Guitar World have made a list of their “30 Greatest Shred Albums Of All Time” presenting “30 great players from the Golden Era, the Old-School Era and the Modern Era of shred, along with the album and song that best exemplifies their shredding skills. Synyster Gates on Avenged Sevenfold’s “City Of Evil” is included.
City of Evil (Avenged Sevenfold, 2005)
With a background in jazz-fusion guitar and a love for the soundtrack work of Danny Elfman, Gates is among the most well-rounded and idiosyncratic players in metal today. His solos on tracks like “Beast and the Harlot” and “Bat Country” play like mini-compositions full of finger-twisting licks, acrobatic sweeps, devilish chromatics and towering dual-harmony runs.
SONG: “Beast And The Harlot”
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