Can't see it at work, but Starcrunch from Man or Astro Man? is amazing.
Way more interesting that those shred guys.
I wouldn't classify these dudes as "shred" at all... The yngwie malsteens and JS Bach (modern day guitarist) are shredders.. These guys incorporate extremely fast playing with amazing melodic playing... "amazing blazing phrasing" as Paul Gilbert called it...
Yeah I appreciate the technique etc.. but it's just so... not Man or Astro Man?
I like humour in my guitar. And a bit of sleaze too.
I've been playing for a long time, I think nearly 20 years (wow, that went fast).
Went through my vai/satch/steen stage about 16-17 years ago. These guys are good, but the music isn't lighting my fire.
In all of the guitar mags of my early days, they were lumped together as shredders. Malmsteen had his melodies too, don't forget that
Now do yourself a favour and check out MOAM. I promise it wont disappoint.