls-to-the-wall shred.

Well whatever, go listen to the album 'Avalanche Of Worms' by Eyal Levi and Emil Werstler. That is hard, fast and complex as shit.
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Or almost anything with the word "death" in the genre (death metal, technical death metal, blackened death metal). And a lot of the more technical forms of thrash. Or djent. Or avant-gardé metal.

Really it depends pretty heavily on what TS means by "complex"; physically hard or mentally tricky? Because those are vastly different things and throw up completely different artists.


Careful with djent though.. A lot of it is total garbage chugging open strings with some #sickbends here and there. There's a whole load of shit to filter through in the djent genre. That can be said for any genre however, but i feel it applies to djent more than any other. Occasionally you'll come across bands noone has heard of with some mind blowingly incredible technical feats though such as..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_jsoXd-JbI

It is VERY worth skipping to 4minutes in. Datsolo hnnnnggg. His phrasing is godlike. Especially that lick at 4:13 - 4:15. It gets me every time... It's so beautiful oh my god. I think he's a robot
If there's no editing in that guitar play-through to polish up his playing etc then I don't even know what to do with myself anymore. It blows my mind just that much.

PS: European bands shit on all other bands when it comes to being technically accomplished. This is a huge generalization and I'm not saying that other countries and shit suck, but Sweden/Finland/Norway etc... Those guys are ****ed up good. Get into some European metal
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#9
A lot of Dream Theater songs should fit the bill:

- In The Presence of Enemies has some tricky alternate picking passages (intro and both solos)
- Overture 1928's interlude can be alternate picked or sweep picked
- Erotomania has a string skipping solo, some string skipping spread throughout the song and some amount of (classical-influenced) finger rolling before the aforementioned string skipping solo
- Under A Glass Moon has one small section in the solo on sweep tapping, as well as a single note flutter in the solo if you have a floating bridge and you want to practice that
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There are a lot of bands you could check out. My personal favorites are: Dream Theater ,Circus Maximus, Cloudkicker, The Faceless, The HAARP Machine, Keith Merrow, Necrophagist, Pagans Mind, Periphery, Protest the hero, Seventh Wonder, Symphony X and Veil Of Maya.
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Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, Exivious, Cynic, Necrophagist, The Faceless, The HAARP Machine..
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