#1
Alright, so I'm working on my rhythm playing, and I was wondering if you guys could recommend me some metal albums(anything but black metal) with good rhythm playing. Please nothing incredibly technical and intricate, something challenging but not to challenging. Also, please do not reccomend me any of the big four thrash bands, because I'm getting sick of Metallica, I already listen to Megadeth 24/7, not an Anthrax fan, and Slayer played slow sounds horrid. Any other thrash like Testament is welcome though. Thanks.
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Alright, so I'm working on my rhythm playing, and I was wondering if you guys could recommend me some metal albums(anything but black metal) with good rhythm playing. Please nothing incredibly technical and intricate, something challenging but not to challenging. Also, please do not reccomend me any of the big four thrash bands, because I'm getting sick of Metallica, I already listen to Megadeth 24/7, not an Anthrax fan, and Slayer played slow sounds horrid. Any other thrash like Testament is welcome though. Thanks.

Pfft...try some Opeth, they have some nice rhythm guitars.
#3
Obviously Meshuggah is fun to play along too. Mastodon is also good for rhythm chops and timing that isn't that difficult to get into. Early Sepultura is also great for your rhythm chops,assuming you don't already listen to them(Arise, Benieth the remains,etc).
#5
I myself am currently working on my "metal rhythm" playing. I've been playing along to A LOT of older Kreator songs, along with bands like The Accused, Judas Priest (especially the album "Killing Machine"), Obituary, older Cannibal Corpse (and some new), Sodom, Metallica (Kill 'em All album only; the only album I can take from them)... a lot of rhythm based stuff. Most of the songs from these bands are accessible for a beginning metal rhythm player, and are fairly simple and fun as hell to play and master.
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#7
thrash, the genre with the best rhythm guitars. true death metal is good too. deicides new album has some great rhythm. all the old death albums are fairly simple but challenging rhythms. forbidden is a good thrash band if you can find any tabs. but overall, if you wanna develop good rhythm guitar skills, id say Testament's Practice What you Preach and The New order, Metallica's Master of Puppets, and Slayer's Reign in Blood. Kinda cliche, but those are some of the best rhythm albums to learn with.
#10
At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul. That entire album is chock full of super-tight rhythm playing.
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Bloodbath. Any album.

Opeth- Orchid (any album)


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Any Old School thrash album pretty much, check out some overkill, Testament, Megadeth, Kreator, Annihilator, Exodus, or some classic slayer.
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