|Fo The Shreddaz|
For those who like to shred, sweep, string skip, tap, legatto and noodle on yo thin action neck...this is for you.
I am not a huge fan of Racer X, however, I have to put Paul Gilbert somewhere on this list. The guy is the best guitar player of all time. Still, the rest of this list will consist of the shredders with the best music to accompany the noodling.
Close to the Edge
The noodling at the beginning of this album will blow your mind. Steve Howe is a god among guitarists, probably one of the better ones on this list.
What would a shredlist be without Opeth? This guy noodles, but the music is also amazing.
The Best Of Django Reinhardt
This guy shredded with missing fingers, and opened the door for many other gypsy guitar players. This guy basically invented sweep picking and diminished runs with an acoustic guitar and 3 1/2 fingers.
|6||The Human Abstract|
Yes they used to be good, before A.J. left. This guy noodles like no other. Listen to 'Mea Culpa' and you'll see what I'm talking about. Very technical, lots of sweeps and fast bpm picking.
|5||The Fall of Troy|
Doppelganger may be their best album (or at least that's what sputnik thinks), but 'Manipulator' is their best noodling album. Don't believe me? Skip to the last track of the album, which is the best TFOT song ever. Even though Erak has a somewhat unconventional form of shredding, these songs are still outrageously technical and difficult.
|4||Animals as Leaders|
Animals as Leaders
Go to youtube.com and type in 'Tobin Abasi. Nuff' said.
Onset of Putrefaction
Sputnik asked me to put a reason for this album being on here. When you listen to a Necrophagist solo, it's on a different level than any other guitar player. Most importantly, this album was made by one guy when he was like 17 years old? Yea, Muhammed is quite the shredder.
|2||Between the Buried and Me|
The Great Misdirect
BTBAM have always had potential, but upon the release of 'Colors' and 'The Great Misdirect', they took metalcore to the next level. This band is so shredtastic that Paul and Dusty switch from Ibanez to PRS. It's not often that a band that sweeps and has such fast runs retires the Prestige neck. Props to these boys.
|1||Protest The Hero|
When I heard 'Fortress', it changed my life as a musician. The album fades in as it repeats diminished chords for 'bloodmeat', I thought, oh well that doesn't sound too crazy. Then you are hit with 10 tracks of extreme noodling. Not just the guitar player though, you get some noodling from the bass player and even a little piano arpeggios in between tracks. Luke Hoskin never gets a break in this album, and his hard work on the six string has put him at the top of my list.