#2
so does everyone on earth.

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#3
its called a signature style of playing
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#5
i wouldn't say he's overrated, he's definately a very good guitarist (when you get lessons from satch it's bound to happen) but if you look at his leads most are in some degree or variation of a minor scale (with the occassional 7th and majors thrown in for spice) and most metal guitarists can be accused of that (except for EVH who is about 50/50 in major/minor variances) but that question is more of an ideal than anything, someone might think hammett is god (i won't say he's god but he is damn good) and in that case yeah maybe a little overrated, someone might think he's crap and in that persons opinion he would be extremely overrated.
#6
You're only going to have so many scales to work with if you're playing in the same key for the whole record.
mmmmmmhmmm

That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#7
Yes, Hetfield writes most of the guitar parts which means Kirk is, for the most part, is only contributing to the band musically through his solos. Which, by the way, utilize poor tone, stiff playing (Hetfield and Hammett are probably the 2 stiffest professional soloists I've ever heard), and THE abosulte worst wah-pedal usage I have EVER heard from a professional musician.

Before anyone flames me, just know that I do like Metallica, but their solos are the parts I enjoy least because most of them are not written very well. Also, I do know other people will disagree and they have the right to. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, even if it's wrong.
#9
Metallica's okay. I like 'Ride The Lightning' and 'The Black Album'. Creeping Death I thought had a great solo. Thats about it really. lol I'd rather listen to John Donais or John Petrucci solo.
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That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#10
I think Kirk also long as he doesn't use the wah. And too guy who said he played in the same key, THATS SO ****ING ANNOYING. Every song is in the key of E I swear, but considering the mighty E5, its reasonable.
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#11
yeah kirk´s wah wah sound is very annoying (specially in the load-reload era,) but i think he improvises really well
#12
Wayyyyyyyyyyy overly rated.
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#13
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Wayyyyyyyyyyy overly rated.


you contribute the exact same amount of in every thread you post in

kirk is a pretty good guitarist, he seems to rely greatly on the minor scale and it's penatonic variations quite a bit, but his solos usually fit the song perfectly and enhance it in a way, and that's much more important than laying a blank canvas to wank over

with the exception of MoP, which is purely for self-indulgence...cool, nonetheless
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#15
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Yes, Hetfield writes most of the guitar parts which means Kirk is, for the most part, is only contributing to the band musically through his solos. Which, by the way, utilize poor tone, stiff playing (Hetfield and Hammett are probably the 2 stiffest professional soloists I've ever heard), and THE abosulte worst wah-pedal usage I have EVER heard from a professional musician.

Before anyone flames me, just know that I do like Metallica, but their solos are the parts I enjoy least because most of them are not written very well. Also, I do know other people will disagree and they have the right to. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, even if it's wrong.


what do you mean by stiff playing? like just very tight and fast and precise?

i'd have to say kirk IS overrated nowadays, i think back when metallica had a lot of iron maiden to their sound, kirk sounded incredible. but when he just does that gay wah pedal-shredding blues thing, it gets old incredibly ****ing fast. but whatever i find metallica to be awesome, but kirk is overrated even back in the 80's, i just prefer the early thrash days.
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#16
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Metallica's okay. I like 'Ride The Lightning' and 'The Black Album'. Creeping Death I thought had a great solo. Thats about it really. lol I'd rather listen to John Donais or John Petrucci solo.


John Donais is no where in the realm of John Petrucci.


kirk plays what fits the music he knows when to blues it and when to emotionalize it hes good i guess, not god worthy.

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#17
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