Well the question that arises from those criteria is - how fast can you do those things? I was thinking of suggesting some Iron Maiden and things like that, but tempo becomes relevant. Maybe look at something like Number of the Beast or The Trooper, that could help with what you're looking for (The Trooper has good legato sections and rhythms).
Anyone know intermediate death metal songs? Preferably the likes of Morbid Angels, Behemoth (I'm aware they have some black metal stuff of course), Cannibal Corpse, Deicide etc.
Just finished watching this actually. Thanks a lot for putting the link up, I thought it was really good. So interesting to hear about the events from that perspective and with it all, as you said, having barely any bullshit in it.
I've never been a huge fan of Death's later albums, my favourite has always been Leprosy . Don't get me wrong, I admire what they're trying to do and they do it very well, giving some classic songs like Crystal Mountain, The Philosopher and so on, but the songs don't do it for me, I'm much more traditional with my DM, and Leprosy is a great progression from Scream Bloody Gore.
I'm learning the Kirk Hammett section of Master of Puppets and I've just reached the solo near the end of the song (the legato/tapping bit that starts at around 5:42), and I'm trying to figure out quite how to do it, either with the riff spread across two strings as is written, or tapping it all as one string.
Well if you're after Iced Earth recs. while I'm not sure where it fits in terms of their timeline (although a great early album is Night of the Stormrider), I like some of their more recent albums, like The Glorious Burden, and my personal favourite, Horror Show, so there's a few albums from different periods that may interest you